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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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“cottage pie” (17 reviews)
“corned beef” (23 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
178 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6616
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great burger, fries and beer here and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. The burger was cooked to perfection and the fries were fresh and delicious.

Thank Mickey M
Reviewed 11 December 2017

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 6 December 2017

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 6 December 2017

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 30 November 2017

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
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Response from Pierre L | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

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