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Old Ferry Landing

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10 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3706
(603) 431-5510
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Right on the Portsmouth waterfront, this no-frills, better than a clam shack serves up the usual seafood fare. Hubby had the seafood platter with haddock, clams, scallops and shrimp on a mound of french fries with cole slaw. I opted to the lobster sandwich that was served on a bulkie roll. Plenty of lobster - 6 oz. - but the... More 

Thank Nancy N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a frequent visitor, I ordered one of their delicious specials--Lobster and Shrimp Risotto. Best I have ever had---very nice texture, and deep seafood flavor with giant chunks of lobster and large shrimp! My uncle from Nevada had the traditional lobster, and as I hoped was a terrific experience for him! And, we certainly had to have their famous Jimmy... More 

Thank crocodilewranglr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love it here and have never had a bad meal. The seafood is fresh, the view is incredible, and the service friendly and fast. Their signature Jimmy Juice is a must.

Thank Marian E
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely old school fried seafood choices. Shrimp basket loaded with small tasty bites.Go for atmosphere of outside deck & not good.

Thank zootytravels
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just what you need, when you wish for it. Wooden tables, big smiles, harbor ambiance, boats cruising around, sea whiffs. And the best New England casual food (to date...): perfect seafood platter (light batter and perfect frying), tasty lobster roll, couple of local ales. What more can you ask for ? So enjoyable !

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant staff, quick service and food was good. Chowder more potatoes than fish, lobster roll good value and the fried scallops were very good.

Thank 018CC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a group of colleagues/friends. We are all working professionals, 2 in our party work in the restaurant industry and I have worked in the industry before as well. We were so horrified by the lack of professional service we left after 1 drink. The server was talking out loud about the tips of customers, the rudeness of... More 

Thank 30chas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a party of 9 people and were able to sit outside. Long wait unless you get there early. Shrimp was very good and the Jimmy Juice was great.

Thank Ginger S
Wilmington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What could be better that sitting alongside the water, taking in the views of the Moran tugboats on a sunny day, with a cold brew and great fresh seafood? Pretty much nothing. But thats what its like when you take in lunch at the Old Ferry Landing. My wife and I were steered here by a Portsmouth local and dis... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to get in and out so we could make our harbor cruise(which I highly recommend). They did get our food to us quickly but it had to be sent back because they didn't cook it through. But the view right on the water was nice. I would probably give them another chance when I'm in the area.

Thank Nancy N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3706
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: (603) 431-5510

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