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Portsmouth, NH

  (8 restaurants)    
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  • Apu Burger
    named after Apu from the show The Simpsons; Indian spiced lamb burger; Paneer cheese; Jalapeno-mango chutney; cilantro-lime mayo; crumbled pistachios
  • Kitchen Ribs
    brined, slow roasted, house BBQ rub, finished w/ an Agrodolce sauce; "that is outstanding!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
158 ratings
opened in 2011; serving mainly sandwiches focused on scratch cooking & creative spins on comfort fare; "NY-style deli on steroids"
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Lexie's Joint: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lexie's Joint ($)
(650 ratings)

212 Islington St Map It!
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 319-4055
lexiesjoint.com
  • Stairway to Heaven (Burger)
    burger w/ braised short ribs, caramelized onions, BBQ & cheddar; looks good
4.5 out of 5
650 ratings
#20 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); specialize in taking regular meals & putting them on burgers
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Friendly Toast: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Friendly Toast ($$)
(1145 ratings)

113 Congress St Map It!
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 430-2154
thefriendlytoast.net
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Portsmouth"
  • Sklarmageddon
    6-egg omlette w/ sausage, bacon, ham, red-chile pecans, jalapeno-jack and Swiss cheeses topped w/ a zesty maple sour cream and sides of home fries & toast; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1145 ratings
opened in 1996; funky, crazy and fun decor; ABC's Good Morning America says Toast as one of four Best Breakfast restaurants in country (from its website); also in Cambridge, MA
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Gilley's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gilley's ($)
(145 ratings)

175 Fleet St Map It!
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-6343
www.gilleyspmlunch.com
  • Chili Dog
    topped w/ chili, relish, onions, ketchup, mustard & sauerkraut; looks good
  • Hot Dog w/ Everything
    steamed beef-pork-and-veal frank w/ chili con carne, relish, onions, mustard, ketchup and sauerkraut; looks good
  • Poutine
    side dish; fries covered in cheese curds topped w/ housemade gravy; "poutine" translated is "mess"; looks good
4.0 out of 5
145 ratings
#96 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started as a hauled-in lunch cart in Market Square since 1912 and then a permanently-situated diner in 1974; long lines; trivia: Guinness book of world records has cited Gilley's as having the most parking tickets ever issued (over 5,000) from 1912-1974
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Jumpin Jay's Fish Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jumpin Jay's Fish CafeSee Jumpin Jay's Fish Cafe Video ($$$)
(342 ratings)

150 Congress St Map It!
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 766-3474
www.jumpinjays.com
  • Crab Grilled Cheese Sandwich
    freshly picked Jonah crab meat w/ Vermont sharp cheddar; offered seasonally; endorsed by Samantha Brown; looks good
4.0 out of 5
342 ratings
two blocks down from Market Square in Portsmouth
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Moxy: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Moxy ($$)
(289 ratings)

106 Penhallow St Map It!
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 319-8178
moxyrestaurant.com
  • Goat Stroganoff
    w/ Russian banana fingerling potatoes, baby carrots, potato straws & fresh dill
  • New England Dinner 2.0
    corned beef brisket, napa cabbage, crisp potatoes, Raye's maple mustard, pickled veg
4.0 out of 5
289 ratings
serving modern American tapas; James Beard best chef northeast semifinalist, 2016, 2015
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Street Food 360: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Street Food 360 ($$)
(399 ratings)

801 Islington St Map It!
Portsmouth, NH 03802
(603) 436-0860
https://www.streetfood360...
  • Lamb Shawarma
    slow roasted middle eastern spiced lamb on pita w/ tzatziki, tomato, onion, lettuce; looks good
  • Seamita
    sandwich w/ scallop, shrimp & local whitefish cake or seared whitefish w/ all the Cemita fixin's
4.0 out of 5
399 ratings
eclectic, casual restaurant & cocktail lounge serving the world's most flavorful street food in one lively place
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Vida Cantina: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Vida Cantina ($$)
(273 ratings)

2456 Lafayette Rd Map It!
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 501-0648
www.vidacantinanh.com
  • Confit Pork Belly Tacos
    in corn tortillas w/ cotija cheese, mango habanero salsa
  • Pig Head Platter
    full split-in-half pig head w/ all the sides to make tacos
4.0 out of 5
273 ratings
local favorite serving modern Mexican cuisine
Portsmouth, NH   (8 restaurants)    

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