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“There are better restaurants nearby”

Greenwich Bay Oyster Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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185 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“There are better restaurants nearby”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is a relative newcomer to the East Greenwich dining scene, and it has all the foundation for success - great location, cozy atmosphere, nice theme - but the execution is mediocre.

Went there on a weekend for dinner, and after the process of getting a cocktail and ordering appetizers, we decided to leave and have dinner elsewhere. The servers were working on getting the place together (we were not early by any means) and not paying attention to the customers. When we finally got their attention, everything took far too long considering the restaurant was nearly empty.

I may try this again if I hear they better reviews coming. Right now, I know there are much better dining experiences nearby.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
rhode island
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“get the kinks out!!!”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

the three of us stopped by on a Saturday night. We were lucky to get a table. Unfortunately there was only ONE waitress taking all the orders for everything for all of the tables. Bad idea!!!! While the food was great, we waited 20 minutes for an appetizer, had to call her over to order the entrees, and never received beverages at the end of the meal. No, it was not added to the tab. Also, by 7 p.m., they had run out of one of the specials, even though it was still posted. They also ran out of the liquor needed for a drink special....also, still posted.
Again, the food was good, but the kinks made it uncomfortable.If you want to go, try a weekly night when they hopefully won't run out of things and it won't be so busy!!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank cleonardo
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Rhode Island
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

We had a dozen assorted oysters that were ice cold, briney, and delicious. For our meal we decided to split the calamari pizza and a lobster roll. We were a little skeptical about the pizza but to our delight it was crispy and flavorful and had a zip from the pepperoncini. The lobster roll was loaded with fresh lobster meat and it was served with a heap of French fries. It will be our new go to place for sea food. I should warn you that the place is tiny and fills up very quick. Reservation for over 5 only.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Kripri
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Newbie in EG”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

To be fair, I visited right after this place opened, and it was OK. I plan to go back, but haven't had an opportunity. They had a nice selection of oysters, beers, and wines.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Jeniffer501a
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Providence, Rhode Island
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Small place; warm, friendly, personal service with good food.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Went with another couple for dinner and got excellent service from all of the staff who were anxious to please. Very nice atmosphere - all new in a an older building right on Main St. Not fancy or over the top. More of a friendly local place. Raw bar and nice menu. They serve 'Gansett beer which is a plus, and the wine list has many reasonably priced choices. While the wine list is good with a decent variety, my only disappointment was it did not offer any excellent or outstanding wines. Not a big deal unless your wine is as important as your food. All the food was well prepared and entrees served hot. Oysters Rockefeller were outstanding! We plan on returning - regularly.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Neal F
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