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The Puddle Dock, Portsmouth, NH
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The Puddle Dock

4.6
4.6
181 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located on the grounds of Strawbery Banke Museum in historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire, The Puddle Dock Restaurant proudly offers Modern Colonial feel and fare! Led by esteemed Executive Chef Derek Clough, the Puddle Dock Restaurant will take you back to Colonial America featuring English and American favorites, then snap you back to the present with our modern twists.

Enjoy the ambience of our historic exposed beam building, once a general store offering penny candy, or enjoy our front and rear patios for dinner in the open air.

Please come in and enjoy - you'll be glad you did!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 16:30–21:00 Sat, Sun 15:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    (603) 373-8192

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Derek Clough

  • Area

    Portsmouth

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 181 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Hampshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • New Hampshire

    American

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  1. a

    anonymous

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We booked the loft, but the loft was closed. We sat near the bar which was a bit noisy. The food was terrific. Service great as well. Will go back.
  2. TH

    TonyH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    For Fathers day I was really looking forward to Sheppard's pie. After I ordered it I was told they did not have any. On top of that the Sheppard's pie dish was $29 the dish I had to go with was $48. No discount was offered. This unfortunately will be a 1st and a last experience for us. beautiful place and the food we did have was very good.
  3. JM

    JaneM

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambiance is amazing as is the location, but the menu was a bit limited and very pricey. Our dinner was good just not great.
  4. PC

    PhilipC

    Southwest Florida

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, cocktail, appetizer, and entre were all excellent. Would definitely recommend.
  5. N

    Nana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried for first time and was pleasantly suprised! The food was outstanding, would highly recommend in fact already passed the name on to my sister! I will definitely go back again
  6. C

    Choak

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Second time to dine here and was a bit disappointed. The friendly hostess asked us if we wanted to sit upstairs which we did and she told the server. The server made a face and looked irritated so we had to sit downstairs which is fine but why offer something when it’s not available. Bad start to the evening.
  7. KF

    KurtF

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found The Puddle Dock on Open Table and, as usual, was not disappointed. The staff was great and our server, Morgan, was engaging and friendly. For those that are gluten free, there are plenty of options. I’m am definitely recommending to all who visit Portsmouth.
  8. GC

    GregC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place is a hidden treasure. Beautiful interior, good parking, waitress was super attentive and sweet. Food was high quality, tasty, and beautiful. Can't wait to visit again.
  9. KL

    KaraL

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely wonderful dinner. This is the third time we are dining at this restaurant since it has a new owner/new name. The food has been amazing every time but this time, I think, it was the best. It think at this point in time, this probably is the best restaurant in NH. I had a lambburger and a "bortsh". both were great. My husband had a steak and a chowder and again both were great. Desserts were good too. their pork belly is great too, we have tried it before. Highly recommend.
  10. CN

    CindyN

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is innovative and always delicious. A special place to dine, different in a good way.
  11. JM

    JudeM

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this little place. The outdoor dining was fantastic and we definitely had the weather for it. The scallops may have been the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot. Lol
  12. SS

    ShirleyS

    New England

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly restaurant. Great service. Food came out hot and tasty
  13. GP

    GeorgeP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, Kim the manager was extremely helpful to accommodate us to a different section of the restaurant. Steve the 🍸 bartender services a tasty Manhattan and a lemon drop martini. Excellent food. Give them a try.
  14. KM

    KarenM

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming, comfortable setting, delicious food, fantastic drinks.
  15. MM

    MichaelM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Duck entree was best I’ve ever had and wife had chicken entree which was fabulous. Highly recommend seafood chowder and bacon wrapped dates appetizer. Bonnie took outstanding care of us.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super meal and waitress
  17. M

    Maret019

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Ate outside as the sun set. Especially enjoyed the salted cod and strawberry salad. Would 100% recommend. Great service.
  18. MM

    MelanieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an outstanding meal at Puddle Dock to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The cocktail list was very unique!
  19. ME

    MEforFun

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. The chocolate pudding is to die for (not our mother's chocolate pudding.). The chicken pot pie is unbelievable. Great time!
  20. J

    Jeana

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Highly recommend the Puddle Dock, not on the main thoroughfare, right by the Strawberry Bank. GREAT drinks! The bartender does special infusions and makes fun and creative drinks with them. The food was very good, served hot (not alot of that happening at other restaurants we have dined at recently). Great neighborhood spot, we will definately be back!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we have had in Portsmouth since we moved here. The food was amazing and the presentation was like fine art. Really neat eclectic fine-dining spin on colonial-era food. Truly spectacular. Craft cocktails were amazing too. Pricey but worth it. Special occasion place for sure.
  22. SJ

    ShirleyJ

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful mothers day dinner. Prime rib was amazing!
  23. DU

    DavidU

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We will return! Great dinner.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This will be one of my top ten spots. I highly recommend. Perfect in every way.
  25. JF

    JohnF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is fabulous and the food is very good!
  26. E

    Elisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Borscht I have ever had! The roasted chicken done perfectly. The cinnamon roll rum bread pudding excellent. I have asked for the recipe or at least some tips on how to make it. Truly decadent - not too sweet.
  27. RS

    RichardS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing visit to Puddle dock in portsmouth. I thought about the chowder all day and it didn't fail to impress! Service was perfect, considering the times. Had the cod and another repeat favorite. My only comment is I wish they were doing seasonal menus so I could try something new and exciting! But the familiar is always superb.
  28. C

    Charlie

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very expensive. Not sure we have ever had a bill so high for just the two of us.
  29. l

    luv2wine

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A nice ambiance and the meals were delicious.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cozy restaurant in historic setting, excellent service, meals arrived promptly. The beat salad is particularly delicious. Fish and chips also good. Definitely recommend!
  31. RH

    RobertH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great for our celebration. Salads, mains and dessert were all above expectations.
  32. SM

    SharonM

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Meal was okay, but not worth ~$100/person. 3rd time there, and each time we've been less impressed. Really liked it the first time. Salted cod was uninspired, wouldn't have been happy with it if I made it at home. Portion was less than half the spinach/artichoke or shepherd's pie. Shepherd's pie seemed to be mashed potatoes over very salty pulled lamb, with no visible veggies, a disappointment. Steak was nice, though potatoes seemed to have more emphasis on smooth texture than taste.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly. It was just poor quality meat
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We used to come here when it was Mombo, and were excited to hear it had reopened as a new restaurant. We had family visiting from out of town, and it was the perfect spot. The service, atmosphere and food/drinks were excellent. Very cozy and rustic feel.
  36. JM

    JohnM

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. I had the chicken breast and my wife had the duck. Natalie, our server was outstanding, very helpful and prompt. Liz our hostess, was a delight. This restaurant sits in a colonial house and you cannot help but see the history in it. And best of all, they have their own parking lot. Parking in downtown Portsmouth can be a challenge on the best of days. I highly recommend others check out this charming and delightful restaurant!
  37. CC

    ChuckC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Ukrainian soup and the Lamberger... both were fantastic. Morgan our waitress was great!
  38. RD

    RonD

    New England

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We really wanted to love this restaurant. The interior is nice and the staff was friendly and efficient but the food was a big disappointment. We ordered the devils on horseback for an appetizer. There was hardly any cheese in it and the figs were dried out. We then had a Caesar salad. That was pretty good although it had too much dressing. We ordered it to be split but we did not get plates to share it. We were never offered fresh pepper which is what makes a Caesar salad. Then the entree came. They were pretty pricey for what you got. My husband had the steak and it was very very tough. There was hardly any potatoes with it. I had the scallops. There were only 4 medium ones and one small one. They were cooked well. The plates had so much pork belly on it that it took a lot away from the dish. The only accompanying side were 2 artichoke pieces and a few peas. The sauce was too thick and not very appealing. It’s too bad that the food was sub par.
  39. H

    Honey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Salad was delicious! Bread was excellent. Fish was undercooked and slimy. Shephard's Pie--not good. Served in a bowl, should have been more like a pie.
  40. K

    Karen

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food paired with wonderful service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Puddle Dock offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (603) 373-8192.

The Puddle Dock is rated 4.6 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Puddle Dock

66 Marcy St Portsmouth, NH 03801-4650

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Portsmouth

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 16:30–21:00 Sat, Sun 15:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Derek Clough

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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