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The 14 Best Lunch Spots In Portsmouth

Updated: September 6, 2022

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in Portsmouth! To bring you only the best Lunch in Portsmouth we analyzed top review, articles, and ranking sites. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

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Elephantine Bakery

Bakery, $$, PortsmouthBakery, $$Portsmouth
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Honey Ham & Subs

$, Portsmouth$Portsmouth
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Ceres Bakery

Bakery, $, PortsmouthBakery, $Portsmouth
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Hap's Roast Beef

American, $, PortsmouthAmerican, $Portsmouth
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 5.0

Lexie's Joint

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

Flatbread

Pizza, $$, PortsmouthPizza, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

La Maison Navarre

French, $$, PortsmouthFrench, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Taaza Takeout

Indian, $$, PortsmouthIndian, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Ohana Kitchen

Hawaiian, $$, PortsmouthHawaiian, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cafe Nostimo

Greek, $$, PortsmouthGreek, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bennett's Sandwich Shop

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

What A Crock

$, Portsmouth$Portsmouth
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Belle Peppers

Tea & Coffee, $, PortsmouthTea & Coffee, $Portsmouth
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

The Kitchen Eatery & Catering

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

How does it work?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We pored over ratings for 15185 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Portsmouth and 1052 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. We cross-referenced with top lists, like . We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Questions & answers

Bridge Street Bistrot & Wine Bar, Cava, and Botanica are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly lunch restaurants in Portsmouth.

The highest-rated restaurants in Portsmouth for boozy lunches are Bridge Street Bistrot & Wine Bar, Cava, and Botanica.

Bridge Street Bistrot & Wine Bar, Cava, and Cure are the highest-rated upscale lunch restaurants in Portsmouth.

The highest-rated restaurants in Portsmouth for group lunches are Bridge Street Bistrot & Wine Bar, Cava, and Cure.

Bridge Street Bistrot & Wine Bar, Botanica, and Cure are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick-up meal in Portsmouth.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ultimate drink pairing for banh mi


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

  • Pair banh mi with Cilantro Chile Cooler

    For an elevated experience, pair your banh mi with Cilantro Chile Cooler. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • A next-level match for banh mi

    When having banh mi, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Mangose, a popular beer.

Did you know?

  • A hefty price-tag

    The curry which costs $2,584, can be ordered at the Bombay Brasserie.

  • A tasty history lesson

    Some tasty history for you, macaroni and cheese dates back to the year 1769 when it was made in Northern Europe.

  • A popular dish

    If you love of bahn mi runs deep, why not plan a visit to Vietnam, the home of the original bahn mi? The locals are so proud of their bahn mi that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

Parking tips

Parking in Portsmouth can be notoriously tough. We’ve partnered with SpotHero, a digital parking reservation system to help make finding parking in Portsmouth quick and easy.

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