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Popovers On The Square

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
603-431-1119
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8:00 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A must have in Portsmouth, NH

The biggest popovers with tasty maple butter! I got a hot chocolate and my mom got a cafe au lait. Perfect for a cool fall night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The biggest popovers with tasty maple butter! I got a hot chocolate and my mom got a cafe au lait. Perfect for a cool fall night.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Imagine sitting in the heart of a truly Colonial city, outside overlooking the passive pace of New England. Now add these amazing fresh, hot, wonderful popovers with a cup of coffee. Can I please have another dozen! All of Portsmouth is charming and an intriguing place to walk and explore. Well worth the visit and when you go please send... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I love to order one of their unique and delicious salads with a giant popover (with maple butter, of course) when I stop in Portsmouth while traveling to Manchester or Boston. Popovers On The Square has quite a variety of menu items and you can choose simple and healthy, or be indulgent and get something amazing from their bakery case.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Loved it! Had cupcakes and a fruit tart that was to live for. Great desserts and atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We love to visit Popovers for a great lunch, excellent tasty food available, Gluten Free choices are delicious, their bakery items are fresh and lovely too

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Durham, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Popovers is one of our favorite spots in Portsmouth either for a meal or for dessert. They have a pretty good assortment of gluten free offerings recently bolstered by a delicious gluten free popover, something that I had missed since I had to go gluten free. The staff have always been friendly and accommodating and the food always delicious. It... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Try the popovers with maple butter. New and different breakfast! Lots of great looking treats available and the steel cut oatmeal is great with berries and brown sugar.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went here for a light dinner. They have a nice menu- salads, sandwiches, wraps, pasta, soups, small plates, coffee drinks, breakfast all day and desserts. In addition they have a children's menu. I had the Tuna Power Wrap- very fresh and tasty. My daughter had the Mac and Cheese- also very good. My granddaughter had the kids grill cheese.... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went to popovers actually in the winter and their menu was exactly what we were looking for for a delicious breakfast before driving back to boston. They have everything you could possibly want on the menu! And you must try a popover! Even if you don't know what it is, you've gotta try one. Check out our full review... More 

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Windsor, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stopped in on a whim, and we were pleasantly surprised. The place was super busy, but service went fast. We had coffee, a (giant) popover, and a piece of apple-filled cake that looked like coffee cake. Everything was wonderful, and all the waste is separated into re-usables, compost, and recycling (all clearly marked on their bins). You can sit... More 

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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: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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