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Portsmouth for lunch

rizzo0904 Aug 3, 2011 11:44 AM

I looked through many Portsmouth threads on here. What I'm in search of is a good place for lunch. It seems a lot of the recommendations are for fancier places, some of which only serve dinner.

Any cuisine except Mexican is fine. MIL would like seafood as long as the chef will prepare it away from shellfish due to an allergy.

Also, how is the gelato at Roly's??

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    bewley RE: rizzo0904 Aug 3, 2011 02:03 PM

    Jumping Jay's now serves lunch for seafood.

    Roly's does not make their own gelato. It's made in Brunswick Maine by Gelato Fiasco. I've tried it at the source and it's very good gelato. Never had it at Roly's.

    A new place opened called the District. I've heard it's very good. They serve lunch.

    The Gelato Fiasco
    74 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME

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      rizzo0904 RE: bewley Aug 3, 2011 02:51 PM

      do you have a website for the district? i googled it and couldn't find it.

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        bewley RE: rizzo0904 Aug 4, 2011 12:05 AM


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        humin RE: bewley Aug 4, 2011 06:08 AM

        The River House - http://www.riverhouse53bow.com/ great soup/salad, full bar, great view.

        The Oar House - http://portsmouthoarhouse.com/index.cfm nice water front deck, full bar.

        The Portsmouth Brewery - http://www.portsmouthbrewery.com/ (they have better than you would expect food, but no view


        Ri Ra - http://www.rira.com/rira/portsmouth.html, it's a chain, but the facility is very cool (old bank converted very loosely into a restaurant. The bar was brought over from Ireland. Food is good. No view. Full bar, including a proper pint of Guinness.

        I couldn't find an address on the District www, how are we supposed to try it we don't know how to find it? Sent email to the webmaster.

        Portsmouth Brewery
        56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

        The Oar House
        55 Ceres St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

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          ciclista RE: humin Aug 4, 2011 12:33 PM

          I guess they listened to you, because The District's home page says their address is 103 Congress St.

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            humin RE: ciclista Aug 4, 2011 05:34 PM

            They did I got an email from the general mgr thanking me for pointing that out. Alas, no freebies :(

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        bewley RE: rizzo0904 Aug 5, 2011 04:24 AM

        The District is located in the spot where Pesce Blue used to be. (parking in the rear)

        Pesce Blue
        103 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

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