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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
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Newtown, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great $1 bar clam special during happy hour. All food was good, not great. Worth going back to try additional items. Ciopino and swordfish both good.

Thank dgdj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come here every year for a business trip, amazing seafood, impeccable service and local feel. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Katie T
Valencia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was recommended by a local friend. Had Oysters, salads and Steak. All very good. Nice ambiance. Good service, pleasant staff. Would come back!

Thank BobW051
Sean H, General Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Bob, Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to set the tone for your visit to Providence. Please stop back and visit us again next time you are in town. Regards, Sean More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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284 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish there was a category between average and very good. The providence oyster bar is good - at least my meal was good, but it wasn't VERY GOOD and it was better than average. I haven't been to Providence in a million years, so it was really like my first visit. I was a little skeptical when I saw... More 

Thank kaj2600
Hingham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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
Sean H, General Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Gonebabygone, Thank you for your kind words. Their are a lot of restaurants in Providence so we strive to provide good food and service in hopes we stand out from the rest. We are so happy you had a nice New Years Day, hope to see you again soon! Regards, Sean More 

Acushnet, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 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 3 December 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

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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
US$16 - US$40
American, Seafood, Soups, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighbourhood: 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?