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Portsmouth Publick House

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American, Bar, Pub, Oyster Bar
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1 King Charles Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871
+1 401-682-2600
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The old Custom House Coffee is now Portsmouth Publick House! Offering the...
The old Custom House Coffee is now Portsmouth Publick House! Offering the same great roasted coffee as before, we are now offering table service from 7a - 10 Mon - Sat and 8a - 10p on Sundays. Our executive chef is featured on The Rhode Show weekly and has put together an amazing menu! Trivia Night Thursdays 7p - 9p Live music Saturdays 7p - 9p
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  • 18
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great food

great food at reasonable prices, including some vegetarian options. the pizza was wonderful and the waitress helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went on a Thursday afternoon and spent an hour waiting for a slice of quiche and a bowl of seafood chowder. Given the amount of time, you would have thought that maybe the quiche was being warmed in an oven, and then maybe I would have overlooked the time. Instead you could tell it had come out the microwave:... More 

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Newport, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

the food was great and they were able to accommodate my Aunt's no salt diet as well. Great service and location.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Food was above average. Had the Portuguese burger which had a great mix of flavor and truly impressed me and the shrimp Mozambique which was good. However it took an hour and a half from the time I was seated until the food arrived. Truly unacceptable. Server blamed it on the two big orders ( table of 10 and a... More 

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Streator, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We ordered a couple pizzas and a salad. When my daughter told me how much her plain salad was going to cost me, I was stunned. Almost $10 for lettuce, cheese, and croutons. There was an average of $5. to add meat to these salads. Way too expensive! The pizza was alright. Can't really complain there. Although we didn't need... More 

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I used a groupon here and would say at that rate, I probably received a fair value for the food ordered. I didn't have an automatic 20% tip on my bill as others have mentioned and am glad, as that would not have been reflective of the service, which was on the slow and inattentive side. The environment is a... More 

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Warren, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My girlfriend and I recently stopped by Portsmouth Publick House for Dinner on a Thursday evening. We often drive by and see the fire pit in the nicely decorated outdoor patio area. We have been here at least two times before this most recent visit, but we were really disappointed with the service and dining experience. When we arrived, my... More 

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

great food at reasonable prices, including some vegetarian options. the pizza was wonderful and the waitress helpful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Burger was adequate, fries were raw and sent back three times..waitress however was very sweet and attentive..won't be going back for awhile

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My love and I enjoyed an early Valentine's dinner here due to the snow. Arrived at 4 and were seated next to the fire. Oysters, shrimp were lovely. I am so happy you had them as my daughter in law to be went there February 27 for her birthday for oysters and you were OUT! Regardless, looking forward to our... More 

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

For those who, not long ago, frequented the tiny, quiet coffee shop that offered great breakfast pastries and lunch items, the transformation of Portsmouth Publick House into a credible dinner destination has been impressive. Owners Mark and Chef George have expanded their vision to create a comfortable, familiar place for anyone seeking a fun, flavorful selection of comfort meals. As... More 

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Additional Information about Portsmouth Publick House

Address: 1 King Charles Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone Number: +1 401-682-2600
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub, Oyster Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 King Charles Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 401-682-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub, Oyster Bar

Description

The old Custom House Coffee is now Portsmouth Publick House! Offering the same great roasted coffee as before, we are now offering table service from 7a - 10 Mon - Sat and 8a - 10p on Sundays. Our executive chef is featured on The Rhode Show weekly and has put together an amazing menu! Trivia Night Thursdays 7p - 9p Live music Saturdays 7p - 9p
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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