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O'Brien's Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
501 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
+1 401-849-6623
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“pasta salad” (6 reviews)
“wings” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
501 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in for an early dinner with the grand kids. Menu gave plenty of choices and good selection for kids. The service was fast and friendly. Ordered chicken tenders, sandwiches and I had a Chick-pot-pie. Plenty of food and it was all excellent.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank morrcrew32
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

fun place to hang out with family/friends or by yourself! They’ve got an inside and outside bar area to accommodate the seasons which is really nice. Good amount of TV’s if you’re trying to catch a game as well. Definitely recommend you stop by if...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great staff was great portion’s were huge. I ordered the pork nachos and it was a mountain of food so good!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ScottPatten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub. Nice cold beer, good pub food, apps. Great atmosphere. Townie bar feeling. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hulkonline
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I only came here for drinks, the location is close to the water and the environment was fun. The bar staff was very nice. The drinks were inexpensive and delicious!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank xal0o
O'Brien's P, Manager at O'Brien's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Come again soon!

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

My aunt and I always come here whenever I visit from Florida and this is always our stop in Newport! Pasta salad is the best, but it is seasonal. Their burgers are great and my boyfriend always loves the wings. Great atmosphere and ask for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jgirouard101994
O'Brien's P, Manager at O'Brien's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad to hear you're our first stop! The wings are our favorite, too! Can't wait to see you again on your next visit home!

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

The Guinness was tasty. The service was solid. Really liked that they have NFL ticket. Solid food too

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Connor W
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

I ordered a dinner salad with lobster salad on top and there was a lot more lobster then I expected! It was very good!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tsjewsi
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

When I went with my parents for lunch, our server was friendly and had a great attitude. Come and try O’Brien’s!!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kailey W
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Nice Atmosphere, Good service. Gluten free options too. Ryan B server was cordial and helpful with food selection. Free parking in back was convenient in busy shopping area. Lunch was delicious and fair prices. I recommend for good meal

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ken L
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O'Brien's P
September 8, 2018|
Response from O'Brien's P | Property representative |
In the fall, we have wing night on Mondays, trivia on Tuesdays, karaoke on Wednesdays, and DJs on Friday and Saturday nights!
O'Brien's P
September 8, 2018|
Response from O'Brien's P | Property representative |
Our outdoor patio is dog-friendly, and you'll often see children playing at the fountain. Because of this, we don't allow glassware on the patio. If a glass were to break, it would be an incredible hazard for our furry and... More
O'Brien's P
September 4, 2018|
Response from O'Brien's P | Property representative |
Yes! We serve gluten-free pizza, salmon, sunshine chicken and steak!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-6623
  • E-mail
O'Brien's Pub is located in the fifth ward district of Newport RI, and has been operated continuously since 1945. Our current operation was established in 1979 and has continued to be a local favorite among Newport residents and tourists alike. The outdoor garden patio has grown to seat over 200 customers and is an enjoyable place to meet for cocktails and to sit for lunch or dinner. Children are typically kept busy by our play fish fountain located in the center of the patio. O'Brien's Pub has a large menu which features daily appetizers, lunch, and dinner specials. We have variety of imported and domestic beer, as well as frozen drink and coffee specialties. O'Brien's Pub is open 364 days a year and host large functions and special parties. In winter months, the gas stove adds warmth and coziness to the pub. During day time hours video games, pool tables, and our five TV's offer entertainment to all ages.
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