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Ri Ra Irish Pub

22-26 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Been to several of the RI RA locations. All the same (probably the point). Extremely crowded, no seats. Tough to get a drink. Didn't see any wait staff. It was a lively crowd and that makes it fun but wouldn't plan on spending any real time here unless your good with standing and shuffling when people are trying to get... More 

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Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We popped in for a quick bite while walking around Portsmouth before a weekend of bachelorette shenanigans. We sat at a high top and waited a bit for service. Food was good, but nothing too special. The bar was lively and busy. Seemed like a fan favorite of the area.

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South Weymouth, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went here for dinner with 4 friends around 5 on a sunday. Waitress was really nice. There was a soccer game airing in the bar that was BLARING! Then the irish band that was setting up kept trying to get their amplifier to work...and 6 times a screeching sound that sounded like a fire alarm going off happened. Needless to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Came here last summer for a night out for my cousins birthday it was great! Good drinks, good service, and great atmosphere. went back last week for lunch when visiting my cousin again and it was good for lunch as well. Macaroni and cheese was amazing!!!! The atmosphere is so unique because it used to be a bank so in... More 

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Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Try the full Irish breakfast. Great atmosphere. The place used to be a bank. Still has the vault. Beers on tap selection is good.

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New Hampshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Lots of fun, We ate lunch. The usual offerings of burgers, soups and sandwiches. The buns were lovely, the fries terrific. Great assortment of beer. Spectacular building and gorgeous bar. The beef and Guinness Stew is quite yummy & excellent during a polar vortex kind of day.

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South Berwick, Maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I've been coming to RiRa's for a while now, and have always found it to be a pleasant experience. From the decor to the Irish waitstaff, it makes you feel like you've taken a flight to Ireland and landed yourself in Dublin. My boyfriend and I went there last night and unbeknownst to us, it was music night! As we... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We ended up at Ri Ra's for a late night drink. The place was wonderfully loud and full of energy. The Irish band that was playing was out of this world. I ordered a Guinness and I was able to have a Guinness glass engraved to take home. The atmosphere was electric.

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Salzburg
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Good atmosphere and the customers were all laughing and having fun. This is rare usually in a bar at 4 in the afternoon. We just went for a Guinness and were served well. Other people were eating too and seemed to enjoy it. So it probably was good. Certainly a place to go to.

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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Ri Ra was at the chowder festival in Prescott Park back in June, and their chowder was great so I made a point to go for dinner. My husband and I went Tuesday night and it was horrible. They ambiance was very poor, it was very uncared for inside. The server was attentive but not very polished and the food... More 

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Additional Information about Ri Ra Irish Pub

Address: 22-26 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: English, Irish

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