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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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Today
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Off The Hook Seafood

My sister and I went for a great away weekend to Providence. We chose the Oyster Bar as something a little different. The bar was hopping with a great vibe. Our waiter Ryan was very good with just the right amount of attention to us without being invasive. We started with the little necks with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Bernadette D
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Quincy, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We came here for mother's day. We were disappointed. Overcooked fries, bland sticky mashed potatoes, overcooked shrimp. Service was terrible. One person came to take our plates away while we still eating off of them! Overall, just not great.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My sister and I went for a great away weekend to Providence. We chose the Oyster Bar as something a little different. The bar was hopping with a great vibe. Our waiter Ryan was very good with just the right amount of attention to us without being invasive. We started with the little necks with chorizo in a saffron broth,... More 

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Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Late afternoon stop before Pawtucket PawSox game. Seated for 4 right away and gave drink orders quickly. Moscato for the women (very good) they say and beer for the guys. Menu of mostly Italian entrees of pasta, fish and shellfish. Ordered apps of scallops wrapped in bacon and inquired how many would be in order and it depended on size... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I went to Providence Oyster bar for Appy hour, which starts at 6pm, because my friend recommended it. All items listed on the appetizer menu are $6 and there are $1 oysters. So this is a great deal, but it adds up! And the portions are adjusted for the $6 price. For instance, I ordered a lobster roll (for $6... More 

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Englewood
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

She is the best host! Great personality, friendly, attentive to details and memory of an elephant! If you ask for something different with a meal, she remembers and the meal is served as you requested. 10 Thumbs Up!!!

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Rochester, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We are always trying new restaurants when we come to visit providence. The Federal Hill is one of our favorite place to try new places. This visit, we tried the Providence Oyster Bar. Boy, am I glad we did! This place is wonderful!. We made reservation for 6:30pm and we were seated promptly when we arrived. The booth was big... More 

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

After trying several other reputable oyster places in town, and being disappointed in each, the Providence Oyster Bar came through with an great selection of fresh, salty oysters. John, the bartender, was well-versed in all the menu items. And the service was fast. This will be my first stop next time I'm in town.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went here 2 weeks ago with some friends. The four of us had made reservations for 6:30 and they were waiting for us when we arrived. The valet parking is the way to go on the Hill. We all had drinks and apps and talked for a while. Our server then came over and took our orders and delivered... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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180 reviews 180 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Let me say we did not dine here, however, we will definitely do so the next time we are in Providence. We did come here for a drink and were pleasantly surprised to find out they have oysters for $1 a piece 7 days a week during happy hour. The bartenders were wonderful and seemed to love their job. We... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wasabi Ginger calamari was great, also had the lobster wontons and beet salad. Wine was terrific. The Sesame seared Ahi Tuna was THE BOMB. The baby bok choy, it was just too good. I went back the next night to eat this again and brought another sister with me. I mean, this stuff was just delicious and we all got... More 

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Tanya B, Public Relations Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Moma2girls, I am so happy to hear of your great experiences at POB. Since you visited in August, there is a good chance this baby bok choy came directly from The Spring House garden on Block Island! We truly hope to see you again! Thank you, Tanya Brenton Social Media/Public Relations More 

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Large groups

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?