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Ri Ra Irish Pub

22-26 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
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San Antonio TX
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219 reviews 219 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a great time here. The fish and chips are awesome here and they pour a proper pint of the dark stuff. They had live musicians the night we were there and they were very, very good. A great atmosphere!

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florida
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136 reviews 136 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have been to Rira's in other cities but this one was a former bank and wow was it beautiful. We sat at the bar and our bartender was great both nights we were there. The oyster's were Maine oysters and loved them fixed two different ways. Good dinners and drinks.

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Boston, MA
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped in here with our 3yr old for a quick dinner. I was blown away by the old bank interior, wow - the safe doors were massive, the dome ceiling was so cool. The food was very good, I had a fish special and a Guinness - my son had chicken strips that looked really good, and my wife... More

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Avoca, Iowa
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17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After bar hopping the city we ended up at Ri Ra's around 9 PM. To find a festive atmosphere with live music, tvs (Patriots preseason game) and plenty of people. The domed building and bar are beautiful. Service was great and the food was delicious. The fried food was just what the doctor ordered after bar hopping.

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Albany, New York
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51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I had lunch there which is right off Market Square, so the restaurant is centrally located. I had the BBQ chicken sandwich on a brioche bun which came one side side of your choice. The sandwich was tasty and filling as it came with a generous serving of chicken and the service was great.

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Seacoast, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food is quite good. Frustrating they put such limits on certificates you purchase. Beautiful building - former old bank.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We rarely eat at the bar but when watching the World Cup or any other sporting event these are the best seats in a "new to you" city. We planned our New England trip around restaurants or pubs with a special atmosphere (former bank), interesting menu, and televisions showing sporting events. My husband went for lighter fare with a turkey... More

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PA
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17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Food was outstanding. Midrange pricing. Fish was fresh as it should be on the coast, and sides were also very fresh. Was worried it would all be fried offerings, but they had healthy choices too like grilled cod sandwich and bean tomato and cucumber salad. Wish we lived closer. Fresh Guinness is my husband's quest...and he found it at Ri... More

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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694 restaurant reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Or – dare I say – any dinner. Our group of 14 were in the vault room. We started with a mix of apps – all were great, especially the chicken wings and nachos fries. Nice to have scotch eggs, too. I had the ‘603’ for dinner at our server’s suggestion, It was a great burger. Only drawback to the... More

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Northeast USA
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46 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This converted bank didn't seem like an Irish pub in atmosphere at all. The food was fine, but not great. The service was good, but not great. Maybe it's better as a night scene than a dinner spot.

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