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Busker's
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178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
average pub

The food was o.k. but the six of us all had something different with no one raving about the food. The waitress was very pleasant and prompt. The atmosphere was really nice and decorated well with lots of pictures and things to observe.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
Daniel L
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East Hartford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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220 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
East Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food was o.k. but the six of us all had something different with no one raving about the food. The waitress was very pleasant and prompt. The atmosphere was really nice and decorated well with lots of pictures and things to observe.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Four of us had a late lunch on Saturday the 6th. Food was OK nothing to write home about cottage pie was as expected. Standout of the meal was the clam chowder.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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117 reviews 117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Real authentic coziness.... Out on the town ? A great stopover...... Great bar seating too: up or downstairs.. where amazing apps and meals are cooked ... Super place ... People ... Staff ... Ambiance A real hometown feel ...

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Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to eat when in Newport. I've been here on more than one occasion both lunch and dinner and the food is always good. Their beer on tap selection is good and since you can get a four group sample you can try more than one variety if that suits. I like pub food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Decided not to wait at brick alley pub and go here. Really good food and drinks. Would go back! Service was good.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I went this weekend for dinner during Restaurant Week. What a GREAT choice! :) The staff had fantastic recommendations, and the service was right on point. We never had to look to find our waiter. Irish pub feel...they had live music playing, a guitar player playing and singing with a violin player...they were awesome! They did some... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Stopped in here for lunch and was extremely pleased with the whole experience. Had the rueben and a Guinness and was very good sandwich. And you can never go wrong with a Guinness. My wife had chicken sandwich with Brie and cranberries that was also excellent. She had a pumpkin martini that she said was one better martinis she has... More 

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North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our experience here deserves 5 stars. My wife had shepherd's pie and I had Irish stew. Both meals were very good and tasty. The beer was good too. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The service was excellent too. Five stars it is.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Wanted a relaxed pub meal and went to Buskers. It was great. We started with delicious made in house mozzarella sticks. My pulled pork sandwich and coleslaw were excellent. The waiter was friendly and very helpful. The live music made it fun to sing along. Only complaints were the fries were so so and the table felt sticky. It was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Busy place on a Friday night can be expected. I had clam chowder and fish and chips. Chowder was good but served warm, personally I like food served hot, I can let it cool down myself. Fish was a nice thick piece of cod with not much flavor. The tarter sauce was good and also the coleslaw. The french fries... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Irish

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