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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
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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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Groton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife had a Vegetable and Swiss Quiche, while I had a Cuban Panini which we enjoyed. The quiche was perfectly cooked and my Cuban was a wonderful blend of flavors. We had to return for desert later as the lunch was very filling. Deserts at Popovers are very special - we split an eclair and creme brulee, and wanted... More 

Thank George S
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a sunny, beautiful and bitterly cold January afternoon in Portsmouth's architecturally delicious center, we duck into Popovers on the Square, hopeful for a bit of dessert and a warm drink. We ask about the rosebud pastry, with its gleaming dark chocolate shell and vivid red frosted reminder of a certain immortal sled. The cheerful counter attendant indicates that it... More 

Thank William M
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have ordered cakes from Popovers multiple times and only once was there an issue. Their cakes are incredible and they will go out of their way to accommodate you.

Thank mariuccias
San Diego, California
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161 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it was crowded the atmosphere was warm, the food well done and the service good. We were impressed!

Thank pjofnh
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge selection of yummy desserts. We ordered chocolate cordial filled cherry topped things that were to die for. Chocolate macaroons and red velvet cupcakes. All were so good. This was a very crowded popular spot, but service went quickly as they had a lot of staff. It was a great place to stop for a sweet treat!

Thank VBgirls
Exeter, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group of 4 to have dinner after a movie. We all decided to try the burgers, including one of their burger specials. Our group was totally unimpressed with the quality of the burger itself. There are a lot of other good choices in the area and this was not one of them. The burger was dense and... More 

Thank rrossnh
Framingham, Massachusetts
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519 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice menu for salads and sandwiches which they put plenty of food inside. Try the chicken in a roll up, Coffee was very good. You order at the counter first and then go back for the food. Reasonable priced.

Thank bsk_10
Kent, Washington
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253 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was cold outside (below 10 degrees). The coffer was wonderful, but the highlight was the popover. It is one of Market Squares landmarks and well worth a stop in for a break.

Thank Senioronabudget
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With a quick trip through New Hampshire, we decided on a quick midmorning stop here because, well, we love popovers and never have time to make them. After finding a spot on the street before parking begins at noon on a Sunday, we popped in and ordered, admiring the great looking case full of pastry. My wife got egg, cheese,... More 

Thank Todd T
Miami Beach, Florida
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I worked on the same block as this establishment for a year and ate here a number of times. It's a cafeteria with trays and community utensil areas and disposal. The bakery is only okay....I do not feel that the high prices match the quality of anything in establishment. I settled most often on a bowl of tomato soup with... More 

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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
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?