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Portsmouth Publick House

American, Bar, Pub
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1 King Charles Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871-1353
+1 401-682-2600
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun atmosphere, love dining outside by the huge fire pit on a warm summer evening. The food was good and reasonable and service was nice. The burgers are great and we went on a Friday where they had a raw bar, with little-necks and oysters for $1 it was very good.

Thank LocalMoya08
Hopewell, Virginia
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224 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We like to go there on Fridays for their discounted littlenecks, oysters and crab claws. Still a tad pricey but always very good. Get there early as they sometimes run out of the crab claws. We sit at the bar and top our appetizer off with a cold beer or glass of wine. We actually went there the night we... More 

Thank hilda102320
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116 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Set back off the main highway in a quaint plaza. You might miss it if you don't know it's there. Good beer on tap, sandwiches are delicious, seafood is fresh. Definitely a keeper.

Thank maxxie13
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186 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Walking in the door we were greeted with a smile. They were very accommodating making sure we were happy with where we were sitting. The waiter then came over and was very upbeat. We started out with appetizers, tenders and stuffy cakes. Then we had the main meals Portuguese steak and shrimp mozambique and ended with dessert and coffee. Over... More 

Thank Jeanne M
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

This is really just a pub, not a restaurant.. Four of us out for dinner...Two of us ordered the Portuguese steak...Ordered two martinis, okay but small...The waitress brings out the salads with the dinners, a no no.I start to eat and realize that the steak is missing the piece of ham and egg....I like the juice from the egg on... More 

Thank nancyoti
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

coming back from a late home depot trip my lady and i stopped in around 8.30pn on a Monday. Not surprising early Feb it was not busy, what was very good though was the greeting and hospitality shown to us. Dinner for 2 followed and both were very good. With a good range of beers aside from the generic American... More 

Thank Michael C
rhode island
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

We went in on a very busy Friday night and waited apx 30 mins for table which was fine because we expected that and just enjoyed a drink at the bar while waiting. The bartender was excellent and got to us right away. Nice selection of beers and drinks offered. The hostess and manager kept in touch with us regarding... More 

Thank leeca31
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

In sum, the food was good and the service only acceptable. Our server didn't seem to know much about the menu and seemed to put in minimal effort. I've seen this echoed in other reviews. My husband had the fish tacos which were fantastic and my salad was very good too. The draft list could use some character. The atmosphere... More 

Thank emumarkland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Went there on a Monday evening with a Groupon. We asked simple questions about the menu and we were given an insulting answer by our waitress. We asked how much were sweet potatoe fries because the price was not listed on the menu as a side dish. She quoted 3.50. We waited 45 minutes for our food and the fries... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Service was prompt and courteous. Drafts were just... meh. Nothing to be impressed by, not even the food. We'll probably stop by again, but just because its location and easy access to and from highway, and the waitstaff is nice.

Thank C M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $28
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 King Charles Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871-1353
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 401-682-2600
The old Custom House Coffee is now Portsmouth Publick House! Offering the same great roasted coffee as before, we are now offering table service from 7a - 10 Mon - Sat and 8a - 10p on Sundays. Our executive chef is featured on The Rhode Show weekly and has put together an amazing menu! Trivia Night Thursdays 7p - 9p Live music Saturdays 7p - 9p

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