O'Brien's Pub

O'Brien's Pub

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Hours
Sun
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Mon
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Tue
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Wed
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Thu
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Fri
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Sat
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$6.00 – $26.00
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles361 reviews
Excellent
101
Very good
140
Average
80
Poor
24
Terrible
16
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Mary
New York City15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 couples
Fiancé and I stopped in for an early dinner for the first day we were in Newport. He had the pulled pork sandwich and I had the Smokey mountain chicken sandwich. Both were so amazing, especially after a day of walking the Cliff Walk! We were seated outside but the fires were perfect. Lemonades were great too and the prices are unbeatable in Newport! I recommend going for lunch though because the crowd of pre-gaming college students was a bit extra. Overall amazing place with friendly and helpful staff. We’ll definitely be coming again!
Written March 12, 2021
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Thomas V
Great Neck359 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
We had dinner here on the last day of our visit . All tables were outside and it was a bit windy and chilly so that impacted our experience . The beer selection is good , however the wine in the glass comes in a plastic cup ; yes for $10 you receive it in a small orange juice type plastic cup . It was explained that glasses for drinks are not being used currently - only plastic . Ok . Calamari appetizer was a bit over breaded , main courses were a decent burger , ok salmon and a shrimp curry dish . Food was average , service was good . Would I return ? Doubtful - I would try other places for sure
Written November 1, 2021
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Ireadreviews
United States12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
So delicious! Decided to stop here for lunch while visiting RI. So happy we did. Sat outside, I had the lobster roll ( not GF bun FYI ) w side of bean salad ( soooo good) my husband had the bbq chicken sandwich he loved it. My teen and tween had GF cheese pizza 13” had to take leftovers so big and cheeseburger on GF roll. My lobster roll was huge and the best evah! Great service, will definitely come back! Helps it wasn’t busy season I’m sure.
Written May 18, 2021
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GreenIT
93 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 none
If you are there for the bar scene, have kids that need to run around outdoors, or you are just indifferent about food, then this is your place. If you are looking to have a good meal, there are better options. No creativity seems to have gone into the menu or cooking. I think they are just taking advantage of their location to serve basic food at above basic prices in a good location.
Written October 24, 2021
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JMOTM
Fresh Meadows662 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
Enjoyed sitting outside and having lunch here one day. The clam chowder was pretty good as well as the cod. One of our party also tried the salmon and that was fairly tasty as well. Two of our party ordered the jalapeno steak and both individuals thought that there was excessive jalapeno-garlic paste on top of the steaks. Service was a little underwhelming for waitress' attitude.
Written July 18, 2020
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Patmac110
Ozone Park62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
Four ladies hungry and thirsty after walking all day. The menu posted outside looked promising, Drinks were large, strong and delish, Two of us ordered the lemon shrimp which came swimming in a sauce that wasn’t great. The salmon was good, pasta with veggies a bit overcooked but good . Nice social distancing set up outside which was appreciated!
Written September 18, 2020
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agoneil
234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
We enjoyed a late lunch in the sunshine (and a little wind) here. The Lobster Roll was the daily special and it did not disappoint. And the hamburger was HUGE. There was a nice variety of cold beers, and the Captain Crunch was a nice twist on a MaiTai. We had friendly service and left with a couple souvenirs. Fun place!
Written May 31, 2021
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Cheryl M
Coventry100 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
We were excited to try a new place with vegetarian and gluten free options. Unfortunately, the food was just ok, but not great. The atmosphere was casual, outdoor dining which was nice. The duck fountain was quirky. Our server was very sweet. The veggie burger was nothing special, not super seasoned or meaty. The fries were a hit. The citrus chicken was seasoned pretty well although the chicken was rather dry. Broccoli and baked potato were pretty standard. It was worth a try.
Written August 7, 2021
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funtimefamily12
Blakeslee888 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
We ordered the Reuben. Bread was soggy, corn beef sliced thick. Cheese was the only thing that covered the bread. Corn beef and sauerkraut was in a pile on the center of the bread. The rest of the bread, just cheese.
Written March 16, 2021
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O'Brien's P
Hi there! We're sorry to hear your Reuben wasn't up to your or our standard. Did you let your server know? our kitchen staff would've been MORE than happy to make you a new sandwich! We'll share this comment with our staff to remind ourselves to always be on our A-game!
Written April 12, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ags35
Carmel343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
My husband and I had lunch here during our recent stay in Newport. We were able to sit outside near the fountain on a beautiful afternoon. The restaurant is very kid and dog friendly, and definitely has a casual pub vibe. Our service was very good and so was the food. The lobster mac & cheese is amazing! They definitely don’t skimp on the amount of lobster they put in it. My husband had the pizza and although he enjoyed it, the crust is very thin, just so you are aware. Bonus points for parking in the back!
Written October 19, 2021
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Ron C
Gainesville969 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
We were here for lunch. Catherine D. provided excellent and friendly service, very helpful. We both had the fish and chips, though my wife asked for sliced tomato instead of chips. They gave her an entire tomato! Perfect.
Written August 7, 2021
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TooSweetAndSour
Baldwinsville1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
The space is not really in the lively part of Thames street, and it was not anything like an Irish pub at all. It was cold and dark, the bathrooms needed much attention, and the staff acted like they didn't even want to be there. Once the tips stopped flowing the staff became even more indifferent. There are many better places in Newport, try those.
Written November 14, 2020
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obriensp
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us! I'd like to clear up though that we're not an Irish pub. Many get that confused by our Irish name! We hope you'll join us again next time you're in town to give us another shot!
Written November 22, 2020
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Robert F
Pilesgrove86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
We had read that the fountain in the outdoor area was popular with young kids and they were right. Our almost 4-year-old grandson played for 20 minutes with several other youngsters until our food came. And a couple with a dog sat next to us which he loved. We were able to get a table with no wait at 5: 00 on a Monday evening.
Written July 11, 2022
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown12625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
We went to O'Brien's Pub on Thames Street in Newport twice. When we drove down this street, which is crowded with shops and restaurants, we noticed that while most restaurants were almost empty, O'Brien's had a good-sized crowd. That is always a good sign, so we stopped by on June 3rd for lunch. Lynda had steamed mussels and a mudslide while Randy had the fish and chips with a Guinness. We came back on June 6th and both had jerk chicken dinners and a mudslide. The food was good, and it was entertaining to watch the kids playing with the toys in the fountain.
Written July 5, 2024
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caribbeantraveler91
1290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 couples
We discovered O’Brien’s on our last day in Newport. We stopped for dinner, and although they were busy, we were seated within 15-20 minutes. The waitress informed us that the kitchen was backed up, and it did take awhile to get our food, but we didn’t mind. We sat on the patio, which is dog friendly. The menu selections were decent, and that’s how I would rate the food. Not the best I’ve eaten, but good. The waitress was friendly and provided good service. It was the evening of the fireworks, and she managed to get us served and get us the check before the fireworks started, which we appreciated.
Written July 10, 2021
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