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“Someone knows what to do with food!”

Providence Oyster Bar
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Ranked #23 of 800 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Federal Hill
Cross street: Broadway
Description: 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.
Mendon, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Someone knows what to do with food!”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

This was my third visit to the Providence Oyster Bar. Someone in the kitchen has a wonderful touch with food. The combinations are interesting and different which is usually either a really good thing or a really bad thing. In this case it is a really good thing. The fish is lovely and fresh and the presentation stellar. Fish is a hard thing to cook when there is a large party. Getting it all to the table at somewhat the same time provides challenges. Every thing arrived at close to the same time and cooked to perfection. Nothing was overdone. The Sushi is excellent. The staff was friendly and very efficient. As I said I have been to POB 3 times and it has earned a spot on our list of recommendations to our fellow food snobs. Enjoy.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Judyleo
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Friendly Service, Fresh Oysters”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

I've been a few times, always opt to sit at the bar. Service is prompt. Bartenders are friendly and oyster-savvy. Good selection of fresh oysters from various locations.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Phil L
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic, great value”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Have the oyster, mussels with frits.... The wines under 30 list is a winner. The staff here pays great attention to detail. Free valet parking... A must on Atwells Ave

Visited November 2012
Thank Steven R
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great spot to introduce a midwesterner to seafood!”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We enjoyed wonderful appetizers while entertaining our out of town guest who hails form Cincinnati and was in New england for the first time - oysters, calamari, shrimp, crab cakes! he loved them all and so did we - lovely sitting outdoors on a balmy evening

Visited September 2012
Thank jerseygirl830
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome seafood in Federal Hill area”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The restaurant was very lively and had a sophisticated air about it, but not too stuffy. The server was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. The RI clam chowder was refreshing and delicious. The lobster with linguine and mushroom cream sauce was not too heavy and had good depth of flavor. The chocolate hazlenut gelato was refreshing and tasty, but was no gelato from a gelato shop. Overall, the meal was excellent, and the next time I'm in town, I am sure to have another meal there.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank UVA_Wahoo
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