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178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
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Ranked #27 of 208 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
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
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

You must try the Corned Beef Reuben or the Fish and Chips. They are both excellent. Great place to have a sandwich and catch a game on one of the big screen TVs.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The food was okay and I had trouble finding something that really sounded spectacular. Not many menu options if you're not into Irish food. My fish sandwich turned out to be very good, but I think fish sandwiches are kind of hard to mess up. I was disappointed by the beer menu and thought there would more options. The service... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for warm comfort food on a cold winter night. We shared a Cottage Pie and a Chicken Pot Pie and could not have been happier. Great food and excellent service.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food was o.k. but the six of us all had something different with no one raving about the food. The waitress was very pleasant and prompt. The atmosphere was really nice and decorated well with lots of pictures and things to observe.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Four of us had a late lunch on Saturday the 6th. Food was OK nothing to write home about cottage pie was as expected. Standout of the meal was the clam chowder.

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Newport, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Real authentic coziness.... Out on the town ? A great stopover...... Great bar seating too: up or downstairs.. where amazing apps and meals are cooked ... Super place ... People ... Staff ... Ambiance A real hometown feel ...

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Alexandria, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

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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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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24 reviews 24 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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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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