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Providence Oyster Bar

283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
+1 401-272-8866
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (111 reviews)
“lobster roll” (25 reviews)
“sushi” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
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Reviewed 1 week ago

my girlfriend and I dined here for dinner as we were craving oysters! We ordered a bunch of different items- oysters were great as always. We got the lobster wontons which were not good- couldn't taste lobster meat just something with spice in some friend...More

Thank Brittany322
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for lunch as part of Restaurant Week with my son and daughter-in-law. I will be definitely back! Ordering from a set limited menu can be difficult at times, but all 3 of us got a good sampling and agreed we were all happy....More

1  Thank Danuta J
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Service was great. we sat at the bar and they have an open kitchen, which means you SHOULD WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER YOU BLOW YOUR NOSE. I will never eat a meal from this place againMore

Thank LaurieBechard
Sean H, General Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Laurie, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. Please give me a call at the restaurant today 401-272-8866, I would like some more information about your visit so I can correct this. We take sanitation very seriously, all of our staff has...More

Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Went there for a large group (16 people) dinner. The food came out fast and was great. The server was friendly, and the location was perfect. Appy hour is VERY BUSY. We got there with an hour left in the happy hour. You can only...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed November 16, 2017

Went there for the Appy Hour and was really nice. Brilliant Food and very nice and friendly Service - I felt welcome from the beginning and enjoyed every Minute there. Can definetly highly recommend this place, moreover the oysters where really fresh and tasty.

Thank TomG20
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

A meal with work colleagues turned into a fish fest with an amazing selection of aquatic food! Oysters were unreal (get the selection platter for variety) and the Paella and fish broth were incredible for the amount of clams, mussels, shrimp and fish that were...More

Thank AnthonyGosling
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Fresh fish, delicious preparation. Simply grilled was divine as were the lobster mashed potatoes and the fried oysters. Desserts were yummy. The only drawback is parking. Spaces are scarce and although there is valet parking it is not free.

Thank Cara S
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Visited here based on the recommendation of an acquaintance who lives in Providence. Great recommendation. We got here in time for happy hour, which is served in the bar area only. The place was already hopping, so we had to wait 15 minutes or so...More

Thank dwg51357
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Just went away for the weekend and chose one night to have a special dinner. This food was amazing! We each had a couple oysters which were so good. I ordered the lobster bisque and baked stuff shrimp and my boyfriend had the steak. Everything...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Great food and service for a late lunch. I am not a Lobster roll expert, but quality and quantity were very high. Lunch partners tuna salad was excellent too.

Thank Robert L
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December 2, 2016|
Response from GilmoreXXX | Reviewed this property |
valet parking or on street parking is available. However, on street parking is sometimes difficult to find
December 1, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighborhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-272-8866
  • E-mail
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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