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Popovers On The Square

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Café, Sandwiches, Bakery
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8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
603-431-1119
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Let your taste buds be tantalized!

Walking through downtown Portsmouth, NH, is an experience by itself! Then there is such a selection of restaurants to choose from so we picked Popover's last weekend and we were greeted with a charming smile and old town fun! A wonderful selection of soups, salads and sandwiches. Truly a place I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Porsche-the-Traveler
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Manchester, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Manchester, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Walking through downtown Portsmouth, NH, is an experience by itself! Then there is such a selection of restaurants to choose from so we picked Popover's last weekend and we were greeted with a charming smile and old town fun! A wonderful selection of soups, salads and sandwiches. Truly a place I would recommend for everyone!

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Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We have had lunch there a few times and everything is very tasty. Not your typical sub place, a real sandwich shop. They also serve breakfast all day and I wish I got the breakfast sandwich in the popover!

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Bethany, CT
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Extensive offerings of all sorts of baked goods including sweets. Pretty reasonably priced considering it is right at Market Square in what must be a high rent district. Indoor and outdoor seating. Get your eats at the counter and seat yourself. We loved our food, which were hard to choose from the many fine-looking selections.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 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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Central NH
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I don't know much about running a restaurant called "Popovers" but if I did, I think that I would have a few on hand. We asked for six (6)of them. The counter staff looked blankly at us, looked at the full basket of them behind her and then looked helplessly at the manager. They both went out back and out-of-site... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Visited here for breakfast. I like the set up of counter service. Order in one spot and then pick up in another. Self serve coffee and soft drinks. Lots of tables inside and out (during warm weather). But they do fill up fast since it is a popular place. Right in the city square. Had the scrambled eggs in a... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Nice location, excellent popovers. Good coffee. Comfortable seating at high top and lots of buzz in the room, felt comfortable. Naples butter with popovers was outstanding I'd go back

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Stratford, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Popovers on Congress St. in Portsmouth, just a block from Market Square (and in fact within eyeshot) is a great place for coffee, pastries, popovers-of course, but also for much more. The NE Clam Chowder is outstanding, with a perfect balance of ingredients--no too creamy and lots of flavor. Their combo of chowder and a salad is wonderful--All the salads... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-431-1119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café, Sandwiches, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?