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The Friendly Toast

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113 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 07:00 - 21:00
Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food - we had the bacon bloody with our gravy and biscuit and BLT sandwich brunch. Everybody working there was very friendly and provided great service. That said, be prepared to wait an hour to get a table. We stole seats at the bar which was faster.

Thank Noah H
Dover, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are not many places that offer "Green Eggs and Ham" for breakfast, but this place does and it is outstanding. The coffee is good and strong, and the atmosphere will keep your breakfast conversation going because there is so much to look at and take in. There are many vegan options to select from on the menu. The wait... More 

Thank mmchampagne603
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Decent food, fun memorabilia, and surly staff. The Unfriendly Toast. Yogurt, granola and fruit is great for breakfast.

Thank mthors1
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Aside from the great coffee and quirky decor, the food here was brilliant. Really generous portions and so tasty!

Thank pipsqueak126
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food is delicious and so are mimosas!!! My friend got a bloody and loved it. The servers are very friendly and it's very clean. My one negative is wait for your food is too long.

Thank hiltonhead2016
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great spot. Eclectic decor, a bit noisy, friendly staff and an interesting menu. Having spent the night in Portsmouth with my two boys, we stopped here for breakfast on the way out of town. What a great find! Loved the choices on the menu. I got the "taco after party", which is scrambled eggs, salsa, guacamole etc on... More 

Thank pclMassachusetts
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a local, I avoid all restaurants in town on weekends if at all possible. If you are considering The Friendly Toast on a Saturday or especially a Sunday morning plan to be there really early or wait in line. There is little place to form a line with a very small vestibule area. So in winter the line can... More 

Thank WDLuisi
Wells, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast for three was $85 including tip! We each had various Benedicts, one of us had juice, and one had a Bloody Mary. The food was very good, the atmosphere is eclectic and fun. The staff is friendly and it's a very comfortable restaurant...I would certainly rate it a 5 for the food alone if I had not been so... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We had a good meal at this popular place, but when you compare it to the Towne Diner in Watertown Mass it has a fifties limited menu. Good place for young folks to eat bacon after a night of drinking. Nice waitresses and family friendly atmosphere, cosmopolitan travelers might prefer Radici or other spots.

Thank Kathleen D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This spot was so popular there was a bit of a wait. We had excellent service once we were seated, and the food was great. I had a fabulous omelette and my husband had a version of eggs Benedict that looked incredible - we will be back!

Thank ctrzdrmomma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 16034302154

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