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Providence Oyster Bar

) #19 of 630 Restaurants in Providence €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
+1 401-272-8866
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“oysters” (94 reviews)
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went with friends recently and sat right in the window in front of the raw bar on a sat afternoon. Staff were so nice and service was wonderful. We first had some drinks at the bar while the table cleared. Beers were good. White...More

Thank JeannineH-M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I guess I expected a little bit more from Providence Oyster Bar for dinner. Everything was a little bit underwhelming. The lobster wonton appetizer was decent. The fried oysters were sort of blah. The lobster saute was good, but for $32 it should be really...More

Thank NobodyMan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a very nice atmosphere. The service was good. Food was a bit pricey. Oysters were expensive at $2.95 each. Can get them at home for $16 dozen. Brussels Sprouts we're fresh but not cooked enough for me. However, everything was good and...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped by this place on the way to Falmouth because i wanted my husband to have a nice dinner on his Birthday trip. I was not disappointed! the food was tasty but the Mack and Cheese was so good that we had to stop...More

Thank Terry-An A
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

They have a nice dollar raw bar every day from 430 to 630 with a really great six dollar lobster bisque. The bartenders are nice and there's free valet parking. My only complaint is that sometimes the oysters are a little small.

Thank Katherine P
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We were early for dinner and had to get some oysters and beers after an exciting graduation at Bryant University. How can one go wrong with $1.00 Oysters. We ordered the six different varieties they had. Wow they were fresh so we had a few...More

1  Thank 181billz
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Had dinner early Saturday before a show. Had a table towards the back which was quiet and nice. Bacon wrapped scallop appetizer was awesome. Had the surf and turf special which was great. Wife had blackened salmon which was also really good. Service started a...More

1  Thank mike h
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Superb meal and service. Best restaurant in Providence I've visited. Come here every couple of months. We had the Oysters Sampler to start. This was a collection of New England choices. 5 pairs of each type with a wee stick labeled with their name and...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I go to the Oyster Bar quite a lot. It used to be by far the best restaurant in Providence and we brought all of our out of town guests there. I try to change up what I ordered but this time...More

Thank Johnson_in_Training
Sean H, General Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Johnson_in_Training, We are so sorry to hear about your experience. The baked stuffed lobster is one of our signature dishes, however the way that you have described it certainly does not meet our standards. I am so sorry that we fell short for you on...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great helpful knowledgeable staff fresh seafood and lively atmosphere. Try the shell fish! A good wine and have fun.More

Thank romangladiator
Sean H, General Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

romangladiator, Thank you for your kind words and for your five star review. We aim to present an exceptional dining experience for every guest so its always a pleasure to read when a guest enjoys every aspect of their visit with us. We hope to...More

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IS there parking or valet parking available?
2 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
Can you get shucked oysters to go?
2 December 2016|
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Response from KaylaBaronRonin | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't know.
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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • 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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