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Fat Belly's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3802 (Market St.)
+1 603-610-4227
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Cobleskill, New York
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, our 14 yo daughter and 5 yo son were walking around town in dress clothes looking for the perfect restaurant to accommodate our needs. After 2 unsuccessful attempts we stopped a young man who attends college there and he recommended Fat Bellys! To our delight the casual atmosphere was welcoming. A great selection of micro brew as well... More 

1 Thank Michael M
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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

This is a Portsmouth "must experience". The food is great. It's a "pubby" type atmosphere but fine for the family. Prices are great for the amount of food you get. If you get Abbey as a server you're getting the best there is! Friendly and interactive. Yum-a-licious!!!

Thank Bro Tim M
Dover, New Hampshire
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The only positive was the staff. The waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Greasy burger, greasy onion rings, greasy fries. Very jammed in tables and the owners spent 12 cents on decor.

Thank bluefinz1
Milton, Vermont
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Service was very good. Food was also very good, burger cooked perfect, corn chowder full of flavor and sweet potato fries. Would go back.

Thank Michelle R
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after the lunch crowd left. Family of 5 looking for lunch. Everything about the experience seemed 1/2 speed even though we were almost the only folks in the place. Food was average and prices moderate. My fault for bringing a family to a watering hole.

Thank NJ5O
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Went here for lunch, burger and drinks is pricey for an ordinary tasting 1/4lbs burger, bland and kinda greasy too, great location, the name of the place "FAT BELLY" gets a lil hype for the customers. the place is good for family & bar goers, depend what time you get here. Great staff.

Thank B F
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Still totally stunned by tonight's experience at this restaurant. Greeted and immediately seated. Ordered drinks and nachos. Drinks arrived and were fine. Nachos arrived. In my second bite, I choked on a foreign object n the food, which turned out to be a twist tie. Immediately notified the waitress. She took it and said she would notify the kitchen. I... More 

1 Thank tutter14
Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The wife and I came to far bellys because we had a great experience the last time we came into Portsmouth. We ordered our beers and the beers sat at the for like 10 mins and it was busy when we went. We placed our order for our food, food came out fast and everything was cooked good except the... More 

Thank bucsfan7869
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The upstairs is fun for dancing, but if you want to go for just food and drinks make sure you get there early! There is only one bathroom and it is upstairs and you will need to WAIT in the "club" line just to get upstairs and then wait in the bathroom line. The bouncer was extremely rude when my... More 

Thank B599YRmargaretm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great value.. Good sangria .. Pleasant server .. Burgers perfect .good timing of apps and drinks .. We were early for our reservation by open table and seated right away

Thank Christina J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3802
    (Market St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-610-4227
Fat Belly's is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Portsmouth. We feature two floors, with two unique atmosphere's. The Upstairs Lounge is a contemporary cocktail lounge featuring New Hampshire's only Ice Bar. Downstairs is a casual dining atmosphere with bar. Our menu is served to patrons on both floors. The Grill features the best burger in town, sweet potato fries, and other delicious American food.

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