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The Friendly Toast

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113 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 07:00 - 21:00
Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Eliot, Maine
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just went for breakfast - I had eggs and veggies, wife had eggs benedict - both typically well prepared. Fruit bowls are of good quality with fresh fruit and a good mix of fruits. A favorite spot in Portsmouth. Only problem is noise - they could easily put sound-absorbing tiles on the ceiling which would greatly enhance the experience. No... More 

Thank Pilgrim_in_Maine
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Portsmouth for the day and since I am vegan and he is not, it is sometimes challenging to find a place that accommodates us both. However, TFT did just that. I got the "Shay" Mac and cheese (cashew vegan cheese) with broccoli, spinach, and shallots and my boyfriend got a burger with Mac and... More 

Thank Kelly O
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Possibly my favourite part about Portsmouth!! The restaurant is so quirky. The menu had so much choice and the food lived up to the reputation!

Thank gemma d
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff at The Friendly Toast are super friendly and they indeed serve toast. Truth in advertising! Truly refreshing. Our family dined there for lunch on Friday. All of the staff were super friendly. I ordered a beer that I didn't like and when I told the waiter, he took it off the bill and brought me another beer as a... More 

Thank billy_b73
New Jersey
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu with ride range dishes. We had waffles and they offer a wide choice of beers, but I love both but not ready to mix. Too old, I guess. Definitely a great place to meet someone. Happy casual, never stuffy! Great bargain.

Thank Pizor
East Taunton
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My DH and I are several hours away, but everytime we go up to NH we have to stop here. There aren't any breakfast places like this near us. Nope, not any. The benedicts are my favorite. The drink menu alone knocks my socks off with choices from organic tea to a very good bloody or a bloody Maria. Check... More 

Thank niccc80
Milford, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So worth the wait in the long line that's always outside! Super fun atmosphere with all the kitchy items literally floating around! So much fun discovering each crazy item! The food is killer - you must get THE ELVIS - banana pancakes with peanut butter - to die for! Always have a great meal and a great time! Service can... More 

Thank Jenn H
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Friendly Toast has a lot to offer. The food is good, the staff are friendly and the decor is amusing. From the baby in the bathtub to the mannequin in the doorway to greet you, The Friendly Toast has your eyes wandering all over the place. It's fun, and it's a pleasant upbeat atmosphere to enjoy breakfast or lunch.... More 

Thank Retired662013
Manchester, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed over the weekend in Portsmouth with a group of 8. We called the restaurant a week in advance to see if they would take a breakfast reservation. They said no, but the wait would probably be about an hour and we should call that morning. Call them that morning an hour before we want to eat. Woman on phone... More 

Thank Semibreve42
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love the friendly toast. The food is wonderful and there is random eclectic stuff all over the walls. If they had a liquor license or let people byob it would be perfect.

Thank Sparky01950

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 16034302154

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