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Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe

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150 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019 (Middle Street, Maplewood Avenue, Islington Street)
+1 603-766-3474
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Two words: Fresh and Delicious!! This downtown has many dining options so I clicked on my Trip Advisor app for advice on where to done! As always, it was a great recommendation! Cozy, reasonable, friendly service and amazing cuisine!

Thank pkornbluh1
Savannah, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town for business and based off of on local recommendations and Trip Advisor, I chose this spot. And boy, am I a happy gal! I lucked upon $1 Oyster Tuesday, and being on my own without kids, I happily indulged. They were fresh, succulent, and yummy. The server provided a great Chardonnay recommendation and after letting me take my... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food nice atmosphere made for a pleasant meeting. We were there for a while after eating enjoying coffee and discussing on going progress.

Thank Cliffordmte
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of seafood, appetizers, wine and beer. Wonderful attentive staff and the very best atmosphere ( combination of funky and elegance ) to relax and celebrate something special. Do not miss going here while in Portsmouth. You will not be disappointed in any way. Will definitely return as it is the very very best in every way. Thanks Jumpin'... More 

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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Jumpin' Jay's. I decided to 'play it safe' and ordered the linguini with clam sauce. Upon tasting it I immediately recognized that I had never tasted linguini like this, ever. It was fabulous. Everyone in our party was more than satisfied. The food, the vibe and the ambiance made for a most memorable evening.... More 

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longvalley, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a busy Saturday night and lucked out with being seated with no reservations. Had a table tucked into corner so it was perfect for a couple. We really enjoyed the price fixe menu special for $30. I had the most delicious melt in your mouth mussels for an appy with basil and jalepenos. My husbands shrimp letttuce wraps... More 

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Montpelier, VT
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. Fresh fish, good wine list, comfortable seating, great service. Been here so many time - consistently delicious food!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for fresh seafood. Shrimp Scampi and broiled haddock were both very tasty. A must place to try when your in town.

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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As long as you are going out for seafood this is a great place. If you are looking for a wide-based menu then you ought to look elsewhere. Appetizers were all good, mussels were great! Tuna main course is excellent for seared fish lovers. Haddock piccata is very good and not a typical presentation. Wine and beer selection is fine.

1 Thank Bob F
Orleans, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant with a group of 22. We all loved our meals and the service was friendly and efficient. My husband and I both had the Ahi and it was done just as we requested. The wine and liquor selection was also good and reasonably priced.

Thank Judith W

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$32
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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.

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