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Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe

150 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019
+1 603-766-3474
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (171 reviews)
“fresh fish” (45 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
150 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In spite of the fact that this restaurant was busy, crowded and a bit noisy, we were glad we waited! Probably they were all talking about the good food in front of them. This is not a fancy or elegant restaurant, but the food is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner in Jumpin's and it was a great experience. I had a local fish with salad that was ok; my wife had a ceviche and crab prawn and she loved it; my son had a great pasta with chicken that was delicious. The service...More

Thank Jonatas R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had their fish taco! Wonderful dish! Very good service, looking forward returning! Nice bar! martinis very good!

Thank rslaaliensr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner on a Tuesday night - excellent prices for oyster. Food is really good and selection of beer is excellent :)

Thank Johannes82A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner with another couple. I had the house specialty Seafood Mulligatawny stew. Nothing impressive and not a lot of food. I was not impressed. What little was presented tasted ok, but I was thankful it came with steamed rice to fill me...More

Thank boru77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is a little understated. Do not allow it to deceive you. Service was outstanding. The portions were sized perfectly. No huge overstuffed dishes with way too much to eat. We had three appetizers and a small dish of fresh pasta with scallops. The...More

Thank ruggedmtn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe since 2009. We were pleasantly surprised with the food then, and it's still as great now. Must try this place for great seafood when in the area.

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was out final night in Portsmouth and we wanted something special..Jumpin' Jay's sure did deliver!! My wife had a lobster dish that was wonderful and I had the shrimp scampi that rivaled any that I have eaten...wonderful!! Our server was Lily and was both...More

Thank pastorbob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in a town that is know for fresh seafood. Jumpin Jay's does not always serve fresh so buyer beware. Diver scallops, the most expensive item on the menu, were mushy and smelly, just gross. All that for 34.00

Thank Alice L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was good. However, we were not very much impressed by the seating arrangements and service. The menu does not tell you the portion size (pictures) or calories. Also, found some of the sea food are high priced, given it is located near the sea...More

Thank DineshFamily
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Response from roomservice56 | Reviewed this property |
Took my gluten free daughter & son& daughter in law with several food issues. JJ was EXTREMELY accommodating with a smile
18 March 2016|
Response from Lauren G |
Hi! Jumpin' Jay's is closed for Easter, but we hope to see you another time!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 22 - USD 32
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019
    (Middle Street, Maplewood Avenue, Islington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-766-3474
Located just two blocks down from Market Square in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jumpin' Jay's is a local foodie enclave serving refined seafood in a sleek restaurant setting. The quality of fare is unsurpassed, with fish arriving daily from local fisherman as well as some exotic catches from locations such as New Zealand and Ecuador. Four to six varieties of fish appear on the ever-changing "Catch of the Day" menu, complimented by your choice of gourmet sauce. Our raw bar offers an extensive variety of shellfish found in New Hampshire. Our specialties menu offers more traditional flavor, including Maine Crab Cakes, Haddock Piccata and our popular Linguine in White Clam Sauce. The atmosphere is casually hip, with no pretense. Reservations encouraged. Open seven nights a week.
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