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Portsmouth Publick House

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American, Bar, 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/Brunch, Dinner
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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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Oysters Nirvana

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Joanne G
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Table was dirty. We had to standby the table for five minutes waiting for someone to comeback and clean the Gunk off the chair and table. They did not have raw bar oyster's as advertised. The waitress double charged two items. Not the first time ive been there but it is the last.

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East Windsor, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My boyfriend and I just visited on Valentine's Day for lunch. I was expecting pub style food but was very pleasantly suprised! The menu featured so many deliciously described choices, it was hard to decide. I settled on the blackened fish with mango salsa and it was AMAZING. The atmosphere is great and the service was very good. We'd purchased... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had a party of 6 people. This was not an overwhelming crowd, and only one of our party was satisfied with their meal. The location isn't difficult to find, nor is it difficult to park or enter. The difficulty was with the meals. One in our party ordered a simple swiss cheese burger, medium, and it was more than... More 

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Warren, Rhode Island
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184 reviews 184 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I recently bought another Groupon for Publick house as they seem to be on there often and it is a great value. I read the other review regarding the added 20% tip for groupon users and we visited a few days before you and didn't get charged that. I agree that adding that is unacceptable and should be mentioned when... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I bought a 30.00 Groupon voucher and used it to eat here. Turkey dinner was 4 thin slices of deli turkey. menu says comes with corn on the cob. the sent it out with out it and alo forgot to brin out the cranberry with the meal. When the bill came to us it had a 20% tip included. I... More 

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Jon K, Manager at Portsmouth Publick House, responded to this review

Our manager on duty that night was injured and had to go to the emergency room at the same time the waitress came over and asked for him to go over to the table. I apologize nobody else went over to the table to speak to you and will not happen again. Our menu states gratuity will be added to... More 

Tiverton, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very friendly staff and good food at great prices. Nice beer selection. Busy, so get there early or later. Should not be disappointed.

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Finger Lakes, NY
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a great little place in Portsmouth, about 20 minutes from Newport. Raw bar is great with delicious $1 oysters and clams all day everyday. Great craft beers available and a fun drink menu, though NO local wines? They need to rectify that as they are literally 5 minutes from 2 great wineries on the island. Food was fun, flavorful... More 

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Portsmouth, RI
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117 reviews 117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Ate here last night. Sat at the bar. We were pretty early so chatted up the chef/co-owner George. Hannah our bartendress was very nice and attentive. The missus put her love for pizza in the chefs hands after discussing likes/dislikes. He put forth a superb 4 cheese pizza with a slight hint of red pepper flakes. She loved it. I... More 

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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, 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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