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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-334-9855
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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215 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky to stop in on a rainy cold Sunday night. We couldn't have had a better experience. Every course was more amazing than the one before. There was a special fish appetizer that paired pineapple chutney with a sprinkling of peanuts and it was delicious.The lobster and brie nachos was perfect. As was the sushi and the salmon... More 

Thank Codeedo
Halifax, Canada
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate at this restaurant for an evening meal and the food was excellent. The servers were great and very pleasant. The place was a happening place and I suspect it is the same every night and very busy but we were seated very quickly and the food arrived promptly. My cod with lobster potato was too cold for my... More 

Thank Robert S
Dover, New Hampshire
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with a business group and was very pleased with the meal, so I visited it with my wife and we had a lovely evening. The food was wonderful the staff was more then pleasant and the other patrons made for a great evening with friendly conversation. We loved it so much we bought a gift card for... More 

1 Thank Cliffordmte
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent menu with fresh fish as well as sushi and American dishes. Comfortable surroundings but not fancy best describes the place. Pricing is not inexpensive but this is a tourist town so their pricing is comparable to other seafood places. However, the food is excellent with service that is friendly and knowledgeable. Plan to go back to try something else.

1 Thank Stoloff
New Castle, New Hampshire
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190 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent quality sushi! Came here with friends from Hong Kong, they know a lot about really good food. I had a virgin bloody mary....did not miss the alcohol at all, nicely made! We started with the sushi sampler and we all could have licked the platter it was that good. Considering the quality, the prices were on par. My husband... More 

1 Thank gladfly
Nashua, New Hampshire
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a day trip to Portsmouth, we went to Surf, with expectations that it would rival it's sister restaurant under the same name in Nashua, NH. We were not disappointed. We were in a semi-circle booth near the window looking out on the Old Harbor. We watched as the tide was coming in and colliding with the river going out... More 

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Bowral, Australia
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday evening, after a very pleasant walk around the township, and checking into our hotel. Very busy, but we got a good table able to see the harbour. Partner had seafood chowder, and baked trio of scallops, shrimp and haddock. I had smoked haddock and corn chowder, and stuffed flounder. Lovely meals, well prepared, and good friendly service. Good spot,... More 

Thank Mark S
Ormond Beach, FL
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has clams on the half shell and charges per clam. I had broiled swordfish with 2 vegetables and my meal was delicious. Would definitely go there again when traveling to New England.

Thank knitwit43
Hebron, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here late Saturday afternoon as Portsmouth was hopping and many restaurants were fully booked (even for a 5:00 PM seating) because of Restaurant Week. My wife and I shared four selections and they were all great. Our server Mackenzie was knowledgeable, friendly and very attentive to spacing out our order. We started with the Fried Green tomato and Bacon... More 

Thank GWB_NH
Holden, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Portsmouth for an overnight and have dinner here. What a great meal! We want a seafood restaurant and I needed some gluten free options. There are a ton of great gluten free options here. We got the Sriracha shrimp special as an app, it was delicious. My wife got the lobster with cognac cream sauce and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855

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