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Oar House

55 Ceres St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Ranked #2 of 6 Nightlife in Portsmouth
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Most recent review
- Aug 22, 2014
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Holden, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Oar House is what you would expect. Quaint little place on the ocean with kick butt food. Can't go wrong with the chowdah. Caesar salad had authentic dressing on it. None of these bottle dressing. Filet was perfectly seared in a mushroom demiglaze. Then to top it off you have to get the flourless chocolate cake. Great wine menu... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Really cool atmosphere in old brick and timber restored building. Service was good and food was solid. One small point, too much dressing on 2 of 2 salads.

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101 reviews 101 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We found this place by accident . It is out of the way down a side street. We actually just followed the sound of the live music. They had an acoustic guitar player who was fabulous, the food was great and the staff was delightful. Very laid back and right on the water. Nice place to kick back and relax... More

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Storrs, Connecticut, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I missed this gem our first time in Portsmouth. There are a few places you will pass getting here and it is sort of hidden on the water front. On the street side one would never know there is laid back pub and harbor side seating. Our food was prepared with lightning like speed. My steak tip... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
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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144 reviews 144 reviews
45 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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