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Fat Belly's Bar & Grill

2 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3802
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Ranked #88 of 190 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Market St.
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.
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English first
Southern Maine
Senior Contributor
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
295 reviews 295 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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
70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
129 reviews 129 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Ask for Sam. Great bartender. I had a deliciIus burger coated in honey. The ranch fries are awesome too.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Frequented by the locals, it's a sports bar and can be loud but fun. Service is good. Nothing fancy so don't dress up.

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Additional Information about Fat Belly's Bar & Grill

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