River House Restaurant
53 Bow Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 431-2600

Starting Monday, May 18, socially distant outdoor dining will be available on FOUR waterfront decks. 

New hours are:
Sun – Thurs, 11am -8:30pm
Fri – Sat, 11am – 9:30pm

Dining will be for Day Of Call Ahead Seating ONLY.  Please call 603-431-2600 x1 up to three hours before the desired dining time. If guests arrive with out a Call Ahead, they will be asked to step out of line and call in.

All guests will be required to wear a mask when in any area of the restaurant other than seated at their table. Disposable masks will be available at no cost as needed.

Guests will be asked to enter via the Bow St entrance ONLY.  There will be no admittance from the waterfront entrance to any of the four decks. 

Guests will be asked to place their order at the host stand upon arrival to limit contact. Our menu is available online at https://riverhouse53bow.com/full-menu/

Welcome to the River House Restaurant. Winner of first-place awards at Portsmouth’s Prescott Park Chowder Festival three years running. Voted “Best Chowder in New England” by NECN viewers. The River House features classic seafood favorites complemented by contemporary dishes served on our decks and dining rooms overlooking the Piscataqua River. Open daily at 11 a.m.

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Cuisine:Classic New England, Seafood, Contemporary
Hours:Sun–Thurs, 11am-8:30pm; Fri–Sat, 11am–9:30pm
Meals:Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Reservations:No - we don't take reservations
Outdoor Dining:Our heated balcony is open and has among the best views of the tugs and Portsmouth Harbor.
Private Room:Private Second Story Function Room overlooking the Historic Tugboats with private entrance and special menu available for seated events up to 36 and cocktail parties for up to 49 people.
Takeout:Most of our menu items are available for takeout.
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