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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
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Hingham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a New Year's Day birthday celebration, as most of our usual Providence standbys were closed. The meal was as good a restaurant meal as I've had in a long time. High quality seafood imaginatively and deliciously prepared. Service was knowledgeable, good humored and excellent. This joins Chez Pascal's in status as best bet among Providence restaurants.

Thank gonebabygone5
Acushnet, Massachusetts
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172 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived the hostess asked if we were there for the happy hour app specials. We didn't know what that meant but decided that $6 appetizers sounded like a good deal. The apps were wonderful. $1 oysters, buffalo bay scallops (gotta try these), sushi, crab legs - all wonderful. We somehow spent $100 anyways but I blame that on... More 

Thank Bankguy1961
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for a later dinner for 2 on a Tuesday evening in November. Great service, great atmosphere. Lobster wontons- yummm! And our entrees were incredibly fresh and inspired. Bravo.

Thank Sobesy007
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

My plane landed in Providence and I was starving. I pointed my rental toward Federal Hill, parked and ran toward the first sign I saw with the word, 'oyster' in it. Providence Oyster Bar to the rescue. I bellied up to the bar for a shrimp cocktail, and a large platter of oysters and clams...and a beer. The shrimp were... More 

Thank Trey S
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Went for a Sunday dinner.Ordered the paella for one. Comes with plenty of seafood and is one of the best around. They have a small but great menu and excellent choices during "Appy" hour where you can get good deals on fresh food and wine. Paella plus a drink was $32 (not including tip) so prices are up there but... More 

Thank Gabriel V
Franklin, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Valet parking, great waitress and staff. Oysters were good, the chowder was very good. Lobster mashed potatoes - outstanding. A great night and fairly priced.

Thank dlkurtz73
Braintree, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

from 3-6pm, their plump and tasty oysters are only $1.00 each. a value on Atwell's Ave not to be missed. Pleasant staff and good wines to accompiany the shellfish!

Thank rozoftg
Horseshoe Valley, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were in Providence for business and were advised to go here for a local spot with great seafood. When we walked in we were seated by a young lady who appeared indifferent. The waitress right from the first contact acted like she was doing us a favour by taking our order. Really disappointing...The chowder was excellent... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

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

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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, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?