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Dinnerhorn Bratskellar

980 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-7406
603-436-0717
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Ranked #46 of 189 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Bradenton, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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

Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

After a long day of flight delays, missed connections and cancelled flights we arrived in Portsmouth about 5 hours later than anticipated. We were exhausted and hungry and it was past time for supper for my elderly parents. While checking into our hotel we asked the desk clerk about good local seafood. He recommended the Dinnerhorn without hesitation. One of... More

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

We're so happy we could provide you some happy relief after your stressful trip! It's so great that your whole group loved all the food so much. Some of the best you've ever eaten? What a compliment! Providing you all with good service is really our pleasure. We hope you come eat with us again if you're ever in the... More

Dover, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
429 reviews 429 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
1,103 helpful votes 1,103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I went with friends to this Seacoast NH dining institution known for quality seafood. Three of us ordered from the Lunch Menu. Friend #1 ordered the Fried Clams with salad and rice at $13.50. Friend #2 ordered Baked Haddock with Crumb Topping and sides of French fries and coleslaw at $11.95. I ordered my favorite here ---- the Baked Scallops... More

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

Wow -- thanks for being such a loyal customer, Maurene! It's always great to hear from our customers who've been enjoying our food for so many years. I'm so happy that you and all your friends enjoyed your most recent meal as much as any other you've had in the past 20 years. I'm sure your detailed review will be... More

New Hampshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We always loved the pizza and returned after moving away. It wasn't quite so good this time around. Not enough sauce, cheese, or toppings and the bottom wasn't cooked quite enough. The Dinnerhorn restaurant has a varied menu, including seafood. The food quality is fine, just not great.

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

I'm sorry to hear that you wouldn't call our food "great." We really want everything to exceed our customers' expectations! It sounds like we've got some improvements to make to our pizza, and we're going to get on that right away. Looks like it's been a while since you moved back -- we hope you'll give us another shot soon!... More

Needham, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's like place from the 60's. Great food-lots of it- at great prices. The baked stuffed 1 and a half pound lobster with salad and two sides is $26.99. And it is delicious!!

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Additional Information about Dinnerhorn Bratskellar

Address: 980 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-7406
Phone Number: 603-436-0717
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood

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