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$$ - $$$Irish, ,
178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
+1 401-846-5856
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went for lunch, sat at the bar (my usual choice) service was okay, not esp. friendly for an Irish and tourist area. We were there before the rush. Food average, fries cold.

Thank PemiNH
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking by and saw Gingerbread Martini on the board outside and we had to go in. The place was jumping for a Saturday lunch crowd. The drink was delicious as well as the the truffle fries and wings.

Thank jetsetter90
Reviewed 1 week ago

Buskers is a great Pub. We tripped over it many years ago and make it a regular stop when in Newport. On this visit we all had the F & Chips and a couple of good drafts. Perfect for the end of the travel day...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everytime in newport we come here. The chili is wonderful!! Great place to take the kds because it can be loud and the staff is very friendly

Thank Charlene I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate four meals here over our weekend visit. Simple, basic, Irish stick-to-your-ribs fare. Inviting, welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff. Legit Irish menu. (The bread is great! ).Nice selection of beers and such!

Thank Alwxa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this place twice whilst staying in Newport. Nice pub with good fish and chips and scotch eggs served with a really good homemade chutney.

Thank Markbermudagooner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner here recently and enjoyed it thoroughly. They were quite busy (which we take as a good sign) and entertainment was about to begin so they offered seating upstairs as it might be a bit quieter. Our waitress was friendly and efficient and...More

Thank Marko02642
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here twice during a recent Newport visit and were very satisfied. Great atmosphere, good food and service. I had the smoked salmon platter both times. My wife had traditional Irish fare. Very pleasant visits.

Thank Rich O
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Busker’s is a wonderful Irish Pub situated in the middle of downtown Newport. The Bar is good-sized (not huge) and comfortable. Restaurant seating is set throughout, in all different kinds of table combos and nooks and crannies. They offer more Irish and Scotch Whiskey than...More

Thank JosephBVTV
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in Newport RI to see a movie at Jane Pickens Theatre. After the movie we decided to try Busker’s. It’s an Irish restaurant/Pub. The service was great and the prices were fair. We both had the Rueben sandwiches. They were...More

Thank Darsik1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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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