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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” (103 reviews)
“lobster roll” (18 reviews)
“sushi” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have found the Oyster Bar on Atwells Ave to have the freshest and best prepared seafood I have ever had. The selection of oysters is second to none. With the help of my favorite server Kelly, I am becoming a connoisseur of oysters. And...More

1  Thank gewhitehouse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first visit and I have to say that the experience fell short of my expectations. While the cleanliness, aesthetics and attention to customer satisfaction was high, the beverage and food that we received, fell short of my mark. They had a good...More

1  Thank Going2tellyou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was extremely happy with his 2lb lobster, it was extremely tender, huge, and delicious! The service was great, and it was an easy walk from our lodging.

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at this place is quite good. It's crowded during the dinner rush, so be prepared to wait if you don't have a reservation. It has a tavern-like feel, so if you are looking for something swanky, this isn't your place. I was in...More

Thank peachy_ks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight is obviously the oysters, they have a variety to choose from. I suggest buying one of each to see the differences.

Thank Lorry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go to Federal Hill occasionally for traditional Italian food (Americanized of course). A recent trip I was aching for clams and pasta. It was around 2pm and every place I stopped at told me it wasn't available until dinner. When I pitched my case...More

Thank Marty D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Providence, one of the better places to find fresh oysters is obviously the POH, especially if you can sneak in there for early oyster shucking, one for a buck.

Thank Don C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through Providence we stopped for lobster rolls and found the ones here to be excellent. Large and fresh with succulent lobster chunks which she adored. I had the lobster bisque and beet salad which were also excellent. Great service and ambiance. Highly recommended.

Thank tom m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was amazing! The service, atmosphere, and especially the food. I didn't order oysters, but had the sea bass.

Thank Lisa B
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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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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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