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best seafood in providence

aquidneck Dec 3, 2008 06:09 AM

please dont respond with hemenways-dont like it looking for some place else!

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    Sap115 RE: aquidneck Dec 3, 2008 09:15 AM

    I can't think of a place that is specifically seafood, but I've found the fish entrees at Chez Pascal to be about the best in the city. I would have recommended Mill's Tavern too, but it's been hit or miss there lately.

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      OOliver RE: Sap115 Dec 3, 2008 09:31 AM

      Aside from Hemenway's (where I had the best 'baked stuffed shrimp' the other night), the only other 'seafood' restaurant in the city is McCormick-Shmick's in the Biltmore Hotel. I went there earlier this year and had one of the worst seafood dinners ever - overpriced, and just plain horrible. The service had much to be desired as well. However, the seem to be the competition for Hemenway's...so you may like it there.

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        Bluebird RE: OOliver Dec 3, 2008 12:48 PM

        How is the Providence Oyster Bar? I haven't been, so I can't comment on the food, but it is another Providence seafood option.

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          JaneRI RE: Bluebird Dec 4, 2008 07:30 AM

          I've never been but it's an expense acct favorite at my office. I think it's considered the best seafood in the city, so I'm surprised to read that someone said M&S is Hemenways only competition.

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            Sap115 RE: JaneRI Dec 4, 2008 09:26 AM

            I always forget about the Oyster Bar. It's decent. Nothing that blew me away, but lots of fresh fish options.

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              invinotheresverde RE: Sap115 Dec 4, 2008 09:49 AM

              Oyster Bar has pretty good wine prices also, if that's your bag.

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                ccferg RE: invinotheresverde Dec 5, 2008 02:18 PM

                Does the Oyster Bar still do happy hours (4-6?) with good prices on the raw bar?

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                  invinotheresverde RE: ccferg Dec 5, 2008 08:18 PM

                  Not sure.

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                    sarabean RE: ccferg Dec 5, 2008 09:59 PM

                    hell yeah! were there tonight and last thurs. $1 oysters and a ton of stuff on the bar menu for $6 (lobster roll, legit!) "sushi" rolls (not "real" sushi but fun & tasty), soups, salads under $6 as well. it's a crazy good deal.
                    it's 4- 6:30 every day. closed sunday

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