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Portsmouth Gas Light Co.

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza
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64 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3705
+1 603-430-9122
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere and service was great and we enjoyed the wine. The food however wasn't so good. 3 appetisers and 3 mains between us and everything was served lukewarm and had to be sent back for reheating (not great for fish). Would go back to the bar but definately not for food.

Thank claire n
Atkinson, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the atmosphere of this restaurant, the old brick walls and exposed beams lent to its charm. My black and blue burger was cooked to perfection... my husband had the restaurant's 3 course luncheon special.. he chose the roasted corn and chicken soup, the pork sandwich and creme brûlée for dessert. He was kind enough to let me taste... More 

Thank laurafromNH
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the moistest, tenderness bourbon steak Tips I have had in a very very long time. Earlier had the crab cakes and even though for my taste they had a little too much scallions they were very good as was the sauce. The drinks ( vodka,oj,cran) were fairly strong. The service by Elizabeth was impecable.

Thank Beth03054
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Stopped by on a whim, my mac and cheese was delicious, with asparagus on top. My partner's small Cesar salad was a decent size, the grilled chicken was tasty, and everyone's food around us looked wonderful too.

Thank K R
Saco, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 8, 2017

The burger was good. It was cooked the way it was ordered and the bartender was efficient without being overbearing. The partial view into the kitchen was also interesting and it was nice to see that it looked perfectly clean and neat. But the woman at the end of the bar a few seats away certainly gave it some unwelcome... More 

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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

I cant leave a bad review just because I don't care for this restaurant. It is loud, really busy and always really crowded. Like excuse me, oh pardon me, sorry sorry [spill drink on new shoes]. For me, this crowdedness and seats really close together negate any of the food or drink choices. People do love the beer choices which... More 

Thank AlexandSarahConcord
Fishers, Indiana
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

A large group of coworkers decided to go out to dinner on our last night in Portsmouth. Each of us had something different from the menu and everyone said their food was great. I had a calzones and it was one of the best I've had. What I thought was interesting was that their pizzas were named after something in... More 

Thank MooreDavidD
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

The place is small and the tables are entirely too close together... however, the pizza is great!! Good service & good value! The drinks are excellent!! Hats off to the bartender!

Thank Amanda S
Vienna Region, Austria
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Coming from Boston by car, late evening on Monday. One of the few restaurant still open, me and my colleague were welcomed by attentive staff and placed at a cozy table. Despite due to bank holiday most of the fish catch was sold out, we were advised the fish and chips. De-li-cious, crispy outside and tenderly white haddock inside Nice... More 

Thank Lionheart1261
Camden, Maine
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 21, 2017

WE have enjoyed several good meals here - great wood fired pizzas, burgers, nice wine, good bartenders, and usually good music playlist.

Thank midcoastjudy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
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 - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3705
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-430-9122

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