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“A must visit when in Newport” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Busker's

Busker's
Ranked #27 of 232 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A must visit when in Newport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

Food was great as well as the friendly service. Ed was our server and he did a terrific job.

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lax
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“if you like faux Irish pub background with good food and bad service...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2011

maybe it was just the rainy tuesday we were there, but the service was pretty darned bad. we waited 15 minutes for our drinks and another 5 to order.

the food was very good. better than i had imagined for a faux irish pub.

if the service had been better, i'd say, go. may have been a random occasion.

nary a local in there for lunch. would i go again? if i peered in and saw multiple servers on duty, sure. otherwise, nope.

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank paul518
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Stamford, CT
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Best Reuben Sandwich!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2011

We were pretty excited when we found out Buskers had Franziskaner on draft. And pretty impressed when we saw how many other beers this irish pub had as well. Drinks and food was great. Definitely need to order the Reuben sandwich. We had a great time, chatted it up with the bartender and got to know the locals a bit too. Only downside is that you have to be prepared to wait, especially on the weekend. It's a small place, but the staff works hard to get you in and get you a seat.

  • Visited February 2011
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Thank Iamsterdam11
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Woeful”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2010

We ducked in here for lunch on a cold and windy day, but were not comforted. The place was nearly empty, yet the service was strangely slow and indifferent. The food was worse. We had the fried cod sandwich, which was way overcooked to the point of being half black and hard. There is no excuse for this at a restaurant located along the New England coast...a mortal sin. The rough cut french fries were good, but the cole slaw was barely average. We could not wait to leave, even if it meant returning to the cold..

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Thank Veritiero
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Leeds, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Disappointed. Very basic food.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2010

It is very simple pub food. Cheap (not good value).

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Thank 2009leeds
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