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The Friendly Toast

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113 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
+1 603-430-2154
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a good meal at this popular place, but when you compare it to the Towne Diner in Watertown Mass it has a fifties limited menu. Good place for young folks to eat bacon after a night of drinking. Nice waitresses and family friendly atmosphere, cosmopolitan travelers might prefer Radici or other spots.

Thank Kathleen D
Saudi Arabia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot was so popular there was a bit of a wait. We had excellent service once we were seated, and the food was great. I had a fabulous omelette and my husband had a version of eggs Benedict that looked incredible - we will be back!

Thank ctrzdrmomma
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a fun quirky place for breakfast or lunch. Call ahead seating is helpful as they always have a wait. Great friendly service. The menu has so much to choose from it's hard to decide. The biscuits in gravy with sausage and eggs was so delicious! Proseco with muddled cucumber, pineapple and mint was outstanding. Great location just a short... More 

Thank destinawoof
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting atmosphere and the servers are all nice. I loved the variety on the menu, it makes you want to come back and try some more items. I had the huge sklarmaggedon omelette with home fries and homemade toast. Everything I tasted was good!

Thank Darrin J
Catonsville, Maryland
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent new year's eve breakfast at the Friendly Toast. There were so many creative options on the breakfast menu it was hard to choose. We were both very happy with our selections. Our waitstaff, Brooke, was very friendly and a huge advocate for the seacoast area and the food scene in Portsmouth. The restaurant had a folksy fun... More 

Thank Mutanu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried it. It's typical for old town. Over priced yet still just average. The wait was longer than our actual meal. I felt herded in and herded out like at a chain restaurant. The hollandaise is very tasty and I suggest asking for extra for the bland home fries. The savory crepes were great as well but they were... More 

Thank Justin D
Hampden, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to Boston looking for a good breakfast in the middle of the day. The Friendly Toast is located in pretty downtown Portsmouth; My husband had the biscuits and gravy that came in a sizeable portion and he rated as excellent. I had the Friendly Toast Benny that comes with hollandaise sauce; not something that... More 

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Madison, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food ! Reasonable prices for the amount you receive ! Funky names for things such as the DGGC ( Damn Good Grilled Cheese) and believe me, it is! Jalapeño bread, several kinds of cheese, olive spread and hot strawberry sauce to dip it in. And I mean spicy hot !!

Thank Karen C
Boston, Ma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Whenever we are in Portsmouth, we usually try to have one meal at the Friendly Toast. We love the decor of the place -- eclectic diner style -- with comfortable booth and table seating and plenty to look at if the conversation lags. We usually try to make it for one of the Happy Hour times when they have half... More 

Thank massrainy
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Always try to take in this spot when in the Portsmouth, NH. Located on funky Congress Street this is a staple for locals and tourists alike. Great breakfast menu with fresh ingredients and a diverse offering. Good for carnivores as well as vegetarian and vegan friendly choices. The decor is, shall we say, a bit eclectic and sure to bring... More 

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +1 603-430-2154

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