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Providence Oyster Bar

283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522 (Federal Hill)
401-272-8866
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Ranked #43 of 733 restaurants in Providence
Price range: $31 - $80
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
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Atlanta
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Bacon Scallops with maple syrup are to die for. Calamari was good too. Oysters great. Sesame Tuna steak was perfectly cooked. Wish I had tried the lobster mash potatoes. If you go, trying reserve the back booth. Awesome seat for business dinner.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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181 reviews 181 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had gone to Oyster Bar several times before and like that place. We chose to there for our anniversary What a bad choice.This place is going down,the service was poor long wait to be served then I chose crab cakes they gave me a big patty of store bought already cooked it was cold tasteless,I did not eat that,then... More

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Cambridge
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174 reviews 174 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We really liked this place. Really good food, excellent service, super atmosphere. We went there for lunch with 8 people and everyone loved it. We liked it so much we went back the next day for brunch. Brunch, although good, was not as good as lunch. The eggs benedict was a bit boring, no real zip and the potatoes were... More

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