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O'Brien's Pub

501 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
+1 401-849-6623
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good43%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta salad” (4 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
“quesadillas” (3 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
501 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
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1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to grab a sandwich (rueben is my favorite) and sit outdoors this is a great place. Good drinks, nice atmosphere and good service make this a spot that you must visit. And the prices are reasonable.

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 15 August 2017

During a recent long weekend, we did one lunch and one dinner here. The food was very good, and the value good. There are tables set up outside but isolated from street. We had a good time and good meals here.

Thank Visitor-from-CT
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went here over the weekend and had the burgers with pasta salad. The burgers were cooked perfect and the pasta salad was one of the best pasta salads we have tasted. Even had a dog menu and she had her own burger and a...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We were starving at 9pm in Newport with our dog and we couldn't of had a better experience. All the staff was so accommodating to our dog, she was given ice water, she got to order off the dog menu, and they sent her home...More

1  Thank Sara C
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We had lunch here before our shopping trip. They were very accomodating: when our 11-person party decided we wanted to move out of the sun, they did it eaily, Food and service were excellent.

Thank Suzanne K
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Casual outdoor atmosphere. There were several people who brought their dogs with them to dinner. I had a gluten free pizza with zucchini, chicken and mozzarella. They were very accommodating and made exactly what I wanted. She had a pulled pork sandwich which she said...More

Thank WeAreTheRoswells
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Good food, though slightly overpriced. Very versatile menu. Pet friendly. Had to take two separate tables for 9 of us as they could not seem to put two tables together.

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful crab cakes. Portions generous but not too big. Great service. Roving servers make all the difference. You can see why this place makes money.

Thank seew1222
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had lunch here shortly after arriving at Newport and chose it do due outdoor seating. We had good sandwiches and salads. Pretty standard.

Thank airedaleluva
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We popped into O'Brien's after doing most of Cliff Walk. We had tried to visit the night before but they told us their kitchen was backed up over an hour (that is not including the wait for a table - perhaps time to get more...More

Thank SeacoastSally
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-6623
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O'Brien's Pub is located in the fifth ward district of Newport RI, and has been operated continuously since 1945. Our current operation was established in 1979 and has continued to be a local favorite among Newport residents and tourists alike. The outdoor garden patio has grown to seat over 200 customers and is an enjoyable place to meet for cocktails and to sit for lunch or dinner. Children are typically kept busy by our play fish fountain located in the center of the patio. O'Brien's Pub has a large menu which features daily appetizers, lunch, and dinner specials. We have variety of imported and domestic beer, as well as frozen drink and coffee specialties. O'Brien's Pub is open 364 days a year and host large functions and special parties. In winter months, the gas stove adds warmth and coziness to the pub. During day time hours video games, pool tables, and our five TV's offer entertainment to all ages.
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