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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-334-9855
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a great dinner with a great view of the docks. Highly recommend the lobster and brie nachos. Great waitstaff as well.

Thank greg m
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I dined here this month. We dined there 3 times two years ago. This visit was a disappointment for one of us. In the past 2 years, Surf morphed into primarily Asian fusion. They should have dropped non Asian items from the menu since clearly lacking a commitment to quality prep. Fish chowder was a gob of... More 

Thank Judith W
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been eating at Surf Portsmouth since they opened 5 years ago. The food is consistently delicious and service is great. This is a busy place on the waterfront. Yummy cocktails and good wine and beer selection too.

Thank Sandra T
Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good view of the water either inside or outside! Limited number of tables outside. Our service was fantastic!

Thank KLHS
Portsmouth NH
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Surf is a great spot on the Piscataqua.The bar is fabulous except for the TVs. I think they belong in sports bars and would love the bar more for conversation not competing with the TV. The food is a bit pricey but worth it. It can get noisey on crowded nights so not a sweet spot for intimate talks. I... More 

Thank Suzan H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Exquisite restaurant, great ambiance and superb food. I have never been to New Hampshire, I came here for business and we had a group of 50 people and the Surf staff have been so great, on point and the food is delicious! I highly recommend this place of you are in New Hampshire. This picture is of the view from... More 

1 Thank Sean B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My brother took me here on our first night when we visited. It's one of his favourite places to eat & he wasn't wrong. Only thing that annoys me is Americans insist in clearing your plate from the table when other people in your party are still eating. They also bring the bill without asking leaving you know chance of... More 

Thank 303Customer
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

HUGE surf fan. Amazing, but small outside deck, coupled with amazing seafood and some landlubber dishes makes Surf pretty amazing. However, their SUSHI is the real draw, but possibly the most overlooked.

Thank paul l
Portland, Me, United States
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

stopped here for a late lunch by the water...The bar is situated in the middle of the joint and was full, loud and active. We liked the busy feel, the buzz around the place of people having a good time, but beware if you don't care for the noise. the menu is filled with high-end 24-29 dollar entrees. We opted... More 

Thank Mark F
Stratham, New Hampshire
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've eaten here a few times. Our experience has varied a bit. Our first visit we were able to sit out on the patio, with a tremendous evening view of the river. The restaurant was slow that evening, so service was very attentive. Our other visits have been when the restaurant was much busier, so seating and service was kess... More 

Thank Jim T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Gluten Free, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855

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Methuen, Massachusetts
Stratham, New Hampshire
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?