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Harpoon Willy's

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Bar, Seafood, Pub, American
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67 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3858
+1 603-433-4441
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Casual dining. Staff is great. Patrons are happy and everyone chats and has a good time. Food is very good. The view is really neat. Outdoor and covered seating at the bar with open views. Will go back again when I visit Portsmouth.

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Thank Madeline B
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stopped in to escape the big crowds on the street level and very much liked the hidden location right on the water. The setting has much potential but unfortunately did not live up to our expectation. The service was friendly and the food was fresh and enjoyable. The flat screen TV, placed in a wooden box above the outside... More 

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Thank Muralto60
Moncton
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Cute little put that is quite literally on the water. Busy spot for a quick bit and a few refreshments - wine is served in plastic cups but that is ok, cause it goes with the plastic table cloths, fun place to hang out for a few with some friends with great views. Its a cute little place with friendly... More 

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Thank Sarah M
New Hampshire
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is a very casual place right on the deck.We went there for lunch and ordered fish tacos and blackened Mahi Mahi sandwich. We ended up liking fish tacos more than Mahi Mahi.Fish was nicely seasoned and served with a nice sauce. The fries that came with the sandwich were also very good. Staff was very friendly. Nice place to... More 

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Thank Too S
Bedford, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Seafood delight, fried clams with in house made starter sauce very good. Bar scene on the river deck fun, gets crowded. Music, drinks pub seafood drinks great time

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Thank more2fudge
Brunswick, Maine
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Have been going to Willy's for maNy years. About as unpretentious as it gets, with good bar food and draft beer that's wicked cold. Other beer is sold in cans only and all the plates and utensils are disposable. Like I said, not pretentious at all. Inhabited by both locals and tourists right on (over) the harbor.

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Thank T9917YMtimc
N.H.
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Starring the waterfront, with tug boats and cries of the seagulls, enjoy your lunch or dinner inches from the water in downtown Portsmouth. They have heaters to extend the season. This eatery is the most casual of the restaurants on the decks but the food is fresh and the menu has something for everyone. We've tried the jerk chicken sandwich,... More 

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Thank TravelBugNH
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We went for lunch to Harpoon Willy's. Our seats over looked the harbor with a great view of the bridge. There was only one person working both the bar and food orders. But, she did an awesome job in a very busy place. The food was typical bar food and was good.

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Thank dmperreira1
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Great atmosphere, good food - must visit if in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Boats below fishing were a hit and great entertainment while eating. Go at sunset.

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Thank italianfoodjunkie
Weston, Florida
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845 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

A very casual place to eat on the water. Think plastic forks and plastic chairs. We place is really small but I had a good lobster roll (I did not eat the hog dog bun) with a good homemade (it seemed to me) cole slaw and my friend had a big salad. We ate for $33 before tip. A good... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3858
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-433-4441

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