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178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
+1 401-846-5856
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cottage pie” (18 reviews)
“lamb burger” (15 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went in for sandwiches, but ended up ordering the more Irish fare. Irish relish was a unique yummy flavor, perfect for the Scotch eggs. Brown bread is homemade, cottage pie had a rich, saveory flavor!

Thank Griggles1
Reviewed 1 week ago

At first glance, you might think Busker's is only a touristy Irish pub on the Thames St restaurant/bar row, but it is much much better than that. The food and service were excellent when we were there for supper, and it was pleasant to be...More

Thank Brick17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a drink and something to snack on. The service was very good, everyone was so friendly! You must try the cottage pie! Delicious!

Thank NatNatSanto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two seniors on a cruise arrived after a short walk on a sweltering day to sit and have a drink. Saw the food coming out of the kitchen, read the menu and decided on lunch. Great idea. Dark wood, pub decor, Irish ales and great...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a beer before heading back to Providence on the Seastreak fast ferry. Nice Irish bar decor and friendly waitress who had recently arrived from Kildare, Ireland. Good location in the heart of downtown Newport.

Thank kmb149
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has a nice Irish menu. Yes, it is Pub Grub, but the relaxed surroundings are a good change from a busy day of touring. Both the food and the service are good.

Thank TwoT0Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and drinks with lots of American as well as Irish food available. Service was great as well, would definitely eat here again!

Thank TCM327
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place on the corner of Mary Street and Thames Street. The servers were very friendly and the food was quite tasty. Plus it has a nice, relaxing atmosphere. We loved it.

Thank Nashville_brent_65
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Decided to try out this place after we were told it would be a 90 min wait to get into Brick Alley pub. Both are Irish pubs along the same street very close to each other so I don’t understand the wait for the other...More

Thank Chemorn
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We were strolling around downtown Newport on a drizzly Saturday early evening and didn’t want to venture too far from our hotel in case the skies opened up with a deluge of rain. We also didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg for...More

Thank Trvl4Funb455
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6 May 2018|
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Response from jetsetter90 | Reviewed this property |
Here is their info: Address: 178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 1AM Phone: (401) 846-5856
28 September 2017|
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Response from Pierre L | Reviewed this property |
No, it should be fine.
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Restaurant Details

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