Providence Oyster Bar

4.7
1530 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 1530 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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RitaP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was ver. good. Valet service was efficient.

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vipTasha
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a Federal Hill staple that never disappoints! Love POB!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders are best in class!

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2BSURE
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Providence Oyster Bar. Since we were entertaining out-of -town guests, we were relieved at the great food and excellent service. Our only possible complaint might be the noise level. It is nice to have background music, but it does make the conversation volume go up as well. Hard to know what the right answer is for this!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders did a great job as always! Thx Trey and Adam.

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vipGEM1
New England
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appy hour was the best! We also had excellent service. Already booked our next get together!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar for our date. It was an amazing night!

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AmyB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, welcoming and fun bar staff. Will be back!

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4isabellalianna11
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ordered the P.O.B seafood platter. It was delicious, the shrimp were huge and the oysters very sweet.
The stuffed quohog was very tasteful.
Would not hesitate to go back as the wait staff was very accomodating and friendly.

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dutchs
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant just has a great vibe. The perfect middle ground between casual and fancy.

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vipJohn
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was excellent as was the service. One critique is that in the back of the restaurant, there is a serious fruit fly problem. We spent a lot of time fending fruit flies off of our drinks and bread.

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foodie
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as aleayd

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent time Pvd Oyster Bar. Steve, Josh and Nick are amazing, we missed you Adam!! Definitely a fav of mine!!

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DevS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Federal Hill classic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Sat in the back and we were harassed by fruit flies the entire time. Especially once they opened our bottle of wine. Other than that good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out !! Was running late in which they said no problem and gave us another 30 min to arrive. Then from appetizers to drinks to our main course was great and the waitress was great. John M

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S123
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the outdoor seating option on the weekends!

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MaddieJ
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar and the service was fantastic and food delicious.
Adam is one the best. He and Steve make a great team behind the bar. POB is our "go to" place and we are never disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is impeccable . Servers are pleasant and attentive. The food and VALUE is amazing. WILL RETURN!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING AS ALWAYS !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s great for their “appy hour” and the drinks were very smooth as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We came here because of the high reviews. The food was just fine, the drinks were really bad- actually the worst margarita I’ve ever had.

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LauraN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Lobster Salad roll and fabulous fries! Service was excellent!

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claudiom
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food is outstanding. Very good service and value

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vipcherylk
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely divine. My husband and I celebrated my birthday. We had appetizers and went on to the swordfish dinner. Was the best. Service was great, our waitress was friendly and extremely efficient. We will return to try another delicious dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing spot for brunch!!

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vipGeorgie3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was excellent- extremely long wait for food >90 min for party of 3 . Bill had extra entree added to it and waitress said “she meant to take it off”. Make sure to check your bill!!!

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NatB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was helpful but Kitchen was very slow. It took over an hour to get our entree after ordering. Seating was prepared outside for special dining. It started to lightly rain but staff quickly brought out umbrellas. Food was good once it arrived.

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vipRich
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was good . Kitchen can’t handle all the extra added tables
Understanding it was Saturday night and always a little more crowded we shouldn’t have to wait over 1hr 20 min for food . We weren’t the only table either . Classic example of poor management. Unfortunately I won’t be back and I was a repeat customer

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. The four of us were all satisfied with our meals and the entire experience we will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection!!

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grizeldat
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very nice and attentive. Got everything perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. The bar staff are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fresh & fabulous! One of my favorite places! Hands down best APPY HOUR & 5star bartender- Adam knocks I out of the park every time and Trey is the most attentive waiter! Service & food is superb!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great! I had the Cajun shrimp pasta, highly recommend it. Rego was awesome!!! Thank you for such an amazing experience, service always makes the experience way better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deal on happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for brunch with friends, enjoyed our meals. A good variety of seafood options, limited vegetarian options though.

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vipfranka
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipColleenR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Oysters & shrimp were delicious Halibut was dry & tasteless. Waiter was great. Will return for oysters

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MorayoS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner out with the family - I wanted to experience Al Fresco dining on the hill. It was lovely. Service was a little slower than usual but nothing too terrible.

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 1530 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.