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Ri Ra

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$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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22 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
+1 603-319-1680
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Rye, New Hampshire
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839 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I stopped by for lunch on St. Patrick's Day. The duo playing Irish folk music was wonderful. The food, not so much. It was good, but the portions were abysmal. I ordered the corned beef and cabbage, and there was very little corned beef. The cabbage was shredded, and there wasn't much of it. My friend had... More 

Thank NHjo
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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338 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After living in Portsmouth for 4 years, I can't believe I've never reviewed RiRa. I have too much to say so I'll be brief. The restaurant is in a gorgeous former bank. You can rent the upstairs for events and they're great people to work with. I had my Gatsby birthday party there and it was awesome. They always have... More 

Thank msmith703
Milford, Connecticut
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and 2 girls ate their on a cold Friday night. The food and service was very good. We ordered the cottage pie, meatballs, and avocado bread. All were really good. We sat in front of a large window and looked at the old church across the street. Would definitley return if in the area again.

Thank Patrick S
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is lively and seemingly perfect for the college crowd. Get the chowder, you won't regret it.

Thank AlexandSarahConcord
Newton, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

A dining experience that makes one feel like they are back on the Emerald Isle. The atmosphere can be quite boisterous, as most pubs are, so be prepared.

Thank ckuzmitski
Portsmouth NH
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

By all means this place is a one of a king Irish Pub. The bar came from Ireland. The Building was once a bank. The vault is still there and attracts lots of attention. The food has an Irish conatation with such names as"Bangers and Mash." For my money their burgers are the tastiest and the Dublin draft stoutt makes... More 

Thank WannaBTravln
Currituck, North Carolina
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213 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great little Irish Pub with lots of great food. They have Irish beers on tap and the service was great. They were very friendly and attentive. Our party had a variety of burgers, salads and the fish and chips and everyone loved their meal. There are a few TVs in the pub and the atmosphere is great.

Thank Greg C
Brewster, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great old bank building. Even has a large table in an old vault. Nice bar. Good beer selection. Go with burgers or fish and chips, both great. Pleasant staff and great atmosphere.

Thank 37brendang
Rochester, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had "girls day" recently and stopped by Ri Ra for a drink. The waitress...she sure didn't like her job as she slid a beer across the table spilling it and saying.."oh well!" She then proceeded to bring us one drink at a time, when clearly, 3 of the glasses were empty. We all have bad days but come on.... More 

Thank Madwoman725
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I know- this is a chain of pubs. That said, the ambiance of your Dublin "local", the taps, and the food are all bang on. We've been visiting Ireland for over 30 years, and I think the Ri Ra folks have it right. Also, stop in during one of the seisiuns, and enjoy the music!! Slainte!

Thank Spisbjorn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-319-1680

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