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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-334-9855
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • 220
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
excellent experience

lovely seafood from a restaurant which is close to the sea you could fish out your own. Classic food washed down with a lovely bottle of Veneta Pinot Grigio. On a freezing cold Wednesday evening this restaurant was packed but they managed to find us a table. Thanks

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Alan D
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

lovely seafood from a restaurant which is close to the sea you could fish out your own. Classic food washed down with a lovely bottle of Veneta Pinot Grigio. On a freezing cold Wednesday evening this restaurant was packed but they managed to find us a table. Thanks

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Auburn, PA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A large group of us were here for dinner ~ 12 people. We were seated right away, had numerous people waiting on us, no waiting. Servers were very knowledgeable of their menu offering recommendations. Nicely decorated, nautical bar feeling sitting on the waterfront. A lot of choices on the menu, appetizers seamed a little bit pricier than the rest of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Loved this place! Service was attentive and fun but not disruptive. The food was amazing. I had the sesame tuna with wasabi mashed followed by the just a bite dessert special. I would have it all again except I had food envy at other dishes I saw being served! The view of the water was fantastic. They do not take... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Surf is a primarily seafood restaurant at street level overlooking Portsmouth harbor. Great view and they do have a little deck (three four seat tables) so you can sit outside during the summer months. Not what I would call fine dining, but a nice casual place to go if you love seafood. They have a large bar that seats about... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My wife, myself, my son and his girlfriend went to dinner at Surf a week ago. We were seated in the dining room a few feet from the bar. It was very noisy. The staff was great and the food was very good. Surf is a bit on the pricey side. The valet parking was a nice touch however. We... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is the best fish house in all of Portsmouth NH. Great views, wonderful fish and great BAR to people watch and have fun with your spouse.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You will not be disappointed. I know what I am talking about. Ask for Chris. She is one of the managers or Ian. tell them I sent you. it will be fun.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was our first visit ti surf. We went to dinner before a show at the Portsmouth Reparatory Theater. The service was very good and our food was exceptional. Loved it. There is a very central, noisy bar the reason it is 4 not 5 stars.

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Weathersfield, VT
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Have enjoyed Surf for lunch, dinner &/or just drinks several times over the past years. Every time the waitstaff/bar staff are engaging, welcoming & well versed in their menu & offerings. Stopped in Sunday for a quick drink- and this time was no different!! Bartender was on point, even offering us a sample of a delicious drink she had whipped... More 

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new hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After a day of chopping ice and snow we headed to Portsmouth for an early dinner. The snow was falling and evening light had too. Somehow we were given the best seat/ booth in the room, despite our attire. Service was quick, pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu. As we sipped our drinks we looked up the river and out... 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
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?