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The Rusty Hammer

) #87 of 142 Restaurants in Portsmouth $$ - $$$ American, ,
49 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4517
+1 603-436-9289
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Overview
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good45%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (40 reviews)
“chowder” (5 reviews)
“chilli” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
49 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4517
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1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Went here for a late lunch and some beers on Father's Day. Not crowded. Great service My wife had a BLT which she said was very good and I had some draft beer. Lots of beers on tap.

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate lunch here on June 8 with two colleagues and tried one of the Wimpy burgers with side salad. Pretty good fare with adequate service. Credit card machine went down that day so we had to pay with cash.

Thank Danno2007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was checking out the bars in town and came across this place. It is a cool place to eat and drink - it has 32 ales on tap! The braman was really great! We ate dinner there and it was very good - I had...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just went for wine and appetizers. Good food. The bartender was helpful in directing us to our next location. Bustling restaurant with a good selection of wines.

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I have little to say. Celebrating a friend's birthday party, I ordered a beer; the bartender overcharged me (as I found out looking at the menu later) and also did not offer me my $1.50 change. Around 11:00 (2 hours before close), they stopped serving...More

Thank Conor N
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I used to live in Portsmouth and every now and again I just had to have a Wimpy Burger and a Guiness Stout. I've returned a few times to Portsmouth but never made it back to the Rusty Hammer until this past week. FIrst thing...More

Thank Evann728
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I was traveling for work and was wandering around Portsmouth in the evening by myself looking for a cozy place to eat. The Rusty Hammer seemed cozy and warm and was not very busy so I stopped in. I was disappointed because there was a...More

Thank snowcraig75
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This place is always good. Attentive Service, Great Food, Great Prices...and their Bloody Marys are to die for! Get the potato skins...you won't be disappointed. And their burgers are fabulous. Also love their taco salads with edible bowls. This is a local favorite and when...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Sun is Out so we went to The Rusty Hammer for an early lunch. Nice and quiet at firs and then ti filled up quickly. Steve the waiter was awesome. Great social presence, well versed in the beer list, attentive and funny without being...More

Thank happytraveler11122
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I've been going to the Rusty Hammer since 1995. Not a regular by any means, but my wife and I would go to celebrate pregnancies, promotions, etc. We always enjoyed great food, but the last time we were there was about 4 years ago. We...More

Thank Rich O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4517
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-9289
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