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Ri Ra Irish Pub

Irish, English, Pub
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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 63
    Very good
  • 29
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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
Great Irish pub

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My friend and I were in New Hampshire picking up something she had bought. We were driving back to Maine and decided to stop for dinner. I suggested Portsmouth since it was right on our way and it's a cute town. We scrolled through Trip Advisor suggestions and the Ri Ra Irish Pub seemed to fit the bill. The pub... More 

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Housed in a converted bank building with high, vaulted ceilings and ornate interior architecture, this Ri Ra is a little different from the one I was in in Portland Maine. They sat us in the former bank vault, which was a hoot. Fear not, claustrophobics, one of the vault walls has been removed opening up the vault to the dining... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

As with most American "Irish Pubs" the location isn't dark and dirty nor food bland. The building is a historic bank with beautifully renovated. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is absolutely amazing. I didn't realize it is a chain and am eager to find another location to see if it is this location or the chain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Recently spent and hour or 2 there. Great selection of whiskey's. Guinness was perfect. Very nice atmosphere. The old bank is a nice setting. Very lively location. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly.

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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, English, 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, English, 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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