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Popovers On The Square

8 Congress St, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
+1 603-431-1119
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Congress St, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in for a mid-morning break and had the most delicious popovers. They also had a wide selection of teas. The place was filled with locals enjoying the popovers. I will definitely return for lunch.

Thank OrlandoGator
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a beautiful morning so enjoying a breakfast sandwich outside seemed like a great idea... and it was. The sandwich was good, but the egg was really runny, not my preference. The croissant I had was delicious and the iced coffee was great!

Thank tdrf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our entire family had excellent choices here. The lobster popovers were very good and we had tomato and mozzarella pesto paninis along with Mac and cheese. There was something for all! The desserts can’t be missed. Everything was delicious! Don’t miss it!!

Thank HappyTraveler02052
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best place for a fresh made breakfast sandwich or dessert. Great selection of treats and the also serve Mimosas-beer-wine- Outdoor seating is very nice *especially in am. Staff is friendly, helpful and Bathrooms are spotless

Thank Bkid43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it so much we came back! Great cafe, well situated in the middle of Portsmouth. Good comprehensive menu. With something for everyone. Friendly staff. Good prices. The food was delicious. There is plenty of seating inside or shady tables outside. This place looked to...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our road trip from Boston to Acadia, we stopped as a family (kids 10 and 16) to see Portsmouth and try a popover. I had been before on business and loved them. Unfortunately, this day our popovers were a little burnt — very dark...More

Thank KSAngela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for dinner and thought the popovers were excellent, but the other food we ordered was nothing special. I would visit in the future to just purchase popovers or try some of their baked goods/pastries.

Thank Jeremiah Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I knew this place since many years, always a good service, good food, I was never desapointed. Our favourite dishe is the claim chowder,

Thank Tarik b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were mooching around Portsmouth on our way to Portland, ME where we had every intention of eating a big dinner. We were stuck in traffic out of Boston so it was after 1 p.m. and our stomachs were growling. As we walked by the...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great options for lunch. Lovely market salad & great to sit outside & enjoy the good weather. Service was friendly & prompt

Thank VS69_11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Congress St, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-1119
  • E-mail
Popovers on the Square is a fast-casual, pleasant café and bakery located in the heart of Portsmouth’s historic and charming Market Square serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. We embrace the European philosophy of fresh and seasonal food, outstanding coffees and wines, exceptional pastries and desserts, and, of course, a relaxing and convivial ambiance from which to enjoy your entire experience. Established in 2006, the name Popovers was chosen to reflect and promote that golden brown, light, and buttery New England staple. We hope Popovers on the Square will become your café, your bakery, and, most importantly, your home-away-from-home when you are looking to relax, eat well, and enjoy family or meet old and new friends.
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