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Oar House

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Nice Atmosphere, Food was OK

The restaurant has a great rustic feel and the staff were very nice. We were there for brunch and... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2017
taralaf
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Wells, Maine
2lb Lobster

Lots of ambiance but expensive. Our lobster wasn't quite cooked and the asparagus was overdone... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2016
GinaWst
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  • Excellent28%
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  • Average18%
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Aug 25, 2018
“Dunno where the "average" ratings reviewers eat!! Best Calimari ever, and”
Aug 17, 2017
“Great seafood!!!!”
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55 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3779
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 30, 2008

We are parents of the groom and the Oar House was one of a few restaurants recommended by the wedding planner (wedding at Seacoast Science Ctr the next day). We are not from the area and when we went to visit (after having seen 3...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 19, 2017

The restaurant has a great rustic feel and the staff were very nice. We were there for brunch and as I watched the table next to ours send back three dishes I kept my hopes up. Everyone enjoyed their meals at our table, but I...More

1  Thank taralaf
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

I had the duck sausage (and red peppers), a specialty the chef made for restaurant week, and was so popular they kept it on the menu.

Thank Jim J
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

I had grilled Atlantic haddock and it was cooked to perfection, we also had calamari which was crispy and perfect. Wine and beer good! Outside seating near harbor a must!

Thank Rmondelli
Reviewed May 19, 2017

The restaurant has a great rustic feel and the staff were very nice. We were there for brunch and as I watched the table next to ours send back three dishes I kept my hopes up. Everyone enjoyed their meals at our table, but I...More

1  Thank taralaf
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Love this cozy restaurant by the river. Staff friendly and very helpful. My husband loved the duck and I had the Oar House Delight seafood in lobster sauce. Yummy!! Expensive but worth it for a special night out.

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Several weeks ago, my wife and I had Sunday brunch at the Oar House. We were greeted by Jess, our server and expert bartender. We started with Sunday Shrimp Marys which were very well made with just the right spice and kick. We ordered Louis...More

Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Lots of ambiance but expensive. Our lobster wasn't quite cooked and the asparagus was overdone (crunchy). Won't be back. Nice server though.

Thank GinaWst
Reviewed September 25, 2016

The Oar House is located right on a pier in the harbor adjacent to the dock for the Harbor Cruises. The food is somewhat predictable New England bistro fare, but the preparation is excellent. My wife had the scallops wrapped in bacon, and it was...More

Thank ChrisH018
Reviewed April 26, 2016

This restaurant is definitely a must when you visit Portsmouth. The menu selection is varied with hearty rustic New England fare. Whatever you choose will be cooked to perfection. The Oar House is located literally steps from the Piscataquis river water front, you can practicality...More

Thank yorkbeacher
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Luncheon was not tasty...wilted lettuce,uncrisp bacon, cold soup. and extraordinarily long wait for food--- over 1/2 hour and there was only one other table occupied....Too bad ...in it's day the Oar House was always great.

Thank cdskid
Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Haddock, Filet Mignon, Lobster, and Pork Chops. Couple that with good friends and wine, a little scotch and great conversaand wow! What a great dinner in Portsmouth!

Thank Robert M
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