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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
Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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San Clemente, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
347 helpful votes 347 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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