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Fat Belly's Bar & Grill

2 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3802
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Ranked #74 of 188 Restaurants in Portsmouth
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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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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
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for some good pub food with plenty of local brews on tap, then Fat Belly's is a great choice. Food is quite good for pub fare and portions are generous. Service is friendly and efficient. Downstairs is the main dining area with a bar. Upstairs is a second bar lounge area where several patrons were watching the... More

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Rumford, Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A great fun place. We have been here twice -- midday on a Saturday when its a little less hectic. Our waitresses have always been pleasant and conversational. I imagine that it can be noisier in the evening. Its typical pub/tavern fare on the menu, but above average in quality. The last visit was with another couple and all 4... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The grilled chicken caesar wrap and bowl of chili with side order of caesar salad were very good. But the chili was not hot - even when the server brought it back after reheating it. Overall, friendly staff and good value for money.

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Carmel, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you want a good burger in a happening place, go to Fat Belly's. The energy is based on youth, good food, attentive staff. The sweet potato fries are delicious, and the burgers are themed. It's just a fun place to drop in and fill up.

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Plymouth, New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went there for an afternoon libation and discovered their upstairs bar was a frozen block of ice. Yes, a portion of the bar is frozen and helps keep your cold beer even colder. Great idea!

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Huron, OH, USA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There are so many amazing looking restaurants in this town that we couldn't decide where to go & picked this as a stop based on the cute name. We split a bbq burger with fries & it was delicious. We actually ate upstairs in the club, they had an ice bar & a very young crowd with current music. We... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The name of this restaurant is definitely fitting, as they don't short you on food, especially the french fries! They were layered on my wife and I's plates, but that was quite all right with us. They have a really good selection of burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. It is also in a prime spot in the heart of downtown Portsmouth... More

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We ate upstairs and it was quite cool due to the ice bar. The menu was very good and the food was excellent. Service was a little slow due to the fact that we were in the lounge upstairs and the food is prepared in the basement. Very pleasant and helpful waitresses.

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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There were four of us for dinner on a Friday night. Place was not very busy, so able to get a table right away. Pub style food. All of our meals were good. Choose the onion rings over the fries, which is an extra charge, but worth it. Our waitress was very pleasant and did a very nice job. Would... More

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Addis, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good food that is well priced. Gotta go on a Tuesday night for trivia night! Brian is wicked funny! Or so that's what they say around here!

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