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Busker's

178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
401-846-5856
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Ranked #26 of 206 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Irish
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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San Clemente, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Stopped just for a beer while on a cruise. Cute little place. Free internet which is always nice, especially while on a cruise!!

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This Traditional Irish Pub located along a cobbled street in Downtown Newport features some of the best Irish Fare this side of the of the Emerald Isles.They have a great selection of beers which includes a "Tap War" showcasing products from different Breweries. Their Fish & Chips, Cottage Pie and Irish Mac & Cheese are just a few of the... More

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Patchogue, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were there for a late lunch. Great food and beer. I had the Ruben. Wow I think it was the best I ever had. Everyone in our party was very impressed with the food, good selection of typical Irish food. The fried egg on the burger was different but they liked it! The staff was great. I would definitely... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

My friend had the "Stuffie" which is local fare and absolutely fabulous! I had a goat cheese and beet salad which was delicious. The restaurant is an Irish pub, fun and full of energy! Service was excellent and the entire lunch was most enjoyable and very reasonably priced.

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Kingston, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Stopped at Newport to stretch our legs and get some lunch. We wandered in here behind every British citizen that had just gotten off a cruise ship. Oh well. Great selection of beers. Tried the Country Pumpkin Ale and it was wonderful. The cinnamon sugared rim was an excellent touch. Fish sandwich was "terrific" according to my husband. I had... More

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Another first for us in Newport, very friendly staff, very fast service, traditional Pub food, seems like a locals hangout but tourist here and there. The tables were a little bit sticky but they were busy so possibly the staff didn't have time to clean them. Overall a good meal for a good price in the heart of downtown Newport,... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great food and service. Visited from a cruise liner. Had a great lunch before heading back to the ship.

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Dunedin, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stuffed potato skins were excellent, onion soup very good. Good beer selection, and friendly staff. Not as long a wait (and not quite as loud!) as some other restaurants in the area.

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Additional Information about Busker's

Address: 178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
Phone Number: 401-846-5856
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Irish

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