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Popovers On The Square

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8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
+1 603-431-1119
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Ellsworth, Maine
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136 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good breakfast menu and coffee. Limnited for GF choices. GF Popover was good but not the best I had. Seating is always packed and limited space to get in between the tables. Service was rather quick. Plenty of choices for food and beverages.

Thank Mike P
Cromwell, Connecticut
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast sandwiches. Coffee was delicious. Not cheap but great taste. The popovers were HUGE! Maybe I'll have them next time.

Thank Lesley G
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had our popovers with maple butter yum. Had 1 with what I'd call a pork stew which was delicious. Then had to get pastry to bring home too. Brought 2 dozen popovers home. Was surprised at how easy they heat up n taste just as good. Definetly worth a trip to try them.

Thank dbeaupre49
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popovers never disappoints me. Great casual "cafeteria style" bakery-cafe. Center of the action in Portsmouth. A place to meet, chat and people-watch.

Thank David U
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always stop in at Popovers hen in Portsmouth, and the pumpkin whoopie pie did not disappoint. Usually I opt for the delicious carrot cake, but this is a tie for delishiousness.

Thank Deirdre C
Lowell, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where else can you get this diner's delight at a moments notice? Here! I have usually eaten at The Friendly toast, but cannot leave town without ordering a few to go. The maple butter is so good and after a quick heat up, spread some of that butter on top! They serve items in the popovers, but all I need... More 

Thank Diana P
Hudson, New Hampshire
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157 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has the most amazing desserts. Everything is super fresh and delicious. I'm particularly partial to the carrot cupcake and the peanut butter bar. Both are fantastic! It's a little pricey but not too bad, and definitely worth it!

Thank Kgirl00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time stopping for a pastry and it won't be my last. Sooo delicious! Gluten free almond cookies were to die for.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Killingworth, CT
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539 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The popovers are very tasty, and the maple flavored butter was a wonderful touch. The coffee drinks are good and the service is friendly.

Thank v0yageur22
St Louis, MO
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in during the rain to get a little treat. We sampled the restaurant's namesake, and found them tasty. I wouldn't necessarily stop in for a full and heavy dinner, but great small plates, treats, coffee, and cocktails. We'll be back next time we're in Portsmouth.

Thank GegoryEugene

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-1119

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