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) #21 of 163 Restaurants in Newport $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
+1 401-846-5856
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cottage pie” (15 reviews)
“corned beef” (20 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
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131 - 140 of 417 reviews

Reviewed October 20, 2015

It has or promotes the atmosphere of an Irish Pub with a great variety of food. Of course there was a great corn beef dish but also several items that were very tasty. There were 6 in our group and everyone had nothing but good...More

Thank Terry P
Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is our first stop on every trip to Newport. It's a traditional Irish bar with great beer selection, especially their beer mash-ups. What keeps us coming back: Jukebox, intimate setting, charming wood-paneled interior, proximity to the wharfs, price and the open window seating for...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed October 17, 2015

We had clam chowder, beef stew and corned beef dinner washed down with draft beer (cream ale). Everything was very tasty, generous portions and friendly service. Perhaps unsurprisingly on a busy Saturday night, we had to queue for a few minutes and the pub was...More

Thank BillHarvey
Reviewed October 10, 2015

We stopped in at Buskers in Newport twice during our 5 day stay. The first night we got big meals. The traditional ham dinner was very good. While the veggies could have been hotter, the ham was delicious! And I LOVED their hard cider beverage....More

Thank Sal717
Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

From the moment you walk into the Pub you know you have made the right choice for a restaurant to have a late lunch. The interior is beautiful. Warm and cozy would be the way to describe it along when being immaculate! We sat at...More

Thank Alice C
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Went to Busker's after returning later than expected from an evening reception. We just wanted a bite to eat and a night cap, and a couple places in the area already had menu service shut down for the evening and it was not even 10...More

Thank SemperEJ
Reviewed September 23, 2015

Good downtown location with a good selection of tap beers. We also enjoyed some chowder and pub food.

Thank Bruce D B
Reviewed September 20, 2015

I rarely return my food for a variety of reasons. This time was the exception. Their "shepards pie" was in a red hot pan, probably microwaved, with the contents cold and flavorless. I paid for my beer and left the premises with no intention of...More

Thank JSS8888
Reviewed September 14, 2015

we are visiting Newport on vacation and went to Busker's on the recommendation of friends who live locally. Overall disappointing experience. Service was terribly slow - even getting seated in a half empty restaurant took 10 minutes. Tables were sticky, floor was dirty and bathrooms...More

Thank whitelaketraveler
Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great atmosphere. The staff is fantastic. They explain anything on the menu that you want them to explain. The amount of food and quality of food is superb! Definitely recommend eating at this establishment when in the Newport area.

Thank 12Lynnie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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