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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-334-9855
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (97 reviews)
“shrimp” (97 reviews)
“haddock” (82 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We usually go to Surf when the weather gets cooler and we want to dine inside. No deck! Great restaurant and reservations are recommended.

Thank MowerFamily
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food and great service. A little pricey but the food and service we’re great! Sushi is really good.

Thank Mariann R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been here twice. Once with a small group for dinner inside, and once as a couple in late-afternoon on the deck out back. Very good service both times.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was hesitant to go based on recent reviews but so glad we went. Decided to just share some sushi and it was fantastic. The dynamite roll had a ton of flavor and the tuna and salmon sushi was excellent. Some of the best tuna I’ve...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is an overpriced and overrated restaurant. The fish was cooked to death. The kids haddock was completely tasteless. The Lobster roll for 28 USD is highly overpriced as you get a brioche with a kind of coleslaw and a little lobster. Anywhere else...More

Thank joernTX
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback about your recent visit. We're surprised to hear that you disliked your dishes so much, as we have an extremely experienced team that works to prepare only the freshest best quality seafood available. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked here from our inn and the number of people there wooed is in. Figuring, with a place this busy on a Tuesday night, it MUST be good. We started with fried clam small plate and they were fresh and tasty. Husband opted for baked...More

Thank RealtorK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was good, attentive but not overbearing. The oyster shots were amazing !! But the food was underwhelming. This is a top dollar seafood restaurant in a seafood town, and while my wife's steak was good, the scallops were burned, no butter or seasoning/...More

Thank Sw4767
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're sorry to hear you were not a fan of your scallops or seafood stew. We always want our guests to leave satisfied, so please speak up about your dish so we can make things right. Even on a busy evening, we do our best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, excellent service, and beautiful view! What more could you want? We were pleasantly surprised with this wonderful lunch on our way to Maine. We plan to return in the future.

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had my sister in town and went for a night out with our all the kids. Surf is always a favorite of my wife and I. It was a Wednesday night and they were really busy. They told us it would be a 45min wait....More

Thank Stan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared to dish out some clams at this local jaunt, but the food is melt in your mouth good. Beautiful views to the water and great late night options. This was the perfect place to celebrate our friends birthday. Server was very friendly and...More

1  Thank CoachJTL
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate with us! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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Questions & Answers
August 29, 2017|
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Response from sharronsibley | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely make reservations for a dinner seating. If you go in for an early dinner you have a good chance of getting a nice table by the windows without a reservation
August 13, 2017|
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Response from traveler120483 | Reviewed this property |
No the outside dining area is a small deck that juts out of the back of the restaurant. To reach it you must walk through the inside of the restaurant.
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Robyn B | Property representative |
Hi Tanya, Surf has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, there is no particular dress code for Surf, though it is considered casual. Thank you, Robyn Spittle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 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 03801-8401
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855
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