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Review of Fat Belly's

Fat Belly's
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Ranked #104 of 202 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Market St.
Description: 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.
alpharetta, georgia
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“quick fix”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We came into Fat Belly's to check out their ice bar. It was pretty lame compared to the one i saw in an upscale bar in Buckhead in Atlanta but it was indeed a long piece of ice the length of the bar on which to set your drink. My friend and i had the fried green beans and they were great! Also had the wings mild and they were just ok. Neat location and hangout to catch up with friends, people watch and check out the football games on a Saturday afternoon.

Visited October 2012
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Canterbury, Connecticut
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Bar Food!”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

We originally planned on eating at the Portsmouth Brewery but walked by "Fat Belly's" and decided to give it a try. We were very glad we did. We didn't want a huge lunch so we just ordered appetizers, wings and potato skins. We ordered half teriyaki and half hot garlic wings, and both were delicious. Very large, meaty wings- we ordered ours grilled not fried and they were perfect. The potato skins were also very large and very good, not overly fried and dried out as skins sometimes tend to be. There was a large amount of potato left on the skins, making them almost like halves of baked potatoes more than just skins. The atmosphere is fun, definitely an old-time bar with a lot of tv screens and different games going on. Everyone looked to be having a great time, and the staff was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be recommending Fat Belly's to our friends who will be traveling through Portsmouth!

  • Visited October 2012
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Overland Park, Kansas
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171 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Great service, great place to catch a game”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were in search of a particular college football game and the folks at Fat Belly's were willing to put our game on the TV of our choice! The place filled up over lunch... It appeared like most were there for the food, not for the sports! We were curious about a pumpkin beer and the bartender offered us a sample to make sure we liked it before we ordered. The menu was a step up from a typical bar menu and the service was great---

  • Visited October 2012
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Boston, MA
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“All talk”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Went upstairs because we heard they had an "ice bar". Unfortunately, the ice bar (which was just a strip of ice, not entire bar made of ice) was cold, but the beer on tap was not. A bottled hard iced tea was cold and delicious. Two cups of clam chowder were tasty but the broth not as thick as we expected, but we enjoyed it. Pleasant bartender, decent price. Ice bar is actually a regular bar with a 5" strip of ice running the length of the bar. Nice tv so we could watch the Red Sox losing while we ate. Might return again if in the area, but would not go out of our way.

Visited September 2012
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Summerside, Canada
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

First time eating at Fat Belly's, restaurant nice, loved sitting in the corner and watching the street traffic. One of our girls ordered the chili cheese fries and it said "heaping", and it sure was. Lots of food for the price. I had THE BEST chowder there! Reasonably priced. I'd definitely go back again!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Empress1972
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