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Rudi's Portsmouth

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20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022 (Congress Street)
+1 603-430-7834
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for a burger

grabbed a couple of beers and burgers. Sat in the wine bar, but make sure you ask about other beers on tap in the back bar, as they will get one for you. Good burger, great fries. Nice atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Terry G
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new hampshire
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new hampshire
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

grabbed a couple of beers and burgers. Sat in the wine bar, but make sure you ask about other beers on tap in the back bar, as they will get one for you. Good burger, great fries. Nice atmosphere

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Thank Terry G
NH
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361 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say that this restaurant isn't as good as it should be. Yes, it has wonderful ambience, good food, fancy cocktails, and so on, but it's just not special enough to deserve the accolades it seems to get. I've had lunch and dinner here, and the food was nothing extraordinary. I've also had cocktails and appetizers in the... More 

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Thank NHjojo
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar in the back of Rudi's is my favorite place to meet friends after work for a drink. The appetizers are very good, especially the french fries and calamari.

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Thank J S
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had been to Rudi's a twice before and had a nice experience. So we had no problem recommending we go there with some friends who were visiting us from out of town. I often wondered how you can see excellent reviews mixed with poor ones for the same establishment. But after our experience here I know... More 

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Thank Jeff W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great food had antipasto was great portion for my wife and I. My wife had the Alfredo was great and I had the grilled rib eye cooked perfect medium rare with spinach was a little salty.

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Thank Andrew M
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Exceeded my expectations. Drinks were reasonably priced and very tasty. Food was excellent as was the service. Our server warned us the apps might take a while but they came out in a reasonable time. They had a jazz trio(?) playing which helped drown out the noisy table near us but it was NYE.

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Thank DollysDaughter_27
Essex, Connecticut
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with another couple (their first trip to Rudi's) and had a very enjoyable experience. Service was very good and consistent, only small negative was that we had to ask what the specials were, they were not presented to us. I ordered a spicy duck breast and our waitress cautioned me that it was very spicy which was a... More 

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Thank DRJ1963
New Hampshire
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Sat in the bar had the hamburger and fries yum yum, drink was great and so was the piano music. ... I love the lighting and white table clothes, old fashion relaxing. Problem was the bartender tried to add an additional meal to our bill. Very apologetic but I'd recommend checking your bill. We will go back.

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Thank yanksNewHampshire
New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The Good: The Bar is a great spot for a beverage and a light meal. Dinner can be good but service can be on or off. The Bad: The menu gets old and it can be overrun at times giving it a less than a relaxed feel.

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Thank trueandnorth
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The bizarre aspect of my experience with Rudi's is that the VERY, VERY FEW times my wife and I ate there (DINNER ONLY), it was delightful across the board. HOWEVER, almost entirely throughout the multiple LUNCHEON experiences I've had over many years: the menu has struck me as unchanging/unimaginative/downright rather boring; the order has not been served precisely to order;... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
    (Congress Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-430-7834

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?