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Providence Oyster Bar

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283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522 (Broadway)
+1 401-272-8866
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in historic Federal Hill, Providence Oyster Bar stands out as...
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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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oysters!!

Went on a Friday at 5:30. Great deal on PEI oysters! They were delicious and fresh. The server was clearly busy, yet friendly and attentive. Enjoyed our first visit to Providence!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Megan M
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Friday at 5:30. Great deal on PEI oysters! They were delicious and fresh. The server was clearly busy, yet friendly and attentive. Enjoyed our first visit to Providence!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My best advice? Don't order sushi at an oyster bar! The food was average--not exceptional. Service was a bit slow. The waitress was pleasant but not attentive. Not likely to go again with so many other wonderful restaurants in Providence.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Lobster roll, fried clam(strip) roll, fresh, succulent $1 oysters and clams, and an expanded appetizer menu (all $6 from 3-6). The value is outstanding--and so is the quality. Have to sit at the bar--might be a short wait. While we were waiting one of the chefs seared some fresh ahi tuna that had just come in and graced us with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stopped by here after business meetings and found the Happy Hour menu divine!! My girl friend and I had: 2 specialty cocktails each shrimp cocktail Lobster won tons Calamari Chicken Wings Excellent!!! We got out of there for less than $100! Great place- we will be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Restaurant was a little small, but then again, so is everyplace in the area. Food was ok. Had oyster plate--they were just average. For Dinner, Scallops, again average. Wife had Steak, she said it was good. Drinks/Wine list were decent. Service was ok. With a lot of Restaurants in the area, may not go back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Had lobster. It was done well and the sides were fine. A bit overpriced. Service awful. It took over 45 minutes to get our meal. When I asked for the manager he never showed. Shame

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The food was good, but not great. The clam chowder was very good. I preferred it over the lobster bisque. The crab wontons were too breaded and the lobster Mac and cheese was too creamy. The Caesar salad dressing was too tangy. The service was good and the staff very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This restaurant was referred to us by a relative that lives in the area. The food was plentiful and delicious! We all had seafood. The clams casino and the calamari were unbelievable! Crispy and tender and full of flavor. The New England clam chowder was so creamy. You could taste the sherry in it. A nice wine and cocktail list... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Always a fine meal. freshest oysters, clams, shrimp and lobster rolls money can buy. Good service simple menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Heard this place was good, but had not idea how good. Food was amazing, beer selection very good and bar staff very helpful and friendly. A definite must visit if in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
    (Broadway)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighborhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-272-8866

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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