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Popovers On The Square

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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 33
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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
tomato bisque and popover addict

Eat here often and barely get past the tomato bisque and a popover. Wish the seating was more comfy and the acoustics - outdoor seating is great. Get the dog biscuit for your pup or carrot cake to share...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
CWA810
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Eat here often and barely get past the tomato bisque and a popover. Wish the seating was more comfy and the acoustics - outdoor seating is great. Get the dog biscuit for your pup or carrot cake to share...

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Groton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love this spot for breakfast. Always good food and coffee. The staff is helpful and my (finicky) kids have no problem finding something to eat.

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Thank chizandpidge
NH
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386 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I come here mostly when I'm in the mood for a popover with maple butter. Their other pastries are good, but the few I've had are too sweet. Their sandwiches are good, but nothing special. I like the atmosphere-- it's a very pretty dining area. But, it's all about the popovers.

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Thank NHjojo
Albany, New York
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

casual dining with fresh food. Fun, busy. Similar feeling to Panera except the food was much better and it did not feel like a chain restaurant, but more unique

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Thank switfish
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped over for ice cream after dinner last Saturday night. The Sundays here are pretty amazing. Great quality ice cream with that delicious popover crust. Liberal use of chocolate sauce and caramel and it's hard to see how you could go wrong. I highly recommend the half serving for couples unless you guys are having ice cream for dinner!

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Thank Bgc78
New Castle, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popovers, located in a bright space in a beautiful new building (that looks like it's been there since George Washington's visit) overlooking Market Square, is a cafe and high-end retail bakery operated by one of New Hampshire's premier food service wholesalers. The restaurant has Portsmouth's most popular open-air dining area and people-watching space from May to October, and it's a... More 

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Thank J Michael D
Hartly, Delaware, United States
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124 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We spent a good three hours catching up with a local friend and eating yummy breakfast here. Great food and great atmosphere.

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Thank AshleyMEvans
Massachusetts
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284 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Maybe it was because it was a sunny Saturday afternoon and because their food and pastry are really good, but Popover's was jammed with people. Because you order your food from the counter, not from a server, we had to wait the better part of ten minutes for a place to sit down. I definitely recommend going here, but be... More 

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Thank Gus B
Peabody, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Lots of delicious food choices here with vegetarian options and all-day breakfast. If you're looking for somewhere to sit down, eat a yummy but affordable meal or get a delicious treat (such as a popover), this is a great place to try out.

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Thank leaton01
Northfield, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This place has a good selection of quiches, sandwiches and soups. We had a broccoli, bacon, cheddar, veggie quiche that was super delicious. We had very nice clam chowder. We had the huge serving of Mac and Cheese, and we had the turkey veggie wrap. We also had a couple of popovers with the maple butter, yum!! Ok, Just so... 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, 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?