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Jan 31, 2012 03:14 PM

Restaurants in Portsmouth NH

Hello, We are coming up to stay at the Wentworth by the Sea Inn for three nights. We have reservations at the "Green Monkey" restaurant which I LOVE for my birthday. Last time we came in the middle of the winter, we couldn't find many restaurants open. Any other suggestions for dinner and lunch ? Any we don't mind middle of the road expensive etc etc. Anything but chinese food. We may or may not eat at the Inn one night. Most likely breakfast also. Thanks! Carolann I forgot to mention, the issue was trying to find a decent restaurant on a Sunday night....Thanks!

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  1. My husband has decided the best lobster rolls in NH are at Petey's in Rye. It's an old-fashioned, casual family style place but they do have a bar. They are open all year. I enjoyed fried clams and scallops on our last visit. DH insisted on getting an order of onion rings which was probably enough for a family of 8. We arrived early, maybe 4:30 and by the time we left, people were arriving. Suspect they get busy early all the time. This might be a good place if you want steamed lobster which we could see other people were having. Nothing fancy here.

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    1. re: dfrostnh

      Petey's is our favorite when we stay at the Wentworth. The Wentworth has a pretty good lobster roll too.

    2. If you like pizza, you should try the Flatbread Pizza Company on Congress Street in Portsmouth. They have a wood fired oven and make organic pizzas. The food is really good there and it's not too pricey. My wife and I really enjoy the pizzas there,

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      1. re: cynergyou

        Great! I just realized it is the super bowl, so we may possibly go out to eat, then watch the super bowl at Fat Belly's!

      2. Black Trumpet. Black Trumpet. Black Trumpet!

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        1. re: GyroBall

          Yes, yes, yes!

          Sit upstairs by the windows, if you can, overlooking the harbor.

          Black Trumpet Bistro
          29 Ceres Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801