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Providence Oyster Bar

283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
+1 401-272-8866
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (109 reviews)
“lobster roll” (25 reviews)
“sushi” (21 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for the Appy Hour and was really nice. Brilliant Food and very nice and friendly Service - I felt welcome from the beginning and enjoyed every Minute there. Can definetly highly recommend this place, moreover the oysters where really fresh and tasty.

Thank TomG20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A meal with work colleagues turned into a fish fest with an amazing selection of aquatic food! Oysters were unreal (get the selection platter for variety) and the Paella and fish broth were incredible for the amount of clams, mussels, shrimp and fish that were...More

Thank AnthonyGosling
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Fresh fish, delicious preparation. Simply grilled was divine as were the lobster mashed potatoes and the fried oysters. Desserts were yummy. The only drawback is parking. Spaces are scarce and although there is valet parking it is not free.

Thank Cara S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Visited here based on the recommendation of an acquaintance who lives in Providence. Great recommendation. We got here in time for happy hour, which is served in the bar area only. The place was already hopping, so we had to wait 15 minutes or so...More

Thank dwg51357
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Just went away for the weekend and chose one night to have a special dinner. This food was amazing! We each had a couple oysters which were so good. I ordered the lobster bisque and baked stuff shrimp and my boyfriend had the steak. Everything...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Great food and service for a late lunch. I am not a Lobster roll expert, but quality and quantity were very high. Lunch partners tuna salad was excellent too.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 17 October 2017

2 afternoons, two great experiences with their happy hour menu! Excellent plump and salty oysters at $1 a pop. tasty littleneck clams, stunning Mussel Manieure and very good wine list - all made better by a great waiter, Adam, approachable Shucker-in-Chief Mike and a valet...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Meal - Atmosphere - Service - wine list - all excellent - but most impressed with the response for someone in our party's dietary requests. Customers with dietary limitations really and truly don't want to make a big deal about it, will inquire, but basically...More

Thank Frank W
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

To be fair I would give 3.5 stars. Great local oysters. The price is competitive. They were well shucked and there was a great variety. The lobster roll was average. Theirs is more of a lobster salad meaning the lobster was shredded to bits without...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Every time my girlfriend and I travel to Boston from Long Island New York, we always stop by Providence Oyster Bar. We always sit at the bar during Happy Hour and they always have the best bartenders. Prices are reasonable but the food and presentation...More

Thank myleftboot
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3 December 2016|
Response from GilmoreXXX | Reviewed this property |
valet parking or on street parking is available. However, on street parking is sometimes difficult to find
2 December 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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