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Surf

99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 334-9855
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Ranked #19 of 189 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 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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English first
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 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Suffern, New York
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128 reviews 128 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at this restaurant and just loved it. There are many tables with water views as well as seating at the bar. The sea scallops were fresh and sweet, cooked to perfection. I had the special quesadilla with baby shrimp, butternut squash and spinach...fantastic. Our server was great too, but I don't remember his name. I would recommend... More

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New Boston, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a FABULOUS lunch/dinner at Surf. Our server Jake was AWESOME!! He was extremely patient and courteous.d We started with 2 oyster shooters- vodka & sake and both were delicious. We went on to have a dozen oysters - out of this world!! Everything we ate was wonderful. We have eaten here many times and will continue to when... More

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Milton
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150 reviews 150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Got right in on a Monday night. Lucky to find a parking place close by. Our martini's were fine at $7.50 each. The calamari appetizer at $11 was decent. My Portuguese seafood stew at $29.00 was served very very hot in a pot that looked like my mom's Wearever pot from the 50's. I will never learn. Those seafood stews... More

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Scottsdale, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I'm a sushi fan, and Surf's among the best sushi restaurants in memory. Super friendly wait staff, and spectacular location with patio overlooking the harbor at sunset.

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Fargo
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Place was busy but we didn't have to wait to be seated. Like the causal atmosphere...can dress up or dress down. We had sea scallop appetizers which melted in your mouth and 2lb lobsters which were incredible. They name the lobsters... I had Charlie and my companion had Larry! Coleslaw is not great.

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Albany, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fantastic food and beverages. Had a great meal, started at the bar for drinks, bartender made suggestions based on what we usually drink. Our one companion took her up on her suggestion and did not care for it so she made her another drink free of charge. Sat in a booth that faces out on the water overlooking the bridge,... More

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Barcelona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

When asked for a good seafood restaurant in old Portsmouth, our shuttle driver, Linda, said Surf, and she was right. We didn't have a reservation, so we expected to wait, and that gave us the opportunity to stroll around the city, then have a drink at the bar (which was very good). Ask for seating on the small porch for... More

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Additional Information about Surf

Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: (603) 334-9855
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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