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Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe

150 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019
+1 603-766-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (172 reviews)
“fresh fish” (45 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
150 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019
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1 - 10 of 897 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been dining at Jay's for over 14 years. Changes in staffing and presentation and quantity of food have gone down hill. Service is not what it once was.it was a great local restaurant frequented by tourist. It is now run like a tourist...More

Thank wesleyp647
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have eaten at Jumpin' Jays many times and it never disappoints. Whether you sit at a table or the bar, eat oysters or their catch of the day, have a cocktail or drink wine, you cannot go wrong. Our service last night was impeccable...More

Thank LargeTarget
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Were . in town overnight between beach visits. Looking for a nice place to have dinner. Reviewed multiple places but decided on this. What. a GREAT choice!!! Drinks, food ,service all excellent. Diver scallops and salmon, great, delicious sauce, and sides . Nice selection of...More

Thank thomas m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though we didn't have reservations they seated us on a busy night. One of the best shrimp scampi I have ever had. My husband's mulligatawny stew was flavorful and full of fish. Wonderful dark bread to sop up the juices.

Thank primadonna49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at Jumpin Jay's in past years when in Portsmouth., Great restaurant. They do have specials. Every time in Portsmouth we make a point to have dinner here. Good fish dishes. My wife had filet and crab cake on this trip. Steak was...More

Thank dbbpa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe on a Sunday night at 7 PM on our way back from our vacation in Maine and we were seated immediately at a window by a pleasant waitress. There were very few other diners, however...More

1  Thank Debby W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bread served was cold and tasteless. I ordered from raw bar and my $34 plate of food was a joke. Nothing tasted fresh just watery. The plate of food was tiny for the price. I was starving. Oh and the $10 " large" salad was...More

Thank monica1093
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

In spite of the fact that this restaurant was busy, crowded and a bit noisy, we were glad we waited! Probably they were all talking about the good food in front of them. This is not a fancy or elegant restaurant, but the food is...More

1  Thank aliceann1
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner in Jumpin's and it was a great experience. I had a local fish with salad that was ok; my wife had a ceviche and crab prawn and she loved it; my son had a great pasta with chicken that was delicious. The service...More

Thank Jonatas R
Reviewed 12 July 2017

had their fish taco! Wonderful dish! Very good service, looking forward returning! Nice bar! martinis very good!

Thank rslaaliensr
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Suzette D
5 May 2017|
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Response from kbsNh | Reviewed this property |
Casual works
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Pattiny7
28 July 2016|
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Response from roomservice56 | Reviewed this property |
Took my gluten free daughter & son& daughter in law with several food issues. JJ was EXTREMELY accommodating with a smile
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soonippi
17 March 2016|
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Response from Lauren G |
Hi! Jumpin' Jay's is closed for Easter, but we hope to see you another time!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$32
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019
    (Middle Street, Maplewood Avenue, Islington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-766-3474
Description
Located just two blocks down from Market Square in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jumpin' Jay's is a local foodie enclave serving refined seafood in a sleek restaurant setting. The quality of fare is unsurpassed, with fish arriving daily from local fisherman as well as some exotic catches from locations such as New Zealand and Ecuador. Four to six varieties of fish appear on the ever-changing "Catch of the Day" menu, complimented by your choice of gourmet sauce. Our raw bar offers an extensive variety of shellfish found in New Hampshire. Our specialties menu offers more traditional flavor, including Maine Crab Cakes, Haddock Piccata and our popular Linguine in White Clam Sauce. The atmosphere is casually hip, with no pretense. Reservations encouraged. Open seven nights a week.
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