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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-334-9855
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 261
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  • 139
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 19
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

Great staff, friendly and perfect service. Lobster roll to die for!!!!!! Grilled seafood delicious would highly recommend it

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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new england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very noisy inside, but extremely popular. The food was average at best, but next time we shall try another restaurant. Servers are excellent and very accommodating.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great staff, friendly and perfect service. Lobster roll to die for!!!!!! Grilled seafood delicious would highly recommend it

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Highland, New York
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The food is awesome. I was especially impressed by the young lady that took care of us. I was unaware that salmon & sushi came with the rawbar. When she realized that I wasn't a fan of that, she had asked her manager if she could substitute it for something else. Excellent customer service !!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My friend and I went to Surf on a busy Saturday night and had a great experience! While we were outside browsing the menu, a couple walked out after dinner and raved about it- which was a good sign. The restaurant was busy, but the host was very friendly and took down my cell phone number so we could walk... More 

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had a dinner for 2 at Surf. The table we had was perfect. Amazing view of the harbor. Chef Matt June came out to fill us in on the specials for the evening. Our sever Anette was very nice, engaging and attentive. The food was cooked to perfection. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband, my sister and I visited Surf and had only a 20 minute wait, despite being very busy, not taking reservations for parties <6, a rude family coming in demanding to be seated right away (staff was in my opinion too kind to these folks!), AND a party of 24 going on! We had quick service. The calamari was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fried Clam small plate was luscious, hot and sweet. With metered and public parking nearby Surf was a terrific stop. Sushi, raw bar and cooked seafood. Server was friendly and helpful, making us feel at ease. Will definitely stop again when in the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Terrific lunch on a sweltering Sunday in July. Seated with views of the harbor and bridge. Waitstaff (Casey) attentive and helpful without being overbearing. We had the swordfish vindaloo -delicious spices, swordfish may have been slightly overdone but that didn't stop us from eating every last drop. The miso salmon was very well prepared with a light sauce and nice... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Surf is a fairly new restaurant in Portsmouth that takes no reservations. This has a very clear message,they are that good.Party of four for my birthday. The waiter was experienced,friendly and explained some menu items. He also made some great suggestions.One person ordered an array of items from the raw bar,she said they were the freshest and the best she... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended from friends and we were not dissapointed. We had a beautiful seafood tower to share and it was fantastic. The waitstaff was friendly and the view was perfect. The drinks were great too, we sat at the bar while we waited for a table and noticed how clean all the food prep areas were.

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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
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 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

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