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Located in the historic Merchant's Row building at the edge of Portsmouth's old harbor, The Oar House serves fine food in a setting filled with mementos of the city's long and proud maritime heritage. The deck at The Oar House is open for the season and does not take reservations and has a table occupancy limit of 1.5 hours for parties under 6 and 2 hours for larger groups. We unfortunately do not allow dogs on the deck.

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Located in the Heart of Downtown Portsmouth for all Oar House customers.

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Planning private event? We specialize in tailoring events for all occasions. Celebrate at the Water's Edge in a beautiful and lively Downtown Port City and make memories to last a lifetime.

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the Oar House

Harborside dining in beautiful downtown Portsmouth NH

The Oar House is located in Portsmouth's Olde Harbour area, which in the late 1700s and early 1800s was a thriving seaport. In December 1802, 120 buildings burned in Portsmouth's most disastrous fire, including the wooden mercantile structures that occupied the restaurant site. The citizens of Portsmouth rebuilt almost immediately, in the early months of 1803, using brick to eliminate future fire hazards. The buildings on Ceres Street, including the one now occupied by the Oar House, were constructed at this time.

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55 Ceres St.
Portsmouth, NH


Fri, Sat
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM

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