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22-26 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
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westford
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My daughter and I decided to meet from our homes an hour each way and have lunch together here in Portsmouth. She had been here a while ago, and wanted to return. I ordered a special of the day: Calamari Salad. It was made w/ the Calamari strips on top of a overly saturated Caesar Salad. (I missed the possibilities-...... More 

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Maine
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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We decided to try this Ri Ra on a whim .My husband & I were enjoying our traditional Portsmouth Chrismas shopping outing . The gorgeous space drew us in & we were familiar with Portland location from a while ago . The waitress was friendly but even with trying her best could not find excuses for the horrible food .... More 

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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

The building itself is excellent, it is an old bank with a high glass ceiling and the vault doors exposed. Great location also. However, it is clearly a chain. It has none of the energy you get with the local Portsmouth restaurants.

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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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59 reviews 59 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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47 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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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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