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Surf

99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-334-9855
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Ranked #17 of 187 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Hartford, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I waited 45 minutes to get in to this establishment on a Friday evening. We decided to wait as the rating were high for a seafood restaurant. I don't know if it was an off night or what was going on because the food was below average. The clam chowder tasted more like something out of a... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If I lived in New England, I don't know what I would think about eating lobster every day. But, since I was on vacation, I did it every day for 5 days. It was all good, but the 2 lb. lobster at Surf was the best of all. They steamed it, so that you didn't end up getting soaked in... More

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NH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

WOW! love the place and food! The wait staff is awesome as is the bar! Great views from the restaurant. Clean and friendly. Great menu options.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Surf was a pleasant surprise! The menu selection was quite varied and it all sounded good. My husband ended up with the Lobster Sarah and I had the Surf Fleuben. We each got just what we wanted and it could not have been any better. Even the sweet potato fries were outstanding. I would not order the pint Bloody Mary... More

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Maine
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261 reviews 261 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a wonderful location with incredible water views. Great service from our waitstaff prior to the kitchen’s night closing. The “Seafood Tower” is absolutely marvelous! Not to be missed when in Portsmouth!

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Portland, Maine
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Visited as a group of women from work.....we were early (5-ish) so got a great waterview table. The restaurant is lovely, with a nice contemporary feel. Waitstaff was very knowledgable and friendly. I had a Painkilla, another companion had the white house chardonnay, and another ordered an orange martini. All were very good. The special; beer batter fish and chips... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I liked the restaurant, the crowd, the drinks and the food. We shared the shrimp cocktail with giant shrimp, I had the portuguese seafood stew (simply delicious) and my partner had the Bamboo Salmon and he loved it. We had berries for dessert. The service was outstanding. We will definitely go back sometime and I hope it will be soon.

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Bethel Island, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Was in Portsmouth for a Sunday lunch and followed a Trip Advisor review to head to Surf. It was terrific. Great view, great food, not crowded at 12:15 so got a table next to the window. Shrimp and avocado quesadilla was wonderful. My wife had a lobster roll, that did not include mayo, and she said it was the best... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We happily happened to find ourselves at Surf in Portsmouth on a gorgeous Sunday in September. There was a 1 hour wait to sit on the outside deck but we were seated immediately by the friendly host staff inside at a 'high top' table near the bar with an amazing view out the window of the river. We ordered a... More

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Amherst
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127 reviews 127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Started out Portsmouth pub crawl here. Had a bloody mary with 2 jumbo prawns hanging off the side. Nice and spicy. Had a few raw oysters (a few types to pick from), they were great. Then had a Buffalo Fried Oyster Roll that was off the chain. Just enough buffalo sauce to kick them up. My better half had some... More

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Additional Information about Surf

Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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