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Blue Mermaid Island Grill

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116 High St, 409 The Hill, Portsmouth, NH
+1 603-427-2583
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal served just before karaoke began downstairs. Fun place and very good food.

Thank Dftis
Cromwell, Connecticut
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute little Caribbean bar/restaurant. Staff was very nice. Just stopped in for apps and a drink. Cozy tiny place. They might have had more tables upstairs. Different.

Thank Lesley G
Babylon, New York
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time dining at the Blue Mermaid and we were not let down. It was restaurant week, so they were a bit busy, but our waitress and the rest of the waitstaff did an excellent job on the service. The menu is very eclectic, with so many of the items being of interest to a foodie like... More 

Thank charlieb65
Reno, Nevada
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner in the bar area - the menu is the same as the restaurant in a very cozy setting. Fish tacos were very flavorful, and service was very good.

Thank Ilogjr
Sandwich, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a in town, old town place for drinks, this is one to stop at. Very small and cozy. We stopped by late one night after a party at the hotel next door. The band was rocking and we had a great time. Old town feel, makes you feel like you stepped back in time. We... More 

Thank Carl H
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a coupon so we decided to have our rare dinner out at Blue Mermaid. We were not disappointed and enjoyed the Tagine and the Jerk Chicken as well as the yummy chocolate torte made in-house. Service was excellent!

Thank Tara M
Quincy, Massachusetts
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172 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Off of the beaten path, on "The Hill". Great patio out back- not too sunny, with a slight breeze off the water. Cool Caribbean style menu, heavy on the salsas and tropical fruits. Lots to choose from- small plates, sandwiches, larger entrees. Great drink selection. I would guess it has a pretty lively bar scene at night too.

Thank skeeterplustbone
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The service was great, but everything else was overall average. The food was touted as carribbean and it did look good on the plate, but it lacked flavor. The chocolate cake was so so. It would have been better if it was warmed. The music was ok. A few young guys sharing their talent. We wish them well.

Thank hitis
Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were staying in York, Maine and wanted to go out with our large group of 10 to near-by Portsmouth, NH. Read the reviews and thought it would fit the bill. We were very disappointed. We were seated upstairs that looked like an after thought. Not very nice looking compared to the exterior. Service was very slow and the server... More 

Thank dutchessnancy
Babylon, New York
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The food, drinks and service were all excellent and it was reasonably priced. We sat outside and had appetizers and entrees. We also tried a couple of the island cocktails that were on the menu. We found the menu to be very creative. The service was timely and helpful. The drinks were original, refreshing and reasonably priced. I cant wait... More 

Thank charlieb65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
American, Jamaican, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 High St, 409 The Hill, Portsmouth, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-427-2583

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?