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106 Penhallow St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-319-8178
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Middleton, MA
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

What a fun experience at Moxy! Great American tapas in a cool atmosphere. We especially enjoyed the fried pickles, beef short ribs, chicken sandwich, and fried dough. Inventive and unique -- seasoned just right. Pleasant staff and timely service. Expensive but worth it!

Thank Donna D
Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

It surprises me that in a town with so many superb restaurants, they are able to stay in business. The ambience is excellent, grade solid A. Everything else is mediocre or less. The kiss of death is the food quality, which is below average. The deep-fried dishes are horrible. The hot dogs are so over-priced, it's incredible.

Thank Abel J
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Moxy is excellent. The tapas are interesting and very tasty. Really enjoyed the chicken sliders. The Beef Short Rib Marmalade was outstanding. Great bar tender. The drinks are high quality & flavorful, with locally sourced liquors when they can.

Thank Shawn F
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a tapas restaurant, so you definitely need to be prepared to share a bunch of different small plates. Some things are more easily shared by larger groups than others (some of the 'sandwich' type tapas only come with two per plate). However, our waitress was very helpful and would instruct us when we were ordering something that came... More 

Thank Nick G
Rye, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I have been to Moxy several times now. The pork lollipops are to die for! I love the diversity of the menu and the fusion tapas cuisine. The combinations of flavors are unique and delicious. I highly recommend it.

Thank ocean1972
hong kong
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Wandered into this lovely eatery in our one night stopover in Portsmouth heading South from Maine. It serves tapas style food, and all the dishes we tasted were delicious. Restaurant vibe was fun and cosy, staff friendly and efficient. Dishes came promptly as well. They recommend you order 3-5 dishes per person but I think we ended up ordering 8... More 

Thank madalinaHK
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Great food, very surprising! Lovely waiters and ambiance contributed to have great evening:) they have really a great choice of tapas!

Thank Kralj2007
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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a nice place to taste a variety of gourmet food. Well presented this place is a must try place. Food is well prepared. Please is easily accessible and highly recommended.

Thank Timothy R
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Truly farm to table. The food is creative and fun...and so delicious. There's something for everyone and the cornbread is absolutely not to be missed. This is a Portsmouth gem.

Thank Alexa S
Kingston, New Hampshire
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76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Came with five friends had dinner and drinks on a Sunday evening It's American food small plates don't expect Spanish tapas Very creative foods and presentations some of which will be loved some not I thought the fried clams on toothpicks were fantastic and unlike anything I've had before. Most everything is good and it's all presented beautifully Locally sourced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 14
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Penhallow St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-319-8178
Moxy; Self-possessed confidence. An attitude of fearlessness in everyday circumstances. The capacity to stand alone in favor of an unpopular opinion or course of action with a casual demeanor. Moxy is a modern American tapas restaurant focusing on smaller plates meant for sharing and taking our inspiration from our local farmers, culture and history. Moxy is tapas in spirit, energy, style of din

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?