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) #26 of 168 Restaurants in Newport $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
+1 401-846-5856
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cottage pie” (16 reviews)
“corned beef” (20 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
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Reviewed yesterday

Overall a 3/5, but really two stars for service and 4 stars for food. Ate there for lunch at the end of a recent trip to Newport. Let's do the good stuff first - the food. 4 solid stars for pub-food class fixings. My wife's...More

Thank rfichera
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have eaten here several times. The food is good; the staff is pleasant; on a hot day, it is a great place to eat and cool down in Nrwport. We will return.

Thank jeanne77b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really just a quick stop on a pub crawl with 2 couples. The live music was fun. Not very big so you end up standing up close to the musicians. It's an older place and looks like a place I would hang out if I...More

Thank PJM37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of six enjoyed dinner here after spending the day visiting the mansions. Amongst our groups perhaps the biggest shout-out went to the Fish n' Chips, which took top honors during our time in Newport. Good ale/beer selection. The only issue was that the...More

Thank Gara Lacy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a friend (both professionals in our early 30s) are visiting Newport for a few nights and felt like a trip to a local Irish bar for a quiet drink or two after dinner. Upon arrival, we presented our Irish drivers licences only to...More

Thank Aoife K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went back to buskers a couple of times in our short 4 day trip. that itself says a lot about this place. typical pub environment with live music . we tried the duck burger, vegetable sandwich, chilli, Grilled Portabella Mushrooms, chicken goujons, chicken curry....there...More

Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What you would expect from an Irish Tavern. Good brew selection and good Irish pub food. The best reuben I ever tasted. My burger was a bit over cooked so it's better to order med rare to get med like most places that over cook...More

Thank R M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife had a ceasar salad, I had a delicious Buskers Burger with Irish cheddar and a Storm Blueberry beer. this for 36.28 USA. Nice and tasty. During the dinner, we enjoyed a musician. Nice guitar and songs. So, yes, you can enter this Irish...More

Thank Pierre L
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We got immediate seating in this pub, and the atmosphere was wonderful. The server got our drinks promptly and told us about the popular dishes. I had the cottage pie which I really enjoyed. My son got fish and chips which he enjoyed, and the...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We go here multiple times every time we visit. It has tasty food at a price that works for our family. Great portion sizes too!

Thank Lori L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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