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Popovers On The Square

8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
603-431-1119
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Ranked #12 of 190 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Café, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Acton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

They have many tempting treats, but don't miss the popover options. You may need to come back later for the desserts...

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Boca Raton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Told we had to wait around 20 mins to sit. Didn't even take 10! We grabbed a coffee and two sandwiches and took a seat. Staff was really friendly and kindly cleared our table. It was really busy and all the staff kept a big smile and handled the crowd. Definitely coming back!

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We popped in for a popover and pastries. The popover was just average. We also had pecan pie, a chocolate cupcake, whoopie pie macaroon and lemon raspberry cake. All was just average with the exception of the lemon raspberry cake. It was delectable, moist and flavorful. Would definitely stop by solely for that on the future.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Reminiscent of a french cafe, this charming bistro is a great stop downtown, but be ready to pay an average $12 per person. The menu is small, but there is an assortment of pastries. However all of the items are freshly prepared. I had a panini with fresh mozarella, bacon, fried egg, fresh tomato slices and an herb aoli. The... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to Popovers on the Square during a recent overnight in Portsmouth after reading the rave reviews on Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed. The popovers with maple butter are superb! Highly recommend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I stopped in while walking around downtown Portsmouth. It looked warm and inviting. I ordered the tomato bisque and the Mediterranean Chicken wrap. Both were perfect! The soup with the popover was just right for a cold winter night. Would love to go back and try some of the baked goods and coffee. Everything looked so tempting. Service was wonderful... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

En route from Boston to Bangor, we added an hour to our trip to stop here for dinner. It was well worth it! The tomato bisque and eggs in a popover were very good, but the stars of the night were the smoked salmon sandwich and the salads. The pear/gorgonzola salad was the perfect blend of sweet and savory, and... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Nice selection of food from savoury to sweet. Nice coffee drinks. Only disappointing item is the side of fruit salad... each time we go it seems like out of a can or not fresh cut.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I stopped in for a quick lunch and was pleasantly surprised with the great gluten free selection and charming atmosphere! It's in a walkable area of Portsmouth surrounded by shops and other restaurants, so it couldn't be more conveniently located. I really enjoyed a light lunch and the delicious seasonal options available on the menu!

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United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Perfect spot for a hot cider during cold weather. Cozy feeling, friendly staff, good pastries! Location is excellent!

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Additional Information about Popovers On The Square

Address: 8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
Phone Number: 603-431-1119
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Bakery, Café, Sandwiches

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