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Dinnerhorn Bratskellar

980 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-0717
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Ranked #44 of 190 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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FRAMINGHAM
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

very good. I usually get steak and we always have a good meal. Might try cheaper side this year=Bratskellar side

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Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Glad to hear you're a fan of our steak! Thanks for being such a loyal customer. We hope you enjoy the Bratskellar just as much! All the best, Paul - Owner More 

Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Friends from Stratham first took us to Dinnerhorn nine years ago, and it has become a MUST for every trip to the seacoast. The food is consistently good and the staff have always been great. On Sunday after our seven hour drive we were ready to relax over dinner. My partner had the fried seafood combo plate (with huge shrimp),... More 

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Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

We're thrilled we could provide a comfortable relaxing atmosphere and some great food after your long drive, Gerald! It's so good to hear how long you've been eating at our place. I'm happy you and your party enjoyed all of your food so much. The lemon sole is definitely one of our favorites, too. I hope you enjoyed your latest... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This place is packed every time I drive by and I hadn't been in years so I decided to give it another try. The servers and staff are very friendly and patient -- especially given the frenetic pace of the place. We tried the pizza which had more of a biscuit crust (I'm guessing it's their own homemade) and while... More 

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Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

As you can imagine, it's disappointing to see that we only provided you with a 3-star experience. Above all, we want our guests to enjoy all aspects of their visit with us, and it's not often that we hear remarks like this about our food. I hope you'll give us another chance to impress. As you said, we quite often... More 

Rhode Island
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Arriving there on a Sat night around 6 PM, we expected a wait, but it was only about 20 minutes...not bad at all. After we were seated, our waiter came right over, and took our drink order, then brought rolls and butter. A few minutes later, he took our order, and dinner arrived about 20 minutes later. The food was... More 

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Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, mkmck! It's always helpful to read this kind of feedback from our patrons, and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts here on TripAdvisor. It sounds like the baked scallops and your wife's steak really hit the spot, and I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the rest of... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We always stop here at least once!! The draft beer is always ice cold, service is great. Never had bad meal here. The lunch specials are terrific especially if you have a smaller appetite. You never feel rushed and all the locals go here.

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Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Glad you've always been such a fan of ours! Thanks so much for letting us know -- hope we see you again really soon! Take care, Paul - Owner More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We've been here many times and had a great experience. Today... not so much. Cold food is and slow service. I ordered a Greek salad with chicken and the salad came out sans grilled chicken. When it did come out, it was a cold, tasteless plate of rubber.

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Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Wow -- I'm really sorry to hear that the service was slow and the food disappointing, Bonnie. I hate knowing that a once-happy customer had a bad experience. As you know, this is not the norm for us, and we're definitely going to use your feedback to see what went wrong and how we can fix it. We really hope... More 

Bernardsville, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I found the ad for this restaurant in one of the local tourist magazines. It was a lucky find. The food was excellent. The portions were generously sized. I asked the waiter for a suggestion on which meal to pick. I couldn't decide between the steak special or the veal marsala. The waiter told me to go with the veal... More 

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Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

We're lucky you found us! It sounds like your service was excellent -- I'm so happy to hear it! It's really great that you took the server's suggestion and were happy with the veal marsala. It's one of our most popular dishes for a reason! You're right: A lot of our customers are regulars. Our servers take pride in their... More 

Machias, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a fantastic restaurant! We had been told by the gal at the hotel that we should try it, and we did...without any regrets...at all! My friend had the prime rib beef, and it was the best looking I've ever seen...almost took up the entire plate! My partner said that it was very tender and so very delicious. She is... More 

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Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled to hear that you were pleasantly surprised throughout your whole meal! We're really happy we could impress your gourmet-cook partner, too. The sole is one of my absolute favorite dishes, so I'm really glad you were so happy with it! We love when new customers come in and have an experience unlike any other. So glad the... More 

Amesbury, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband hasn't been here since he was a kid.. However very nice atmosphere, comfortable. Great Service... A word to the wise, the buffalo wings have some serious punch.. eat slowly ! The prime rib was fantastic- seasoned perfectly and tender.. my husband had the Captain's platter which he said was very good as well.. Comparable pricing.. We will definitely... More 

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Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

We're so happy you and your husband came back to visit since he hasn't been here in so many years! It sounds like you had a great time, from the service to the ambiance. It's really great that you loved the food, too. You're right: Those buffalo wings are spicy; thanks for letting other TA users know. The prime rib... More 

Greenland, New Hampshire
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164 reviews 164 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Dinnerhorn-Bratskellar is one of those rare local gems that remains just that. Great food, great service, and great people. Whether it is pizza, seafood or steak, there is always something on the menu to make you happy. No wonder we've been going there for nearly forty-odd years now.

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Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Wow, John! Thanks for being such a loyal customer. Regulars like you are what make our jobs so much fun. It's great that you appreciate the variety of choices our menu offers, as well as the great service. We hope to see you again very soon! Take care, Paul - Owner More 

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Additional Information about Dinnerhorn Bratskellar

Address: 980 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: (603) 436-0717
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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