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Eliznan Jun 27, 2010 05:13 AM

Looking for a good dining spot in Portsmouth for dinner in July. We love the town & have stopped there on our way back from camp visiting day for the past 2 years. Just hoping for some new suggestions on where to eat. Any thoughts?

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    idreamoffood Jun 30, 2010 07:48 PM

    For more upscale dining I like Brazo, The Green Monkey or Black Trumpet
    More casual there's the River House (on the water near Poco's) i always think the portsmouth brewing co has good food
    A little over the bridge in Kittery Point is Chauncy creek lobster pound, which is a truly great experience (bring your own alcohol and sides)
    Also just over the bridge is anneke jans- upscale and delicious

    By the way my parents used to stay in portsmouth around visiting day and now they live there

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    Green Monkey
    86 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

    The Riverhouse Cafe
    123 Union Sq, Milford, NH 03055

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      Eliznan Jul 12, 2010 09:20 AM

      We've had lunch at Chauncey Creek several times and really like it. Jumpin' Jay's has been our dinner spot for the past 2 years. We've just looking for something different. Brazo and Black Trumpoet are our my list. Thanks.

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        adiosoven Aug 12, 2010 07:28 AM

        Chauncey Creek is quaint but there isn't much variety on the menu if you're not getting lobster or shellfish - (you can bring in anything, so you may want to carry in some other options.) We brought drinks and appetizers in - but didn't bring a good pair of kitchen shears or hammer like others to help crack the lobsters. Many bring in a full picnic set with table cloths, wine glasses, etc. Also, can be a steep climb down the ramp for those less mobile and is a very pet friendly. If you don't like dogs, you could be upset as they "visit" your table. Thank goodness most were well behaved and leashed during our dinner.

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          dsloane Oct 6, 2010 05:06 PM

          I'll be in Portsmouth next week. Thought of going to Jumpin' Jays, but it got mixed reviews on tripadvisor. I'm looking for fresh fish. Will be in NYC on same trip; want to have my fish fix in New England.
          Will also go to Primo on Rockport and Fore St. in Portland. Thanks.

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            LeRique Oct 7, 2010 08:06 AM

            Jays is stil good. ate there last night. nice oysters and littlenecks too.

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              bunnyr Oct 7, 2010 09:34 AM

              Really? Bad reviews from tripadvisor?
              Wonder what happened.

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                LindaBarbara Oct 7, 2010 10:29 AM

                I love the Portsmouth restaurants and have been to most mentioned. Recently, we dined at Pesce's in Portsmouth and really enjoyed our meals.
                http://www.pesceblue.com/about.php

                Take a look at the menu.

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                  3catsnh Dec 4, 2010 10:26 AM

                  We ate at Jumpin' Jays' on Thursday night and it was still very good. NIce rare tuna and blackened mahi mahi on lobster hash. Excellent service.

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              josev Jul 12, 2010 11:20 AM

              I tried the 106 Kitchen and Bar two weeks ago while in town. I thought it was good food for the price. They also have some interesting drinks and I like the space.

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