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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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8:00 am - 8:00 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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Go to spot for breakfast, lunch or pastries

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Micask
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 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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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?