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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, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 6
    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
Good Little Irish Pub

Not that Newport is without Irish pubs, but Busker's is a nice little gem right next to America's Cup Inn. They had a nice little beer selection and the lunch menu offered a lot of options. The service was top notch while we were there. Overall, if you want a nice little lunch with a good Irish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Rich S
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Ronkonkoma, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place was awesome! They had different things for dinner besides the usual seafood that you usually find in a town by the ocean. Great food, great drinks and great staff. I especially loved that they have macaroni and cheese with ham and peas!

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Not that Newport is without Irish pubs, but Busker's is a nice little gem right next to America's Cup Inn. They had a nice little beer selection and the lunch menu offered a lot of options. The service was top notch while we were there. Overall, if you want a nice little lunch with a good Irish atmosphere, go to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Numerous visits to Buskers and they always come through! Authentic Irish food & great Boddington's beer! This trip we stopped in to wait out a rain storm, drank hot team & ordered warm bread pudding, absolutely amazing!! Almost went back later for dessert again. Highly recommend stopping in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Busker's was one of the first restaurants my husband and I went to when we arrived in Newport. I loved the cheese toasties appetizer!! So good!! They had great salads and drinks. I would definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

so good. Bangers and mash dish was amazing. Not greasy. Large portions. We all cleaned our plates. Friendly waitress. Note: parking meters outside only accept coins until 6pm then they are free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great food, great service and great live music. Didn't have to wait to be seated. The price was very fair too. Just awesome!

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Portland, Oregon
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Stopped in for lunch around 1 p.m. during the Newport Flower Show, expecting to have a long wait to be seated. No problem! The wait staff handles a full house of customers very well. I ordered the Irish breakfast sandwich, which was wonderful; my companion ordered the fish and chips. She said they were the best she'd ever eaten! The... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Wow. Some really awesome food, laid back atmosphere, excellent customer service. We had planned to eat somewhere different every night but once we tried Buskers we kept going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

This was my first tril to Newport with friends and we came across this little gem to eat. We were not disappointed this place was absolutely amazing and the staff was incredible. They gave excellent customer service and the food was even better. Coming from an Irish family it tasted just like my family's cooking. I would definitely recommend this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Recommended by a "local, Busker's made for a very fun evening. The live music (great) and pleasant atmosphere (cozy, friendly and no sense of being overcrowded) were great companions to a very good meal. Tasty food, great on-tap beers and pleasant service were all part of a very nice evening.

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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, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Pub

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?