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Ri Ra Irish Pub

Irish, English
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Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good relaxed environment

I went there last night for a quick burger and beer. The wings were good, burger was good, and they had a good selection of beer. Overall, this is a good spot for traditional Irish/American pub food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I did not manage to catch any of the live music that this place is known for locally. But the atmosphere is very laid back, with good beer and attentive service. Not cheap, but I suppose they have to pay the rent in Porstmouth somehow. Food is a good complement to the beer or you can simply sit at the... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I went there last night for a quick burger and beer. The wings were good, burger was good, and they had a good selection of beer. Overall, this is a good spot for traditional Irish/American pub food.

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Florence, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food was great and unique although a little pricey, but everything is pricey in Portsmouth. Younger crowd in mid 20's to 30's but considerate. Great Irish 3 piece band that makes you want to dance a jig. Scots Stuffed Eggs excellent appetizer and wonderful big choice of brews.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We came here for the music! This bar is a hidden gem, with lots of history in the building alone. The music venue was lots of fun, only wished they had more seating in that area. The food smelled amazing we had already eaten so we will need to come back! A very fun atmosphere and worth investigating on your... More 

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Portsmouth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Amazing building, nice staff are a greta drink menu. The food is what you expect from these Irish type chains but the place has a great atmosphere espeically on a Friday night. Went during a big rugby game so it was packed however the bar tender Sam seemed to stay on top of everything and was very knowledgeable when it... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

I have this thing about chain restaurants...I just prefer local, one off eateries. That being said, I did really enjoy Ri Ran; especially the service. This particular location sits in a converted bank I believe and is quite nice; it's an older building with nice architecture. The food and drink were good and the menu offerings are plentiful. I wound... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

As much as I hate giving bad reviews,  unfortunately I have to do it this time for poor management decision. I decided to celebrate my fiancée's birthday party at Ri Ra because it was a place we used to hang out a lot, after a stressful day at work or school we were always there with friends having drinks. As... More 

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went there for a lite evening meal! Very pleasant restaurant, great service, delicious food.... I had the potato leek soup with pub Brussels Sprouts in Balsamic Vinaigrette! I would order it again in a heartbeat! The atmosphere was very cosmopolitan... converted bank! there was music... fun!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stopped in here with my gf on Valentines weekend for some drinks and have to say, had one of the BEST bartenders I've ever had. The craft cocktails here were artistically prepared and extremely good. Although we're 1.5 hrs away, we'll be returning to see Marie!

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East Setauket, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Good simple food. The Seafood Chowder is fantastic and asking for a cup rather than a bowl was no problem. The seafood pie and cottage pie was real comfort food. The view of downtown Portsmouth was delightful from the window seat. Service was wonderful and attentative. The main restrooms are downstairs but there is a handicapped restroom on the main... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, English
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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