Portsmouth Central New Hampshire Dining GuideThe Hampton Inn Portsmouth Central offers a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning. Daily offerings include: waffles, French toast, English muffins, assorted breads, fresh cut fruit, biscuits and gravy, along with a variety of muffins and Danishes. Also included in our lavish display are assorted yogurt cups, cold and hot cereals, and hot eggs with sausage or ham. Freshly brewed flavored coffees and hot teas are available twenty four hours.
Our Hampton On the House hot breakfast buffet is open from 6:00 - 10:00 AM.
Every evening the hotel proudly serves fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. At check in you'll receive a cookie with either warm cider in winter or cold lemonade in summer.
The Hampton Inn Portsmouth Central hotel is also pleased to offer a complimentary Manager's Reception from 4:30 - 6:30 PM Monday through Saturday. Join us for beer, wine and light refreshments.
For lunch and dinner the hotel is conveniently located near many of the restaurants that make Portsmouth famous, there are over 120 of them in downtown Portsmouth in fact! We are happy to provide complimentary shuttle transportation to many of these dining establishments.
Some of our Favorite Area Restaurants include:
Belle Peppers Too
Enjoy home-made soups and creative salads in the intimate café, or call ahead for take-out. Located in Market Square in historic Portsmouth, N.H. Belle Peppers specializes in gourmet deli sandwiches, salads, desserts and coffee.
BG's Boat House
On the water on Portsmouth's Sagamore Creek, BG's serves the Seacoast's freshest seafood from second week of March thru October.
The Black Trumpet Bistro
Formerly Lindbergh's Crossing, The Black Trumpet is a chef-owned bistro-and-wine bar in a 200-year-old building of brick and beams. The dining room on the first floor offers a cozy setting with unassuming service. Upstairs in the wine bar you can dine in a small, charming room with a magnificent view on to the harbor. The menu changes monthly, drawing its inspiration from the simple country cuisine of the Mediterranean.
The Blue Mermaid's festive, award-winning menu features cuisine inspired by the Caribbean Islands and refreshing drinks to quench your thirst - tropical coolers, margaritas, locally brewed beers and fine wines. Every weekend we feature the best in live local music. A Frommer's Travel Guide Favorite. Seasonal outdoor seating.
Designed to evoke the warmth of Latin America, Brazo features fresh seafood, grilled meats, sumptuous fruits and crisp vegetables blended with an incredible array of spices. The intimate eatery's festive menu emphasizes local and organic foods, and exotic elixirs are available from the bar.
Cafe Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano
Cafe Mediterraneo offers fine Italian fare in a casual setting, specializing in pasta, chicken, veal and seafood. Described as bringing the flavor of the North End to Portsmouth, the restaurant has topped the "Best of the Best" list of Seacoast Italian restaurants in a national survey for the past five years.
French food doesn't have to be stuffy or foreign. Cafe Mirabelle chef/owner Stephan Mayeaux has taken artistic liberty with his classical French training and produced a menu that is original and creatively executed.
A collection of classic sandwiches, salads and entrees for eat in or take out. Catering and delivery are available.
The Dinnerhorn offers a popular and extensive menu featuring fresh native seafood, while the Dinnerhorn's pub, the Bratskellar, offers pizza and hearty sandwiches.
The Dolphin Striker has been one of the hallmarks of elegant dining on the Seacoast for over 20 years.
Lexie's Joint - Portsmouth's Best Burger
Think of Lexie's Joint as your own kitchen. Good food and a cold drink equal happiness with special attention to the American classic, burgers. Our signature Cuban sandwich has been making folks happy since its birth. Made with Slow Roasted Pork, Virginia Baked Ham, Cornichon-Dill Relish, Chipotole Aioli, Gruyere piled on a freshly baked French Baguette. Once you try it, you'll be back for more!
The Old Ferry Landing (seasonal)
A fixture on the Portsmouth waterfront for 22 years, offering fine food and beverages and a deck adjacent to Portsmouth's tugs.
Come in and renew your spirit with us. Relax and enjoy a natural pizza baked in a primitive wood fired oven. Experience a meal prepared with organic produce, free range chicken, and nitrate free meats. We serve local organic produce, free range and clean meats. All of our major ingredients are made in house and cooked in a wood fired cauldron or in a hand built wood burning earthen oven.
The Green Monkey offers New American Cuisine with a flare. Enjoy a unique and comfortable atmosphere while indulging in our exclusively designed martinis, specialty beers and wines from around the world.
The atmosphere of Harbor's Edge makes it the perfect setting for your next dining experience. Relax to the sounds of our pianist while enjoying the finest in American cuisine. Our sumptuous menu features fresh local seafood and choice cuts of beef sure to delight. Open 7 days. Valet parking. Reservations encouraged.
Jumpin' Jays Fish Café
Located just two blocks down from Market Square, Jay's has become an overnight institution among locals who appreciate exceptional seafood. The quality of fare is unsurpassed. The atmosphere is casually hip, with no pretense. Reservations encouraged.
The Library Restaurant features traditional New England fare while surrounded by the architectural treasures of an era gone by.
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant & Watering Hole
Welcome to Margaritas, where the bright Mexican yellow and blue exterior are an equal match for the fun-filled atmosphere inside. Tasty food and drinks are served amidst spectacular Mexican artwork, the real taste of Mexico. It's Mex to the Max!
The Oar House serves seafood, poultry, beef and other specialties in an historic maritime setting in downtown Portsmouth.
Paddy's American Grille
An upscale, casual restaurant and lounge, Paddy's American Grille offers a variety of eclectic American cuisine in our non-smoking dining room. Paddy's lounge and billiards room offers eight professional billiards tables & a combined sixteen televisions to watch your favorite games.
Popovers on the Square
Popovers on the Square is a casual café located in the heart of Portsmouth's historical Market Square. We embrace the European philosophy of fresh, seasonal food, outstanding coffees and fine wines, relaxing ambiance, and of course, exceptional pastries and desserts. Come and relax, eat well, and meet old and new friends!
The Portsmouth Brewery, New Hampshire's original brew pub, serves a creative menu to go with the state's freshest beer.
Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
Portsmouth Gas Light Co. brings casual American dining and brick-oven pizza to the Seacoast.
Enjoy culinary creations from the heart of Italy. Vegetarians will delight in the Seacoast¹s most extensive vegetarian menu choices. Complement any of our menu choices with a selection from our extensive wine list. Let our inspiring and intimate atmosphere full of fabulous food & wine transport you abroad, back to Italy. A presto! Ci vediamo!
Offering fine Italian cuisine with the freshest and most flavorful seasonal ingredients and superior service in elegant yet comfortable surroundings. Weekend valet parking.
Rudi's Portsmouth serves savory American-style dishes in a cool, quiet, classic modern atmosphere adjacent to Market Square. Relax in our original brass and oak lounge, and listen to music from the baby grand piano. Or stop by to try our scintillating lunch or late-night menus.
Sake Japanese Restaurant and Sushi
Traditional Japanese cuisine prepared with flair. Several varieties of sushi and sashimi freshly made at our sushi bar. Reservations suggested. (603) 431-1822
The Common Man
The Common Man Portsmouth serves the same American fare with New England flair as our other Common Man locations, but with an added selection of fresh seafood. You'll also find traditional C-MAN favorites such as Baked Macaroni and Cheese, our award-winning Crab Cakes, Uncommon Salad, and New England Pot Roast.
The Rosa has been a Portsmouth landmark since 1927, offering fine Italian cuisine in a casual, family-style, atmosphere just steps from Prescott Park and the waterfront. Free parking directly across the street.
The Works Bakery Café
The Works Bakery Cafe is a casual cafe built upon fast, courteous service for your breakfast and lunch enjoyment. We specialize in fresh baked New York style bagels, hot Panini grilled sandwiches, excellent coffees and pastries and fantastic fresh fruit smoothies
Warren's Lobster House
Only ten minutes from the Hampton Inn . Enjoy New England Lobster and other seafood specialties including the Seacoast's Finest Salad Bar with a picturesque setting overlooking the Piscataqua River.
Mombo's dining experience is a short holiday from it all, offering creative cuisine with international influences and warm hospitality in historic Strawberry Banke.
The Press Room
Portsmouth's leading spot for music, the Press Room also offers a delicious pub-style menu.
The Friendly Toast
Enjoy breakfast all day in downtown Portsmouth. We were voted one of the top 4 breakfast destinations in all of America by Good Morning America.
We serve traditional and powerful Mexican cuisine in downtown Portsmouth. Enjoy all the traditional favorites and our own interpretations of some new favorites.
Serving Traditional Indian dining in a festive setting in downtown Portsmouth. Our menu includes all the traditional subcontinent favorites.
106 Kitchen and Bar
Chef/Owner Jan McShary's latest addition to the Portsmouth dining scene. Try the usual American fare with an unusual flair as always presented by Chef Jay.
A traditional Irish pub located in a converted bank building in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. Serving traditional Irish fare with live entertainment and a true sense of the Emerald Isle.
The area also features a number of chain restaurants: Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesday, TGI Friday's, Outback Steakhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, Panera Bread and Applebee's
Deliveries - Contact the front desk for an extensive list of local restaurants that will deliver to your hotel room!