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2 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (Market St.)
603-610-4227
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fat Belly's is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Portsmouth. We...
Fat Belly's is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Portsmouth. We feature two floors, with two unique atmosphere's. The Upstairs Lounge is a contemporary cocktail lounge featuring New Hampshire's only Ice Bar. Downstairs is a casual dining atmosphere with bar. Our menu is served to patrons on both floors. The Grill features the best burger in town, sweet potato fries, and other delicious American food.
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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
I'd eat at Fat Belly's again, in spite of the name.

We ate at Fat Belly's for a rushed lunch (due to a meeting), and the Staff did its best to accommodate us. The food was good. Not overly memorable. Lunch for three was a little more than $40.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Bonnie314T
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Boston
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  • Bar scene
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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We ate at Fat Belly's for a rushed lunch (due to a meeting), and the Staff did its best to accommodate us. The food was good. Not overly memorable. Lunch for three was a little more than $40.

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Portsmouth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It's mostly a sandwich place and a bar. The food is good, but nothing memorable. Great place to grab a bite and a drink.

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great name for the place and good spot to stop if you are looking for a casual dining experience . There is a upstairs bar with a duke box if after dinner you want to work off your meal . If you looking for a fun evening this could be a good option .

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Every time we've been in downtown we've walked past this place which is always busy and said we should try it sometime. It looked like a fun place. Well, this visit we stopped in. It is a cozy place inside and have upstairs bar and seating also. We both ordered a burger and it came with homemade fires. It was... More 

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Templeton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

took a chance, no regrets. Cold beer on tap and probably the best burger I've ever had and the French fries were awesome too! Staff is very nice and always nearby if you need anything. We can't wait to go back.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My DH and I shared an one pound hamburger with mushrooms, bacon, cheese, lettuce and tomato and topped with an onion ring. $13.95 Had tons of really good French Fries with it. STUFFED. Done perfect (medium). Skip the onion rings. You don't need them and i have had better. So full we couldn't finish it!! Or so we thought. We... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Good burgers, tasty fries and cheap beer. Pleasant and good humored staff. Sports bar environment .Good combo for lunch !!

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

No complaints about the service; our waitress was pleasant and attentive. But the food was mediocre and the atmosphere grubby. We won't return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Plan on waiting for food that's not hot. It took an hour and a half for us to get one burger, two soups and a salad. When the food arrived the burger was just warm, the cheese was drying on the fries and the chowder wasn't worth the wait. The waitress was nice but I had to wave her down... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I though it was a good place to go if you wanted a burger. They had a variety of burgers. They had some unique and very big burgers if you could eat them. There was one burger that was so big and had so much in it. The menu said if you could finish it up you could have it... More 

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Additional Information about Fat Belly's

Address: 2 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-610-4227
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (Market St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-610-4227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Fat Belly's is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Portsmouth. We feature two floors, with two unique atmosphere's. The Upstairs Lounge is a contemporary cocktail lounge featuring New Hampshire's only Ice Bar. Downstairs is a casual dining atmosphere with bar. Our menu is served to patrons on both floors. The Grill features the best burger in town, sweet potato fries, and other delicious American food.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?