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Popovers On The Square

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8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Manchester, Connecticut
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

They have a wide variety of tasty treats. You're sure to find something there to satiate your appetite. My wife and I opted to share a bacon, egg and veggie burrito with a side of fruit. We didn't have to wait long and the gal at the counter was very friendly and helpful. There are a wide variety of pies,... More 

Thank Ray F
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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388 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in for some brunch, despite being off-peak timing the place was fairly busy. Orders are placed a the counter, you then get an electronic token which flashes when your order is ready. I went with scrambled eggs with cheese served in a 'popover' which i similar to a Yorkshire Pudding, it was served with a fruit salad on the... More 

Thank Glen C
Corvallis, OR
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I used to make popovers on Sunday mornings for the family. This is the only place I've ever been that sells popovers and does them well. They also have incredible desserts. We were only in town for one night but ate here two times and got desserts for the road. Good capuccino too.

Thank ORtouring
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popovers has a wonderful selection of very yummy offerings. Just don't be in a rush if you want to sit -- it tends to be super crowded. You have to be attentive to when your order is ready as well. But if you have already secured parking in the Square area, Popovers is a great breakfast/lunch option.

Thank ConnecticutKimberly
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting was the perfect thing to munch on for a quick bite to eat as we wandered around downtown. Wouldn't mind going back someday (as we were visiting from a different state) for a sandwich or breakfast.

Thank battytrips
South Shore, MA
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were encouraged to check this place out by a friend and we were not disappointed! The popovers are melt in your mouth, and fresh. The coffee was hot, the fruit was plentiful and ice cold, and although it was busy, everything was neat and clean and everyone was friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank jarsoflight
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful Saturday brunch, just watching the people go by through the big front windows. I had not had popovers since my childhood and the maple butter was perfect with them. (They would also be great with just about any filling for lunch.) It was a great experience for my husband as well. He also had a breakfast... More 

Thank Jane S
Houston, Texas
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186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like the outdoor seating in front because we can bring the dog before/after strolling Congress Street shops. Go inside to order from the counter. You get a buzzy device that lights up and vibrates when your order is ready. We were all happy with our orders: breakfast sandwich with bacon, oatmeal with fresh berries, and scrambled eggs in a... More 

Thank marko18745
Longniddry, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here for some lunch. It was extremely busy obviously a very popular place. We each had soup and half a wrap. Soups were good thick and very filling. Loads of cakes to choose from if you had room!

Thank les_mac62
Providence, Rhode Island
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped into Popovers after dinner for a coffee. Found that their pastries looked tempting. So bought a French apple crisp cake and coffee. Cake was delicious. Serving was large so didn't finish it. Their brownies have won awards which makes sense because tired one on another day. Coffee was well brewed. Servers were pleasant and helpful.

Thank Kenneth S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-431-1119

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