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Portsmouth Publick House

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American, Bar, Pub
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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
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
$1 raw bar

Stopped into the Publick House on the way home from a day at Newport. They have a simple raw bar of oysters, little necks, and shrimp all for a buck. Great deal. My wife got the white clam pizza and I got the little neck clams with a delicious broth of garlic and butter, both were tasty. Definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Publick House is out and that is a huge disapointment because it is right at the top of my street, The building is beautiful - everything else is not. As others have said, the service is terribly slow. And, the food is a perfect match for the bad service. We have dined in twice. I can't rven remember what... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stopped into the Publick House on the way home from a day at Newport. They have a simple raw bar of oysters, little necks, and shrimp all for a buck. Great deal. My wife got the white clam pizza and I got the little neck clams with a delicious broth of garlic and butter, both were tasty. Definitely will come... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Prior to trying out the Portsmouth Publick House, we read all the other reviews and walked in prepared for the worst. The majority of the other reviews were good but there were enough bad reviews to make us second guess this establishment. The good news: the service was very good and the waitstaff was trying very hard. The food was... More 

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Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have been twice and I it has been consistent. Poor service and tasty food. The last visit we were seated quickly and then we waited over 5 minutes for the waitress to greet us. Maybe she was on a break as the restaurant was not busy. Any waitress/waiter that does not welcome you and also say there name when... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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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

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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

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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