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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 101
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  • 94
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Affordable Food Downtown

My girlfriend and I went there for dinner on a Saturday right around 5 PM. The service was a little bit slow but another server stopped by to help put our drink order in. The beer list was good (they had a Green Flash tap takeover) and our first server was quite knowledgeable about the beer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Allen P
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Palmer, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Palmer, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I went there for dinner on a Saturday right around 5 PM. The service was a little bit slow but another server stopped by to help put our drink order in. The beer list was good (they had a Green Flash tap takeover) and our first server was quite knowledgeable about the beer selections. The food was... More 

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New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had a bowl of NE Clam Chowder, which was excellent - creamy with tender clams and potatoes. The Welsh Rarebit was also a surprising treat! I had never had it before and it was delicious! When I was there, there was a singer playing guitar, and the volume was perfect. Sometimes live music can be too loud to enjoy... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

went with my wife and two small children- made sure we went early (about 3) so we'd not interfere w bar crowd- They were totally cool w our kids (1.5 and 4.5 yrs old) and made us feel welcome. Food was great and they even altered menu for our daughters "discerning tastes". A proper poured Guinness and well made drinks... More 

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374 reviews 374 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went here with a group of friends and the bartenders and severs were just bummed or tired or something. We just had one and left because we felt like a burden. Unfortunate because the a atmosphere was nice and the whiskey selection great!

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
94 helpful votes 94 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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86 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?