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Popovers On The Square

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8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
+1 603-431-1119
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always go to Popovers for breakfast when visiting Portsmouth. I have the Sausage and Egg breakfast sandwich and their great tasting coffee. The food is freshly prepared and the coffee is always hot and fresh as well. Nothing is re-warmed in a commercial oven (like the trendy coffee chain across the street). They have home-made dog biscuits, which smell... More 

Thank Teddy T
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good popovers but not amazing. Pleasant dining area, bright and cheerful. Staff was helpful and bathrooms very clean. It's right in the middle of town with many book stores!

Thank Lisellek
Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Order some desserts to go. Everything was excellent and the display case, mouth watering! I did not stay for a meal but the food others had ordered looked great as well.

Thank ropqsr
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met some friends at this cafe for lunch and drinks. They have a variety of items on offer and the food tasted good. If you can, sit outside and people watch during your visit. They also have clean restrooms inside.

Thank Laura L
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will not get better food anywhere,so whatever you choose youcanevenrearrange what you want anyone meal

Thank irelandh0liday
New Hampshire
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are gluten-free and given up on baked goods, order a GF Popover at Popovers! It comes with a small container of maple butter which just adds the right amount of joy to this baked treat. If you didn't know you were eating a gluten-free baked good, you wouldn't know! I was practically giddy! If you don't have to... More 

Thank Mrs Andrew C
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Introduced my husband to a popover, he loved it! It's a must have experience. They reheat very easy so take some home.

Thank Rennae B
Acton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't get popovers everywhere, so we went in and grabbed one after breakfast (before lunch) with some coffee. Next time I'll be sure to go for a full meal, because the options / layout / ambiance / flavors all told me this was the hub of Portsmouth. Definitely stop in here!

Thank Rich G
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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186 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popovers is great. It really is. Stellar location. But the coffee program is severly lacking in my opinion, which is a buzzkill. Their popovers are amazing - with a side of flavored butter. Oh my. But I can't deal with mediocre coffee. Its right in the heart of Market Square - you can't miss it. Wonderful outside tables, homemade pastries.... More 

Thank rscimagery
New Hampshire
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locals count on Popovers for birthday cakes, pastry plates for parties and a great spot to bring out of state guests for breakfast or lunch. Good clean, local source food and free wifi. Look forward to the outdoor seating season for people watching.

Thank BeenThere2211

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-1119

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