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Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
603-319-1680
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 66
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 9
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice pub, great atmosphere

Nice pub situated in a converted historical bank. Still have the safe doors and bars with an amazing wood bar. The bartender was great. The only down side that all the restaurants seem to have in Portsmouth is that kitchens close early and late night diners have to pray their hotel has a snack... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Nice pub situated in a converted historical bank. Still have the safe doors and bars with an amazing wood bar. The bartender was great. The only down side that all the restaurants seem to have in Portsmouth is that kitchens close early and late night diners have to pray their hotel has a snack machine!

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No.Springfield,VT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went to Ri Ra's on a Sunday night and there were quite a few people there. The Irish group playing traditional Irish was very good. We had a friendly waitress that was very attentive . Our food came on the slow side and was fair to average. Although not spectacular we enjoyed the artichoke dip. The lighting is on... More 

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Hanover, Virginia
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice place but a chain place and not really a pub. Beautiful bank building and great location. I had the potato leek soup which was average but a good portion. The Guinness was served in a proper pint glass so you won't be disappointed. However, this is a prepackaged place where they asked me if I had a loyalty... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped in to watch the US Women's World Cup (along with many others -- it was packed!). The drinks were competitively priced. Desserts were ok. Our waiter was very good for a very busy night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very good food, had an Irish singer in for the night who did an excellent job! Would recommend for the experience!! Almost like being back in Ireland!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Authentic Irish pub with surprisingly good food. Great location in the heart of Portsmouth makes for a nice walk after dinner. Service is always good and the wait staff are very pleasant

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PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Draught Guinness very fresh, food is delicious and of course Irish influenced. Guinness meatballs were unique and yum. Salad was garden crisp. Wonderful wait staff. Thank you Lauren! This old bank building makes for great atmosphere. A shame the upholstery was so trashed where we sat, didn't fit with the rest of experience. It is a sports bar so beware... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Ri Ra is literally in the very center of one of the country's finest historical seaports. Located right on Market Square in a gorgeous old domed building that was formerly a bank, Ri Ra is a grand pub to visit if you like good ale and pub food. Happy hour on Fridays, you'll get many of their starters for half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I enjoyed two local ales and the seafood pie. Sat in the bar area and enjoyed people watching and the high ceiling. Place used to be a bank.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Fun pub with loud music. Can accommodate large parties. Very interesting architecture with small nooks and larger rooms. We had beer on tap and wanted to try different things in the menu. Ducktrap smoked salmon was delicious. The spinach dip and baguette was also great. Their award winning seafood chowder really was. We were so full that we had no... More 

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Additional Information about Ri Ra Irish Pub

Address: Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
Phone Number: 603-319-1680
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: Irish, British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-319-1680

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, British, Pub
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

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