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Fat Belly's Bar & Grill

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2 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3802 (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: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fat Belly's in Portsmouth,NH a good bet.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Robert S
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Manchester NH
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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Top Contributor
352 reviews 352 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I like this spot. Watch a game chat with cool bar tenders, drink from a good selection of beers, and chow down on some tasty bar food. Don't forget to buy the t-shirt cuz "Fat Happens" jus go already!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The food here was fantastic including the wings, however, they do need to do a little clean-up. They are going for the dive-bar feel, which they achieve, however, some things should be cleaned because it does look dirty. We also had to wait a few minutes for someone to acknowledge that we were waiting for a table, which was a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went in there with another person for lunch on a weekday. Had waitress Katherine who was more focused on playing her music in the dead restaurant/bar than waiting on us. After receiving service that was just so so, I decided to leave a 15% tip (which in my opinion was very generous). After returning home and checking my bank statement,... More 

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

Firstly I'm sorry that you had a negative experience at our restaurant. It is unfortunate that you were not taken care of in an appropriate manner. I wasn't there at the time so I can't comment on the level of service you received but please know that I have spoken to the employee in question and she hopefully will do... More 

East Texas
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is probably a cool place to hang out upstairs and have a beer, but unfortunately, we were there at lunch and it wasn't an option. They let us go up and have a look at the "ice bar" which is cool. The table are close together and there is very little room for the food, when it finally appears,... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Bartender took our table but quickly turned busy. My wife and I were not in a hurry so not big deal. The place was very busy and LOUD. A dad bouncing a baby was cute but felt all the time. I'm just glad they had some local brew on tap. Burger was good. Onion rings were some of the best... More 

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My wife, daughter & I went in fore lunch, ONLY because there was a 45 minute wait at the Portsmouth Brewery. We were able to be seated immediately in a partially filled restaurant...That should have told me something. Our waitress, who was pregnant, developed an attitude when we wanted a couple of minutes to decide. We order nachos for an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3802
    (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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