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The Oar House

55 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3779
+1 603-436-4025
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“lobster” (43 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3779
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice place, we went there originally for a good piece of meat; but I ended up eating a delicious bouillabaisse! Sometimes you need to your mind! The food was delicious, the service was good and the deco was typical. What can we expect more?...More

Thank arnaud v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in by chance for lunch.Lucky us. They have the best Bouillabaise I have ever had with half a lobster and chockablock with delicious fish and shellfish in a wonderful broth. My companion had a lobster roll. Being natives, we know fresh from frozen....More

Thank bluto011
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We went to the oar house for the first tine just after Christmas. Our children had been there before and really wanted us to try it. Well I wished we lived closer. It was really busy but staff were so nice it wasn't rushed. All...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 21 November 2017

went here for a business dinner. Several of us had the Seared scallop special with risotto. it was lick smacking good as was the spare rib appetizer. someone else bought the wine but it was tasty. overall a superior meal. ambiance was cave like with...More

Thank kahunacarp
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I love fish and chips and whenever I see it on the menu I always get it! It's not something to cook at home and the chips are a treat. Pass on this here. Greasy and not very big and thick over the top crust....More

Thank gladfly
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Was part of a large group occupying the restaurant's second floor and service went great without any glitches. Very well organized and trained staff got the food out and kept things moving all night long. Very attentive to keeping drinks filled and people happy. And...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We visited The Oar House with a large group of business men, and before we knew it, we were joking, laughing and having a great time!!! The Oar House is a quite relaxed establishment on the waterfront in Portsmouth, and may be a little hard...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We all tried a different selection from their excellent menu and were all delighted with our choices!

Thank freewillie58
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Wanted great food in a nice atmosphere with good service and got all of the above plus excellent live music. Asked for a cozy table and the staff really accommodated! Beautiful brick interior. Servers and bartender really worked as a team. Beet and romaine salad,...More

Thank 676bonita
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Portsmouth for a long weekend, and had been recommended to have dinner here. We stopped earlier in the day while in town to make a reservation, and while full, they offered to accommodate us in a private functions room. We had a...More

Thank paxvobiscum
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26 May 2015|
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Response from 121bw | Reviewed this property |
On the street at the back, but you have to be lucky
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3779
    (Bow Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-4025
  • E-mail
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