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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-334-9855
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (104 reviews)
“shrimp” (99 reviews)
“haddock” (89 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband & stopped in for a late lunch. We ended up sitting at the bar and having sushi - it was superb and the service was excellent. I highly recommend the Garlic Tuna rolls 👍🏻

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 3 days ago

WE went early Friday evening. The restaurant has a bar. There was a view of the water. Our server was efficient and friendly. The food was delicious. I had the Lobster Kristina- perfect. I highly recommned this place.

Thank lourdesm978
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a birthday dinner here and the evening was wonderful. Lobster Kristina and one had the Fishermen's Trio and it was all delicious. Attentive service, nice bar, bustling atmosphere, plentiful servings, reasonable prices. It's all here, enjoy!

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacularly fresh clams and great lobster rolls. Cold beer, friendly staff with a nice view, salt hills excluded. nice place to spend an afternoon

Thank David N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for a late night dinner and sat at the bar. The the food was good as usual but the waitress/bartender seemed not to care about her customers. She seemed more concerned about getting her side work done than providing service. We were never...More

Thank lonb327
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop on our New England seafood trip. Great bread, chowder and lobster served on the waterfront.

Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a great first meal at Surf during our Summer 2017 trip to Portsmouth we had to make a return visit this past August. There seems to always be a wait to get in to this place (no reservations) but you can roam the surrounding...More

Thank jayclement
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always go to this restaurant when we are in Portsmouth. Went for dinner and I had the steamed lobster and my husband had the lemon haddock and both were delicious. Went back the next day for a light lunch and my husband had sushi and...More

Thank Franmer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Offered a very comfortable booth seat with a view directly out to the water and the bridges spanning the river. Great location. Food was excellent, well prepared and wide selection. But service was very marginal. First had no silverware or napkins. Had to retrieve two...More

Thank Dreamerboy10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surf was recommended by staff at Hampton Inn. We were sat overlooking the harbor but unfortunately it was dark so we couldn't see much. We ordered house speciality drinks that were "Amazing". Painkilla and Spicy Maple Manhatten - Yummy. My dinner was one of the...More

Thank Janet E
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Questions & Answers
30 August 2017|
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Response from sharronsibley | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely make reservations for a dinner seating. If you go in for an early dinner you have a good chance of getting a nice table by the windows without a reservation
13 August 2017|
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Response from traveler120483 | Reviewed this property |
No the outside dining area is a small deck that juts out of the back of the restaurant. To reach it you must walk through the inside of the restaurant.
22 February 2017|
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Response from Robyn B | Property representative |
Hi Tanya, Surf has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, there is no particular dress code for Surf, though it is considered casual. Thank you, Robyn Spittle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855
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Everyday our team of chefs work with our seafood buyers to source the best quality seafood. Our standards of excellence start with the selection of the top of the catch each day and often our daily specials are sourced from local fisherman who know where to send the best fish of the day. ​We go to such lengths to secure the freshest seafood for one reason – our high standards of excellence demand that every ingredient we use is the best. Although we can tell you how fresh our seafood is, the only way to really know is to taste it.
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