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Providence Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Federal Hill
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283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522 (Broadway)
+1 401-272-8866
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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New York CIty
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank xithaki
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Lafayette, California
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158 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fancier than I expected, with white tablecloths and professional service. Exceptional raw bar - oysters were super-fresh, briny and delicious, as were the raw clams. The clear clam chowder was very good - we don't have that on the west coast. Caesar salad was large, extra-crisp and tasty. Full bar, large wine list. Meals come with variety of bread and... More 

Thank Cassietrip
Windham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is great here. Having dinner later and stopped in for something to hold us over. Amazing oysters and little necks

Thank Nickjo25
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always like coming in for a drink and appetizers at the bar. But last time I came for dinner I had the baked lobster with bread crumbs and butter and it was the most unbelievable, rich, buttery lobster dish I ever had. Its not something you can have all the time but wow, was it great!

Thank ri_rosa56
Lynchburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of a sea of Italian restaurants, Providence Oyster Bar provides an excellent seafood alternative. Appears to have a great happy hour but we had lunch. Very good chowder and the lobster roll was to die for.

Thank oldmanwhotravels
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on Federal Hill in providence R.I., surrounded by many 4 star restaurants, the Providence Oyster Bar holds it own in a highly competitive market. The food, beer wine, appetizers and entrees are all well selected, prepared and worth trying. Great ambiance, bar, attentative staff and and valet parking round out the picture. The scallops and oyster dishes are superb.... More 

Thank S776VNwilliams
Barrington, Rhode Island
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224 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for happy hour and it did not disappoint. Oysters and clams for just $1 apiece and lots of other specials, too. We stuck around for dinner and enjoyed that, too -- my seared scallops were very large and sweet. The happy hour prices are available until 6:30 but only at the (crowded when we were there) bar... More 

Thank RhodeScholar123
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The food here was amazing, some of the best I've had in providence! We went late in the night and sat outside, which was nice, but I felt the service was a little slow. The martinis are strong!

Thank Haileybrogan

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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 - $30
Seafood, Soups, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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