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“Rusty Hammer rustic charm”
Review of The Rusty Hammer

The Rusty Hammer
Ranked #92 of 204 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Rusty Hammer rustic charm”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Went to the Rusty Hammer and had a beer with a half sandwich and soup. The soup was really, really good! Sandwich was great! My husband had a burger which he said was super. The place definitely has that hole in the wall feel but that is part of the allure here. I think the bartender has been tending the bar since it opened 30+ years ago. Has a real rustic home town kind of feel.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Copiague, New York
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good bar fare”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Lobster roll and Hamburger were excellent. Beer selection was first class. Pricing was fair. It is a bar/restaurant for casual dining.

Visited September 2012
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Amesbury
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good meals at a reasonable price”
Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

We stopped in here for a bite to eat over the weekend. We both ordered "wimpy burgers". I had the green mountain chicken wimpy and my husband had the Lousianna wimpy burger. We enjoyed the meal, the price and the atmosphere. We will definitely come back again. The food was very good.

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Thank RustyDog2010
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NEW YORK
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good Chowda!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Stopped in here for a quick lunch as were checking out Market square. Hostess was sweet and helpful. Really good chowder and tasty battered shrimp. The fried haddock needed more seasoning. Good place to stop in for some chowder and beer!

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Moosup, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great choice for lunch, can be packed at night.”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

In town with friends and chose the Hammer for lunch. Service by "Susan" was snappy and attentive with a sense of humor. Food excellent and reasonably priced. Go at lunch because it can get jammed and very loud at night.

  • Visited August 2012
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