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“Late Father's Day afternoon stop” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jamestown Oyster Bar - CLOSED

Jamestown Oyster Bar
Price range: US$0 - US$22
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Soups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Rhode Island
Level Contributor
376 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Late Father's Day afternoon stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

After spending the day bopping about the Jamestown area, we decided to grab an early dinner before heading home. We first stopped at Simpatico and sat down, and then saw the menu and it was not to our liking at all and left. Limited selections, very high prices, and very little light fare (sandwiches? none). The reason it was obviously packed was due to the outside bar area that had a Steel Drum band. We went down the street and looked at the Oyster Bar menu and it looked decent, but we decided to explore a little further just to ensure we weren't missing anything and looked into the Narragansett Cafe (typical bar menu, and live Blues music). Okay, not just Blues music, but eardrum popping LOUD, unable to carry on a conversation or enjoy your meal Blues music! Now, I grew up in the age of Punk, and many times stood in front of a speaker tower for the Ramones, but I wouldn't try to eat a meal and talk during their set? Okay, back to Oyster Bar. Turned out to be a great choice with very good food, glasses of house wine for under $5.00, and a comfortable bar/dining area with a breeze blowing in open windows. What a terrific ending to our day in Jamestown! We had stuffies (stuffed quahogs for those that don't recognize stuffies), a Pan-Fried Crab Cake sandwich, and a Grilled Salmon sandwich with bacon and dill sauce. All was excellent. Fries were perfect and the slaw tasty. Would definitely stop back in if we were in the area again. Give it a try if you have the chance!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank DaveEB310
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  • English first
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English first
Rhode Island
Level Contributor
82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fried Calamari”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is a nice friendly restaurant in the heart of Jamestown. We had a fantastic bartender, Mike, who was always smililing, cheerful, and attentive . We enjoy sitting at the bar when we go. Everyone is so friendly here.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Viccione
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Hixson, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
174 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A Taste of New England”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant by the sea. It was very charming and bright. The service was excellent and so was the food. There were three adults and two children. One is 8 months old and the other child is two. We started with crab cakes that were the best I ever had. The romulade sauce with it was excellent. The Clam broth that I had was very tasty and the clam chowder my daughter and husband had was outstanding as well. I then had delicious Greek salad. My next course was cod that was coated in crumbs. The cod was very fresh but very bland and somewhat of a letdown after our earlier courses.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Karen G
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Wilmington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food and nice view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

The food was good. Had the oysters fried and the beer was ok. Had to ask for a full pint of beer as the bartender thought a 3/4 full pint was proper.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank paul b
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Jamestown, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dirty”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

I was not pleased with the cleanliness of this rest. When you walk in you will see what I mean,take a look for yourself. The food was OK bit the service was the wurst!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank spanky196
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