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Surf

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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-334-9855
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a fabulous meal in a booth overlooking the harbour. What a view! We were served by Jillian who was very friendly and helped with my food selection. I heartily recommend Surf.

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Thank sdpowell1255
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My lovely wife and charming 13 year old daughter trekked to Po-Town yesterday in the snow from Concord, NH (our fair city) to use up some gift certificates for Surf that we had been babysitting for years. My wife and I had been to Michael Timothy's, Surf in Nashua and Buckley's Great Steaks in "the before time"....prior to children. They... More 

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Thank Vagoda
Robyn S, Graphic Design & Social Media Specialist at Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us and taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We pride ourselves in our quality ingredients and amazing staff & management team, so it means a lot to hear we made your experience so great. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Bullard, Texas
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Portsmouth in November for a wedding. This was one of the places recommended to us and what a great rec it was. Everything we ordered was excellent so I would imagine most of the food is good. Coupled with a great view and environment, this place is a must.

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Thank jawood81
Robyn S, Graphic Design & Social Media Specialist at Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us while you were in town for your wedding! We're glad to hear you had such a great experience with us, and do hope you'll dine with us again next time you're back in Portsmouth! More 

Londonderry, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I make Ciopino almost every Xmas Eve - a very good one at that. I had the Portuguese fish stew which was excellent. Fine dinning in a relaxed brasserie style. We were able to go downstairs to the bar for a drink while waiting for our table.

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1 Thank WaltNH
Robyn S, Graphic Design & Social Media Specialist at Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us, and taking the time to leave us a review! We're always happy to hear when our guests have such positive experiences with us! We hope you continue to dine with us, and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Selinsgrove
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174 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this place is a winner! Beautiful decor and great service just add to the delicious food. We were there at night so the spectacular view was a bit diminished.

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Thank slizzie
Robyn S, Social Media Specialist at Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us, and taking the time to leave us a review! We pride ourselves in the quality of our dishes and our outstanding management & staff, and it means a lot to hear that we provided you with a great experience. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very popular place. Large bar, sprawling restaurant, great food.. We were very lucky to get a table for 3 at 5:15 PM on a Saturday night. The place was jammed!

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1 Thank capecodtravellers
Robyn S, Graphic Design & Social Media Specialist at Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We pride ourselves on the quality of our fresh food, and our amazing staff & management team, so it means a lot to us to hear you had such a great experience with us! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat at the window and saw a seal bopping around in the water right in front of us! A snow squall came in and blew around for a few minutes and left. The food was delicious ! The presentation was so pretty and the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant for lunch!

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1 Thank lornasok
Robyn S, Social Media Specialist at Surf, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! We pride ourselves in our locally sourced, fresh seafood dishes, and outstanding chef's, so it means a lot to hear you had such a great experience! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Stratham, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Surf is a wonderful seafood restaurant with great views of the Piscataqua River and its famed red tugboats. Recently enjoyed their sushi sampler for dinner before catching a play at the nearby Seacoast Repertory Theater. The sushi was excellent, well-prepared and presented, with more than enough for the two of us. Had the fried calamari as an appetizer, very... More 

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1 Thank loujack48
Robyn S, Social Media Specialist at Surf, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate all comments, positive and negative, because they help us get better! We you keep coming back, and keep helping us improve - because we want to be your first choice for dining in Portsmouth! More 

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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate an early diner at Surf following a matinee. My friend has the shrimp vindaloo and I had horseradish haddock. Both were great. Only complaint is my potatoes was overly salty. The staff was friendly and efficient. The view is lovely. I will definitely return.

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1 Thank Tonsoffuntravel
Robyn S, Social Media Specialist at Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us! We appreciate all comments, positive and negative, because they help us get better! We hope you keep coming back, and keep helping us improve - because we want to be your first choice for dining in Portsmouth! More 

Boston, MA
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Love this place! Freshest seafood and sush, great service and views of the working Portsmouth harbor. Try the warm butter lobster sushi roll, wow!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855

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