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Popovers On The Square

8 Congress St, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
+1 603-431-1119
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“popovers” (378 reviews)
“apple butter” (81 reviews)
“sandwiches” (53 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8 Congress St, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love the maple butter on their fresh warm popovers! That with a coffee outside is a wonderful way to start the morning. Not as thrilled with the egg and cheese inside a popover as it’s a little runny. If you want an egg though be...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved stopping in Popovers to get a classic popover! It comes with a side of maple butter which is the perfect compliment to this airy delightful snack!

Thank marsjunk47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Popovers. They have amazing creme brûlée! To be honest, all of the desserts I have tried there are great. The homemade hit chocolate is wonderful and I recommend in having it in a mug and enjoying a good book!

Thank cdrew1995
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family never visits Portsmouth without stopping here for popovers for breakfast. They are perfectly cooked and the maple butter compliments them perfectly. Fresh and warm they are unbeatable.More

Thank JohnD2032016
Kellan M, Marketing at Popovers On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words. It means so much to us to have become a part of your family trips to Portsmouth! Thank you again and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best regards, Popovers...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

My husband and I had a late breakfast here on a Sunday morning. We sat by the window and could watch the foot traffic on the street. The food is good - comforting and fun. A nice treat.

Thank CuteRedDog14
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great team at Popovers, the staff is friendly and always willing to help whether it is answering menu questions or helping to bring items to our table. We love spending time in the clean and relaxing environment. The pastries, food and coffees are always delicious...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kellan M, Marketing at Popovers On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experiences at Popovers. We strive to create an environment that makes our guests feel at home and it's so wonderful to read that in your experience we've hit the mark. Thanks again for sharing! Best...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

To be fair, my husband and I visited on Easter Sunday. Popovers clearly had not planned for that volume of people. The whole restaurant was full to the gills around 4:30pm with what appeared to be mostly a single family having some sort of awkward...More

Thank Angelica E
Kellan M, Marketing at Popovers On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide our team with feedback and we sincerely apologize for your experience. We try our best to stay on top of the details and cleanliness of our restaurant, regardless of how busy we may be, and it appears...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Sandwiches, salads, pastry items are to be found here. I have had a few salads and they have always been very good. Unfortunately one time I bit into a olive pit and that wasn’t too pleasant but can happen. The bakery items always look great...More

Thank pc19642015
Reviewed 11 March 2018

A bright, open cafe with counter service (similar to Panera), and the pastries are delicious. The popover was large, warm and the maple butter was perfect on it. Great place to have a relaxing cup of coffee and a treat.

Thank 673sheric
Reviewed 5 March 2018

What a great little place to stop for a bakery. The popovers were phenomenal! And the maple butter that goes with them makes them even better!

Thank Salemite01970
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Congress St, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-1119
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Popovers on the Square is a fast-casual, pleasant café and bakery located in the heart of Portsmouth’s historic and charming Market Square serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. We embrace the European philosophy of fresh and seasonal food, outstanding coffees and wines, exceptional pastries and desserts, and, of course, a relaxing and convivial ambiance from which to enjoy your entire experience. Established in 2006, the name Popovers was chosen to reflect and promote that golden brown, light, and buttery New England staple. We hope Popovers on the Square will become your café, your bakery, and, most importantly, your home-away-from-home when you are looking to relax, eat well, and enjoy family or meet old and new friends.
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