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Port City Cafe & Pub

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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
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424 Chillicothe St, Portsmouth, OH 45662-4014
+1 740-355-9015
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Hurricane, West Virginia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Had my girlfriends surprise birthday party here... Food is great... I had the Ruben and Potato Salad... It was delicious and went well with my beer (Fat Tire on draft)... Nice place for a group of 15-20... The bar is at the back of the building so noise is not much of a problem... It has an Irish atmosphere... They... More 

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Thank Terry B
Cory M, General Manager at Port City Cafe & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping in, and thank you for the nice review. We are glad you had a good time! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Salad was not fresh. Steak tasteless. Will not go back again and can not recommend to others. Reviews led me to expect more. Beer selection is good and was the only redeeming quality to this place.

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Thank Robert H
Cory M, General Manager at Port City Cafe & Pub, responded to this review

Robert, We are sorry that your experience was not up to your expectation. I have shared this with our staff. We would love to have you stop back by and give us another try. Thank you. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

First off, the food here is excellent. You can't go wrong with the Black Brimmer sandwich or cheesy potato soup - my favorites. When our family comes to town to visit, this is a must-eat stop for us. This time around, unfortunately, our beers (different kinds) were warm. Not only that, they were out of several. On a Friday night.... More 

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Thank Smilingsmyfavorite
Cory M, General Manager at Port City Cafe & Pub, responded to this review

Smilingsmyfavorite, Thank you so much for stopping in and thank you for sharing your experience. I would like to apologize for what happened with your server. I will speak with them and the rest of the staff about the situation. I am also looking into the problem with the beer, we certainly do not want to be serving beer that... More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Went there to eat dinner at 5pm we walked in nobody was in front so we walked to the back and asked if we sit ourself the waiter came over and said they are having a privet party in the back and said he's having a meeting up front a 5:30 so I told him I guess he didn't want... More 

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Thank Tony C
Cory M, General Manager at Port City Cafe & Pub, responded to this review

We are very sorry we were not able to accommodate you. Occasionally we hold private events, and with us being such a small restaurant that unfortunately requires us to close to the public during those times. We hope you will come back and try us out again. Thank You. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Drinks are great price well made and taps always cold. Not small not large but just right for Friday or Saturday night out. The food is great with twist on bar food stables. Filling and large portions for the price.

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Thank traviss249
Cory M, General Manager at Port City Cafe & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping in and giving us a great review. We are glad you enjoy the Pub so much. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Portsmouth, Ohio
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

When in Portsmouth and you want a nice quaint atmosphere the Port City Cafe and Pub will be an excellent choice. Great service and food you won't find a anywhere is else in the area. It's a little pricey but worth an evening out. My wife and I go and share a meal and leave satisfied.

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Thank gpenix59
Cory M, General Manager at Port City Cafe & Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in and giving us such a nice review. We are currently working on our future menu that will have the same great favorites and new exciting items. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Went at 4 in the afternoon on a Tuesday, no crowd at all, but everything was great. The mix drinks were delicious and the portions are large. The burgers themselves were juicy, the buns were toasted and crunchy. Highly recommend trying their Juice Box mixed drink.

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Russell, Kentucky
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I used to LOVE this place back when the original owners ran the joint. While the atmosphere remains the same, the food has lost a little of the quality that the original owners brought to the table. The potato soup and half sandwich combo is still a favorite.

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Thank amandarenalewis
Cory M, General Manager at Port City Cafe & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in again! We hope to have a few additions to our menu in the next couple months, along with the old favorites. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Casstown, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Atmosphere was good and food was great also. Was nice to have live music, like a pub would have. We go during DTWC and love this place.

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Thank JSOTZING
Cory M, General Manager at Port City Cafe & Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice comment! We have live music every weekend along with some other events. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Ohio
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We were in town for business and had extra time for lunch. So glad we stopped in. Its beautiful inside! We stopped in on a Tuesday and they were quite busy! There were 2 people working the tables and they were so good. They were friendly, and the service was quick. We both ordered California burgers which were a special... More 

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Cory M, General Manager at Port City Cafe & Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping in and the nice comments! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Chillicothe St, Portsmouth, OH 45662-4014
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 740-355-9015
Description
Inspired by the warmth and camaraderie of Irish pubs, we are nestled in the Ohio River town of Portsmouth. We feature a blend of classic pub fare as well as local favorites, along with 9 brews on tap and beers sourced both regionally and from the Celtic Isles. In the evenings, we host group get-togethers, open poetry nights, Pub Quiz nights, and opportunities for local musicians to try out their latest work. On Friday and Saturday nights, sit back and enjoy live music, accompanied by a premium whiskey, wine, or mixed drink special from our full bar.

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