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Providence Oyster Bar

283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
+1 401-272-8866
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (111 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 days ago

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

Thank LaurieBechard
Sean H, General Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 3 weeks ago 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
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

1  Thank Frank W
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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
USD 16 - USD 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, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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