Outdoor lunch Portsmouth
Am going to Portsmouth with son and g/f, they live in Dover.
We usually go for cheaper eats (getting impossible) in town.
Last year we would go to the Oar House, for mussels and lobster rolls. Checked their menu, and the prices have gone up.
Was wondering if anyone knows a good little place for lunch, possibly with outdoor seating? Anything new, that I don't know about?
BTW, do not like the other places on the decks, Ferry's Landing & Poco's much.
Anyone been to the little lobster/fish shack next door to the Oar House? I cannot remember the name.
I know the fish place you're talking about on the water - I can't remember the name, either, but I don't think you mean Blue Claw (which is sort of tucked in under Poco's.)
You said you don't like Poco's or Ferry Landing - how about the Stockpot?
Other than the decks, you can sit outside at Popovers or Me & Ollies if you want a cheap(ish) sandwich.
Wanted to report back, we ate at B & G's Boathouse, and lunch was okay.
I had a lobster roll with fries, for 14.99. My son had a crabcake sandwhich, said it was just okay. His g/f had a fried calamari plate and said it was good. The service was friendly, and our steamers to start, were good but very large and chewy. Mixed drinks were $7.50 each.
The pricing is a bit better than downtown Portsmouth, but the deck area was covered in heavy plastic windows, although we sat out there anyway.
I think the best lobster in the rough kind of place, would be Chauncey Creek in Kittery though. And it's BYOB.
For dining on the deck, alhtough the prices are higher, The Oar House is the winner.
Sorry about your lunch. I hadn't been to either place but wanted to make you aware of them. Rachael Forrest did a review of a place on Badgers Island in between portsmouth and Kittery and said that it was pretty good, and had a deck. I can't remember the name of that place though.
I think that the little place you are talking about is the Blue Claw. I have had a couple of friends go there and say that the lobster rolls are good. Not as good a view as some of the other places but I have heard good things about it.
If you are up for a slight drive outside of downtown there are some others with decks.
BG's Boathouse - http://www.bgsboathouse.com/
Geno's Sandwich Shop - No website but here is the Herald's review
I used to live there, if you watthe best sushi in the world go to Sake, its right in the middle of downtown! If you dont usually like sushi, try their Chicken Tempura Maki, its fried chicken sushi! Sounds wierd, but it makes all other sushi just feel inadequate. no outdoor seating, but they DO let you choose to have "authentic japanese seating" and that is kind of fun.