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“Great place to meet a friend for brunch!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Popovers On The Square

Popovers On The Square
8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
603-431-1119
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Ranked #12 of 187 restaurants in Portsmouth
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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36 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great place to meet a friend for brunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Twice a month I meet a friend for breakfast here, she drives down from York and we always have a great meal. It's great people watching, sometimes we sit outside but on those rainy days the large windows provide ample light for a wonderful meal inside.
Love the fresh choices and ingredients.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Windham, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Light lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

A good selection of muffins, soups and sandwiches for a light lunch or afternoon break.

Visited August 2011
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Brooklawn, NJ
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great End to a Long Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

After a long day of driving, we stumbled into Popovers for a casual diner. The popovers are amazing, the food is solid (the salad was solid, the crabcakes were delectable), and the drinks were flowing. What a nice diner, sitting out on the patio relaxing in the fresh air. Some of the nearby customers were a little overbearing, but it didn't diminish the experience.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Like a Panera that also serves wine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We visited Popovers for lunch after reading the rave reviews on Trip Advisor. We had the Popover salad and a glass of wine. The restaurant is set up like a Panera with an order counter and open seating. The food and wine were pretty good, but a bit of a let down after reading the reviews. We've had much better popovers at Acadia's Jordan Pond and Amherst MA's Judy's Cafe.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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York, PA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great food, coffee and location in Portsmouth NH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This place does everything well, though we enjoy it most as a bakery and coffee shop. Comfortable and casual indoor eating are adjacent to the bakery and order counter, but the best spot is the outdoor tables. It is upscale, in the Starbucks and Panera level, for those who will pay more for better quality and surroundings. We always go once or twice when vacationing on the NH seacoast.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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