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Providence Oyster Bar

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283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522 (Broadway)
+1 401-272-8866
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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East Orange, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In town for a wedding. Needed to eat after arriving. Did a Google search and then went to the hotel valet parking staff( my man, Dante!) for the confirmation. Five minute walk from the Hilton hotel into the historic Federal Hill distric. Full of shops, cafes, restaurants for all tastes. Great hang. Sorry, back to our choice, the Providence Oyster... More 

Thank lwebb39
Saarland, Germany
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an assortment of 20 oysters, most of them tiny and - let me say ok, but not giving you the whoa-feeling, I expect when I'm eating oysters. The mexican roll was ok too but not as thrilling as it looks like on the menue. And the lobster roll was the most boring but at the same time most... More 

Thank Moijens
Rhode Island
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner with co-workers. Everyone got a mix of seafood, including a great selection of fresh local oysters. If you are looking for great seafood, you can't go wrong.

Thank CaribbeanAddict09
Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upscale but casual. Fabulous food and service. Had the oysters and swordfish dish -amazing. Lobster mashed potatoes are a thing? They are here. Memorable. Husband and friends had Chilean sea bass, scallops and fish and chips. All loved. Will be back.

Thank MJC859
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Have ate here many time.. The food and service are amazing. If you come between 4-6 they have very cheap apps. Highly recommend.

Thank TripMember081820152
Tampa, Florida
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on Sunday for Brunch. I was hit was a fantastic Bloody Mary and then enjoyed some clams and oysters! We the had some family join us and moved to a table. The staff was very helpful getting the table ready for us. It was a great atmosphere and we really enjoyed ourselves. I had to have the... More 

Thank Dynamicjohn
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Yummy sushi and oysters. The other stuff not so much and expensive e.g. the Scallops wrapped in bacon - a classic but a bit overcooked and they should just focus on the fish itself not overwhelm with meat around it and too much butter sauce. But that sushi and oysters were worth the visit, as was the amazing guy behind... More 

Thank rafeoffer
New York CIty
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

As you walk in you'll be assaulted by the strong odor of stale beer and seafood. Staff was professional but looked unhappy. Food was ordinary. We walked here from our hotel because of some good reviews but were disappointed. Won't be going back.

Thank 777_Carla
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Bit disappointed with the oysters as there were kind of bland and didn't have that essence of sea taste. Could just be the wrong season for them though. BUT the cherrystone and little neck clams were superb if you are looking to eat them raw. Very impressed with the Faroe Island salmon. The zucchini "pasta" were thin as angel hair.... More 

1 Thank xithaki
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Lobster Mac and cheese, Linguini and clams, shrimp--everything we had to eat here was great! Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely plan to come back

Thank David A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
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, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
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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