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Guidebook for Providence

Chris And Amanda
Chris And Amanda
Joined in 2011
Chris And Amanda

Guidebook for Providence

Food Scene
This is our favorite restaurant in Providence. It's a bit expensive but the food is always fantastic. Some of our favorite tips: * The grilled pizzas are amazing (and a Rhode Island specialty) - try the corn pizza if it's in season! * Grab a spot at the upstairs bar where they also have full meal service for an intimate, cozy experience * Make sure to order one of their famous tarts at the same time you place your main order since it takes ~45 minutes for them to make it
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locals recommend
Al Forno Restaurant
577 S Water St
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locals recommend
This is our favorite restaurant in Providence. It's a bit expensive but the food is always fantastic. Some of our favorite tips: * The grilled pizzas are amazing (and a Rhode Island specialty) - try the corn pizza if it's in season! * Grab a spot at the upstairs bar where they also have full meal service for an intimate, cozy experience * Make sure to order one of their famous tarts at the same time you place your main order since it takes ~45 minutes for them to make it
This is a great place to get some vegetarian food. And this recommendation is coming from 2 people who are NOT vegetarians... it's so good.
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locals recommend
Garden Grille
727 East Avenue
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locals recommend
This is a great place to get some vegetarian food. And this recommendation is coming from 2 people who are NOT vegetarians... it's so good.
If you're in the mood for some solid American diner food it's tough to beat this spot in Wayland Square. Parking can be tough over there but you can usually find it behind the West Elm building that is nearby.
Wayland Square Diner
208 Wayland Avenue
If you're in the mood for some solid American diner food it's tough to beat this spot in Wayland Square. Parking can be tough over there but you can usually find it behind the West Elm building that is nearby.
We're from Texas where there are no shortage of great burger joints but this place gives them all a run for their money. Get the classic sliders with cheese, a side of fries and a craft brew or soda and enjoy (make sure to add a third!).
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locals recommend
Harry's Bar & Burger
121 North Main Street
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locals recommend
We're from Texas where there are no shortage of great burger joints but this place gives them all a run for their money. Get the classic sliders with cheese, a side of fries and a craft brew or soda and enjoy (make sure to add a third!).
Good BBQ brisket in Providence? Yep, Durk's delivers some VERY decent barbeque in New England. Sit at the bar, fill out the BBQ card with your choices (we love the chicken sandwich, pork nachos and, yes, the BRISKET) and meet some locals.
Durk's Bar•B•Q
275 Thayer St
Good BBQ brisket in Providence? Yep, Durk's delivers some VERY decent barbeque in New England. Sit at the bar, fill out the BBQ card with your choices (we love the chicken sandwich, pork nachos and, yes, the BRISKET) and meet some locals.
If the weather is nice outside it's touch to beat getting some taqueria-style tacos, a margarita and sitting on the patio (there are not enough patios in PVD!)
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locals recommend
Tallulah's Taqueria
146 Ives Street
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locals recommend
If the weather is nice outside it's touch to beat getting some taqueria-style tacos, a margarita and sitting on the patio (there are not enough patios in PVD!)
If sushi is what you're into and you don't want to spend a fortune head over to Haruki East. We've tried almost every sushi joint and this one is our fave. Get the Wayland maki roll (or two).
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locals recommend
Haruki East
172 Wayland Avenue
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locals recommend
If sushi is what you're into and you don't want to spend a fortune head over to Haruki East. We've tried almost every sushi joint and this one is our fave. Get the Wayland maki roll (or two).
This is a great place to grab brunch or dinner. It's right on the water, so take advantage of the patio when the weather is nice.
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locals recommend
Waterman Grille
4 Richmond Square
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locals recommend
This is a great place to grab brunch or dinner. It's right on the water, so take advantage of the patio when the weather is nice.
If you're in the mood for Ramen, check this place out.
Ganko Ittetsu Ramen - Providence
215 Thayer St
If you're in the mood for Ramen, check this place out.
Great coffee shop right on Wickendon with lots of seating
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locals recommend
Coffee Exchange
207 Wickenden Street
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locals recommend
Great coffee shop right on Wickendon with lots of seating
Nice seafood spot. Tip: hang out at the bar for a cozy drink and apps.
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locals recommend
Hemenway's Restaurant
121 South Main Street
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locals recommend
Nice seafood spot. Tip: hang out at the bar for a cozy drink and apps.
If New York style pizza is your thing, this is the best in Providence. You can get it delivered to Ivy Street or enjoy by the slice at their location on Wickenden. Open late!
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locals recommend
Fellini Pizzeria
166 Wickenden Street
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locals recommend
If New York style pizza is your thing, this is the best in Providence. You can get it delivered to Ivy Street or enjoy by the slice at their location on Wickenden. Open late!
The best donuts in Providence (a town full of good, non-Dunkin' donuts)
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locals recommend
Knead Doughnuts
32 Custom House St
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locals recommend
The best donuts in Providence (a town full of good, non-Dunkin' donuts)
Great local place with delicious baked goods and coffee. Easy walk from Ivy Street!
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locals recommend
Seven Stars Bakery
820 Hope Street
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locals recommend
Great local place with delicious baked goods and coffee. Easy walk from Ivy Street!
Get an award-winning Italian grinder here (that's what Rhode Islanders call an Italian sandwich). They serve a wide range of hot and cold sandwiches.
Sandwich Hut
1253 N Main St
Get an award-winning Italian grinder here (that's what Rhode Islanders call an Italian sandwich). They serve a wide range of hot and cold sandwiches.
Not to be confused with Seven Stars, Silver Star Bakery is a fantastic Portuguese bakery with amazing pastéis and other assorted pastries and baked goods.
Silver Star Bakery
150 Ives Street
Not to be confused with Seven Stars, Silver Star Bakery is a fantastic Portuguese bakery with amazing pastéis and other assorted pastries and baked goods.
Drinks & Nightlife
This is a great bar that you can easily walk to. The bar food is really good and it's in a quaint, cozy space.
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locals recommend
Ivy Tavern
758 Hope Street
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locals recommend
This is a great bar that you can easily walk to. The bar food is really good and it's in a quaint, cozy space.
While this is a full restaurant, the real draw is having a *strong* margarita or two (if you can handle more than one) at the bar. It's an easy walk from Ivy St.
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locals recommend
Tortilla Flats
355 Hope St
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locals recommend
While this is a full restaurant, the real draw is having a *strong* margarita or two (if you can handle more than one) at the bar. It's an easy walk from Ivy St.
Beautiful speakeasy-esque bar with cocktails and a good beer selection
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locals recommend
The East End
244 Wickenden St
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locals recommend
Beautiful speakeasy-esque bar with cocktails and a good beer selection
Best cocktails in Providence.
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locals recommend
The Eddy
95 Eddy Street
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locals recommend
Best cocktails in Providence.
This bar/restaurant is in a historic bank building and is one of the most beautiful interiors in Providence. Have a cocktail and listen to live jazz on the weekends.
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locals recommend
The Dorrance
60 Dorrance Street
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locals recommend
This bar/restaurant is in a historic bank building and is one of the most beautiful interiors in Providence. Have a cocktail and listen to live jazz on the weekends.
A modern take on a beer hall with some of the best local brews you can get your hands on. The food is outstanding, too.
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locals recommend
Bayberry Beer Hall
381 W Fountain St
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locals recommend
A modern take on a beer hall with some of the best local brews you can get your hands on. The food is outstanding, too.
The best brewery in Providence. These guys make incredibly tasty New England IPAs, stouts, saisons and more (depending on the season). Afterward, head next door to Bayberry.
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locals recommend
Long Live Beerworks
425 W Fountain St
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locals recommend
The best brewery in Providence. These guys make incredibly tasty New England IPAs, stouts, saisons and more (depending on the season). Afterward, head next door to Bayberry.
Great bar on the West Side with patio seating, a good beer selection and lots of hipsters
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locals recommend
Ogie's Trailer Park
1155 Westminster Street
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locals recommend
Great bar on the West Side with patio seating, a good beer selection and lots of hipsters
Parks & Nature
Walk along the Blackstone Blvd trail to see majestic old homes, stone walls, and trees in one of the most beautiful parts of the city.
Blackstone Boulevard
Walk along the Blackstone Blvd trail to see majestic old homes, stone walls, and trees in one of the most beautiful parts of the city.
Arts & Culture
This is an amazing library built in 1838 in the heart of College Hill visited by Edgar Allan Poe. A must see.
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locals recommend
The Providence Athenaeum
251 Benefit Street
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This is an amazing library built in 1838 in the heart of College Hill visited by Edgar Allan Poe. A must see.
Spend a few hours wandering around and enjoying the vast art collection in the impressive RISD museum.
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locals recommend
RISD Museum
20 North Main Street
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Spend a few hours wandering around and enjoying the vast art collection in the impressive RISD museum.
Entertainment & Activities
Providence WaterFire is an award-winning fire sculpture installation that runs ~every 2 weeks between late May and early November. Hear live music, watch performers, peruse local art, eat, and drink on the canal in Providence.
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locals recommend
WaterFire
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locals recommend
Providence WaterFire is an award-winning fire sculpture installation that runs ~every 2 weeks between late May and early November. Hear live music, watch performers, peruse local art, eat, and drink on the canal in Providence.
There's no better place to get your karaoke on than this one. Cozy spot in the Dean hotel where you can belt it out without fear of judgment.
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locals recommend
The Boombox
122 Fountain St
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locals recommend
There's no better place to get your karaoke on than this one. Cozy spot in the Dean hotel where you can belt it out without fear of judgment.
Beautiful theater downtown with live shows
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locals recommend
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street
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locals recommend
Beautiful theater downtown with live shows
Historic theater for live music and events
The VETS
1 Avenue of the Arts
Historic theater for live music and events
Foreign, art house & indie films are shown in this historic art deco theater with retro decor.
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locals recommend
Avon Cinema
260 Thayer Street
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locals recommend
Foreign, art house & indie films are shown in this historic art deco theater with retro decor.
Sightseeing
Hang out on the beautiful Brown University campus college green. It's exactly as amazing as you would expect.
Brown University College Green
75 Waterman Street
Hang out on the beautiful Brown University campus college green. It's exactly as amazing as you would expect.
Historic observatory opened in 1891. They have weekly (Tuesday evenings) free space viewings, with telescopes set up to show various interesting things and staff to explain what you're seeing and answer questions.
Ladd Observatory
210 Doyle Avenue
Historic observatory opened in 1891. They have weekly (Tuesday evenings) free space viewings, with telescopes set up to show various interesting things and staff to explain what you're seeing and answer questions.
Essentials
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locals recommend
Whole Foods Market
601 North Main Street
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locals recommend
CVS
799 Hope Street