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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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All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Portsmouth, RI
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for both breakfast ,lunch and dinner. Raw bar is excellent. Fire pit is a great place to eat and drink in nice weather. Very diverse menu with reasonable prices. Desert choices are outstanding. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, and several tables adjacent to gas fired fireplace.

Thank Bob W
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little restaurant and place to meet. It is a very cozy atmosphere and the service is very good. The quality of food is excellent as well. Great recommendation if you're looking for something close and cozy.

Thank Scott H
Winsted, Connecticut
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We were there for Sunday brunch. The place wasn't very crowded, but it took a long time to get our food. The waitress didn't charge my husband for his coffee, but we were there for a very long time. I got the wrong grilled cheese. I ordered Mediterranean and got the veggie. I didn't say anything because it took so... More 

Thank Kathy C
Newport, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

I have given this restaurant three chances to get it right and each time this place gets worse. My latest visit was a disaster and I doubt I will be going back. Tried ordering three different things and received three different excuses as to why the option wasn't available. It was a Sunday and the boneless wings and wings were... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Have lived here 30 years. We rarely travel to portsmouth for a night out. Friends recommended the Publick house. Tried it on a Friday night. We were greeted warmly at the door and showed to our table. Wife had the pizza it was very good. I had to try it of course. I had the Portuguese steak. What a treat... More 

Thank Edward T
Middletown, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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228 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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122 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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188 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $28
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?