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Popovers On The Square

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries
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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, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    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
Excellent cafe

We decided to make the 45 min. drive north to Portsmouth, NH to have lunch at Popovers. It was well worth the visit as the food was excellent. My husband had scrambled eggs and cheese in a popover with fresh fruit served on the side. There was plenty to fill the large popover. I had the Caprese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We decided to make the 45 min. drive north to Portsmouth, NH to have lunch at Popovers. It was well worth the visit as the food was excellent. My husband had scrambled eggs and cheese in a popover with fresh fruit served on the side. There was plenty to fill the large popover. I had the Caprese pannini which was... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place has absolutely the BEST baked goods I've ever had. The carrot cake was so unbelievably good!! Also try the red velvet cupcakes and apple streusel. We would have gone here for dessert every nite if we could have without gaining 10 lbs in 4 days!! The manager was very nice, one nite we were walking by right at... More 

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Ciudad Juarez
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was looking for a place to have a light dinner and found this place while walking in the city center. This seems to be a chain of some sort, I usually tend to avoid them but this place was inviting, it has nice big windows facing the main street and outside tables which for me is a plus; I... More 

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New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We used to love this place, but the last few times it has just not been up to par. It's always been busy and crowded, which we were happy to deal with when the food was great, but it seems like the whole staff-from line cooks to management (yes, we tried to talk to the manager about it, but got... More 

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Athol, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had lunch on recommendation of a friend in Kittery. We had roast beef sandwich and gorgonzola and pear salad with popover. Both very good. Very tender roast beef and a huge, soft popover. Quick service, clean, inside and outside seating, and very clean restrooms. We went back a second time - if that tells you how we liked it -... More 

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New Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Waited in the long line, lots of good looking choices of pastries and cakes. Chose a seven layer brownie. Coconut topping was sickly sweet (not usually a complaint I utter often). The brownie was a chocolate flavored brick. Almost to the consistency of a flourless cake. Ended up throwing it out after a few bites. Maybe I just chose poorly... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Stopped on our way through town for a quick lunch. There's great soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods. The mix and match combo was perfect for a light lunch and includes one of their signature mini popovers. Be sure to get the maple butter for only 25 cents extra!

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Gray, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We like to stop in Portsmouth for a lunch break while traveling. We stumbled on this bakery and were hooked by the fresh salads, popovers, and bacon clam chowder. The staff was very helpful and though self service, we got an excellent window table looking over Market Square. We really loved our lunch of roasted pear salad and soup and... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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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: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?