53 Bow St., Portsmouth, NH
FRI-SAT, 11AM-9:30PM
SUN, 10:30AM-4PM


Brunch Menu


Seafood Chowder Voted New England’s Best!
A hearty, rich, creamy soup with lobster, scallops, shrimp, clams, and haddock. A house specialty…and Gluten Free!
8 oz.Cup: 8  13 oz. Bowl: 12 

Truffalo Cauliflower- GF- Fried florets of cauliflower tossed in truffle-buffalo sauce and topped with bleu cheese crumbles.  12

Crab Cakes Two cakes prepared with blue crab and pretzel breadcrumbs, served with stone ground mustard remoulade.   16

Warm Lobster Artichoke Dip A casserole of Maine lobster meat, artichoke, asiago, and romano cheese. Serve with “Old Bay” dusted tortilla chips.   15


Cobb Salad- GF-  Roasted chicken breast, mixed greens, hard boiled egg, avacado, tomato, cucumbers, red onions, bacon, bleu cheese. Served with balsamic vinaigrette .

   Entrée 19 without chicken 13

Quinoa Salad- GF- Mixed greens, cucumbers, red peppers, avocado, pomegranate, and feta cheese. Served with honey vinaigrette.
Appetizer 8   Entrée 12

Caesar Salad- GF- Chopped Romaine lettuce and croutons tossed lightly with a classic Caesar dressing. Finished with asiago cheese.  

Appetizer 7    Entree 11

Beet Salad- GF- Roasted beets on a bed of mixed greens, topped with candied walnuts, crumbled goat cheese, pickled red onions and micro greens. Served with Balsamic and Oil

Appetizer 8   Entree 12 

Live’n Up your Salad with the Following Add-Ons
8 oz. Marinated steak tips 11
Chilled Herb Chicken Breast 6
Grilled Salmon Filet 10


Served with crisp french fries & pickle chips. Substitute Truffle-Parmesian Waffle fries 3

All sandwiches can be prepared Gluten Free using our gluten free bread for an additional 2

Crab Roll Fresh local crab meat salad, dresssed lighly with mayonnaise, lemon juice, an shallots. Served on a toasted brioche bun  MKT

Add a cup of our award winning chowder.  MKT

Turkey Panini Turkey, crisp bacon, and cheddar cheese, griddled and served on parmesan-sage bread, with honey mustard. 13

Make it a cup and a half- half panini and cup of award-winning seafood chowder.  15

Smash Burger A River House blend of black angus patties seared to medium topped with lettuce and tomato on a toasted brioche bun. Choice of pepper jack, cheddar, Swiss, gorgonzola, or American cheese. 13
Add bacon, mushrooms, caramelized onions, or smashed avacado.  2 each

Crab Cake BLT River House crab cake served with crispy bacon, lettuce, and tomato, served on a brioche bun with stone ground mustard. 16

Haddock Sandwhich Fresh Haddock fillet, golden fried or oven broiled. Served on a toasted brioche bun with coleslaw and lemon. 13


Locally sourced edium sized oysters served with mignonette, lemon and cocktail sauce. 1/2 Dozen 18   Dozen 36

Tuna Crudo
Fresh tuna, avacado, and red onions tossed in sweet tamari marinade, topped with lemon siracha aoili. Served with chips. 18

Oyster Shooters
Mango puree, cilantro, lime juice, Tequila, and a fresh shucked oyster 7

River House bloody mary mix, Vodka, lemon, and a fresh oyster 

Shrimp Cocktail
Five jumbo chiloled shrimp. Served with cocktail sauce and lemon 12


3 b         Substitute homemade muffin for toast +$2

The Bow St Breakfast- GF – Two eggs prepared to your liking, your choice of sausage links, ham, or bacon, home fries and your choice of toast. 10

Omelet – GF- Build your own: Pick 1 from each category. Served with potatoes and choice of toast.   11
Cheese- cheddar, American, Swiss, or pepperjack

Meat- sausage, bacon, or ham

Veggies:  mushrooms, caramelized onions, pepper, tomatoes, spinach

Additional selections +$2

Pancakes- 3 Buttermilk pancakes traditional or with blueberries. Served with maple syrup. 10

Biscuits & Gravy – House made cheddar scallion biscuits topped with a creamy sausage gravy, two eggs prepared to your liking. Served with home fries. 13

Steak Tips & Eggs- GF- Two eggs, prepared to your liking served with marinated steak tips, home fries and your choice of toast.  19

Eggs Benedict- GF- Served on an English muffin with poached eggs and hollandaise with a side of home fries.

Lobster- Warm buttered lobster meat   18

Crab Cake- House made cakes   15

The Standard- Canadian Bacon   12

California- Tomato and avocado   12

Breakfast Sandwich – GF- Toasted croissant with two fried eggs, served with choice of bacon, sausage, or ham, and choice of cheddar, Swiss, American, or pepperjack. Served with a side of home fries.   11 

Muffin of the day   4
 Egg 2
Toast  3
Fruit   3
Sausage   4
Bacon   4
Home fries   3


Jerk Spiced Atlantic Salmon- GF- Seared Salmon served on black beans and rice with asparagus. 22

Surf and Turf Slowly braised bef short rib, garlic herb skewered shrimp over whipped yukon gold potatos, grilled asparagus, topped with braised jus 

Pumpkin Gnocci Shrimp, Andouille sausage and chicken, blended with long grain rice, onion, tomatoes, garlic, and Creole spices, Finished with chicharron.  17

Fish & Chips- GF- Fresh fried haddock, served with French fries, coleslaw, and tartar sauce. 17


Peanut Butter Pie- Graham cracker crust served drizzled in chocolate with whipped cream 8

Canollis- 2 Canollis served with cookies and cream or pumpkin pistachio filling 8

Chocolate Cake- A slice of decadent chocolate cake with whiped cream 8


Served with Cocoa or Coffee

Nutty Irishman- Baileys, Frangelico, & whipped cream

The Gunner “A Portsmouth Classic”- Jameson, Kahlua, Baileys & whipped cream

Roasty Toasty- Black Velvet Toasted Caramel whiskey & whipped cream

Butterscotch- Butterscotch schnapps, Bailey’s & whipped cream

Salted Karamel- Godiva chocolate, Stoli Karamel, & whipped cream


The 5 Dollar Bloody – House vodka, house bloody mix, & celery

Fancy Schmancy Bloody- Grey Goose, house bloody mix, celery, & dilly bean

The Spicy Bloody- Jalapeno infused El Jimador tequila, house bloody mix, & celery


The 5 Dollar Mimosa- House bubbly, & fresh orange juice

The Bobmosa “A Portsmouth Classic”- Cantine Maschio Prosecco, Stoli O, fresh orange juice, & Grand Marnier float

Peach Bellini- House bubbly, peach puree, & peach schnapps

Apple Cider Mimosa- House bubbly, apple cider, & cinnamon sugar rim


Ruby Red- Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka, Triple sec, and fresh lime juice 

Espresso Martini-Kahlua, Stoli Vanilla, and Espresso

Salted Karamel Apple- Stoli Salted Karamel, apple cider, and apple pucker

Port Town Manhatten- Bullet Rye, port wine, and orange bitters


Coca Cola   3
Diet Coke   3
Sprite   3
Ginger Ale   3
Lemonade   3
Iced Tea   3
Cranberry Juice   4
Apple Juice   4
Orange Juice   4
Milk   3
Poland Spring   3
Eli’s Root Beer   4
Coffee, Decaf, Tea   4
Poland Spring   3


Summer Menu 2020
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Consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, eggs, or unpasteurized milk may increase your risk of foodborne illness.