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Fat Belly's Bar & Grill

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2 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (Market St.)
603-610-4227
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Good Burgers

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Barry R
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Templeton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Stopped in for an afternoon drink and an appetizer. Service was friendly and quick and we were excited when the plate of wings were placed in front of us. The medium sauce had a good kick to it and the outside of the wings were crispy, but the inside was undercooked. I will say that they were huge wings, but... More 

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Bryan W, Manager at Fat Belly's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that you did not have the best experience possible at Fat Belly's. I will not make excuses for mistakes but did we at least get a chance to correct the problem? We make all efforts to correct our mistakes if we can. I know that occasionally the grilled wings are larger than normal and can be taken... More 

Manchester NH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Fat Belly's is a good place to go for dinner. Its atmosphere is mostly college on up to adult, casual, noisy but not objectionably so. Food is good, try the Fat Belly's Salad and the wings.Staff is always friendly and helpful, very willing to correct any issues.

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Southern Maine
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

New Years Eve with a reservation at a jam packed restaurant is admittedly not the best time to review. But- tables were outrageously close. Waitstaff was overwhelmed and it was early in the evening. Food was good, but not fantastic. I was bothered by the clutter and lack of cleanliness in the entryway. Old posters, boxes and other debris on... More 

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379 reviews 379 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

All the way at the top is a bar that is frozen! Keeps your drinks ice cold and gives a neat effect to the place. Good drink selection and the bartender was super nice! We did not eat just drank and met some cool people.

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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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