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Bustling college street, with all the trappings of a college town

This is a busy street lined with restaurants, coffee shops, smoke shops etc. All things associated... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Newark, Delaware
Fun, worthwhile

Fun, worthwhile but sadly limited. Definitely one of the nicer areas to visit in Providence... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
James T
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate on this funky street that boasts vintage clothing shops, bookstores, music shops and cafes.
Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Thayer street is a lively, bustling street with so much energy it’s fun. Walking along it you can find something for everyone - shops, restaurants, and more. Even at night it’s a cool place, and the presence of security guards quietly and strategically placed about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a busy street lined with restaurants, coffee shops, smoke shops etc. All things associated with college students are present here. Brown University surrounds this street, so all the trappings of college life can be found on Thayer. That being said, it's worth spending...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Thayer Street is a very popular area for students and the rest of us! It's an eclectic concentration of coffee and ice cream shops, has a variety of restaurants of many ethnic offerings, and a number of retail shops. It is also home to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

My friends and I love going to Thayer Street in between school and tech rehearsals for musicals!! There are a lot of choices to get food which is great because its hard to get everyone something from one place.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kristy L
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Tons of choices. Food, shops, easy parking. Actually, we assumed parking could be a bear at times.enjoy!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

Fun, worthwhile but sadly limited. Definitely one of the nicer areas to visit in Providence. Interesting but needs more upscale, updated restaurants and lounges.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank James T
Reviewed June 3, 2018

If you are looking for reasonably priced, casual take out joints and restaurants, this is the place you've been looking for.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Thayer Street is chockablock full of an endless array of interesting restaurants and it is crowded and fun until very late at night.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

You can travel up and down the street stopping in at the many different eateries and stores. Including the Brown university book store.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Lots of restaurants on this one way street with little boutiques everywhere. Most of the restaurants are small but everything taste amazing

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank erikduijsens
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December 13, 2016|
Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
There is metered parallel on street parking. If you want to walk several blocks you will find non-metered parking. I recently saw a sign that some lot is renting parking spaces, probably new since the city started having... More