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Fat Belly's

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American, Bar, Pub
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2 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3802 (Market St.)
+1 603-610-4227
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Salisbury, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for dinner prior to seeing a show at the SRT. Made reservations ahead, but they said they didn't have them. Not a problem as they has an open table. Place was very busy and extremely tight. Nice selection of nightly specials and I had the St. Patty's day corned beef sandwich. My meal was good, but my guests meal... More 

Thank Jeffrey S
Milford, Connecticut
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife and two girls here for dinner on a Saturday evening. The food was ok and the service was OK. The decor lacked anything, but maybe that is the point...not sure. I think there are much better places to eat in Portsmouth.

Thank Patrick S
Spencer, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

OMG stay away! The place was half full yet still we waited 55 for and order of fries and a burger. The young waitress wanted to be anywhere except for there. The decor is something less than rustic, perhaps rustic/rundown /dirty would fit. Food was average at best and over priced. It was a bad time!

Thank rick c
Bryan W, Manager at Fat Belly's, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit Rick. Could you give me the details of specifically when you were there so I can look into it a little more? More 

Cobleskill, New York
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

My husband, our 14 yo daughter and 5 yo son were walking around town in dress clothes looking for the perfect restaurant to accommodate our needs. After 2 unsuccessful attempts we stopped a young man who attends college there and he recommended Fat Bellys! To our delight the casual atmosphere was welcoming. A great selection of micro brew as well... More 

1 Thank Michael M
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is a Portsmouth "must experience". The food is great. It's a "pubby" type atmosphere but fine for the family. Prices are great for the amount of food you get. If you get Abbey as a server you're getting the best there is! Friendly and interactive. Yum-a-licious!!!

Thank Bro Tim M
Dover, New Hampshire
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The only positive was the staff. The waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Greasy burger, greasy onion rings, greasy fries. Very jammed in tables and the owners spent 12 cents on decor.

Thank bluefinz1
Milton, Vermont
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Service was very good. Food was also very good, burger cooked perfect, corn chowder full of flavor and sweet potato fries. Would go back.

Thank Michelle R
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after the lunch crowd left. Family of 5 looking for lunch. Everything about the experience seemed 1/2 speed even though we were almost the only folks in the place. Food was average and prices moderate. My fault for bringing a family to a watering hole.

Thank NJ5O
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Went here for lunch, burger and drinks is pricey for an ordinary tasting 1/4lbs burger, bland and kinda greasy too, great location, the name of the place "FAT BELLY" gets a lil hype for the customers. the place is good for family & bar goers, depend what time you get here. Great staff.

Thank B F
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Still totally stunned by tonight's experience at this restaurant. Greeted and immediately seated. Ordered drinks and nachos. Drinks arrived and were fine. Nachos arrived. In my second bite, I choked on a foreign object n the food, which turned out to be a twist tie. Immediately notified the waitress. She took it and said she would notify the kitchen. I... More 

2 Thank tutter14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3802
    (Market St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-610-4227
Fat Belly's is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Portsmouth. We feature two floors, with two unique atmosphere's. The Upstairs Lounge is a contemporary cocktail lounge featuring New Hampshire's only Ice Bar. Downstairs is a casual dining atmosphere with bar. Our menu is served to patrons on both floors. The Grill features the best burger in town, sweet potato fries, and other delicious American food.

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