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Oar House

55 Ceres St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-436-4025
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Ranked #2 of 6 nightlife in Portsmouth
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2013
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We saw this place while walking the town, thought it would be good being on the water and fresh sea food, what a disappointment. We waited for a long time for service once we did get waited on things just got worse, the brother in law & I ordered the shrimp basket, I thought prepackaged food not what I expected.... More

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Worcester, MA
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6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We ate lunch at the outdoor deck after a harbor cruise. Looking over the harbor at the boat traffic on a sunny day was the only reason we were here. Food was average - Red Hook beer ok, prices reflected tourist trap.

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Sandown, NH
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

A 16 dollar pizza, 3 glasses of wine and 1 beer... $58.00,,,,are you kidding me?? The service was good, but when I got the bill, I thought he gave me someone else's by mistake. I was going to go back and ask about it, but after reading of a similar situation, well, I'll never go back, period.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

I arrived at 2:15, long after the lunch rush on a Tuesday. The dock was quiet and The few customers had been served or were sitting after their lunch. There were two waitresses and a server at the bar. They walked by me for 15 minutes as I waited to get a menu and place an order. In a non-... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

2 disappointing experiences in one week. First ordered a "To Go" Greek Pizza - 16". When we got it it was 13" didn't have spinach like it said on the menu but did have ricotta cheese. We brought it back and they remade it. This time it was 14". Why advertise 16" if that's not what you actually make? Next... More

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New Hampshire
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127 reviews 127 reviews
40 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

I was surprised at the negative reviews. You must ask for John! He was so accommodating and kind and efficient and just phenomenal. The food was great and fresh and couldn't find one negative thing to say. Very cool old historic building. The scallops were to die for, perfectly prepared. I also came a few months ago for the dinner... More

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NH
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

We had a less a relatively expensive and unenjoyable lunch there. The waiter was pushing drinks, probably to cover the quality of food. Waste of time and money

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Seattle, WA
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12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

We sat on the pier by the tug boats and enjoyed the view of the bridge and the river. It got a little cool, and there are no heat lamps or blankets, so make sure to bring a sweater. We ordered a bottle of their less expensive wine, it was pretty bad. My husband ordered the steak medium rare, and... More

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Boston
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

Went to Portsmouth on a sunny afternoon with my wife. While we were waiting to take the harbor cruise we decided to go next door to the OarHouse water deck bar for a glass of wine. I ordered the house merlot and had two glasses. My wife had a diet coke and one glass of wine. How much could it... More

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

Went to dinner after doing a lovely cruise to the Isle of Shoals on Oct. 4th and we expecting a great dinner because we had been to the Oar House before. Much to our disappointment our potatos were luke warm and served from an ice cream scoop... My scallops were over cooked which of course made them chewy. Needless to... More

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