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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

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121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
+1 401-351-8570
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the restaurant where we go for all of our celebrations. The food is always delicious. And as soon as you walk through the door everyone is kind and courteous and they go out of their way to make you feel appreciated!

Thank Darl383
Rhode Island
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to Hemenways for dinner last night. Swordfish was very good, served with fresh green beans and fingerling potatoes. One member of our party had a 2 pound lobster served fisherman style. Beautiful presentation and the lobster was sweet and delicious. We have always enjoyed fresh seafood and good service at Hemenways and we're not disappointed last night!

Thank marymcgol
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323 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Vibrant restaurant,with a great feel when you walk in. Validated parking next door. We had Swordfish, Lemon Sole ,and Baked Stuffed Shrimp, all were excellent . Server was Jeff,who did a wonderful job. Coming here for many years, and has always been a good experience. Toby, GM , is a mainstay here and is always welcoming.

Thank Budmanri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience on a Sunday afternoon thanks to, our server, Steven. He was attentive and extremely helpful. The tuna and swordfish entrees were delicious as well as the desserts! We will definitely return for another great meal!

Thank Mary R
Vancouver, Washington
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452 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside walking up to Hemenway's is deceptive but once in your in a very traditional east coast steak/seafood joint, and I use that term respectfully. Dark wood paneling, very very white table cloth's and service is as good as it gets. Well trained staff complete knowledge of the menu and items. Fairly good wine list, though not as... More 

Thank Ghostrider5408
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Ghostrider5408, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Hemenway's and for your wonderful description of your visit. I am thrilled that you found us pleasant surprise and that your meal was exceptional in both preparation and service. We absolutely aim to please and it is always great to have such wonderful feedback. Thank you, again for your... More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and great scenery food is excellent good spot for couples and family they accommodat both with no problems very bizzy on weekends but nicer on weekdays

Thank 007darrellw
Rhode Island USA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, delicious food, excellent service, I would recommend this establishment to anyone looking for an exquisite dining experience.

Thank grumpiest53
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear grumpiest53, Thank you for dining at Hemenway's and for posting a five-star rating! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us and found every aspect of your experience at a high standard. I appreciate your words and recommendation very much and hope you will consider dining with us again in the future. Thank you, again, Tobey More 

Barrington, Rhode Island
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307 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Valentine and I enjoyed a lovely meal here -- great calamari, Rhode Island clam chowder (in a clear, not creamy, broth, as is that style), oysters, cherrystone clams, king crab legs, and seared tuna. Hot rolls arrived at our table, and hot towels at the end of our meal. The ambience is luxurious and the food quite good. Our... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mora Is my favorite waitress I love the surf and turf their sangrias are very good to the views are also amazing.

Thank johanna m
Hernando, Florida
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday night reservation was not honored on time. The food was ok, but nothing to rave about. Service was friendly, accurate and professional but not extraordinary. It seemed that the facility and staff were not able to accommodate the clients on hand. I prefer The Capital Grille or Flemings.

Thank Celt001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-351-8570
Located on the River in downtown Providence, Hemenway’s is Rhode Island’s premiere seafood address. Aspiring to bring you the freshest and highest quality fin-fish, shellfish and mollusks in the United States while delivering genuine hospitality in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Hemenway’s offers an award-winning wine list, customized private dining for up to 45 guests, seasonal al fresco dining and full menu service in the bar area.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?