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The Oar House

55 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3779
+1 603-436-4025
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
55 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3779
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We make a point of returning to the Oar House at least once each time we vacation in NH. We love eating on the Deck that is on the water with gorgeous views of the river, bridge, and the four gorgeous working tug boats when...More

Thank Joyce F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a bit of a concern to walk into a fairly empty restaurant. Granted it was a Wednesday night but other Portsmouth places were busy. So we were pleasantly surprised by both the birthday greeting, food and service (by Carla)! Enjoyed Salmon Crudo, oysters, pizza...More

Thank roomservice56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to The Oar House for Mother's Day. We had bruschetta, scallops wrapped in bacon, mimosas and bloody marys with shrimp for starters, no complaints. Half of our party ordered the Oar House Delight for an entree. My mother, who has a small enough...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We went there with the whole family for Mother's Day brunch. We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation and the hostess was fairly rude as our whole party tried to avoid standing outside in the cold rain. Eventually they sat 2/3 of our party...More

3  Thank gc0526
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Oar house. Our waiter Alex was very friendly and helpful! I had the stuffed lobster and my husband had the filet minion. We both loved our dinners and the atmosphere. The Kentucky Derby was going on so there...More

Thank hsarnataro
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great atmosphere in the heart of all the night life. Good atmosphere and quality food. We had the specials surf and turf.

Thank purpleij
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Loved the Oar House and its ambience, it can the setting for a romantic evening or family oriented event. I loved the quiet nook that we sat in for our dinner. Food was plentiful and really fresh. We chose seafood, and loved every bite. Scallops...More

Thank Rudy845
Reviewed 22 April 2017

My husband and I shared a cozy, romantic anniversary dinner at the Oar House. The service was spot on, continually refilling water and wine and answering our menu questions knowledgeably. The grilled romaine salad was plenty to share and was served perfectly with corn, cheese...More

Thank dberky
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Oar House on multiple occasions for many years ,but this was our first in a few years. A snowstorm and other factors had squelched our plans the previous week so we rescheduled for this week. It turned out that it...More

Thank jimmarg37
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Eating at the Oar House outside on the river with an amazing view over into Maine is an experience. The fact that the food is amazing is just bonus! We ate here on a family vacation and loved our experience. I definitely recommend eating outside...More

Thank Sharon W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there any parking off street?
26 May 2015|
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Response from 121bw | Reviewed this property |
On the street at the back, but you have to be lucky
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3779
    (Bow Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-4025
  • E-mail
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