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Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe

150 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019
+1 603-766-3474
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haddock piccata” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (179 reviews)
“fresh fish” (49 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
150 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was everything we were hoping for and more ... incredible service ... comfortable atmosphere and amazing food ... we will definitely be visiting again 😋

Thank jennlt031975
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Company dinner of 30 people. Two long tables and about 6 servers to host us. Drinks a plenty. Structured menu was nice to ease the process. Food was very good from appetizers to desert. No complaints except it took a long time, nearly 3 hours....More

Thank stilts16
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Eating at Jumpin’ Jays was the culinary highlight of our week! It was our first time in Portsmouth and we arrived fairly late in the evening. Thankfully, Jumpin’ Jays was still open and our waiter was absolutely amazing! The food was excellent and, even though...More

Thank Kristina M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our fourth year to visit this restaurant and we even went 70 miles out of our way just to stay in Portsmouth and eat at Jumpin Jays! I had the mussels and the swordfish and again it was outstanding. The service was excellent...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently got out to Jumpin Jays. Overall it was a good experience. We were in the mood for seafood and Portsmouth is a great walking city. We ended up at Jays and were happy we ended up there. We ordered ceviche and calamari for apps....More

Thank AlwaystheCritic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

while visiting Portsmouth--family took me to this restaurant--utterly fantastic--dinner superb all the way--cocktails, appetizers and dinner--service unreal--highly recommend this place

1  Thank roperron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the service and atmosphere and the food was okay, but a little pricey for what you get. The six shrimp cocktail was $18 and the shrimp were extremely large and tough. I had the salmon and enjoyed it, but my husband had "fresh"...More

Thank SBMinNC
Reviewed May 5, 2018

My husband and I had the most delicious dinner. The shrimp cocktail was one of the best we have ever had. The grilled swordfish and haddock piccata were perfectly cooked and presented. Our server, Courtney, and the rest of the waitstaff were efficient and not...More

Thank Heidi L
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Fish cooked to perfection, and many good seafood selections. Go early as it tends to get crowded, which is a good problem!

Thank Lovegoodfood18
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner and the food was outstanding. The fish was fresh and cooked perfectly. The bar tender was excellent; he knew the food and what wine to pair with it. The wine and cocktail selections are solid. Casual atmosphere in a...More

Thank vinnyveg
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January 24, 2018|
Response from Lauren B |
Hello, you can call the restaurant to make a reservation at 603.766.3474 or you can go to our website and make an online reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$32
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019
    (Middle Street, Maplewood Avenue, Islington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-766-3474
Located just two blocks down from Market Square in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jumpin' Jay's is a local foodie enclave serving refined seafood in a sleek restaurant setting. The quality of fare is unsurpassed, with fish arriving daily from local fisherman as well as some exotic catches from locations such as New Zealand and Ecuador. Four to six varieties of fish appear on the ever-changing "Catch of the Day" menu, complimented by your choice of gourmet sauce. Our raw bar offers an extensive variety of shellfish found in New Hampshire. Our specialties menu offers more traditional flavor, including Maine Crab Cakes, Haddock Piccata and our popular Linguine in White Clam Sauce. The atmosphere is casually hip, with no pretense. Reservations encouraged. Open seven nights a week.
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