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Dinnerhorn Bratskellar

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980 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-7406
+1 603-436-0717
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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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 you won't be coming back. I hate that you didn't love your fried clams, or that Sharon did little to make up for it. I'll definitely look into this, and I appreciate your feedback. I hope you'll consider giving us another shot, since you've always been... More 

Newfields, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 

Bakersfield, Vermont
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and good food at reasonable price. Works for me. We got, on recommendation, their specialty pizzas and they were delicious and big enough for lunch the next day.

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

Stacy, thanks so much for checking out the Bratskellar! I'm so glad you enjoyed the pizzas, and that you had plenty of leftovers. I really appreciate the review, and I hope you come back soon! Best, Paul - Owner More 

Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Have been here three times while visiting NH and loved all of my meals. Am going back again in November to try the stuffed Lobster! Had the Captains Plate which was filled to the brim with perfectly fried seafood. The fish was perfectly cooked that came with it. Love the full belly clams too. Yum. Had the whole snapper special... More 

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1 Thank 1Grammie1
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

1Grammie1, I'm so happy that every meal we've made for you has been just great! Thanks so much for both of your fabulous reviews -- I really appreciate it! We'll see you soon! Best, Paul - Owner More 

Sabattus, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Love their pizza. We stop by every time we pass through Portsmouth! We had the bonus of seeing the extra-high tide creep up into the parking lot!

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1 Thank eilas0r
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Thanks for making us a regular Portsmouth stop, eilas0r! I'm glad someone's a fan of that creeping tide! Hope you'll stop in again soon. Best, Paul - Owner More 

Wakefield, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Their recipe for pizza crust hasn't changed in decades. It's crispy and thinnish and delish. Ordered pepper and onion pizza, it was loaded and I like that they slice the veggies instead of chopping them. Efficient staff, good service. Been going to Bratskellar (we go to the back of the place for Bratskellar, the front is Dinnerhorn). We've only been... More 

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

Michelle, thanks so much for reviewing the Bratskellar! I'm so happy you're a fan of our tried-and-true crust recipe, and the pleasant staff. I really appreciate you sticking with us, too. Come check out the Dinnerhorn some time! All the best, Paul - Owner More 

Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My spouse and I each had the stuffed lobster and shared the clam chowder and PEI mussels. Everything tasted great. The serving sizes were large, the service was wonderful and the prices were reasonable. It was an awesome seafood experience. We live in the prairies, so this was a big treat. Highly recommend!

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

Rabnut, I'm happy we could provide you with a rare and delicious lobster dinner! Thanks so much for coming in, and thanks for the awesome feedback. Hope you'll make it to our place again soon! Best, Paul - Owner More 

Glasgow
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

When we are in a new place my husband has a back for finding really good local restaurants. His motto is always the parking lot doesn't lie. During our visit to Portsmouth we passed this restaurant a few times & noted that the parking lot was always full; so we stopped this evening & it was wonderful. Crab cakes for... More 

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

Diana, I'm so happy your husband's good instincts led you all to our place, and that it was a wonderful meal. Thanks so much for dining with us, and thanks for the kind words about all your tasty seafood dishes. I hope you'll get a chance to visit again soon! All the best, Paul - Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Pizza, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?