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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Portsmouth

Updated: August 22, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Portsmouth restaurants for American cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues Portsmouth has to offer.

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Lexie's Joint

American, $, PortsmouthAmerican, $Portsmouth
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Raleigh Wine Bar + Eatery

American, $$$, PortsmouthAmerican, $$$Portsmouth
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

The Franklin

American, $$, PortsmouthAmerican, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bennett's Sandwich Shop

American, $, PortsmouthAmerican, $Portsmouth
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Kitchen Eatery & Catering

American, $$, PortsmouthAmerican, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Black Trumpet

American, $$$, PortsmouthAmerican, $$$Portsmouth
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Moxy

American, $$$, PortsmouthAmerican, $$$Portsmouth
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Gibb's Garage Bar & Grille

American, $$, PortsmouthAmerican, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Bratskellar Pizza Pub

Pizza, $$, PortsmouthPizza, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

The Wilder

New American, $$, PortsmouthNew American, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Popovers on the Square

American, $$, PortsmouthAmerican, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Dinnerhorn Restaurant

American, $$, PortsmouthAmerican, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Hammer Pub and Grille

American, $$, PortsmouthAmerican, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Clipper Tavern

American, $$, PortsmouthAmerican, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza & Craft Beer

Pizza, $$, PortsmouthPizza, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 15185 restaurants in Portsmouth, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1052 lists and articles from experts at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and more. All with some boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in New Hampshire Area. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. These ten options are sure to delight.

FAQ

Cure, Colby's Breakfast & Lunch, and Raleigh Wine Bar + Eatery are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Portsmouth.

Cure, Lexie's Joint, and Colby's Breakfast & Lunch are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Portsmouth.

Cure, Lexie's Joint, and Colby's Breakfast & Lunch are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Portsmouth.

Cure and The Beach Plum are the highest-rated American restaurants for dessert in Portsmouth.

Cure, Lexie's Joint, and Colby's Breakfast & Lunch are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Portsmouth.

Drink pairing tips

  • Margarita with your grilled burger

    When considering what goes best with grilled burger, we recommend a glass of Margarita, it truly complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • Vieux Carre and heavy meat dish


    A glass of something that cuts through the heaviness of the dish should be what you pair your heavy meat dish with. You can’t go wrong pairing your food with a cocktail like Vieux Carre.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for fried chicken


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

Fun facts

  • July = American festival

    If it’s July and you’re in The United States, then we have a surprise for you! They host the Picklesburgh Festival there! Head on down and enjoy the amazing food stands.

  • A killer pairing

    One should always compliment their food with a drink that doesn't take away from the meal. If it’s mac and cheese you’re eating, we recommend pairing it with a Spanish granache. The ripe, fruity sweet flavors of the Spanish granache won’t detract from the flavors of your mac and cheese.

  • For the love of hot dog

    Ever heard of National Hot Dog Day? If you’re in The United States then you better be ready to enjoy it on July July!

Parking in the area

Parking can be tough around Portsmouth To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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