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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-334-9855
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Today
5:00 pm - 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, Breakfast, 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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  • 231
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    Very good
  • 41
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  • 18
    Poor
  • 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
Terrific seafood on the harbor

This restaurant has been on our list and it did not disappoint. On the water in the town of Portsmouth, there is a lively bar and restaurant scene and a separate sushi bar. Public and metered parking nearby left a short walk to this great locale. Sao special was excellent and the fried clam small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Ken H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been on our list and it did not disappoint. On the water in the town of Portsmouth, there is a lively bar and restaurant scene and a separate sushi bar. Public and metered parking nearby left a short walk to this great locale. Sao special was excellent and the fried clam small plate was filled with very... More 

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Haverhill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for an early dinner and sat at the booth overlooking the water. it was a fantastic view! The food was delicious. We had a lobster and brie nachos, just 6 of them, but enough to get your taste buds going! For entrees, we had lobster in a cream & butter sauce over jasmine rice...DELICIOUS! Also had their baked... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I dined at Surf on New Year's Eve. We were seated at one of the half moon table facing the water. The atmosphere in this restaurant is great and is one of our favorite restaurants in Portsmouth. Being a local we have a considerate amount of restaurants to choose from but this one always seems to top... More 

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Portland, Maine
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Surf appeared to be a very popular place in Portsmouth, N.H. It was very busy. My White Sangria was delicious. I had the Mussel Special that day and it was very good. I would like to try the Surf for dinner before I could possibly give it an excellent rating.

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florida
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant very much. Good seafood choices, and all was fresh and delicious. I had a delicious haddock dish with a horseradish crust, out of this world, and my husband had the scallops, big, sweet and delicious. Great service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very attentive service - I ended up going for 3 different starters rather than a main due to the interesting choice of seafood cuisine. Reasonably priced.

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had an awesome meal... almost every table has a view of the harbour which is great. Wait staff couldn't have been nicer. Would definitely go back.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We ate at Surf last night. The staff were very nice and welcoming. We asked for a table with a view of the water and were seated at a booth that had a great water view. Our waiter was very informative about the options for dinner and everything we ate was delicious.

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Lunenburg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great raw bar and super seafood selection. Enjoyed the lobster nachos , grilled tuna, and cobia. Desserts were a bit weak compared to the entrees.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The atmosphere just couldn't be any better. Great nautical vibe, but cool & modern rather than the usual tacky debris found in many seafood restaurants. Great service from Jake! A very charming waiter who was perfect in his knowledge, friendliness and timing. Sit in the back if you can and overlook the water. My fish and my friends fish was... More 

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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, Sushi
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?