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The Causeway Platter – It's Giant
Buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, cocktail sausages, and chicken tenders
Cheese Toasties
Thickly sliced bread with melted irish whiskey cheddar and wholegrain mustard. Served with ballymaloe irish country relish. 6.99
Make Them Our Irish Spiced Beef Toasties
Corned beef marinated in spices and brown sugar and then boiled with guinness, sliced thin and served on our cheese toasties
Grilled Portabella Mushrooms
Topped with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil and a balsamic glaze. Served with our homemade brown bread
Buskers Nachos
With salsa, sour cream, tomato and pepper rings. 9.99 add chicken or irish chili (homemade chili with corned beef added, a local’s favorite)
Fresh Homemade Mozzarella Sticks
Five mozzarella sticks with a warm marinara dipping sauce
Fresh salmon cured by our chef in brown sugar, dill and irish liqueur. Served with chopped red onion, capers, and a dill mustard sauce with homemade brown bread
Curry fries 6.99
Buskers Fries
Handcut irish fries with choice of cheese, gravy, garlic or BBQ sauce
Fresh, breaded rings and tentacles, fried and served with banana peppers our own homemade marinara sauce
Cocktail Sausages
8 of our own mini irish sausages served with a spicy honey mustard sauce
Buskers Classic Reuben - Our Best Seller
Freshly cooked corned beef with sauerkraut, russian dressing and swiss cheese on toasted marble rye
Irish Fish Sandwich
A lightly breaded and fried fish filet with coleslaw, tartar sauce, lettuce and tomato
Thai Chicken Wrap
Diced chicken breast with mixed greens, cheddar cheese, shredded carrots, cucumber and peanut sauce
Pulled Pork Sandwich
We slow roast our pork for six hours and toss it with our homemade BBQ sauce. Comes with coleslaw and choice of potato
Chicken Sandwich
Grilled chicken breast with your choice of buffalo sauce, cajun spices or our homemade BBQ sauce. Served with lettuce and tomato
The Liffey Chicken Sandwich
Grilled chicken breast served with a rasher and choice of cheese with lettuce and tomato on a kaiser roll
Ploughman's Sandwich
Traditional irish ham sandwich toasted with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, sliced red onions and branston’s pickled relish
Portabella Mushroom Sandwich
A grilled portabella mushroom served with red onion, lettuce, tomato, basil and warmed mozzarella cheese
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Choice of cheese grilled in white bread with tomato
All soups are homemade by our chefs
Cup 4.50
Bowl 5.99
New England Clam Chowder
Cup 5.99
Bowl 7.99
Lobster Bisque
Chef marcus makes this bisque with local lobster and is served with homemade brown bread
“Irish” French Onion Soup
Served in a crock with irish brown bread croutons topped with baked dubliner cheese
Crock of Chili
Made with ground beef, corned beef, red kidney beans and topped with irish dubliner cheese
Caprese Salad
Tomato, mozzarella slices, roasted red peppers and basil served with a balsamic glaze
Beet Salad
Mixed greens and roasted beets topped with crumbled goat cheese in a light lemon-garlic vinaigrette
Small 4.99
Large 7.99
Darby O’Gill's House Salad
A mixed‏ green salad with tomato, cucumber, green and red bell peppers, sliced onion and served with our homemade brown bread
Small 6.99
Large 9.99
Caesar Salad
Parmesan cheese, cracked pepper and croutons served with romaine lettuce and caesar dressing.
Buskers Gourmet Burger
Add a little spice to your life and try our homemade burger made with a unique blend of ground beef, egg, dijon, red onion, parmesan cheese and herbs served on a kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato and a pickle
Served daily from11am—3pm
Busker fries
Shoestring french fries.
Donnelly's Eggs Benedict
Poached eggs on an english muffin with corned beef, hollandaise sauce and fries
Busker fries
Shoestring french fries.
Kinsale Eggs Benedict
Poached eggs‏ on an english muffin with irish ham, hollandaise sauce and fries
Busker fries
Shoestring french fries.
Irish Ham and Eggs
Our irish ham grilled and served with eggs and fries
Busker fries
Shoestring french fries.
Healthy Irish Breakfast
Eggs, irish baked beans and buskers hand cut fries
Busker fries
Shoestring french fries.
Irish Breakfast Sandwich
Rashers and an egg served on toasted white bread topped with cheese and served with fries
Busker fries
Shoestring french fries.
Chicken, Cranberry and Brie Toast
We poach our chicken and mix it with herbs, onion and mayo. Cranberry sauce, brie, sliced thin apple and the chicken mixture are added to the toast. This sandwich has it all. Served with choice of potato
Busker fries
Shoestring french fries.
Newport's Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
Shaved steak with cheese, sautéed mushrooms, onions and peppers served on a torpedo roll with a pickle
Busker fries
Shoestring french fries.
Hot Dogs
2 hot dogs served with a pickle, sweet relish and mustard
All sandwiches, wraps and burgers come with hand cut busker fries or shoestring french fries. You may substitute fries for one of the following
Small bowl 7.99
Large bowl 14.99
O’Donoghues Irish Lamb Stew
The real irish stew. Shanks of lamb slowly braised and deboned. Potatoes, carrots, onions, and turnips are added and braised again until perfect. Served with homemade brown bread.
Irish Mixed Grill
Steak tips, rashers, bangers, black and white pudding, irish baked beans, homemade brown bread, tomato and mashed potatoes
Small bowl 6.99
Large bowl 12.99
Mc Donnell's Beef Stew
A hearty beef and vegetable stew made with potatoes, carrots, peas, onion and red wine. Served with homemade brown bread.
Burdock's Fish and Chips
Beer battered fish and our hand-cut french fries served on “newspaper” with coleslaw, tartar sauce and lemon
Shepherd's Pie
Homemade with‏ ground beef, carrots, peas, mushrooms, corn, mashed potatoes and topped with gravy. Served alongside our homemade brown bread
Corned Beef Dinner
Freshly cooked corned beef with cabbage, smashed carrots, mashed potatoes and our homemade brown bread
Chicken Curry
Our renowned chicken curry made with tri-color bell peppers and red onion. Served with your choice of jasmine rice, homemade mashed potatoes or busker fries
Ginger Glazed Salmon
Pan seared salmon glazed with ginger, soy and dijon served with homemade mashed potatoes and chefs vegetables
Pulled Pork Dinner
We slow roast our pork for six hours and toss it with our homemade BBQ sauce. Comes with coleslaw, cornbread and choice of potato
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken breast simmered with onions, carrots, celery and peas in a homemade chicken gravy and topped with a puffed pastry
All desserts are homemade by buskers chefs
Guinness Black and White Chocolate Mousse
Imagine a pint of guinness, only the dark beer is chocolate mousse with a hint of the black stuff and the white head is made of white chocolate mousse. Devine
Irish Crème Brulee
Classic crème brulee with bailey’s irish cream and topped with freshly whipped cream
Bread Pudding
Bread soaked in cinnamon, grapes and custard, baked and served with vanilla ice cream and an irish whiskey caramel sauce
Apple Crumble
Fresh apples baked with a crumble made with irish oatmeal and nuts. Topped with freshly whipped cream
Brownie Sundae
Homemade brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry
Traditional Irish Coffee
Our award winning irish coffee made with jameson irish whiskey.
Bailey's and Coffee
Always a good choice! Bailey’s irish cream and coffee topped with freshly whipped cream.
Nutty Irishman
Bailey’s irish‏ cream, frangelico, and coffee topped with freshly whipped cream.
Peppermint Patty
Peppermint schnapps, bailey’s irish cream, hot chocolate and freshly whipped cream.
Spanish Coffee
Kahlua, brandy and coffee topped with freshly whipped cream.
Broken Leg
Captain morgan spiced rum, hot cider and a cinnamon stick.
Warm Apple Pie
Tuaca and hot cider topped with freshly whipped cream.
Kissed by a Leprechaun
Bailey’s irish cream, boru irish vodka and celtic crossing liqueur
Chocolate Martini
Stoli vanil, dark crème de cocoa and bailey’s irish cream (add mint if you like)
Russian Relief
Stoli vodka, peachtree schnapps, malibu rum, pineapple and cranberry juices
Carribean Summer
Banana liqueur, malibu rum and pineapple juice
Fufu Martini
Malibu rum, light and dark rum with pineapple, orange and cranberry juices
Tree Frog Martini
Malibu rum, midori and pineapple juice
Jolly Rancher
Stoli razberri vodka, banana liqueur, apple puckers, chambord and sour mix
Lemon Drop Martini
Limoncello, absolut citron and triple sec
Celtic Lemonade
Celtic crossing liqueur, boru irish vodka and lemonade
Dublin Peach
Jameson irish whiskey, stoli vanilla, amaretto, peachtree schnapps, orange juice and soda
Black and Tan
Half and Half
Blue Moon
Sierra Nevada
Bud Light
Coors Light
Miller Lite
Michelob Ultra
Newport Storm
Smirnoff Ice
Mike's Lemonade
Pabst Blue Ribbon (Can)
Narragansett (Can)
$10 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hey I’ve been to allot of bars pubs etc. I was here for a little vacation with my wife and we stopped for a few drinks. Started out just a few beers. Place got busier as the night moved on. I will say I have...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank kevinrX233PZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed an appetizer and a cold drink at the bar. Cozy and has an old world charm that is so inviting.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Walsh13k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had potato pancakes and scotch egg. Both ok, prefer my potato pancakes thinner. Chili was good. Special of the day was lobster fritters and clam chowder. Lobster fritters were a disappointment, mostly filler not lobster. The clam chowder was really good! We’ve had clam chowder...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank stonefacetoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their lamb burger was just wonderful. The clam chowder was the best I’ve had in Newport so far. Their chili was also very good. Nice pub atmosphere. Excellent service.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 590irmac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the lamb burger and ginger salmon - both great. Definitely many steps above standard fare pub food. Good food and beer selection, and good (calm) atmosphere - although it was a 2 pm lunch. Very enjoyable.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank mccaffjt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was incredible! It really reminded me of our trip to Ireland a couple of years ago. It had delicious fish and chips, boxty, cottage pie, burgers, bangers and mash, traditional Irish breakfast, and more. The amount of options for ales and ciders from...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ishcampmom
Reviewed May 14, 2019

Went in for dinner, and got a nice meal at a reasonable price, the staff were great when we requested to move, due to a rather loud diner at the next table, good laugh, nice night.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank shirleyfosterg
Reviewed May 12, 2019

My husband was hungry for Irish food, so we tried Busker's. While the service was friendly and the place nice enough, the food was nothing to write home about. It's good if you want a pint with some friends, but for food, suggest going elsewhere.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Maryann L
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Been here for dinner, the place is good, the waitress is so sweet and kind... I had their burger and it was also good... so at the end nothing to complain about ... i would go back there..!!!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 229stefanot
Reviewed April 23, 2019

We checked out a few places (O'Briens, Fastnet and Buskers) and this was what I would expect as an Irish Pub complete with a snug-like section. I ordered a Black and Smooth (Guinness and Killkenny). It was well poured and tasted so creamy and smooth....More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Here is their info: Address: 178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 1AM Phone: (401) 846-5856
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