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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
All hours
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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Franklin, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Don6590
Kansas City, Missouri
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 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
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 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 23 September 2016

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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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 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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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 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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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 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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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, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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Franklin, Massachusetts
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Providence, Rhode Island
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?