Rhody Gem

Rhody Gem: December 2018

The Bristol Oyster Bar - The Bay


We are pleased to introduce Rhody Gem, a new monthly column in The Bay Magazine. We’re always being thanked for spotlighting the “hidden gems” of the state, and in our ongoing efforts to leave no stone unturned, we’re putting the call out to our readership! Each month we’ll spotlight a Rhody Gem: a business, artisan, or place suggested to us by our faithful readers.

What it is:
Bristol Oyster Bar is a restaurant beloved by Bristolians for its right-outta-the-ocean seafood and a menu filled with sumptuous dishes and desserts boasting locally sourced ingredients. As its name implies, there are oysters a-plenty – including the daily two-hour “Legendary Buck a Shuck” deal (check their website for details). Owner Peter Sebring claims to have been planning the restaurant since his mid-teens, and with its thoughtful upscale-yet-welcoming atmosphere and inventive menu, we believe it. Fun fact: It’s part of the Rhode Island Oyster Trail.

Where to find it:
While the address is Hope Street, you actually need to turn onto Court Street and then take a left to find the entrance to this true hidden gem.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?
Being slightly tucked off the main strip, any visit makes you feel like a true in-the-know local. Come for the oysters but stay for the warm lobster potato salad… and upside-down banana cake… and then a few more oysters.

Bristol Oyster Bar
449 Hope Street

To submit your Rhody Gem please email: Elyse@ProvidenceOnline.com