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Popovers On The Square

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8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
+1 603-431-1119
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Westlake, Ohio
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

What a wonderful find in the center of Portsmouth, NH! My wife has many dietary challenges including gluten intolerance. At a place that sells gluten-loaded baked goods one might expect trouble. Not so! These folks really know how to handle food and how to avoid gluten contamination. AND the food is great! Plenty of great things to eat both gluten-free... More 

Thank Roadwarrior D
new york
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a self service cafe known for popovers, but we enjoyed coffee and pastries on the sidewalk. Lovely. Food was good and people watching even better. A great place to relax and enjoy coffee right on Market Square in Portsmouth!

Thank sryhanen
New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Wanted a muffin for breakfast. None were left. Then I ordered a bagel with cream cheese. I did not want it toasted but that's how I got it. Not fresh. Sorry I went ther although the coffee was good.

Thank nuport78
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

My family and I were looking for a place to have a light lunch. We looked up Popovers on the Square on Trip Advisor and went there. There soup was out of this world delicious- I had the turkey and corn chowder, my husband had the corn chowder- we were both blown away. He is really picky rarely does he... More 

Thank Nurseliza1
Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

The biggest popovers with tasty maple butter! I got a hot chocolate and my mom got a cafe au lait. Perfect for a cool fall night.

Thank Carly W
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

Imagine sitting in the heart of a truly Colonial city, outside overlooking the passive pace of New England. Now add these amazing fresh, hot, wonderful popovers with a cup of coffee. Can I please have another dozen! All of Portsmouth is charming and an intriguing place to walk and explore. Well worth the visit and when you go please send... More 

Thank Glenn Z
Bangor, Maine
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

I love to order one of their unique and delicious salads with a giant popover (with maple butter, of course) when I stop in Portsmouth while traveling to Manchester or Boston. Popovers On The Square has quite a variety of menu items and you can choose simple and healthy, or be indulgent and get something amazing from their bakery case.... More 

Thank ValentineFootwear
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

Loved it! Had cupcakes and a fruit tart that was to live for. Great desserts and atmosphere. Friendly staff.

Thank David M
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

We love to visit Popovers for a great lunch, excellent tasty food available, Gluten Free choices are delicious, their bakery items are fresh and lovely too

Thank 2222rose
Durham, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

Popovers is one of our favorite spots in Portsmouth either for a meal or for dessert. They have a pretty good assortment of gluten free offerings recently bolstered by a delicious gluten free popover, something that I had missed since I had to go gluten free. The staff have always been friendly and accommodating and the food always delicious. It... More 

Thank Harry M

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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: +1 603-431-1119

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