Providence Oyster Bar

4.8
1359 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 1359 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Teee
New England
92 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday Celebration. Wonderful food.
Exceptional clam chowder. Excellent shrimp dishes and sushi.Very pleasant staff, especially Jordan our server.
Will return soon!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around. Food was delicious

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kathieA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the east coast oysters and asked the waitress just to pick 12 for us, she did a wonderful job!

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Renee
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice dinner because I was with my son on Mother's Day. Everything seemed fair to middling; drink and food. The server was super-friendly. The raw bar dude and bartender who wore their mask over their mouths, but not their noses annoyed me. We started with disco fries and some kind of sushi roll — it was not memorable. I had the fried shrimp tacos which actually were tasty and there was no skimping on the guac which I appreciated. My son had the hot buttered lobster roll. He did not mention if it was good or not. He took a large amount of limp fries home to put in the oven to crisp them up. I had the Aperol/gin sour, which was good. It was mild enough to have two and drive an hour back to my home. Providence has some fun places to eat. I would not return to Providence Oyster Bar.

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Nikki
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing!! Staff were wonderful and the food was perfect and delicious

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vipAROpenTable
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Great service but appalling food. The oysters are excellent. Everything else was close to inedible.

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Bella
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot for fresh seafood. The service was great!

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JohnMark
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & service. Jordan was exceptionally attentive & sociable.

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BeckyV
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. This was my second visit in less than a month and I can’t wait to go back. Oysters are very fresh and fish was cooked perfectly!

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AshleyR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I should of listened to the people who warned me as I was walking in. They were right the food was spoiled! Imagine being food sick on your birthday! Never going back Oyster bar sucks!

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ajm2283
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience. Would definitely go back and recommend for dates, friends, or families.

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BradB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My reservation was at 6:30 at the bar. We were sat right away. Everything was pretty good until I received the bill for $75 for shelled lobster. Lobster a lot of ritz cracker stuffing 2 scallops and 2 shrimp on top. It said market price but $75 for a 1 1/4 lb lobster!

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John
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place! We came for happy hour, enjoyed some oysters and clams, and had a great time - thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were great, loved the swordfish tacos and our server couldn’t have been sweeter or more attentive. Only good things to report!

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Alwaysdining2018
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bar staff is very friendly and attentive. Excellent food and drinks !

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vipRIFoodie
New England
48 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service in Providence!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time. The food was good and the services was phenomenal. The bartenders are very lively and hilarious

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vipdermgoddess
New England
42 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

good food but takes forever for bread, drinks, and water.....oh, and dinner???????? Seemed like they had to go out and catch the fish

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice ambience
Service a little slow
Cocktails good
Calamari excellent
Salad so-so
It was nice to see the place full!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Gotta get the Disco Fries. Appy Hour is awesome, great prices and variety. Bar staff and shuckers were very personable and friendly.

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vipGeoffrey
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tray is the best! Sunday app menu is great and the prices can't be beaten.

Thanks

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TanyaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Providence Oyster bar never disappoints when it comes to the food. The lobster benedict is my favorite. Great place with excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

28th wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is awesome food is great!

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JustineS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever!

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rozannegates
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Oyster Bar should be in the top 5 restaurant destinations in Providence. Be sure to make a reservation. This place is as popular as can be. It's earned the right. Food is just delicious. Very cool vibe and lots of young energy.

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RonnieC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Great evening at the oyster house. Oysters were fantastic and the jumbo shrimp cocktail are amazing! Drinks were great too! They were als playing awesome tunes while we were there. Service was top-notch, bartenders Adam and Steve are as good as it gets.

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BeatrixV
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent! My second visit there. Will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters great drinks great staff!

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pamm
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rigo was an amazing waiter! He knew everything about the menu and drinks. We had great cocktails, fabulous sushi and all meals outstanding. Highly recommend!

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NinaG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Ordered the dinner oyster surprised only eight and did not taste fresh. Sick last night and today

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vipAliyah
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Trey! Love the food. He’s an amazing bartender!

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vipLaxman
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; awesome bartenders; great experience

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AlexL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly servers, great outdoor dining experience - brought out the heat lamps and everything just for us :)

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IvanG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great seafood, fresh and prepared with excellence. You get what you pay for. Providence oyster bar has rightfully earned its spot as one of the premier seafood restaurants in a competitive seafood market. Its a little pricey but well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Kiley! She was an awesome server. Great food, great atmosphere! The seafood tower was fresh and delicious! We will return!

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Quito70
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

All the food was great, as usual, except for my scallops. Very unfortunate. The scallops had been processed with phosphates and the chemical taste was very apparent. Everything else was great. A seafood specialty restaurant needs to do better with its sourcing. Pay a little more please and purchase unprocessed scallops.

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vipAliceS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops are top notch! Very Covid friendly, plexiglass glass between all tables.

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Firefighter
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very entertaining and enjoyable place on federal hill in providence. Food is very delicious and delightful. Bartenders and personnel make you feel at home and as a regular.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went at appy hour and it was really busy so we ended up having to wait even though we had a reservation, which was frustrating but we love their food so it was worth it. The mussels are sooo good!!

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 4.8 stars by 1359 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.