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$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
+1 401-846-5856
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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122 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on a Sunday and there were only a few people there. Good selection of draft beers. The fried pickles were very good - baby dills, not slices. The reuben was outstanding, piled high with kraut and thick sliced corned beef that was very tender. Cottage pie was a little dry, could have used a little more gravy. Very reasonable... More 

Thank Joe H
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I definitely recommend this place. It's an Irish Pub, so you get all of the usual favorites. Irish beer is on draft. The chili was amazing. I had the fish and chips which were excellent. We found this when we were walking around, but I would definitely make this a planned destination.

Thank vanessaw1121
East Haddam, Connecticut
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My hubby and I came in here for lunch- excellent fish and chips! Great service. I would highly recommend this place!

Thank Susanne H
Lakeland, Florida
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place by chance. We were looking for someplace other than Panera within walking distance to the Windham resort. We had cottage pie which was excellent and the Rueben was like no other I had ever had huge thick slices of corned beef I also did the mashed carrots and parsnips for a side and they were all... More 

Thank AbbysNana01
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for dinner and a couple of beers. Patriots on the television. Service was average, beer selection was pretty good. Food was just OK, nothing special. Wife liked her food. Was busy... that's a good sign, but wasn't really impressed. Could take it or leave it, nothing special. Lots of other places to go in Newport.

Thank BeehiveMan
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first trip to Newport in 2011 we stopped at City Hall to get our marriage license, then at Busker's for lunch. On our fifth anniversary, 2016, we were back in Newport, searching for a fun Saturday night out to celebrate & ended up back at Busker's - - by chance at the exact table we sat at in 2011.... More 

Thank Jaque R
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's many other amazing restaurants in Newport. Go into Buskers, have a beer but then move onto Benjamins or Speakeasy. Err'one on staff at Buskers is rude as! And there were no Buskers inside..??

Thank Pusskka
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come here every time I'm in Newport. Best Fish and chips outside of London and maybe even better . Service is always great and prices are fair . Great selection of beers and Irish fare

Thank 60fab
Pooler, Georgia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to Busker's a few times. Always plan to order something different, but can't help ordering a reuben again! The Guiness and black and tans are delicious! My husband tried a few different dishes and all were good. Food takes a while, but good food takes time. Service okay.

Thank KCave
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here for a quick bite before the ride back to Providence. Nicely decorated in Irish Pub theme, there's a nice bar when you walk in. We ordered the cheese sticks as an appetizer and the crust was nice and crunchy. Also ordered the "Irish" onion soup - it's made with Dubliner Irish cheese and the chili. Both dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-5856

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?