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Old Ferry Landing

10 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3706
(603) 431-5510
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Ranked #99 of 187 Restaurants in Portsmouth
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Took a motorcycle ride to the coast and was surprised how difficult it was to find shrimp. My wife wanted something with shrimp and a lot of the seafood restaurants in Portsmouth didn't have shrimp on their menu. But let that go. The Old ferry had a nice feel to it, a little cramped but it was ok, didn't get... More

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Albany, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had dinner here. I had the special, grilled tuna over couscous with a nice salad which included mesculun, tomatoes, cucumber, onions. It was big, but served on an under-sized plate, so it was a challenge to eat. I did like the tuna. My wife had the fried shrimp basket which she thought did not come with... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great break from shopping in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Sit outside in the back deck. You overlook tugboats that are docked a swell as the bridge that spans New Hampshire and Maine. Clam chowder is excellent a swell as fresh non greasy clams. Locals and visitors are very friendly. An enjoyable experience.

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

An old on the water eatery with outside seating. Bring your sunglasses! Very close tables. Quick service. Food comes out at a fast pace. Good quality seafood. We did the combo, lobster roll and clam chowder. It was quick and yummy!

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The Boss and I ate here along time ago and it is still a nice spot. I had the shrimp basket, she had the haddock. The food was good and plentiful! The wait staff were attentive and pleasant. A beautiful lunch! We both enjoyed the view. The Boss said we may come back sooner than later.

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Topeka, Kansas
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Sat outside on the deck and had an awesome view of the harbor. Clam chowder was very good, as was the lobster roll. Fried clams were great! This is also one of the few places that seem to know how to make a good Cape Codder! Would definitely go back!

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Dover, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have been coming to Old Ferry Landing for 30 years and have always enjoyed everything about this treasure but last night, we were disgusted with the service we received. Our waitperson spent the night sitting next to our table playing with her phone and chatting with friends. She didn't provide us with our requests. This was very unprofessional .... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Location: Our table was well appointed and outside on an open air patio. We were on the ocean with a great view, and enjoying a deliciously cool breeze after an afternoon of walking around the city. Fantastic! Ambiance: Casual, clean and welcoming. Food: Our dinner entrees of four "just" rough lobsters and one grilled shrimp salad were delicious. Our water... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We did a "lobster roll" restaurant tour and this was by far the best lobster roll and best chowder I encountered. My husband was not enthralled with the "chunky" lobster meat but I loved it. A little pricey but worth it for the view and taste.

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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Went here for dinner with a group of 7 on July 22. Once we got there we were seated outside on the deck. Great view right on the water with all the tugboats right nearby. It was a lively atmosphere out on the deck. I ordered the clam chowder and the lobster feast which came with a whole lobster, mussels... More

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