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Busker's

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178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
401-846-5856
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good choice

We weren´t going to wait 45 minutes for a table at a popular restaurant nearby so kept walking and found this one. Good food, good service. Pub decor. Freindly staff. I bet if you get it full of people and have some standing outside waiting, it would become as popular as the other one.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Mountainside, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Westville, Indiana
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110 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Four adults and two teenagers. We all agreed this was such a fun time eating here. Shepards Pie was very good. Corn beef/Cabbage spectacular! A must try drink is the blacksmith (beer) my husband says. The desserts were out of this world. Creme Brûlée .... Mmmm mmmm good. Live music and great ambiance.

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Hamilton, Canada
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133 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We did not have time to wait an hour for another popular restaurant on a Saturday evening. We found Busker's Pub and were seated immediately. If you want air conditioning you need to go upstairs. We asked for an extra plate to share the BBQ ribs. Our server offered to have the kitchen split the meal into two separate plates.... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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170 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We've been here several times, usually upstairs for an event at night. We recently stopped in here while visiting Newpor on a hot summer day and had an ok meal. I had a chicken sandwich, which was good. We also ordered nachos with chili. They were different than we were used to, but they were okay. Overall, a good spot... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My friends and I always went to Busker's in the past for some of the best fish & chips in Newport. Not any more! I went there on 2 different occasions recently and both times, my fish & chip plate was not up to par. Each time, I got one tiny piece of fish containing pockets of grease...so much grease... More 

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Annandale, New Jersey
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place was ok. I wasn't blown away. Was a little skeptical because everywhere in Newport was packed and this place was almost empty. Good service and ok food.

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We weren´t going to wait 45 minutes for a table at a popular restaurant nearby so kept walking and found this one. Good food, good service. Pub decor. Freindly staff. I bet if you get it full of people and have some standing outside waiting, it would become as popular as the other one.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The staff was very nice and the food was quick to be ready. The food was also very good. I had the Fish Sandwich and the fish was cooked very well.

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Wichita, KS
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nothing special here. Average bar food and service. There are other better choices in Newport. Walk past here.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had some different menu items that I had never tried before....black and white pudding, which was actually types of sausage. They were a good interesting. Also tried their stuffie...they should stick to Irish food. Nice atmosphere and very good service.

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Falmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great Irish pub - they serve some traditional Irish meals. We had shepherd's pie and guiness stew. Good service and a nice atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-846-5856

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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