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Providence Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
Federal Hill
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283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522 (Broadway)
+1 401-272-8866
10:30 am - 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Happy Hour. Minutes away from the Providence Omni Hotel. It was an $8 cab ride, much cheaper on Uber. The POB offers $1 oysters during Happy Hour from 4-6 PM. The oysters were fresh and delicious. They also offer cherry stone clams and shrimp cocktail. They have sushi on the menu at $12 per roll and King Crab. They... More 

Thank Richard B
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like seafood, you must go to this restaurant. Scitated among a slew of Italian restaurants on Federal Hill, this is an excellent option for dining. Chilean sea bass was to die for, and the swordfish over lobster mashed potatoes was excellent. The staff was friendly and service was great.

1 Thank Perry4245
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great environment, moderate rating for my food. I had the Chilean Sea Bass, regretfully too rich in butter, for my taste. My friends and husband liked their meals. Overall nice experience.

Thank KaylaBaronRonin
East Orange, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 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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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups, Sushi
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?