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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 189 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
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Orange County, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast with friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere. The popover filled with scrambled egg and cheese was so good! Order at the register, then pick up your meal at the counter when your buzzer goes off. Drop off your plates at the busing station when done. The wait was short. I liked that... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Popovers on the Square offers delicious baked goods, sandwiches, and soups in a cozy little cafe style setting overlooking Market Square. The staff is friendly and the manager on duty took our order for a ladies lunch at the counter and was very friendly. It is similar to Panera bread where you have to get up to retrieve your food... More 

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New York City, New York
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143 reviews 143 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Nothing fancy, everything delicious. If I were writing tag line for this yummy spot, that's probably what I would go with. Whether you want a cup of coffee and a muffins (get the blueberry muffin and ask to have it heated in the buttered grill ... Yum!) or something more substantial, this is a reliable and inviting spot. Portsmouth is... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stopped by here on the way up to Maine because we read the reviews about the Popovers. They were busy for lunch when we got there but no employee was frazzled. They were all so nice. The menu had a lot of options for anyone gluten free and they were knowledgeable about substitutions. My husband had a popover and... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Don't find this much so I was delighted to eat a popover daily with maple butter on the side. They have sandwiches and other delectable looking bakery but I was just interested in the popovers, and they were delish!!! (Ask them to warm it up)

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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

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