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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
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 100
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  • 92
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great irish pub

Excellent all around.... live entertainment, service, drinks, food. Cozy surroundings, friendly staff If I was a local, I'd go every week

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
jetact
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Dedham, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dedham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent all around.... live entertainment, service, drinks, food. Cozy surroundings, friendly staff If I was a local, I'd go every week

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New Haven, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Planning our trip my sister and I selected Buskers because of the Irish menu. Because of the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and Yelp we went out of our way to locate it on late Sunday afternoon. We found we had just missed the live music, but that’s life. We’d hoped for a bit more atmosphere, but were treated to American... More 

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Guilford, CT
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Spent the weekend in Newport with friends, headed to Buskers for lunch as the menu looked good and the prices reasonable for Newport. Service was fast and the lunch was great. We all had a few beers and split sandwiches. Will be back again.

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a few drinks on a mini bar crawl of Thames Street and the place was hopping, even though it was snowy and FREEZING out. Luckily we were able to snag 2 spots at the bar pretty quickly. We shared a flight of 4 beers. They were a pretty good size. The servers were very friendly and there... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great pub environment. It reminded me of a place I had visited in Galway, Ireland. Our food was wonderful and the customer service was prompt and friendly.

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have eaten at Buskers several times whilst visiting Newport. The food, service and atmosphere is very nice. It does not distinguish itself too much from similar type pubs of this sort but; I would recommend you stop in for a drink or food the next time you are in Newport. You won't be disappointed.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It is in a convenient area so that is a plus. It is a typical pub type restaurant. The food was good and came out fast. The menu wasnt huge but had a decent selection. It was definitely good but nothing to rave about. Worth a try, but I don't need to go back.

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South Windsor, Ct
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Walking around Newport we saw Bunker's and stopped in for a late lunch. it was not crowded at that time, the service was prompt & friendly. I had the Famous Ruben and it was good with nice large slices of corned beef. The Clam Chowder was ok (not the best I ever had). The only issue I had (no control... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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138 reviews 138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The staff the menu the ambiance the food .. It's all good ... Just Can't say enough... This will complete your Newport stop-over ... An authentic pub for sure !!!!

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We were walking up Thames toward a different restaurant, but it was raining and my husband said let's go here. "Here" was Busker's. The food and atmosphere were terrific. I had a delicious Salmon dish and my husband enjoyed their chicken pot pie. They also had a delicious homebaked soda bread. Yum! We would definitely go there again on a... 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?