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Fat Belly's

American, Bar, Pub
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2 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3802 (Market St.)
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I came to far bellys because we had a great experience the last time we came into Portsmouth. We ordered our beers and the beers sat at the for like 10 mins and it was busy when we went. We placed our order for our food, food came out fast and everything was cooked good except the... More 

Thank bucsfan7869
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The upstairs is fun for dancing, but if you want to go for just food and drinks make sure you get there early! There is only one bathroom and it is upstairs and you will need to WAIT in the "club" line just to get upstairs and then wait in the bathroom line. The bouncer was extremely rude when my... More 

Thank B599YRmargaretm
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Great value.. Good sangria .. Pleasant server .. Burgers perfect .good timing of apps and drinks .. We were early for our reservation by open table and seated right away

Thank Christina J
Lake Grove, New York
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Fat Belly's is everything a local pub should be, with friendly service, fresh cold beer, and tasty pub food. Burgers and appetizers were nothing fancy, but they were well prepared and flavorful. Our waitress took time to explain some of the local attractions, and we enjoyable people watching from a window table in front of the restaurant. It's a very... More 

Thank John S
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

At one point in time this place was OK for pub food but the last few visits both sucked. How they can screw up wings, salads and burgers is beyond me but they can't seem to get it right anymore. Last visit we had wings, a burger, salad with chicken, salad with salmon, chowder, and steak tips. Nothing was good.... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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632 reviews
438 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Ate here for the first time with my 20-something son. We wanted something cheap (relatively speaking, for Portsmouth) and easy. He had the special, a steak tips sub, and I had the house barbecue burger, each costing $12. The sub was good (I had a bite). My burger was good, but average -- nothing to write home about if I... More 

Thank NHjo
Naples, Florida
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

great burgers and atmosphere, especially late in the evening. there is an incredibly large variety in burgers and all of them are delicious.

Thank kenurtz
Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

My boyfriend and I ate her while staying in Portsmouth for a few nights on our road trip to Boston from NS. The signs were inviting and it looked like a cool bar type place so we wandered in. We ate mid-day, so it wasn't super busy. I had a club wrap, and my boyfriend had a burger. Fries were... More 

Thank Amy C
Bangor, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The atmosphere is definitely an experience! The food was very good and the atmosphere was somewhat loud which was helpful so our 4 kids didn't have to sit as quietly as they might in other restaurants. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive to our needs. We probably would not go again only because we were visiting and there are... More 

Thank Kristi S
Enfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Looked like a small bar thought could be fun went for burgers. Ordered wings , hot buffalo style, and fried pickles. Wings were awesome, big and yes buffalo hot. Pickles were great. A few cold beers later and we were full so never got to try the burgers, but will be back when in town. Great friendly service.

Thank roblal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3802
    (Market St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-610-4227
Fat Belly's is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Portsmouth. We feature two floors, with two unique atmosphere's. The Upstairs Lounge is a contemporary cocktail lounge featuring New Hampshire's only Ice Bar. Downstairs is a casual dining atmosphere with bar. Our menu is served to patrons on both floors. The Grill features the best burger in town, sweet potato fries, and other delicious American food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?