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Portsmouth Brewery

56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Ranked #41 of 188 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

There was a 20 minute wait in the upstairs area, so it was suggested we head downstairs as they have the full menu available there as well. It was a nice little bar area, with pool table, shuffleboard and additional seating. We tried the shrimp and grits (Saturday special) and the fish chowder. Both were delicious and I also had... More

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Cache, OK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

We just went in for a beer, and enjoyed a couple of local brews. The craft brewing craze may someday give way to the next big thing, but for now there are great places like Portsmouth Brewery. Asked a local next to us at the bar if the food was any good, he said go elsewhere, so we never got... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

No longer a brew pub, in the classic sense. It is now a tourist type pub. Uninspired food choices and less than thrilled to see us wait staff. Beer is good, however the $26.00 steak was 1/2" thick, soupy potatoes and no salad or bread....any other place this would be a $9.95 steak special. Won't be back

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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90 reviews 90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Had a great spicy Bloody Mary, hubs had a draft IPA (night nurse). We started with some spicy curry style mussels, they were excellent. We shared a lunch entree of lemon-ginger salmon it was delicious. Our waiter was great, very friendly, attentive but not overbearing. Didn't have dessert, decided to get that on a walkabout around town. Overall it was... More

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Troy, NY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I new the beer would be good and it was! Loved their OctobIerfest! I had a Salmon dinner fish of the day special and was terrific. Good just right with a nice light topping. Garlic Spinach came with it. We had fish chowder which was great. My husband had the mussels which you can get a couple of different ways.... More

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Emerson, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The food was pretty good but the service wasn't. Our waiter clearly didn't want to work that night. He took our drink order than went to the booth behind us and talked to them for 6 minutes. He came back later and blamed it on the bar being backed up... really do you think we're that stupid, you were right... More

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Woodbury, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

2nd time we went here in the past year. It was great, we did a sampler of all the beers they had on tap. Food was great, not that much of a selection though. The server was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the beers.

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Portland, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Met my sister, brother in law, her ex in laws, at the Brewery for drinks. Had a wonderful server. She explained that on a certain day that for every pint that is sold, a quarter token is handed back to the customer. That customer then has the choice of charities to donate that token to. What a great concept! We... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had only one lunch here but it was good. We each tried a different beer of the pub brewed selection. All were very good. The food is well, pub food; but for the most part it's prepared and served well, and is delicious. Even as a New Yorker, I' say the pastrami here was excellent. The servers knew their beers... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My wife was very, very hungry. Wandering around Portsmouth we came upon The Portsmouth Brewery. We were greeted warmly, shown to a table in the beer garden, and served by a friendly and efficient waiter. Our food, bbq chicken tenders, fries and bbq pulled pork nachos, were delivered quickly, and were of excellent quality. Loads of it too. And the... More

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