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The Rusty Hammer

$$ - $$$American, ,
49 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4517
+1 603-436-9289
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good45%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (29 reviews)
“taco salad” (4 reviews)
“chowder” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
49 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4517
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Called in here for a beer and a bite to eat and were not disappointed. Excellent staff in a nice friendly atmosphere.

Thank japan2007
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife and son and I along with one other couple were the only patrons in the place around 2:00 in the afternoon middle of the week. Fried haddock sandwich was no more than average. Prices were comparable to most like restaurants in the downtown...More

Thank greyjman
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My daughters and I went there for a late lunch on a saturday. One waitress was working all the tables. She was amazing. She was smiling and very pleasant enough though she had a large group of people that she was serving other than the...More

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This restaurant local bar has been a staple in Portsmouth forever. In the past few years since the founders retired locals arriving around 5:00 P.M. on any given weeknight sit at the bar and have to listen to the cacophony and screaming from the owner...More

Thank stephen m
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Went here for a late lunch and some beers on Father's Day. Not crowded. Great service My wife had a BLT which she said was very good and I had some draft beer. Lots of beers on tap.

Thank John B
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I ate lunch here on June 8 with two colleagues and tried one of the Wimpy burgers with side salad. Pretty good fare with adequate service. Credit card machine went down that day so we had to pay with cash.

Thank Danno2007
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Was checking out the bars in town and came across this place. It is a cool place to eat and drink - it has 32 ales on tap! The braman was really great! We ate dinner there and it was very good - I had...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Just went for wine and appetizers. Good food. The bartender was helpful in directing us to our next location. Bustling restaurant with a good selection of wines.

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I have little to say. Celebrating a friend's birthday party, I ordered a beer; the bartender overcharged me (as I found out looking at the menu later) and also did not offer me my $1.50 change. Around 11:00 (2 hours before close), they stopped serving...More

Thank Conor N
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I used to live in Portsmouth and every now and again I just had to have a Wimpy Burger and a Guiness Stout. I've returned a few times to Portsmouth but never made it back to the Rusty Hammer until this past week. FIrst thing...More

Thank Evann728
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4517
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-9289
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