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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-334-9855
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food with equally great view. Service was excellent and not rushed. Nice menu with plenty of options and good prices. Highly recommended!

Thank Mark M
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food here is some of the best I have ever eaten, we had a salad too that had fried red tomatoes and bacon in it and it was out of this world good! The food is good, the service is great and the view is awesome. Love this place!

Thank Sablebell
Bedford, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited on a Monday evening, around 6pm. Got in just in time. It was packed shortly afterwards. I suggest a reservation if you go any other time. Food was fantastic and the river view was great. Very romantic. Try the Ginger Lemonade cocktail!

Thank Michele G
Freeport, Maine
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife & I stopped here on our way to Boston for dinner. The menu has some very creative sounding seafood dishes. She had the Fleuben which is a Reuben made with flounder. I had scallops. Both were very fresh and well prepared. Nice place, good view (especially from the small outdoor deck) and attentive service. The only negative is... More 

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Corolla, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had several lobster rolls/live Maine lobsters on our trip and hands down this was the best! Scenic view too! Definitely recommend!

2 Thank 479lyndam
Seattle, Washington
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160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a bottle of LOVE LANE Sauvignon Blanc... outstandind Chilean wine. The plave was packed off season late on a Thursday. Expectations are set high based on attractive loacation and ambience and yes it delivers.

Thank seattlesez
Jensen Beach, Florida
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like sushi? Fresh fish served in many amazing ways..smoked haddock & corn chowder..it's all good. Super wait staff, great view

Thank kitty H
Westport, Connecticut
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I expected this restaurant to be outstanding. It was good, nothing above and beyond but very good. The seafood of course was phenomenal and the view is spectacular.

Thank Alexandra M
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot with great views of the river, and the food is great. Lighting and atmosphere are all upbeat and wait staff are attentive and professional. Always a surprise on the menu. Nice bar area. You'll find locals and visitors alike at Surf.

1 Thank Tim L
Framingham, Massachusetts
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477 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a window table with a great view. The salads and fish sandwiches were all very good. Liz was our server and she was excellent.

Thank bsk_10

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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, 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, Reservations, Seating
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 03801-8401
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?