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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-431-0901
11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great experience family and friends had celebrating my girlfriend's big birthday fireside on the deck last week. We very much enjoyed ourselves and truly appreciated the fantastic service we received. As the sun was setting the night was just getting going for us and we were made to feel at home by the accommodating staff. Our appetizers and... More 

Thank Sam C
Deb W, General Manager at Martingale Wharf, responded to this review

Sam, Thank you for letting us know about your great experience at Martingale Wharf. Glad your girlfriend had a great birthday. I will make sure Denali and Cecil know how much you enjoyed their service. Thanks again and see you again soon. :-) More 

Rutland, Vermont
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Let's start with the beautiful: outstanding water view, either from the outdoor deck or the window seats inside. The Good: actually very good service, nice drink selection. The Bad: the food. Ordered a buttermilk fried chicken club sandwich. Problem #1, crispy boneless breast served on a toasted hard roll. Difficult to bite through - roll should have been softer, e.g.,... More 

Thank Tom P
Deb W, General Manager at Martingale Wharf, responded to this review

Tom Thank you for your review. I am very please your wife and daughter enjoyed their meals. Our apologies you did not care for the chicken club. All feedback is very valuable to use. We have brought it to the attention of the culinary team to make adjustments . Please next time you are in let me know and if... More 

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185 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot on the river on a sunny day to sit out on the deck and enjoy the views of the harbour, bridges and badger island. Service was nice and friendly. Bar and drinks looked very good but the menus are many and varied depending on the day the time of year so don't ask for what you saw on... More 

Thank Viviane B
Deb W, General Manager at Martingale Wharf, responded to this review

Hi Viviane, Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed the food . Our apologies on the different menu. We have just launched our new menu and are in the process of updating all social media and communication boards. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing you next time you are in. Sincerely, Deb More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant! Went for lunch one day and liked it so much went back again the next day. Great outdoor setting on the deck overlooking the water, and the servers were all super super nice. Food was delicious. The mussels with chorizo sausage in broth was really great. So tasty!! And the fried fish sandwich was one... More 

Thank Constantine c
Deb W, General Manager at Martingale Wharf, responded to this review

Constantine Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed yourself and thank you for recognizing Izak , his service the food and view. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in. Deb :-) More 

Kittery me
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location but this trap serves awful food. Specifics are frozen corn in the mussels, scallop entree that is trying to be Japanese and Italian fusion, awful beet salad with a dressing that looks like pepto bismal with wilted greens. Oh and canned whipped cream on the desserts. Cmon man. Would have said something to the manager but she was... More 

Thank moparKitteryme
Deb W, General Manager at Martingale Wharf, responded to this review

moparKitteryme Thank you for your review. Good or bad we want to hear them. Our apologies you did not enjoy your experience. I encourage you to try our new menu and give Martingale Wharf another visit. I am always in the restaurant so feel free to always ask to speak with me or one of our management team members. Look... More 

Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Full bar but with selection of single malt scotches. More of a singles bar or date night. Usually has a live band and it's always good. Lots of dancing. Next to the river. Unsure about food.

Thank JohnBHere
New Castle, New Hampshire
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We have been big fans of the riverfront Martingale Wharf restaurant since it opened. In the summer, we love to linger on the deck, literally at the water’s edge, for the great views of the sailboats, power boats, excursion boats, and occasionally we will get to watch the tugboats, moored a few yards away when they’re not working, escorting a... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We were here for a private party. Fabulous location on the water, friendly and very helpful staff. The buffet style food was rather disappointing and uninspiring, definitely needs some work.

1 Thank arfur64
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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370 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

At that end of the day, Portsmouth has few casual bars/lounges. This offers a nice break from crowds and small spaces. Maryingales has tons of space and a hive circular bar. We've eaten there frequently. The food is usually pretty good and their menu changes frequently. In the warmer months you can sit outside but no reservations. So go early... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great place to stand on a deck and look at the harbor. Very crowded bar and not great about making us feel welcome. The guy at the door told us we could not sit in the bar area as they were full. Nope. Lots of empty tables. Didnt try to help seat us. If you want a drink to see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-0901
Features an expansive deck overlooking Portsmouth Harbor, lounge with one of a kind 360 degree bar, and a diverse menu appealing to all palates.

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