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Nearby Restaurants in Providence

Known for its easy access to fresh produce, seafood and proximity to a world-class culinary schools, there’s plenty to love about the restaurant scene in Providence, Rhode Island. Here you’ll find find dozens of fantastic eateries, with everything from juicy burgers at Harry’s, to savory jalapeño poppers at Rosendale’s and New England brioche-style donuts at PVDonuts.  

Here’s eight of the best restaurants, desserts and bars for your next gallivant in Providence. 


Long Live Beerworks

The name of this casual microbrewery in Providence says it all – Long Live Beerworks. Located southwest of downtown Providence, Long Live Beerworks taproom and brewery lives in a 4,000 sq ft two-story restored mill building.

The industrial-chic space boasts a spacious bar and 18 tap lines, in addition to an upstairs loft area with tables and a birds-eye view of the production floor. Beer connoisseurs and skeptics alike will enjoy their wide assortment of brews with a focus on IPAs, stouts and sours.  

Insider Tip

Get your hands on the DDH Skull Medallion, our favorite double IPA.

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The Industrious Spirit Company

On the site of a former mill complex just a mile from downtown, The Industrious Spirit Company was the first distillery to open in Providence after prohibition. Aptly named, this distillery draws on local artisans, chefs, designers and farmers to created handcrafted spirits for the community to enjoy.

With an emphasis on experimental, season-driven products, they even source sustainably grown grains and botanicals when possible. Stop by the well-appointed tasting room/cocktail for drinks and snacks or hang outside on the patio for live music and other events.  

Insider Tip

Contact for out-of-state shipping details. 

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Sink your teeth into something sweet at PVDonuts, Rhode Island’s first specialty donut shop. No topping is too sweet for PVDonuts, whether that’s a chocolate drizzle, a scoop of cookie dough, or a sugary old-fashioned glaze. They opened in 2016 with their take on New England brioche-style donuts, but you’ll see countless varieties behind the counter. 

Choose from old-fashioned, crullers, fritters, and more, all of which are hand-made each day. They also have rotating seasonal flavors so you can truly taste the changing of the seasons.

Insider Tip

Get there early! PVDonuts closes once they sell out—and they always do. Follow them on Instagram for a live countdown of donuts left each day!

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The Rosendale

Comfort food gets a facelift at The Rosendale. Located directly behind Graduate Providence, The Rosendale serves up mouthwatering meals in a laid-back atmosphere. Dig into loaded nachos, jalapeno poppers, burgers, and even patty melts, paired with signature craft cocktails. 

If you’re craving The Rosendale come morning, head over for their Saturday brunch menu. Breakfast burritos, chicken and waffles, and more are on the menu, ready to kickstart your day on the town.

Insider Tip

The Rosendale has regularly scheduled programming with live music, comedy nights and block parties.

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Green Line Apothecary

This Providence pharmacy-slash-soda fountain is a charming blast from the past. Honoring the generations-old tradition of drug store soda counters, Green Line Apothecary serves up made-to-order sodas, ice cream, shakes, floats, phosphates and more from their fully-restored 1940s fountain.

Saunter up to the counter to place your order and enjoy a modern take on the old-timey practice.  

Insider Tip

Order a classic Root Beer Float or Lime Rickey.

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Trinity Brew House

Sip a cold beer or two at one of New England’s oldest brewpubs. Since it opened in 1994, Trinity Brew House has welcomed Providence to relax over cold craft beer and pub food favorites. 

There’s always something refreshing on tap, ranging from classics like red ales and IPAs to the more exotic like the Jamaican Me Crazy tropical stout. Swing by the beer garden for a beer or stay for an entire meal. Savor pub grub like cottage pie, jumbo pretzels, and fresh seafood cakes.

Insider Tip

For a truly local flare, the New England IPA has citrus calming nods + effects to help you relax! Plus, they installed a beer garden directly across the street from Graduate Providence!

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Harry’s on the Hill

High-quality ingredients are non-negotiable at Harry’s on the Hill. CNN recently named Harry’s Bar & Burger the #1 burger in America for their sliders, extensive tap list, and alcoholic shakes. All burgers start with the perfect patty of juicy Hereford beef piled high with toppings like hickory-smoked bacon, fried onion strings, and several kinds of cheese. 

Harry’s on the Hill can also feed the vegetarian in your life with their tongue-and-cheek Fungus Among Us, featuring a portobello mushroom “patty” and truffle aioli.

Insider Tip

Harry’s Burger Bar is known for its sliders, extensive craft beer list and alcoholic shakes!

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Ogie’s Trailer Park

Every meal is served with a side of humor at Ogie’s Trailer Park. Their extensive menu serves lunch and brunch favorites with out-of-the-box names like Granny’s Badass Bacon Burger. Order for the mouthwatering meal or simply to get a kick out of saying your dish’s name out loud. 

Vegans and vegetarians can also enjoy a meal at Ogie’s Trailer Park thanks to their house-made veggie burger, grilled PB&J, and a loaded veggie chili. Don’t miss Granny’s Tots piled high with flavorful toppings.

Insider Tip

Granny Boo’s Mac and Cheese Croquettes with Bloody Mary-Nara are a must try!

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