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Durbar Square Restaurant 10 Market St, Portsmouth
Durbar Square Restaurant
Himalayan/Nepalese • $$

Durbar Square Restaurant

10 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

First time trying the restaurant with a new type of Cuisine. Absolutely phenomenal. Definitely recommend this to anyone willing to try a new food. I will...

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Cure 189 State Street, Portsmouth
Cure
American • $$

Cure

189 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

My husband and I tried this restaurant last night and it was amazing! It's our new favorite place! My favorite was the goat cheese croquettes and the corn...

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  • Superb307 Reviews4.7
Massimo's - Ristorante Massimo 59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth
Massimo's - Ristorante Massimo
Italian • $$$

Massimo's - Ristorante Massimo

59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Exceptional. I went with a large group including two young kids and two babies. When I walked down the stairs to enter the owner was sitting with the two kids...

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  • Superb612 Reviews4.6
Lexie's Joint 212 Islington St, Portsmouth
Lexie's Joint
Hamburger • $

Lexie's Joint

212 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Great value! The burgers here are unique, fun, and delicious. The fries are addicting and I couldn't get enough of them. We had the apple pie shake and it...

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  • Superb250 Reviews4.7
5 Thai Bistro 40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth
5 Thai Bistro
Asian Fusion • $$

5 Thai Bistro

40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Oh I love this place, their red curry is one of my absolute favorites! The do a nice job with vegetarian offerings too, and I like their pad thai an awful lot....

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  • Superb220 Reviews4.7
Green Elephant 35 Portwalk Pl, Portsmouth
Green Elephant
Vegetarian • $$

Green Elephant

35 Portwalk Pl, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Have tried so many times to get in here and so glad we did! Cocktails are nothing short of incredible and gorgeous too! Chive dumplings and Roti app were...

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  • Superb349 Reviews4.6
Colby's Breakfast & Lunch 105 Daniel St, Portsmouth
Colby's Breakfast & Lunch
Brunch • $$

Colby's Breakfast & Lunch

105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Place lived up the the hype!! #1 breakfast in Portsmouth by google reviews and trip advisor. We tried it and were very impressed. Irish Eggs with homemade corn...

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  • Superb285 Reviews4.6
Nikki's Banh Mi Shop 697 Islington St, Portsmouth
Nikki's Banh Mi Shop
Pizza • $

Nikki's Banh Mi Shop

697 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

My wife and I tried this spot over the weekend and it was amazing. We got the chicken Bahn mi, pad Thai and spring rolls. The bread for the bahn mi was...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.7
Surf Portsmouth 99 Bow St Suite 200W, Portsmouth
Surf Portsmouth
Seafood • $$

Surf Portsmouth

99 Bow St Suite 200W, Portsmouth, NH 03801

5 stars! Start to finish! Started with jalapeño salt rim tequila oyster shooter, then onto garlic tuna sushi roll. A brussel sprout caesar salad, Portuguese...

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  • Superb284 Reviews4.6
Cafe Nostimo 72 Mirona Rd, Portsmouth
Cafe Nostimo
Greek • $$

Cafe Nostimo

72 Mirona Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Had lunch there yesterday. The cleanliness is what you'd love in a restaurant. The gyros are amazing and best French fries I've ever eaten. The...

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  • Superb167 Reviews4.7
Flatbread Company 138 Congress Street, Portsmouth
Flatbread Company
Pizza • $$

Flatbread Company

138 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

OK, so here's the deal. This pizza is legit, had the pepperoni and mushroom pie. I'm from NYC and I have had some of the best pizza there, Di...

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  • Superb238 Reviews4.6
Cava 10 Commercial Alley, Portsmouth
Cava
Spanish • $$$

Cava

10 Commercial Alley, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Amazing little spot off the beaten path. My wife and I went her before a comedy show and it was amazing. The wine list was wonderful and the food was...

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  • Superb214 Reviews4.6
Bridge Street Bistrot & Wine Bar 64 Bridge St, Portsmouth
Bridge Street Bistrot & Wine Bar
Wine Bar • $$

Bridge Street Bistrot & Wine Bar

64 Bridge St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Our absolute favorite restaurant! Transport yourself to France with the delightful atmosphere and food. We go often and feel so lovingly cared for each time we...

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  • Superb140 Reviews4.7
The Friendly Toast 113 Congress Street, Portsmouth
The Friendly Toast
Beer Bar • $$

The Friendly Toast

113 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Excellent service. The tots were delish. The blueberry pancake, just ok. I don’t understand serving chilled syrup on a warm pancake. Kind of ruins it for me....

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  • Superb355 Reviews4.5
Earth Eagle Brewings 175 High St, Portsmouth
Earth Eagle Brewings
Brewpubs • $$

Earth Eagle Brewings

175 High St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Great for beers and hanging out, okay for food. My friends and I were hungry after checking out lighthouses all morning, and this placed popped up. Google Maps...

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  • Superb191 Reviews4.6
Liars Bench Beer Co 459 Islington St #4, Portsmouth
Liars Bench Beer Co
Gastropubs • $$

Liars Bench Beer Co

459 Islington St #4, Portsmouth, NH 03801

As I was looking through places I hadn't reviewed yet, I was shocked to see that I had not reviewed Liars Bench! This brewery is one of my local go-tos in...

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Botanica Restaurant and Gin Bar 110 Brewery Ln #105, Portsmouth
Botanica Restaurant and Gin Bar
French

Botanica Restaurant and Gin Bar

110 Brewery Ln #105, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Stopped here for a quiet dinner before the crowds started coming out for Valentines Day. This was our third time here, abd we sat at the bar. The drinks were...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.8
Popovers On the Square 8 Congress Street, Portsmouth
Popovers On the Square
American • $$

Popovers On the Square

8 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

One of the few places that wasn't packed (still crowded but not as much as other bakeries) in Portsmouth. We were really hungry before brunch so we walked...

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  • Superb271 Reviews4.5
The Kitchen 171 Islington St, Portsmouth
The Kitchen
American • $$

The Kitchen

171 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

The Kitchen is a staple in the restaurant scene in Portsmouth. With it's accolades for Best Taste Seacoast and it's feature on Diners, Drive-Ins, and...

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  • Superb253 Reviews4.5
La Maison Navarre - Pastry, Bistro, Wine Bar 121 Congress Street, Portsmouth
La Maison Navarre - Pastry, Bistro, Wine Bar
Tapas/Small Plates

La Maison Navarre - Pastry, Bistro, Wine Bar

121 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

I go here mostly for the European vibes and the croissants and crepes, while good, not typically very filling which can be disappointing so I typically eat at...

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  • Superb229 Reviews4.5
Shalimar India 80 Hanover St, Portsmouth
Shalimar India
Indian • $$

Shalimar India

80 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

I’ve been coming to Shalimar for over 10 years now, and their food has never disappointed. One of the best spots for Indian food in the Seacoast area, and...

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  • Superb209 Reviews4.5
Black Trumpet 29 Ceres St, Portsmouth
Black Trumpet
Bistros • $$

Black Trumpet

29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Black Trumpet was a wonderful experience all around. The food was true culinary greatness. The ambience was cozy and comfortable, and the staff were...

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  • Superb188 Reviews4.5
Bennett's Sandwich Shop 41 Congress Street, Portsmouth
Bennett's Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop • $

Bennett's Sandwich Shop

41 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Absolutely love Bennett's and so happy that they are expanding to different cities across the northeast! Whenever I am in Portsmouth, I need my...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.5
Sanders Fish Market 367 Marcy St, Portsmouth
Sanders Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Sanders Fish Market

367 Marcy St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

They always have super fresh local seafood from local boats. Also have a good selection of beer and various vegetables. Also have really good lobster rolls....

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.5
Row 34 5 Portwalk Pl, Portsmouth
Row 34
Seafood • $$

Row 34

5 Portwalk Pl, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Food was pretty good. I personally could have used some more flavor in the lobster rolls. Clam chowder and crab cake were spot on. Went here on a day trip from...

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  • Superb257 Reviews4.4
Raleigh Wine Bar + Eatery 67 State Street, Portsmouth
Raleigh Wine Bar + Eatery
Wine Bar • $$$

Raleigh Wine Bar + Eatery

67 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Came here by chance because every other restaurant was closed or booked on a Wednesday night. Called and the gentleman was pleasant and accommodating for four....

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  • Superb131 Reviews4.5
Bob's Broiled Chicken Restaurant Gallagher's Place, 801 Islington St, Portsmouth
Bob's Broiled Chicken Restaurant
American • $

Bob's Broiled Chicken Restaurant

Gallagher's Place, 801 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Don't let the strip mall exterior fool you Bob's is a home style cooking gem. Had the roasted half chicken with fries and steamed broccoli. The hand...

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  • Superb127 Reviews4.5
Jumpin' Jay's Fish Café 150 Congress Street, Portsmouth
Jumpin' Jay's Fish Café
Seafood • $$$

Jumpin' Jay's Fish Café

150 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Great experience here for tuesday shuck a buck. Delicious, fresh oysters. Also had a salad which was good and the bread was delicious. The staff was extremely...

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Moxy 106 Penhallow St, Portsmouth
Moxy
American • $$

Moxy

106 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Good recommendation are only given to Good works, I appreciate the effort of MRS MORRIS BERTHA for helping me work from home mostly in this corona pandemic...

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  • Superb219 Reviews4.4
THE INN Downtown 409 The Hill, Portsmouth
THE INN Downtown
American

THE INN Downtown

409 The Hill, Portsmouth, NH 03801

The INN Downtown is the perfect home away from home. The apartments are comfortable, modern, spacious and very clean! It’s located in the heart of downtown...

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  • Superb51 Reviews4.8

American Restaurants

American in Portsmouth
Cure 189 State Street, Portsmouth
Cure
American • $$

Cure

189 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

My husband and I tried this restaurant last night and it was amazing! It's our new favorite place! My favorite was the goat cheese croquettes and the corn...

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  • Superb307 Reviews4.7
Popovers On the Square 8 Congress Street, Portsmouth
Popovers On the Square
American • $$

Popovers On the Square

8 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

One of the few places that wasn't packed (still crowded but not as much as other bakeries) in Portsmouth. We were really hungry before brunch so we walked...

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  • Superb271 Reviews4.5
The Kitchen 171 Islington St, Portsmouth
The Kitchen
American • $$

The Kitchen

171 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

The Kitchen is a staple in the restaurant scene in Portsmouth. With it's accolades for Best Taste Seacoast and it's feature on Diners, Drive-Ins, and...

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  • Superb253 Reviews4.5

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Portsmouth
Nikki's Banh Mi Shop 697 Islington St, Portsmouth
Nikki's Banh Mi Shop
Pizza • $

Nikki's Banh Mi Shop

697 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

My wife and I tried this spot over the weekend and it was amazing. We got the chicken Bahn mi, pad Thai and spring rolls. The bread for the bahn mi was...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.7
Flatbread Company 138 Congress Street, Portsmouth
Flatbread Company
Pizza • $$

Flatbread Company

138 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

OK, so here's the deal. This pizza is legit, had the pepperoni and mushroom pie. I'm from NYC and I have had some of the best pizza there, Di...

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  • Superb238 Reviews4.6
Dinnerhorn 980 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth
Dinnerhorn
Pizza • $$

Dinnerhorn

980 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

My son, wife and I were looking for a nice meal during a ice freeze...checked many restaurants on line and some were closed, others with no reservations...

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  • Superb178 Reviews4.3

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Portsmouth
La Carreta Mexican Restaurant 172 Hanover St, Portsmouth
La Carreta Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

172 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

We have been on the hunt for a favorite Mexican restaurant and finally found it with La Carreta. They have great food, even better margaritas, and some of the...

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Vida Cantina 2456 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth
Vida Cantina
Mexican • $$

Vida Cantina

2456 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Excellent food all around. My black mole carnitas enchiladas were great, the tortillas being the stars and the mole rich in flavor. The handmade chips and...

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  • Good264 Reviews4.1
QDOBA Mexican Eats 1600 Woodbury Ave Suite 2, Portsmouth
QDOBA Mexican Eats
Mexican • $$

QDOBA Mexican Eats

1600 Woodbury Ave Suite 2, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Counter service, order the way you want it, put together in front of you. Could use more help to keep th he place tidy. Food was good. Kinda pricey but what...

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  • Good127 Reviews3.8

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Portsmouth
Kim Lai 599 Lafayette Rd # 12, Portsmouth
Kim Lai
Chinese • $$

Kim Lai

599 Lafayette Rd # 12, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Most delicious food I have ever had; the food was fairly priced as well. Definitely returning to this amazing establishment. The waiter named Alex is very nice...

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Pink Bamboo Hot Pot Cafe 128 Penhallow St, Portsmouth
Pink Bamboo Hot Pot Cafe
Chinese • $$

Pink Bamboo Hot Pot Cafe

128 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Nice experience played beautiful Chinese music. Bright and sunny place one small room I had the pupu platter and the tofu veggie soup soup was great lots of...

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  • Good162 Reviews4.2
Hong Kong Express 801 Islington St # 15, Portsmouth
Hong Kong Express
Chinese • $

Hong Kong Express

801 Islington St # 15, Portsmouth, NH 03801

My husband and I have ordered from Hong Kong Express for over 15 years now. The food is always fresh and consistently delicious. We won't order Chinese...

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  • Good138 Reviews4.1

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Portsmouth
Gilley's Diner 175 Fleet St, Portsmouth
Gilley's Diner
Fast Food • $

Gilley's Diner

175 Fleet St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

If you're expecting a ultra fancy burger place this ain't it. But if you want a hole in the wall, local spot with solid food at a fair price. This...

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  • Good165 Reviews4.1
Chipotle Mexican Grill 2422 Lafayette Rd #16, Portsmouth
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Fast Food

Chipotle Mexican Grill

2422 Lafayette Rd #16, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Felt very safe eating here in this time of covid. Limited seating was available as most tables were closed in the restaurant.Staff cleaned the tables before we...

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  • Average19 Reviews2.8
Wendy's 1465 Woodbury Ave, Portsmouth
Wendy's
Fast Food • $

Wendy's

1465 Woodbury Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801

The 2 women who waited on us were nothing short of amazing in their attitude and customer service. Kudos in a field where service is generally expected to be...

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  • Good135 Reviews3.7

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Portsmouth
Surf Portsmouth 99 Bow St Suite 200W, Portsmouth
Surf Portsmouth
Seafood • $$

Surf Portsmouth

99 Bow St Suite 200W, Portsmouth, NH 03801

5 stars! Start to finish! Started with jalapeño salt rim tequila oyster shooter, then onto garlic tuna sushi roll. A brussel sprout caesar salad, Portuguese...

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  • Superb284 Reviews4.6
Sanders Fish Market 367 Marcy St, Portsmouth
Sanders Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Sanders Fish Market

367 Marcy St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

They always have super fresh local seafood from local boats. Also have a good selection of beer and various vegetables. Also have really good lobster rolls....

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.5
Row 34 5 Portwalk Pl, Portsmouth
Row 34
Seafood • $$

Row 34

5 Portwalk Pl, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Food was pretty good. I personally could have used some more flavor in the lobster rolls. Clam chowder and crab cake were spot on. Went here on a day trip from...

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  • Superb257 Reviews4.4

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Portsmouth
Massimo's - Ristorante Massimo 59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth
Massimo's - Ristorante Massimo
Italian • $$$

Massimo's - Ristorante Massimo

59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Exceptional. I went with a large group including two young kids and two babies. When I walked down the stairs to enter the owner was sitting with the two kids...

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  • Superb612 Reviews4.6
Moe’s Italian Sandwiches of Lafayette Portsmouth, NH 2975 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth
Moe’s Italian Sandwiches of Lafayette Portsmouth, NH
Italian • $

Moe’s Italian Sandwiches of Lafayette Portsmouth, NH

2975 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Frustrated staff member. Working with the public is difficult. You unfortunately can't show your frustration in front of customers. Especially when you...

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Cafe Mediterraneo 119 Congress Street, Portsmouth
Cafe Mediterraneo
Italian • $$

Cafe Mediterraneo

119 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Recently had our daughters bridal shower there. Everything was absolutely perfect! The food is beyond delicious, service is excellent. The owner and staff are...

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  • Good192 Reviews4.2
Library Restaurant 401 State Street #5, Portsmouth
Library Restaurant
Steak House • $$$

Library Restaurant

401 State Street #5, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Tucked into the center of Portsmouth and walking distance to the Music Hall for a nice dinner and show. The atmosphere is dark and romantic, so great place to...

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  • Good253 Reviews4.1
Toscana Italian Chophouse & Wine Bar 3 Pleasant St, Portsmouth
Toscana Italian Chophouse & Wine Bar
Steak House

Toscana Italian Chophouse & Wine Bar

3 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

We visited from Boston. Drinks, food and atmosphere was amazing. Best oysters we’ve ever had. My husband had the brisket and I had a few appetizers (burrata...

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  • Good462 Reviews3.8
Toscana Italian Chophouse & Wine Bar 3 Pleasant St, Portsmouth
Toscana Italian Chophouse & Wine Bar
Steak House • $$$

Toscana Italian Chophouse & Wine Bar

3 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Incredible - amazing space, no detailed unattended to, service was on point, very festive atmosphere, beautiful decor. Specialty drinks are a must try, we had...

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  • Good165 Reviews3.6
Bennett's Sandwich Shop 41 Congress Street, Portsmouth
Bennett's Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop • $

Bennett's Sandwich Shop

41 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Absolutely love Bennett's and so happy that they are expanding to different cities across the northeast! Whenever I am in Portsmouth, I need my...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.5
Moe's Italian Sandwiches 22 Daniel St, Portsmouth
Moe's Italian Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop • $

Moe's Italian Sandwiches

22 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Moxy has some grrreat whoopie pies too must be spreading. Moes always had that original taste you just can't replicate. Nothing else like it and it feeds...

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  • Superb111 Reviews4.5
Bagelworks 9 Congress Street, Portsmouth
Bagelworks
Sandwich Shop • $

Bagelworks

9 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Happy Sunday Adventurers! I stopped by here as I traveled down the coast back home. So glad I got to take a ride through the quaint town of Portsmouth. I felt...

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  • Superb78 Reviews4.4