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The Oar House

) #22 of 143 Restaurants in Portsmouth ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood, Soups
55 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3779
+1 603-436-4025
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Soups
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55 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3779
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It hurts to say this, because we’ve been dining on the Oar House Deck for 20 years, mostly for the view, and we have actually celebrated some significant family occasions there, but our last visit was a big disappointment to say the least. The Charcuterie...More

Thank J Michael D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dinner outside on the deck on a sunny summer evening is very nice. Food is good: salads with fresh grilled fish were tasty and the steak was delicious (but expensive at $40). Service is friendly and the drinks were good. And there are a few...More

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wanting a lobster dinner we decided to go to the Oar House. We were the only ones there. The escargot was delicious but we were disappointed in the lobster. It was tough and not that sweet and expensive at $40 for just the lobster. The...More

Thank Ardy2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to come, it can get busy during peak hours, come early for lunch or dinner, or after lunch is a great time to sit and enjoy the scenery. I live the food and always good service

Thank sctredsoxone
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our dinner with the North African Meza Plate. The sweet pea hummus and flatbread was pretty good. The sausage was okay. I had the broiled Atlantic haddock, which was a huge portion. It was covered in too many breadcrumbs, though, and I had...More

Thank Karen Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived here for 25 years and never tried this restaurant, and in one visit is now one of my favorites. Friendly staff, food was excellent! ( Must try the cheese grits) reasonable prices.

Thank Rosa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at the Oar House a number of times, but tonight they outdid themselves. The grilled romaine salads were the talk of the table, the boulliabase was excellent, as was the lobster roll and the broiled haddock under crumbs. All this while looking...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very convenient as it was next door to the Portsmouth Harbour Cruise for the sunset cruise. Wait staff were prompt and accommodating- thank you Carla. We had a few menu specific adjustments needed and she handled it with aplomb! And then there was Garret the...More

Thank Danc1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on a Sunday night and it was great. While it was crowded there was a table by the bar that we could eat at so we opted to sit there and have dinner. Service was a bit slow but they were...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate outside on the deck and the view was beautiful. The wait staff was decent. The ribeye steak was average - there are better steaks in town. My husband's broiled seafood dish was average as well. Overall, we'd try this restaurant again just to...More

Thank k9riot
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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
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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