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Busker's

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
+1 401-846-5856
Today
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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1,834 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

my wife and I went upstairs and were suprised by how small it was. but it had a bar and a few tables. we went before 6pm (I think that was the time) and got the early bird special. I had the prime rib. I think it was like half price. I asked if we would get a smaller portion... More 

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Thank Barry N
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My husband and I went into town around 5/5:30 this past Saturday looking for a drink and a couple appetizers. We went into Busker's and were told that there was room upstairs if we wanted to go up there. We did and sat at a table by the door. The 8 chairs at the bar were full and there was... More 

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Thank Alicia S
MA
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to have a cocktail and we were not disappointed. Seasonal drinks are wonderful and the bar staff are terrific and knowledgeable. Another place to hit while you are visiting!!

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Thank TAZ68
Newport, Rhode Island
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Actually I had the Classic Rueben sandwich on my mind when departing my house for a meal. Upon looking over the menu the Fish and Chips meal jumped out at me! It was very delicious! The best I've had in a long while🌿 Waitress Marlena's greeting was warm and inviting.

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Thank madison2jim
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great Irish atmosphere,equally good food. Tried the scotch egg and was not disappointed. The beef stew was so good loaded with tender beef and lots of potato. Fish and chips were also very good. We will absolutely return and recommend to anyone in the area

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Thank njkinder
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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122 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went on a Sunday and there were only a few people there. Good selection of draft beers. The fried pickles were very good - baby dills, not slices. The reuben was outstanding, piled high with kraut and thick sliced corned beef that was very tender. Cottage pie was a little dry, could have used a little more gravy. Very reasonable... More 

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Thank Joe H
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I definitely recommend this place. It's an Irish Pub, so you get all of the usual favorites. Irish beer is on draft. The chili was amazing. I had the fish and chips which were excellent. We found this when we were walking around, but I would definitely make this a planned destination.

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Thank vanessaw1121
East Haddam, Connecticut
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I came in here for lunch- excellent fish and chips! Great service. I would highly recommend this place!

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Thank Susanne H
Lakeland, Florida
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We found this place by chance. We were looking for someplace other than Panera within walking distance to the Windham resort. We had cottage pie which was excellent and the Rueben was like no other I had ever had huge thick slices of corned beef I also did the mashed carrots and parsnips for a side and they were all... More 

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Thank AbbysNana01
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for dinner and a couple of beers. Patriots on the television. Service was average, beer selection was pretty good. Food was just OK, nothing special. Wife liked her food. Was busy... that's a good sign, but wasn't really impressed. Could take it or leave it, nothing special. Lots of other places to go in Newport.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-5856

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?