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Portsmouth Publick House

1 King Charles Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871
(401) 682-2600
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Ranked #7 of 36 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: American, Bar, Oyster Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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! Margarita Madness All Day Monday Trivia Night Thursdays 7p - 9p Live music Saturdays 7p - 9p 2-5pm every day $1 appetizer with purchase of a margarita!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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! Margarita Madness All Day Monday Trivia Night Thursdays 7p - 9p Live music Saturdays 7p - 9p 2-5pm every day $1 appetizer with purchase of a margarita!
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English first
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Gave the Publik House one last try last Thursday Sept 12th. Arrived to find Saloon type doors seperating the Bar/dining areas Why?? Sat by a young waitress who said she would be back to take our drink orders. 15 mins later she walked by and said" Has no one come by to take your order?? My response was YOU said... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Incomplete only because I haven't had much of the food yet. I was drawn in by the "buck a shuck" deal they have all day every day. I saw some plates go by that looked very good and the menu is the kind I like. doesn't have a million different things that no one could possibly do all well. It... More

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Every Thursday my husband and I meet friends for Trivia with Andy. He is by far the best! He always makes us laugh.It is a great time had by all. Trivia with Andy is the highlight of our week! I highly recommend their sangria and Mediterranean plate appetizer. The Chicken bacon ranch pizza is amazing. Never leave there without trying... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Glowing review all around. The food is always good, and the service has improved drastically since we started coming in June. The highlight is always Thursday night trivia with Andy who's cherubic laugh never fails to lift our spirits when we are down. My mother said to me one night leaving trivia: "He's a terrific host, if I were about... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

This place is great. It's a nice atmosphere, with super friendly servers, a huge drink menu, and fantastic food! Our favorite night to go is on Thursdays, because Andy does an amazing job with weekly trivia. He's hilarious and charming! I've been to a few other places for trivia, and nobody compares to this guy! Definitely a great addition to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I go every Thursday for trivia. Its the best 2 hours of the week. Its a fun touch they add to our local community. #grumblepack. I recommend a nice glass of hop stoopid and the chicken bacon ranch pizza. Delicious! Nice, friendly atmosphere and I have had yet to have a bad experience on trivia night or... More

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went there based on a friends recommendation about the raw bar. The price and the quality of the raw bar were excelant. The wives decided to have a meal while the "boys" took full advantage of the reasonable price and good quality of the oysters & clams. The meals that were ordered were excelant and reasonably priced. The only... More

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Portsmouth
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had dinner outside on the patio which was very nice. The nachos were good. My husband had the wild boar sandwich which is basically a fancy name for pulled pork but he liked it. I had the Cobb salad and it was delicious. The fire pit was on and it was a nice night. Relaxing and enjoyable. Would definitely go... More

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The lobster croissant at the Portsmouth Publick House is one of the BEST lobster sandwiches I've ever had. They use only real lobster meat with no fillers, hardly any mayo, and serve a generous portion on a flaky, buttery croissant. Mmmmmm! I've Had this sandwich four times over the past two months and it has been consistently delicious. Also try... More

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Rhode Island
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137 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had dinner here for the second time in about a last night. Most people were sitting outside by the fire pit but we sat at the bar. My wife had the Bison burger (Hold the bun!) and said it was very good. I had the Venison burger which was excellent. That burger comes with avocado and a medium over... More

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