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    Portsmouth Brewery: A brewery in downtown

    by kooka3 Written May 15, 2004

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    This restaurant is easy to get to since it's right on main street. The ambiance is nice -- big, open, clean. The bar is long and well stocked. Service is generally good, but I did go with a big gropu at one point; they put us in a side room and I think they forgot about us (out of sight, out of mind??) but at least there were plenty of people to talk to while we waited!!

    There are lots of local/state brews on tap (try Smuttynose - named after the islands just off the coast). They sell Growlers of their tap beers, as well.

    Favorite Dish: Their pizzas are great -- and you have to love a place that names one of the pizzas "Wallace and Gromit"!

    Burgers are wonder. So is the chowder.

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    Muddy River Smokehouse: steak, bbq, and good beer!

    by kooka3 Updated May 15, 2004

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    I enjoy this restaurant a lot. It's my first choice of places to eat in Portsmouth. The atmosphere is laid back, the service is always good, and the food can't be beat! There's a bar area up front where you can just hang out with friends and drink if you want, but you can eat there, too. Past that is the main eating area; the decor is unusal. The ceiling is very high and has glow-in-the-dark stars. There are also fake trees around. It's really different from most other restaurants in town.

    There is often live music with dancing, comedy, or other entertainment in the basement, especially on weekends.

    Favorite Dish: I love the steak with the sauteed onions and mushrooms. Their Mudcake is also excellent, but I usually take it to-go because there's so much other food.

    Other things to try: cornbread, ribs, or pulled pork.

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    Warren's: Warren's

    by Cabana_Boy Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    Warren's lobster house

    This place is like the "MCL Cafeteria" of seafood houses. Warren's serves large portions in whatever your ordering, so, you won't go away hungry and the meal is generally accompanied with their "famous" salad bar.

    Favorite Dish: Lobsters!!!

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    The Dolphin Striker.: The Dolphin Striker.

    by Cabana_Boy Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    The Dolphin Striker in Portsmouth...

    I took my mother here when she was visiting from Indiana. It is a nice restaurant without being too stuffy, charming really. Also, there is a small tavern (Spring Hill Tavern) located in the cellar that hosts local music.

    The history of the area which is now occupied by the Dolphin Striker; and, Bow Street (also referred to as Merchant's Row) in general, dates back to the 1600s. It was also the site of Portsmouth's first market and many of the buildings still have a look and feel of being port side merchant buildings.

    Favorite Dish: Try the Haddock filet and the garlic mashed potatoes.

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    Portsmouth Brewery: Portsmouth Brewery

    by Cabana_Boy Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    The Portsmouth Brewery...

    Besides being a great brewery, the Portsmouth Brewery is also a great restaurant. The brewery/restaurant is occupies a space with an old storefront opening to Market Street with a bright yellow facade.

    Favorite Dish: Clam Chowdah...

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    Gilley's...: Gilley's...

    by Cabana_Boy Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    Gilley's Diner in Portsmouth, NH

    This historic diner is named after longtime employee Ralph 'Gilley' Gilbert who served up hot dogs and hamburgers from the diner’s tiny kitchen for over 50 years.
    This little restaurant is a true slice of Americana. It started as a horse-drawn lunch cart in the early 1900s by being pulled into Market Square in the evenings. In 1940, the restaurant was upgraded to a cart towed by a truck, which is still attached to the front of the cart (can't see it in the photo) although the cart is now permanently situated in its present location. According to Gilley's, the cart was made by the Worcester Diner Co. in Massachusetts and is just one of five built, and the only one that remains in full operation today.

    Favorite Dish: You really only have a few choices: mainly hot dogs and hamburgers, both are good...

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    Portsmouth is blessed with a...

    by TeDMe Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Portsmouth is blessed with a concentration of some great restaurants. The prices here are usually much more reasonable than in Boston or NY (that means cheap :) )

    Here, as a tribute to my old friend Richiecdisc the Portsmouth
    Brewery.  An awesome place with great beer, food and ambiance. Checkout their Menu here  and even more important their Beer Menu You can learn about the history
    of making beer here in case you will run into RichieC one day

    Favorite Dish: Ah, Beer. I like the Pale Ale but you can not go wrong here.

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    The Portsmouth Brewery

    by frankcanfly Written Sep 24, 2006

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    Great place to stop and have a beer and some lunch when you're walking around town.

    Make sure to try some of their homebrewed specialties. the 'Oktoberfest' was fresh when I tried it!

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    The Stockpot: The Stockpot

    by Cabana_Boy Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    The Stockpot in Portsmouth, NH

    Favorite Dish: This is a good spot for lunch. Try the clam chowder and sit in the back near the windows overlooking Tug Boat Alley and the river.

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    Saunders at Rye Harbor...

    by Gaby_Thieme Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Saunders at Rye Harbor Restaurant
    The dining room seems to sit right on the water in the Harbor.

    Favorite Dish: All the seafood dishes are supurb.

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