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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” (113 reviews)
“lobster roll” (25 reviews)
“sushi” (22 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter picked this restaurant for our annual father daughter night out. I knew the parking was going to be an issue but I found a spot on Spruce St. I had reserved the time a week before so we were seated immediately. Staff was...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a nice mid afternoon lunch before doing some shopping for Italian delicacies on Federal Hill. We both had items on the menu, not daily specials: Shrimp cocktail Fish tacos Bacon wrapped scallops with risotto The scallops were slightly sweet which...More

Thank damorelli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my girlfriend and I dined here for dinner as we were craving oysters! We ordered a bunch of different items- oysters were great as always. We got the lobster wontons which were not good- couldn't taste lobster meat just something with spice in some friend...More

Thank Brittany322
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Went there for lunch as part of Restaurant Week with my son and daughter-in-law. I will be definitely back! Ordering from a set limited menu can be difficult at times, but all 3 of us got a good sampling and agreed we were all happy....More

1  Thank Danuta J
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Service was great. we sat at the bar and they have an open kitchen, which means you SHOULD WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER YOU BLOW YOUR NOSE. I will never eat a meal from this place againMore

1  Thank LaurieBechard
Sean H, General Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Laurie, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. Please give me a call at the restaurant today 401-272-8866, I would like some more information about your visit so I can correct this. We take sanitation very seriously, all of our staff has...More

Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Went there for a large group (16 people) dinner. The food came out fast and was great. The server was friendly, and the location was perfect. Appy hour is VERY BUSY. We got there with an hour left in the happy hour. You can only...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
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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
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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
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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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