Providence Oyster Bar

4.7
1472 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located on 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1472 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBill1
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great for foodies

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Pugmom
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We live in New York but visit Providence once or twice a year and always eat at the Providence Oyster Bar. It’s always been fantastic and I especially love the hot lobster roll. The staff goes above and beyond to accommodate and the buck a shuck puts it over the top

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Becca
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious except my son’s linguine with clam sauce. The sauce was lacking in flavor. Overall, though, our meals were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. My go to place. At least twice a month!! Never disappoint.

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JohnZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and our servers were outstanding as was all waitstaff when we interacted with them! Really great atmosphere and fun! Appreciated the valet service as well. We will be back!

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Caitlyn
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Valet available which makes things easier.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Hostess Elle was extremely rude, sexist, and discriminatory. I’ve been going to oyster bar and tap house for years - probably at least a 100 times. And was denied my reservation because I was wearing a tank top. It was 90 degrees and we were set to sit outside and she rudely told me to go home and change if I wanted to be allowed in! I counted at least half a dozen people wearing tanks or sleeveless tops. When I confronted her about the discrimination she condescendingly told me if I have a problem to speak to a manager then walked away. Will be a very long time before I set foot into a place that treats their regular customers like second class citizens and discriminates against people.

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vipPostmaster
New England
35 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding. Meal took a very long time and we were compensated with dessert, thank you. Music was VERY loud, which made for loud conversations all around. Wish it had been background/dinner volume music instead of concert venue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at Providence Oyster Bar. The entire staff is always extremely hospitable and ensures their guests enjoy their time.

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vipElaynaB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and Adam and Trey were both fantastic attentive servers!

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LovesMartinis
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a very good meal. Would suggest to all to go.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for lunch and had a great time. The food came out quickly and was delicious! The service was top notch!

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PamelaM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is tasty, but 30+ for lobster salad was a bit steep. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Appt hour!

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AleksandrK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was amazing. No issues at all. Thanks!

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vipLauraS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I was expecting more from this tiny restaurant that carries a big reputation. The food was okay, nothing special. Shrimp cocktail was tough, sauce on the filet was overwhelming. Menu was not particularly inspired. And LOUD, did I mention loud? This is a small space and the back end was empty when we visited. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant at an uncomfortable table where you couldn't hear the person across from you. With so many dining choices, I'd try something else next time.

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NoCigar
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food, all fantastic!! Overall, from Valet team, to hostess, to service staff and associates, all great. Notables: Monica, Tre, and Kevin (“busboy”- gotta be a better job title). Quality and quantity of food and drinks continue the 20+ years we have become accustomed to. Congrats to all. Be proud of your teams, Sean and Julio.

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Youngs
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic drinks, absolutely delicious! Went for appy hour and got a variety of tastes all good except the lobster bisque (which was the only disappointment of the evening). The watermelon and shrimp salad was possibly the best summer salad I ever had!

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JosephB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seafood is very fresh. We had sushi and it was as good as anywhere we have had. Professional staff is a plus.

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vipKimR
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Despite a thunderstorm rolling through this place was fantastic. Yummy food, delicious oysters, cocktails and friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and would recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful dining experience. The food, cocktails and service are always exceptional and I have never had an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has never let me down in any way, and I genuinely mean that. Quality food, service is top-notch, and I like hanging out there. I take any out of state friends there. This is one of my favorite places in Rhode Island.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders were great as usual! Thx Adam, Steve and Trey!

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ChristyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside at a high top and enjoyed the nice weather and the sites of The Hill. Our server was fantastic and made recommendations that were spot on. He was very attentive without being annoying. The food was amazing-our out of state guest was thrilled with the oysters and lobster. Nice cocktail menu and good drinks. As a bonus, when we left, we got a call from the restaurant letting us know we had left a pair of sunglasses behind and that they would hold them for us. Great experience! We will be back!

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vipAllyC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always yummy! We sat at the bar and it was a little warm but the food was delish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with this place!

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latenac
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I was expecting this to be a tourist trap to be honest. However the food and service were excellent.

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alaminute
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buck a shuck from 3-5 is awesome! 4 of us had 120 oysters and clams. Delicious!

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ThomasH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Moules and Frittes remains a standout dish. Service was not rushed, though the restaurant was very busy. Getting to parking on the weekend was challenging with Atwells Avenue closed to allow outdoor dining. Check with restaurant when confirming your reservation.

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LynnG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both excellent!

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DavidG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, I try to go as much as I can. Buck a shuck during Appy Hour

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Madeline
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appy hour is such a steal! Great oysters. Ordered the lobster roll as well which was delicious!

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RetaR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 10 and had amazing service. The food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and great food!!! Love the blood orange margaritas!!

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Augie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We’ve never had a bad meal at the Oyster Bar. Our waitress was on her game also. She made our evening enjoyable. Thanks again we can always rely going here and getting tasty food and good drinks

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vipAngie
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible

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DarleneK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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Briana
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a great spot! We got a bit of everything. Sushi,oysters, shrimp cocktail, lobster rolls and chicken. The desserts were also phenomenal. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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AnthonyR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We sat up at the bar and the bartenders were warm, friendly, and attentive. Can't wait to go back!

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MartyT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Looking forward to our next visit.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Providence Oyster Bar using the Order Online button. Providence Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 272-8866.

Providence Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1472 OpenTable diners.

Providence Oyster Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/791/atwell-group.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.