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Busker's

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
+1 401-846-5856
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cottage pie” (17 reviews)
“lamb burger” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
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1 - 10 of 469 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an early supper here and enjoyed it greatly. We had arrived in Newport later than expected because of traffic in Boston, so had missed lunch and opted for an early supper. The place was not crowded and we had a choice of seating....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing. The atmosphere was fun and cozy and our waitress was the most accommodating waitress we’ve ever had throughout all of our many years of travel. Her name is Lauren. We will definitely come back.

Thank linda832016
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Great location on Thames St. with over 400 whiskey and scotch selections. Lots of draught beers . Such a great bar to sit and chat with the locals too. Or just listen to the ‘blarney’ ! Not many places serve Scotch Eggs, so I recommend...More

Thank 55Rocky
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Went to Busker's the other night upon a recommendation from a friend and was pleasantly surprised at how good the lamb burger was, grilled to perfection and not too gamey.The truffle fries were just okay. They tasted fine, but they were a bit on the...More

Thank RIred02842
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The staff was attentive and kind. Burgers were tasty. Tea was a bit tepid but that was ok. Good overall.

Thank Flyfishbozzuto
Reviewed 9 January 2018

My husband and I ate dinner here, and it brought me back to my visit to Ireland! The pub itself was very cozy, and televisions on the walls were playing various sports games. I ordered the fish and chips, while my husband ordered the Reuben...More

Thank Ashton S
Reviewed 29 December 2017

A lovely, warm place. We had a great dinner-- the traditional corned beef dinner and bangers and mash. Though the corned beef was formed into slices, the taste was great and authentic. Service was great. Felt like we were back in Ireland. Would go again.

Thank corgi22
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Dined here on a Wednesday night with the family. We had the cottage pie which was excellent and the beef stew which was also good but too many peas for this persons liking. I had the fish and chips which was fantastic! The fish was...More

Thank Cttraveler66
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We stopped in a cold day to warm up with cocktails, and I was immediately nostalgic for our recent time in Dublin, Ireland. The pub is cozy and warm, with a true Irish feel. The police patches hung around the bar add an authentic touch,...More

Thank LaurieR1021
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We have been to Busker's many times, but not within the last year or so. After spending a chilly Holiday PM visiting the Newport Mansions, we are happy to report that after our hiatus, the restaurant is still very good! Good food, good draughts, and...More

Thank DaveEB310
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
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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