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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-334-9855
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4:00 pm - 9:00 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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Richmond, Virginia, USA
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very thoughtfully prepared food- ultra fresh. Balanced heat and flavor in the sushi and togarashi bowl. Good selection of local beers. Professional friendly staff. Very clean. REALLY BAD MENUS- PRINTED ON PAPER THAT DOES NOT OFFER SUFFICIENT CONTRAST WITH THE BLACK WRITING, COMPOUNDED BY INSERTING IT IN FROSTED PLASTIC. SIMPLE FIX FOLKS- lighter paper and/or bolder ink.

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Thank PaoloStatiUniti
Robyn S, Public Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to leave us a review! We will certainly take your suggestions for the menu into account, and appreciate all of your feedback! We hope to see you again soon! More 

York, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You cannot beat the view from this restaurant, the food was delicious! My Cosmo was the best! Our waitress was a pro!!

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Thank realityshoaddict
Robyn S, Public Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dining with us, and for taking time to leave us a review! We're so lucky to have such an amazing staff or bartenders, waitstaff, and creative chefs. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great seafood, fabulous location! Try the seafood tower or anything from the sea here and you can't go wrong! Love dining at the large horseshoe bar although the table are nice too. Decent wine selection. Fabulous location overlooking the Piscataqua River.

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Thank juliecousins
Robyn S, Public Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to leave us such a wonderfully kind review! We pride ourselves in our fresh, quality ingredients, and always love to hear about our guests experience with us! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of seafood and steak options. The west facing side of bar has a water view. Reservations for table available for parties of 4 or over. Staff are friendly and service is excellent.

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Thank jfazeli
Robyn S, Public Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to dine with us, and taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We're lucky to have such an amazing staff & management team, and look forward to providing you with the same A+ service you've come to expect from us! More 

North Conway, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my wife and I visit Portsmouth from the North Country every 3 months or so. We were going to eat lunch at our traditional place on the Great Bay only to find out that it was closed for the day...... Lucky us! We walked up the street and found SURF. It was amazing! great view by the bay! The best... More 

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1 Thank maryh995
Robyn S, Public Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us, and also for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We will be sure to pass your compliments to our staff, management team, and our amazing chefs! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Cape Neddick, Maine
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is excellent. It can be a bit loud when busy (it was a little tricky for my 90 year old mother in law), but it's manageable. Service has always been good, and the views are great.

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Thank ahubbard
Robyn S, Public Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this review

Thanks so much for choosing to dine with us, and taking the time to leave us a review! We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Westborough, Massachusetts, United States
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tells you something when most restaurants had only a handful of diners, and this one was hopping. We hadn't been to Portsmouth before and decided to just walk around and see what looked good. We chose Surf because the bar was mostly full and the menu looked promising. Our bartender made excellent suggestions for both wine and food. We... More 

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1 Thank Debbie S
Robyn S, Public Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this review

Hi Debbie, Thank you so much for dining with us and taking the time to leave a review! We always aim to provide our guests with not only delicious food, but the best customer service. We're happy we could make your experience with us so positive, and hope to see you again very soon! More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a fabulous meal in a booth overlooking the harbour. What a view! We were served by Jillian who was very friendly and helped with my food selection. I heartily recommend Surf.

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Thank sdpowell1255
Robyn S, Graphic Design & Social Media Specialist at Surf, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We pride ourselves in the quality of our fresh ingredients, and our amazing staff & management team, so it means a lot to hear you had such a great experience with us! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

My lovely wife and charming 13 year old daughter trekked to Po-Town yesterday in the snow from Concord, NH (our fair city) to use up some gift certificates for Surf that we had been babysitting for years. My wife and I had been to Michael Timothy's, Surf in Nashua and Buckley's Great Steaks in "the before time"....prior to children. They... More 

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Thank Vagoda
Robyn S, Graphic Design & Social Media Specialist at Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us and taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We pride ourselves in our quality ingredients and amazing staff & management team, so it means a lot to hear we made your experience so great. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Bullard, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We were in Portsmouth in November for a wedding. This was one of the places recommended to us and what a great rec it was. Everything we ordered was excellent so I would imagine most of the food is good. Coupled with a great view and environment, this place is a must.

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Thank jawood81
Robyn S, Graphic Design & Social Media Specialist at Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us while you were in town for your wedding! We're glad to hear you had such a great experience with us, and do hope you'll dine with us again next time you're back in Portsmouth! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?