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Providence Oyster Bar

4.7
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1148 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1148 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngeloR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I felt very safe, Plexiglas everywhere, staff was constantly cleaning, food and drinks were top notch !!! You can tell the owners are class acts!!!

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RickG
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With the world situation, the team at the Providence Oyster Bar provided a great night out. The food was excellent and fresh. The service was enjoyable with the most friendly waitress that made our night complete. I would highly recommend this to all who need a good night out with dinner.

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Mojo
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great oysters! Thank goodness for the outdoor heaters!

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AdamW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to come to the Providence Oyster Bar for the absolute best, freshest oysters. Always a great variety too. We also had a lobster roll and the tempura shrimp tacos, both were excellent! And the French fries! I’m usually not a huge fans of fries, but these were curiously delicious. Hand cut and cooked perfectly. Mike (oyster and sushi pro) was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the oysters, where they came from, which variety would have a certain flavor profile, very helpful! Great atmosphere, this is a must visit for us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best baked stuffed shrimp.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The food and drinks are excellent. I’ve never been to a restaurant where the bartenders, hosts , and waitstaff are as attentive to patrons as here. Service is amazing. Highly recommend... this is by far my favorite restaurant in PVD.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love POB!! It’s our go to place when in Providence. Adam behind the bar is the best ever! And Tray is doing a wonderful job also. Yes

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KhammyT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine here at least once a week. The bartenders are so awesome. The food is great. I usually come for the happy hour menu which has many options and I’ve tried the brunch recently and was extremely satisfied. This is my top of the list go to places so I highly recommend this restaurant.

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MadelineF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Providence Oyster Bar! The service and the food are absolutely amazing!

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ShanaC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. we sat at the bar & the service was second to none. Lobster bisque is a must try! Portion sizes were spot on for main courses. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love appy hour at Providence Oyster Bar!! The servers at the bar could not be nicer, and make excellent crafted cocktails. Always a great experience here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Adam is a great bartender excellent service.

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vipFrequentDiner
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a very nice meal outside. It was a beautiful day. The service and the food were good. The fresh clams and Oysters were a "hit" at our table and we also enjoyed the Tuna, Calamari, and other menu items. We will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , staff , and oysters to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Wonderful service!!

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KimL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic. The food was outstanding and our waiter Jordan was attentive, polite and informative. Anything we needed he was there for us and made our experience all the better.

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BobL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy with our entire song experience at Providence Oyster. Started with sushi, lobster bisque then wonderful seafood Swordfish and backed stuff scrimp cooked to perfection.

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SherriG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Fabulous waiter. Outdoor seating was great. I will certainly be back!

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Appy Hour is a great deal!
Drinks are as good as it gets.

SG
ShirleyG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect oysters and a staff that can beat anywhere!!!!

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KurtF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!They strictly follow Covid guidelines. Even the valet service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server trae was awesome and attentive. The hostess made sureste got the seat we requested next to the oyster shucker.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

We originally booked for a high chair indoor seating but was still prompted to eat outdoors due to a wait. What is the point of booking online if you still have to wait for a seat? I found it a bit disappointing. It was just very inconvenient for us as we did not prefer to eat outside due to the noise level, amount of numerous people outside as is & the weather temperature. For that, that is why the ambience rating was very poor.

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SelinaH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service and the food was amazing I would definitely come back.

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vipGeoffreyR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent atmosphere outside was terrific and Tray our waiter was magnificent!

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CarolAnnD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.. Definitely liked the option of outdoor dining .Having the street closed off was a plus but eating on the opposite side of the street was a little weird. The waitress was very attentive. The oysters were delicious and fresh. Our dinner selections were prepared perfectly. Will definitely return.

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PaulP
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was soooooo good. The sushi rolls are literally the best I’ve ever had anywhere. Service was so good and we felt very comfortable with the cleanliness and all the safety precautions the restaurant took!! Definitely will be coming here more often!!

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vipsmw237
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great dinner and drinks here! We sat at the bar and the bartender was very friendly and attentive. We really enjoyed the ginger wasabi calamari and the mussels, and the sushi was very good. Drinks were excellent. A very enjoyable meal out!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a 10!

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houstonian
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and venue. Heaters would have made the experience better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was amazing server was fantastic
Loved it

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Ordered a shellfish platter that was the freshest seafood I’ve ever had. The server helped describe all the oysters and what everything was on the platter which was super helpful. Then we had the seared sesame tuna and the Diver Sea scallops as entrees. Both were exceptional!! Already booked a reservation for next week! Can’t wait!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooooooooo good. Freshest oysters. Tuna was the best I’ve ever had, hands down, and our server was fun, and answered all our questions. When we are in town again we will definitely make sure we come back.

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vipRobertG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal in European like outdoor setting.

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NinaD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous for happy hour! The mussels are to die for! The waitstaff and everyone there was very conscious of safety and we felt very comfortable there.

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vipdivingivan1963
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and great food , service and value.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal or experience @ Providence Oyster Bar which is why I keep going back. Our waiter Jordan was great & would highly recommend this restaurant.

FAQs

Providence Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1148 OpenTable diners.

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.