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Busker's

178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
401-846-5856
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Ranked #33 of 207 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Irish
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Albany, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Generally we stop in this pub for a drink or two but this trip we decided to have dinner here too. The Irish fare is fabulous. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were pleasantly surprised to find the food is as good as the staff, bar and drinks.

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Laval, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Although I am not a regular customer of Irish pubs, this one makes it worthy of mention. Was there on Labor Day weekend for dinner and was pleasantly pleased. Had some crab cakes which were excellent and a nice salad, and for desert, bread pudding with a caramel sauce and ice cream, a big enough portion for 2. Alltogether, a... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for a very late lunch, 4:30. We were so pleased that they let us order from the lunch specials menu. The crab cakes were excellent, full of crab with a very lightly fried crisp, not very much filler. It was served with tartar sauce and a wonderful chopped tomato salad/salsa, over some baby greens.... More

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New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Hey, where do you get Scotch Eggs? At Busker's!!! The food selection is fairly good, both Fish 'n Chips and Bangers 'n Mash can be highly recommended. Plus a nice selection of beer on tap and good service - a happy experience at a reasonable price. The only setback: no A/C!

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Allentown PA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was our second time at this establishment, first time was two years earlier. Food was just as good. Clam chowder is the best I had while I was visiting...and I had chowder at every restaurant we went to. BBQ pulled pork...in house made sauce, was great. Atmosphere is cozy. Service is excellent. I would return again.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stopped by Buskers after dinner while walking down Thames Street after dinner - heard the music and stopped in - cozy, warm and welcoming- very friendly and warm. Great selection of beers (local and Irish) as well as great selection of whiskeys. Did not eat here but saw many great looking dishes pass by as we enjoyed the great music... More

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Lee, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is the real deal, down to the wood in the walls. The atmosphere is true Irish and the menu items reflect this. The food is superb, fresh and tasty with real Irish brown bread. the service is fast and friendly and they have a great range of beers on tap.

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were with 3 persons. We liked the onion soup very much! Also the beef stew and the fish and chips where very tasty. Friendly staff!! And cozy decorated!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Busker's offers warm Irish hospitality and great food for average prices. With two kids, finding food that everyone likes can be difficult; Busker's has a enough of a selection that everyone found something to their liking. Dishes like fish-n-chips to bangers-n-mash to a traditional reuben were quickly devoured. Our server went out of his way to make sure we had... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A very friendly place. A good selection of draft beers. Great Irish comfort food. The banger's and mash was the best I've ever had, my girlfriend had the macaroni and cheese. She was torn about her selection as she has had the shepherd's pie in the past, but she did not want to get that much food.

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