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Portsmouth Tavern

Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
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96 Yonge St, Kingston, Ontario K7M 1E7, Canada
+1 613-541-0877
06:00 - 00:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Stopped in for lunch with a couple of friends. Ordered the KP Burger and really enjoyed it. Served with lots of fries, waiter was a real character, very entertaining and fun.

Thank Larry M
Kingston, Canada
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A group of us from the college went down for some lunch and drinks after our exams. The resturant was fairly empty when we arrived, we noticed the man working serving on his own and bartending. This became an issue as tables started to fill up. Service was exceptionally slow and slightly rude. The food was passable as it is... More 

Thank rbuggy
Picton, Canada
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My daughter & I chose this spot to lunch before taking a tour of Kingston Pen since it was close by & got good reviews. It's a pretty big place with vintage decor, a nice view & yummy food at a reasonable price. We both had fish & chips which were very good. Service was also good. I'd go back... More 

Thank luv2cruise2
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visited this pub/restaurant/tavern on returning to Toronto from Ottawa. As we were touring about looking for a likely lunch time venue I saw this place on Trip Advisor. The food was first class and the burgers are awesome. Highly recommended.

Thank mrraslton
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Wow..... Got to order the KP Burger. If you love Burgers you will not be disappointed . Service is quick. The food is served on time and hot. Very fresh and will come again .

Thank Mooskoka
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My daughter and her boyfriend visited the Kingston Penitentiary (a former maximum security prison which closed in 2013 - now a tourist attraction) a couple of weeks ago. They came across the Portsmouth Tavern, a hidden gem a few minutes walk from the Kingston Pen. The also told us that their waiter was very nice and the service was excellent.... More 

Thank Linda G
Kingston, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I'm biased - I love the Ports! This is a landmark tavern which has miraculously escaped being updated. It's refreshingly old school. Here you will find families, couples, sports teams, students, professors - pretty much everyone from all walks of life - having a drink and a bite to eat. The Ports also houses all kinds of community events -... More 

Thank limestone_cottage
Toronto, Canada
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499 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

opposite the entrance to Portsmouth marina parking lot. A nice pub, food is good and Chuck the barkeep will look after you. As far as the kid whining about prices, go up nearer Queens University and eat/drink at one of those dives.

Thank thephoenixrisesagain
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

As a young man attending university in Kingston, I use to frequent the Portsmouth Tavern. The cheap beer and fare were what a student looks for after all. A group of friends and I had made this our place of sort. I have gone there three times over the last few months. It was of sort a reunion as I... More 

Thank AllanBeautifulPlace
Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great staff and food...long established; they know hospitality!!!! Great selection of beers try the poutine...you won't be disappointed!!!!!!

Thank GmaDonnaB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Yonge St, Kingston, Ontario K7M 1E7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-541-0877

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?