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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, 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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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
K R
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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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?