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Address: Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-555-1212

Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate...

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.

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cute shops, great book store

Thayer street is the business district associated with Brown and RISD. It has some cute shops and the Brown bookstore is phenomenal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2016
The Netherlands
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New York City, New York
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the food and basic shopping a Brown student could ever need. There are about twenty restaurants packed into four blocks along with the Brown bookstore.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Thayer Street offers a number of restaurants and stores and is convenient walking distance to Brown University. There are a few unique shops as well as the Brown University Book Store and the Avon Theater. There are also a number of restaurants and a small CVS (no pharmacy). Expect to pay for parking as the City of Providence recently installed... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Thayer is a small shopping and dining location near the Brown University campus. It has a number of casual dining spots (Greek, Curry, Kebab, Ben & Jerry's and American, with an excellent diner style spot near by). There is a few small shops with more student geared offerings and the Brown U. bookstore which sells books and Brown branded gear.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We thought this would be lively, diverse and interesting. It disappointed, with an abundance of fast food places and little atmosphere. To be fair, it's the summer break and college isn't in session, and it was a Sunday night, however, Thayer Street could certainly be doing better. The "musicians" playing guitar in the doorway of a closed shop looked like... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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158 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I assume we are talking about the area with the cafes, shops and restaurants and not other ends of the street where there are University Dorms and houses. Awful place. Student Pit.

Thank mukdennnis
The Netherlands
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Thayer street is the business district associated with Brown and RISD. It has some cute shops and the Brown bookstore is phenomenal.

Thank Marie400nl
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I have visited Thayer Street since I was a child and it has remained true to the past in welcoming people from all walks of life.

Thank persaude
Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I went to kabob n curry restaurant, I had one of the greatest dinners I've ever had, the food, the service and everything was absolutely fantastic.. I was with people that ate before in India and London and the taste of the food is like if you where eating the real Indian food!

Thank claudiamcieza
Dover, NH
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112 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Thayer Street is in the heart of Brown university, and it shows in every shop, restaurant, and store front - this is a college town feel, with large city taste. Worth a day trip, or a multi-day visit to experience every store or food establishment.

Thank Scott W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This street is very popular with Brown University students, so much so it's practically part of campus. So many great restaurants and quirky shops.

Thank Amy C

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