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Rudi's Portsmouth

20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
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Ranked #25 of 186 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Congress Street
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80% Recommend
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We tried Rudy's based on Trip Advisor reviews and were glad we did. I should have tried something else besides the special, Duck. That was my error, I just don't like it. The rest of my meal was very good. My husband raved about his filet. Atmosphere in back bar was good, quaint. Piano player could have played a little... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went to Rudi's with our local military spouses dining out club. While I have walked past the restaurant many times, I had never been inside before. A note to remember is that they have their own (free) parking lot by their front door, which is actually around the back of the building that faces the parking garage. I had... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had stopped in for a drink and appetizer on our trip to Portsmouth this weekend. We were so happy we picked Rudi's! The food was wonderful! The bartender was very nice and took care of us. Very nice place. We will stop in again when we are in the area!

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Kittery, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Made a last minute reservation for three yesterday evening. Came in a few minutes early and got to our table right away. From the very beginning our experience was great. Wonderful wine list, diverse menu with lots to choose from, and great service! Maureen was our server and took very good care of us. She was knowledgeable about the menu... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I were on our first visit to Portsmouth and starving and it was 2:30 so after leaving the parking garage, the first place we saw was Rudi's. The sign outside listed two specials and both seemed creative so we went in. WOW. I had the lunch special which was poached seafood in a light tomato broth. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

From the food to the staff, from libations to the incredible beer selection, Rudi's rocks! We got married here and they handled everything perfectly.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary last weekend at Rudi's. We called ahead to make reservations and were happy that the restaurant offered free parking. The service and atmosphere were great. The delicious warm fresh bread came after our salad. We ordered a Caesar salad which was only average. The presentation of both dishes were wonderful. I had... More

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

As a first time visitor we were impressed with the quality of the food. Although the selections are somewhat limited there should be enough choices for most people. We found the service to be efficient and polite. The only negative is the ambience. The interior is plain and dark. Do visit if not just for the quality food.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Rudi's has the best burger in town. Great beef. Carefully prepared. Thoughtful presentation. Though there are a lot of higher end menu items, don't miss this option!

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always stop at Rudi's when in Portsmouth, lunch or dinner, sometimes both.Service is excellent and the scallops are excellent. Everything fresh and tasty--plus their wine collection is very good. On a back alley with their own parking. Don't miss Rudi's if you are in Portsmouth for a can't miss meal experience!

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