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Providence Oyster Bar

283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522 (Federal Hill)
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Ranked #44 of 734 Restaurants in Providence
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Price range: $31 - $80
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Federal Hill
Cross street: Broadway
Description: Located in historic Federal Hill, Providence Oyster Bar stands out as Rhode Island"s premiere seafood house. Upscale, yet casual, the Providence Oyster Bar welcomes you to be spoiled by the freshest selection of oysters and clams.
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English first
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170 reviews 170 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The raw bar prices are a good bargain during happy hour, but that's where the appeal ended for us... Service is spotty and often abrupt... Entrees offer reasonable portions, but the quality was lacking: our swordfish was not particularly fresh, and the king crab had obviously been frozen for a fair amount of time. The Chilean sea bass, clams casino,... More

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We are New Yawkers with a second home in southern RI. Occasionally we venture north to Providence for more cosmopolitan dining. This was our first trip to the Providence Oyster Bar on Federal Hill. Our dinner companions, New Yorkers and restaurant mavens, were impressed and somewhat in awe of the numbers at the right side of the menu. Clams on... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Oyter Bar restaurant is in the typcal Federal Hill in Providence, RI. The food is always fresh with lots of choises, my favorite being, of coiurse, the oysters from different parts of the country. The service is very good and a very complete bar at you disposal. I have been there several times and was never desapointed.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

check out happy hour apps. everything is $6. The menu was good and seafood was fresh. You have to go and try this place. GREAT.

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New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Took my wife and son here after we picked my son up from sleep away camp on our way to get our other 2 kids and had an amazing seafood dinner. The oysters were great and the Ceasar Salad was old school with anchovies on top! Salmon was excellent and paella was equally as good! Definitely come back next time... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Traveling on business this restaurant was recommended by one of my local clients. Atwell Street is a happening place with great atmosphere and lots of eateries. Upon our arrival, it was crowded, but the fit us in at three front by the Oyster Bar. They guys behind the Raw Oyster Bar we great and we got a good education about... More

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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

While in Providence for a few days I asked the hotel doorman for a recommendation; he just said "hop in the van, I'll take you". Fabulous, fresh, perfectly prepared seafood.. Stuffed shrimp, oysters, clams ... Wonderful ! Great friendly staff! Will go every back every time I'm in the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

To the point. Bosswoman (gf) and I were craving see food. We found this place and decided to try it. We got oysters, crab cake and scallops. Food came fast and it was simply delicious. The service overall was impeccable. Give it a try and you won't regret.

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went here for a work dinner. Service was superb. Food was great. I had the lobster roll, Bloody Mary oyster shooter, and some sushi. Everything was really good. As a tip, there is a large room upstairs that you can reserve for large groups. We had maybe 15 people and you have complete privacy as no other diners are upstairs.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We did a little research prior to coming to Providence this was one place we wanted to hit and glad we did. $1.00 oysters James River we good. Happy hour 3:00 - 6:30. Great service very attentive

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