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Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe

150 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019
+1 603-766-3474
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (167 reviews)
“fresh fish” (45 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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150 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was friendly and efficient and each person in our party of five enjoyed our meals very much. A friend at the meal raved about the raw bar clams. My partner said the King Crab leg grill meal was the best King Crab he...More

Thank Paige A
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped by Jumpin’ Jay’s later on a May Friday evening, hoping we were enough after the bustling Portsmouth dinner rush to get a table without a long wait. We were in luck, and were immediately settled at a comfortable table for...More

Thank DrewKnightWV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on business in Portsmouth and went to Jumping Jays on Tuesday for the Oysters . They were outstanding. We ate 3dozen !!

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really hate to complain, but considering how much we paid for this lousy brunch, I must! I have to admit that my drink, the spicy blood mary, was very good, but then, I think it was $12, it ought to be, right? Although it...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Catch of the day was what we chose, one pan seared halibut, the other grilled salmon, which came with well cooked asparagus and yummy whipped potatoes.

Thank Meryl M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my wedding anniversary & I can't cook, but evidently neither can the "chef" at Jumpin' Jay's on the evening of Monday, May 1, 2017. We arrived early for our 7 PM reservation & were promptly seated, served water, etc. I enjoyed the Roasted...More

1  Thank Dr_Livingston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood with warm atmosphere. Service was gracious and the food arrived with great presentation. I would recommend dinner for sure.

Thank kbsNh
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Innkeeper recommended them, said it had never gone wrong. I believe it. We had a rainy day & evening in Portsmouth and went for a late dinner. This certainly didn't hurt service and timeliness of our cooked meals. But I wouldn't worry about you arrive....More

1  Thank Pizor
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I recently stayed a weekend in Portsmouth, N.H. with my friend and we wanted seafood for supper. I heard about Jumpin' Jay's on a previous visit, but was unable to get a table there. It is strictly reservation only. The seafood was excellent. I had...More

Thank patriciasP6618FB
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I had a lobster mac and cheese. It was phenomenal. The place is nice but a little pricey. Accessible by walking regardless of the pricey parking.

1  Thank JohnBHere
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Suzette D
Appropriate dress for evening meal
6 May 2017|
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Response from Cappio16 | Reviewed this property |
Everyone was dressed casually. Jeans were fine.
Do you have a gluten free options?
28 July 2016|
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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
Do you have a special menu for Easter?
17 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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.