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Dinnerhorn Bratskellar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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980 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-7406
+1 603-436-0717
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Greene, RI
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is like stepping back in time. I don't think it's decor has been updated in decades. There seems to be a lot of locals who know the bartenders by name, who were very friendly. That's where it ends. We ordered potato skins that were not good. The cheese they used was mozzarella. Next I ordered a cheese pizza... More 

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Thank artdon
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

It's such a shame this was your experience with us. It sounds like the dishes you ordered just didn't align with your preferences, and I know we can impress you with some other items on our menu. I hope we'll have another chance to show you why people love coming in for a meal. Take care, Paul - Owner More 

Rochester, New Hampshire
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a business lunch at the Bratskeller half. Dingy, felt rundown, unkept. Waitstaff so-so in attentiveness. Food was mediocre. I would not return...

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Thank Ernie S
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Ernie, as you can imagine, this is not the feedback we like to receive. We'll pass it along to the pub, and we hope you'll come back. Take care, Paul - Owner More 

Ellsworth, Maine
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Asked for a recommendation of a couple of nearby restaurant/bars near our hotel and this was one. We stopped and checked it out, deciding to stay for a meal. Best decision we've made in years!! We ate at the bar to watch sports tv and the weather. I had the 'lunch lasagna', delicious with garlic bread. Husband had the 'lunch... More 

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Thank Caroline M
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Caroline, thank you so much for offering your recommendation -- that just makes my day! Between the lasagna and atmosphere, it's great to hear the meal was just what you needed. Hope we'll see you soon for that pizza! Until then, Paul - Owner More 

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the pepperoni pizza! Drove all the way from Kentucky for it and it was worth the drive. Thanks!

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Thank Bro Tim M
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

It means a lot that you went so far out of your way to give us a shot, and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your pizza when you got here. I hope you'll make it by for another good slice when you're next in the area. Best wishes, Paul - Owner More 

Barrington, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to the Brat/Dinnerhorn since 1976 while still in high school. It's still my favorite pizza of all time and be sure to ask for it "Dover Style" which means a little under-cooked. I'm on a low sodium diet and my doctor recommended the Brat for pizza because it's crust is the lowest in the area. Now when... More 

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Thank John L
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

John, it truly means a lot to still see you here for a meal after all these years. Thanks for sticking with us! I'm glad you love the pizza -- I agree, ordering it Dover Style is the way to go. We can't wait to see you and your wife again! Until then, take care. Best, Paul - Owner More 

Central Maine
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171 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stopped in here for dinner as it was recommended by the hotel we were staying at. We were specifically looking for a place that had swordfish. Nicely decorated, great ambiance. Beautiful gas fireplace tops it off. Waitstaff was friendly. For food we started with the beet salad (large portion) and a wedge salad. Both were good. Entrees were steak... More 

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Thank Momof2inMaine
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

I'm so glad you were able to stop in for that swordfish dinner you were craving! It sounds like you had quite the meal, too -- you can't go wrong with salad and steak! I hope we'll see you again when you're back in the area. We're certainly looking forward to it! Best wishes, Paul - Owner More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My fellow man and I we delighted. Even if we had difficulty making decisions about food, we were so glad the hotel recommended this place. The hostess sat us in front of the fireplace. Oh so cozy . White table cloths, attentive but not obsequious service, and well chilled white wine(Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc), and pretty quiet tho' business was... More 

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Thank April M
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for these incredibly kind words, April! They truly mean a lot, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. I'm glad you enjoyed the cobb salad so much! It's definitely a delicious way to start a meal if done right. Thanks again! It was a pleasure having you here. Best, Paul - Owner More 

South Berwick, Maine
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Long ago and far away, this was a "go to" place. The pizza was fabulous, the hot wings, were HOT, the nachos, were the best. Like almost every place we used to frequent , it's gone downhill. We hadn't been out or here for a good long time. We were in the area and decided to go. The place was... More 

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Thank K K
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

You can imagine how upsetting it is for me to hear this kind of feedback. It sounds like we dropped the ball during your visit, and it's a shame the food wasn't quite the way you remember it. We haven't changed much about how we do things around here, so I know we can impress you if you give us... More 

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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I personally love a pizza joint that makes pizza one way - no options of thin vs thick vs deep dish - places that after years of being in business, the pizza is the same. I've gone to the Brat for at least 40 years and it's still the same, which to me is a great thing that says alot... More 

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Thank akaAnthi
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Thank you! -Paul, Owner More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We've eaten at the Dinnerhorn off and on for 10+ years. The food is usually very good. On this visit we had Mussels which were very good and a Fried Combo plate of half Fried Clams and half Fried Scallops. The Scallops were good but the Clams were soggy and not edible. My husband and I were as upset with... More 

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Thank Claire D
Paul K, Owner at Dinnerhorn Bratskellar, responded to this review

Claire, I'm really sorry to hear that after ten years of dining with us, your most recent experience may keep you from coming back. It upsets me that you didn't love the fried clams, and I wish I had known you were still in the restaurant at the time of the complaint. It was briefly mentioned to me in passing,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 980 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-7406
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-0717

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?