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Greenwich Bay Oyster Bar Opens

Continuing the EG restaurant renaissance, the new Main Street eatery celebrates seafood.


It was a cafe, it was a bagel place, it was a coffee shop. The space at 250 Main Street has been a lot things lately. The latest incarnation is the Greenwich Bay Oyster Bar – and it looks to have staying power.

Owner David Spaziano took his time reshaping the cozy space, with a nautical theme, including an homage to our state motto: Hope.

"I've always been in love with Rhode Island and the water and the Ocean State," Spaziano said about his focus on seafood. "It's a fundamental part of East Greenwich. We have a great area here."

Spaziano, who grew up in nearby Warwick, studied to be a teacher, specializing in Italian and phys ed. But he was always interested in food and restuarants, learning the trade at places like Cafe Itri in Cranston.

He said he picked Main Street in East Greenwich because he knew the restaurant would be a great addition to the burgeoning EG dining scene.

"We wanted to bring a facet we felt was missing in the area," Spaziano said. He said he's happy to be with so many other restaurants. "It works out. You have a bunch of people coming here."

The Greenwich Bay Oyster Bar is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. with a late night menu. It has a full bar.

micheline ardente September 06, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Love it !!
Mario Abbondanza September 06, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Good luck with the new place David!!
Martha Capirchio Washington September 06, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Great food and atmosphere!! This is my new go-to place! Keep us the good work David!!!
Patch reader September 06, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Good Luck Dave. You're filling a niche that this town was missing! Chowdah & clam cakes...
Robert Nemitz September 06, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Awesome place! Exactly what EG was missing!
kathi September 07, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Very unorganized and unprepared when we arrived at 1:00 pm and we were told to come back at four. They were still that way when we returned at 4:00. They were out of many things including french fries. Will maybe try again when Taste of EG comes around. Not impressed so far.
HillResident September 07, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Good luck with everything EG Oyster Bar, this sounds like a very nice addition to the EG dining scene!

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