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Popovers On The Square

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8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
+1 603-431-1119
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There has never been anything but the most yummy, enjoyable time at Popovers in Portsmouth. Bee go there to celebrate warm summer, fall days as well as every Portsmouth parade!

Thank Pat N
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Coffee, great pastries and great popovers. The sandwiches are fairly good as well. The bakery portion of the shop does a fabulous job on cakes. Used them for my wedding cake and it was a fabulous presentation.

Thank Liz W
Eliot, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious bakery. The lemon raspberry cake is my favorite, but at $32 it is definitely a treat. Love the popovers also...

Thank Rick S
Cape Neddick, Maine
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great for a quick bite. The salads are good, coffee and hot chocolate also a good bet. Surprisingly we haven't loved the pastries as they always look so good.

Thank ahubbard
Groton, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My wife had a Vegetable and Swiss Quiche, while I had a Cuban Panini which we enjoyed. The quiche was perfectly cooked and my Cuban was a wonderful blend of flavors. We had to return for desert later as the lunch was very filling. Deserts at Popovers are very special - we split an eclair and creme brulee, and wanted... More 

Thank George S
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

On a sunny, beautiful and bitterly cold January afternoon in Portsmouth's architecturally delicious center, we duck into Popovers on the Square, hopeful for a bit of dessert and a warm drink. We ask about the rosebud pastry, with its gleaming dark chocolate shell and vivid red frosted reminder of a certain immortal sled. The cheerful counter attendant indicates that it... More 

Thank William M
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have ordered cakes from Popovers multiple times and only once was there an issue. Their cakes are incredible and they will go out of their way to accommodate you.

Thank mariuccias
San Diego, California
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161 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Even though it was crowded the atmosphere was warm, the food well done and the service good. We were impressed!

Thank pjofnh
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Huge selection of yummy desserts. We ordered chocolate cordial filled cherry topped things that were to die for. Chocolate macaroons and red velvet cupcakes. All were so good. This was a very crowded popular spot, but service went quickly as they had a lot of staff. It was a great place to stop for a sweet treat!

Thank VBgirls
Exeter, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Went with a group of 4 to have dinner after a movie. We all decided to try the burgers, including one of their burger specials. Our group was totally unimpressed with the quality of the burger itself. There are a lot of other good choices in the area and this was not one of them. The burger was dense and... More 

Thank rrossnh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-1119

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