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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 - 22:00
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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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great helpful knowledgeable staff fresh seafood and lively atmosphere. Try the shell fish! A good wine and have fun.

Thank romangladiator
Attleboro, Ma.
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154 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The big draw is the oysters. As you walk in and are greeted , there is blackboard with the day's oyster locations on the wall. If you like oysters, you have to go here. It is larger than you think from the outside.. We want to sit at the bar next time and enjoy happy hour drinks and oysters. We... More 

Thank Captcaffeine
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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188 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for an early dinner on a Sunday. There is valet parking available. We were greeted warmly by the restaurant staff. There is a bar as well as tables. The restaurant isn't large so I would recommend reservations. There is an extensive wine list and many beers available as well. Hard liquor also is available. We started with... More 

Thank 2goldensmom111
East Freetown, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started with an Espresso martini which was delish. It tasted like a milk shake. Ordered spider roll for an app. Love the wasabi here and the sushi was really fresh. Finished off with Swordfish, asparagus and switched out the lobster mashed potatoes for lobster mac and cheese. The swordfish was really fresh and cooked perfectly. The asparagus was cooked perfect... More 

Thank Thelibra73
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and excellent service. I enjoy going there for brunch, ordering some jumbo shrimp and the oyster Bloody Mary.

Thank gan60
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met a work colleague for dinner on a quiet Thursday evening. Valet parking experience went off without a hitch. Had a nice IPA at the bar before moving to a table for dinner. The Point Judith calamari had the right amount of peppers, just a tad oily, but nothing that detracted from the taste of the appetizer. I had a... More 

Thank ToneSavvy
Aurora, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great experience with delicious food. Made the trip to New England worth it. The best Clam Chowder I've had in a long time.

Thank dlajeunesse
Lincoln, Rhode Island
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333 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Valet parking. Went on a Sunday,which has great happy hour pricing ,I think it runs from 3-6pm on Sundays . Food apps pricing only at bar & high tops. Service outstanding,but the drinks not happy hour and can add up quick. Seafood very fresh .

Thank Budmanri
South Dennis, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our bartender was delightful. From 3-6 they have a menu where every item is only $6. The lobster bisque and tuna sushi were excellent.

Thank Trudy-Don
Newtown, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?