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“Pretty good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The River House Restaurant

The River House Restaurant
53 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3819
+1 603-431-2600
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Ranked #31 of 189 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Fish & Chips, Chowder
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The River House is located along the scenic Piscataqua River. We offer indoor seating and a variety of outdoor seating including a cocktail deck, all with excellent views of Portsmouth's busy waterway. Our menu includes of a variety of classic dishes from land and sea including our award winning seafood chowder. Our scenic views, friendly service and local cuisine are a "Cant Miss" for Portsmouth, NH.
Acton Massachusetts, USA
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Had the seafood chowder which was pretty good, but with all the options in Portsmouth River House does not seem worth a return trip in the near future. Service was fine. Prices seemed somewhat high, including combos that on inspection didn't appear to be deals at all.

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Queens Ny
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109 reviews 109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Very Reasonable Lunch in a nice setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

let me begin by appologizing to the owner ands staff as well as anyone who read the review i posted few days back......somehow over all rating showed terrible and in NO WAY was that the case.....SO SORRY.......we stopped for lunch there on our first day in portsmouth and I got the small ship platter.....small lobster roll and chowder soup...from friend had a nice meat sandwich..........it was great and very resonable....restaurant decor is very nice and waitress was friendly and professional...she mentioned place is very crowded for dinner so reservations are recommended......I highly recommend the restaurant and will dine there probably for dinner next time in area

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Best seafood chowder however lobster rolls missing something”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We sat outside on the covered balcony on a cold day. Nice views and comfortable. We all ordered the seafood chowder and lobster rolls. Everything was fresh and the seafood chowder was truly amazing. The lobster roll, although abundant in meat, lacked that exceptional result due to absence of seasoning. I will add a great drink and beer selection as well.

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New Orleans
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Scenic View Loved it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My adult daughter & I loved this find of a restaurant. It has an outdoor terrace but also a decent view from inside by the open doors. I can't sit outside so appreciated the fresh air from the open doors. I had fish & chips which were very good. I'm British so I am qualified to judge. We ate a mid-week lunch on a touring day out. I hope to return to Portsmouth with my husband & we'll definitely eat here again. The prices are moderate.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My go to spot for casual meal that is top-notch! Great lobster rolls. Outside seating is great but on the weekend might be hard to get.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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