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Dinnerhorn Bratskellar

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$$ - $$$
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980 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-7406
+1 603-436-0717
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the pepperoni pizza! Drove all the way from Kentucky for it and it was worth the drive. Thanks!

Thank Bro Tim M
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

It means a lot that you went so far out of your way to give us a shot, and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your pizza when you got here. I hope you'll make it by for another good slice when you're next in the area. Best wishes, Paul - Owner More 

Barrington, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to the Brat/Dinnerhorn since 1976 while still in high school. It's still my favorite pizza of all time and be sure to ask for it "Dover Style" which means a little under-cooked. I'm on a low sodium diet and my doctor recommended the Brat for pizza because it's crust is the lowest in the area. Now when... More 

Thank John L
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

John, it truly means a lot to still see you here for a meal after all these years. Thanks for sticking with us! I'm glad you love the pizza -- I agree, ordering it Dover Style is the way to go. We can't wait to see you and your wife again! Until then, take care. Best, Paul - Owner More 

Central Maine
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171 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stopped in here for dinner as it was recommended by the hotel we were staying at. We were specifically looking for a place that had swordfish. Nicely decorated, great ambiance. Beautiful gas fireplace tops it off. Waitstaff was friendly. For food we started with the beet salad (large portion) and a wedge salad. Both were good. Entrees were steak... More 

Thank Momof2inMaine
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

I'm so glad you were able to stop in for that swordfish dinner you were craving! It sounds like you had quite the meal, too -- you can't go wrong with salad and steak! I hope we'll see you again when you're back in the area. We're certainly looking forward to it! Best wishes, Paul - Owner More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My fellow man and I we delighted. Even if we had difficulty making decisions about food, we were so glad the hotel recommended this place. The hostess sat us in front of the fireplace. Oh so cozy . White table cloths, attentive but not obsequious service, and well chilled white wine(Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc), and pretty quiet tho' business was... More 

Thank April M
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for these incredibly kind words, April! They truly mean a lot, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. I'm glad you enjoyed the cobb salad so much! It's definitely a delicious way to start a meal if done right. Thanks again! It was a pleasure having you here. Best, Paul - Owner More 

South Berwick, Maine
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Long ago and far away, this was a "go to" place. The pizza was fabulous, the hot wings, were HOT, the nachos, were the best. Like almost every place we used to frequent , it's gone downhill. We hadn't been out or here for a good long time. We were in the area and decided to go. The place was... More 

Thank K K
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

You can imagine how upsetting it is for me to hear this kind of feedback. It sounds like we dropped the ball during your visit, and it's a shame the food wasn't quite the way you remember it. We haven't changed much about how we do things around here, so I know we can impress you if you give us... More 

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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I personally love a pizza joint that makes pizza one way - no options of thin vs thick vs deep dish - places that after years of being in business, the pizza is the same. I've gone to the Brat for at least 40 years and it's still the same, which to me is a great thing that says alot... More 

Thank akaAnthi
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Thank you! -Paul, Owner More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We've eaten at the Dinnerhorn off and on for 10+ years. The food is usually very good. On this visit we had Mussels which were very good and a Fried Combo plate of half Fried Clams and half Fried Scallops. The Scallops were good but the Clams were soggy and not edible. My husband and I were as upset with... More 

Thank Claire D
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Claire, I'm really sorry to hear that after ten years of dining with us, your most recent experience may keep you from coming back. It upsets me that you didn't love the fried clams, and I wish I had known you were still in the restaurant at the time of the complaint. It was briefly mentioned to me in passing,... More 

Newfields, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We took friends from out town here only to be disappointed. The food is so so - not bad but not great. The service rots - not very friendly and they seem to have an attitude - not good when you are the customer. I don't like the feeling that they are the ones doing the favor of me being... More 

Thank sherylgary78
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Sherylgary78, I'm really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal here. From the mediocre food to the rude service, this is definitely not the way we want to do business, and I can assure you it's not the norm. I really appreciate you letting me know -- I'll be looking into this right away. I really hope you'll... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Dinnerhorn a great value, lunch or dinner and you can order a pizza from the Bratskellar! Service is excellent, large menu selection, daily specials, less than 5 minutes from downtown. A favorite among locals

1 Thank Debby G
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Debby, thank you so much for this review! I'm happy to hear you're such a fan of everything we're serving at the Dinnerhorn, as well as the pizza from the Brat. I'll definitely pass on your kind words about the service, too. Hope to see you soon! Best, Paul - Owner More 

Kenai, Alaska
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we are glad they did! The service was fantastic. Everyone was attentive, friendly (even though we showed up 1/2 hour before closing and left 1/2 after closing..oops), and offered helpful hints about our upcoming travels. We enjoyed swordfish, chicken tetrazzini, and chicken fettuccine, and it was all delicious - even my 'picky eater' enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Tonda S
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Tonda, I'm glad your hotel sent you our way, too! Thanks for dining with us, and thanks for the awesome review of our service and our food. I'm glad you gave the swordfish a try -- it's one of my favorites! Thanks again, and please come back soon! Best, Paul - Owner 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Pizza, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 980 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-7406
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-0717

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