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



Seafood Chowder
GF- A hearty, rich, creamy soup with lobster, scallops, shrimp, clams, and haddock. A house specialty…and Gluten Free!
Cup 9  Bowl 13                           Quart (served cold to-go) 25

Lobster Artichoke Drip GF- a casserole of Maine lobster meat, artichoke, asiago and Romano cheeses. served with tortilla chips.  18

Calamari GF- fried calamari with rings and tentacles. tossed with cherry peppers and served with marinara sauce.   16

Chicken Tenders GF- jumbo seared or golden fried tenders with a choice of sauce, tossed in or on the side:

bbq, buffalo, honey mustard or honey garlic  15

Crab Cakes GF- two cakes prepared with Jonah crab and pretzel breadcrumbs, served with stone ground mustard remoulade   18

Coconut Curry Mussels GF- diced onions, tomatoes, minced garlic, curry, coconut milk, white wine, herbs. served with toasted garlic bread.  18


Summer Berry Salad GF- fresh berries with crumbled goat cheese, shreded carrots and toasted almonds over mixed greens, served with cranberry-citrus vinaigrette 14

Caprese Salad GF- roasted grape heirloom tomatoes, pesto marinated burrata, mixed greens, evoo, aged balsmaic glaze, basil16

Quinoa Salad GF- Mixed greens, cucumbers, red peppers, avocado, dried cranberries and feta cheese. Served with honey-vinaigrette.  14

Caesar Salad GF- Chopped Romaine lettuce and croutons tossed lightly with a classic caesar dressing. Finished with asiago cheese.   12

Salad Add-Ons

Seared sirloin 12

Fried Shrimp 9

Lobster Salad- Market Price 

Lobster Poached- Market Price

Salmon Filet 11

Grilled or Fried Chicken  7


Served with french fries & pickles. Substitute sweet potato fries add 2

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

Haddock Sandwich GF- Fresh haddock fillet, golden fried or oven broiled. Served on a toasted brioche bun, house-made tartar sauce, and lemon. 16

add cole slaw +$1

Smash Burgers GF- A River House blend of black angus patties seared to medium, served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, and a choice of pepper jack, cheddar, Swiss, American, or gorgonzola. 16
Add bacon, mushrooms, caramelized onions, or smashed avocado.  2 each

Crab Cake BLT GF- River House crab cake served with crispy bacon, lettuce, and tomato, served on a brioche bun with stone ground mustard. 20

Caprese Sandwich GF- Garlic roasted tomatoes, burrata, pesto chicken, evoo, served on grilled focaccia bread.  15

Clam Roll GF- Golden fried whole belly clams, served on a toasted brioche roll, with green leaf, and spicy sriracha tartar sauce.  Market Price

Lobster Rolls

Our lobster rolls are prepared with fresh Maine lobster meat

 Choose your style:

Lobster salad – lightly dressed with mayonnaise, celery, s&p, and lemon juice.

Lobster warmed –  poached in butter.  add 2 to sandwich price

Lobster Roll- GF- Maine lobster prepared on a brioche roll, served with French fries.  Market Price

Lobster BLT- GF- Maine lobster prepared with crispy bacon, lettuce and tomato served on a brioche bun. Market Price

Tall Ship- Maine lobster prepared on a brioche roll, served with a cup of our award-winning seafood chowder and hand-cut potato chips.   Market Price


Oysters- GF- Locally sourced medium sized oysters served with mignonette, lemon, and cocktail sauce. 

Half Dozen 20    Dozen 39

Oyster Shooters (9ea)

– Wasabi Yuzu Vodka: wasabi yuzu infused vodka

-Gazpaco Tequila: house gazpacho infused with tequila

Raw Bar Tower- 12 oysters, 6 shrimp cocktail, 4oz lobster salad, and 6 spicy tuna & cucumbers.  Market Price

Shrimp Cocktail- GF- Five jumbo chilled shrimp served with cocktail sauce and lemon   13

Ahi Tuna Nachos- GF- diced tuna marinated in sweet tamari, diced mangos, pickledred onions, red cabbage, jalapenos, avoacdo, tobiko, scallions, spicy aioli, lime crema, tortilla chips.   19

Spicy Tuna & Cucumber- Fresh ground ahi tuna, avocado, spicy chili mayonnaise, tobiko, scallions and sesame seeds. topped with yuzu glaze.   16


Seared Sirloin GF- served with brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, topped with an herb steakhouse compound butter. 28

make it surf & turf: add shrimp scampi 10

Carribbean-Jerk Salmon GF- jerk rub filet of salmon, grilled, served with coconut rice, pineapple-mango salsa, and asparagus. 28

Seafood Linguini– shrimp, scallops, mussels sauteed with onions, tomatoes, garlic, herbs in white wine butter sauce, served with garlic toast. 27

New England Baked Haddock GF- a shrimp and romano cheese panko crust atop a filet of haddock oven baked and served with asparagus and mashed potatoes.  24

Lobster Mac’N CheesePasta shells, white cheddar cheese, prepared with fresh ME lobster topped with herb cracker crumb. 28         Without lobster. 16

Peach-Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops GF – glazed bone-in pork chops served with asparagus, and mashed potatoes. 25

Fish Tacos GF-3 fried haddock tacos prepared with shredded cabbage, pineapple mango salsa, avocado ranch, and cotija cheese. served with french fries. 21

sub gluten free corn tortillas add 1

Fried Seafood Basket  GF- Your choice of seafood served with french fries, lemon, cole slaw, and tartar sauce. 

Haddock Basket  23  |  Shrimp Basket 22 | Whole Belly Clam Basket Market Price

Haddock & Shrimp Basket  23 |  Haddock & Whole Belly Clams Basket Market Price | Shrimp & Whole Belly Clams Basket Market Price

Combo Plate (clams, haddock, shrimp) Market Price 


Chocolate Cake- a slice of our decadent chocolate cake served with whipped cream.   9

Key Lime Pie- a slice of our homemade chiffon key lime pie served with whipped cream.   10


Spicy Paloma Ghost tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, club soda 14

Port City Pineapple Express Tito’s vodka, pineapple juice, coconut puree  14

Adult Iced Coffee Grainger’s vodka, Bailey’s, Kahlua, iced coffee  14

Jameson Ginger Mule Jameson Irish whiskey, lime juice, ginger beer  14

Tequila Blackberry Smash Casamigos tequila, fresh lemon juice, blackberry syrup  15

No Muddle Mojito Bacardi, fresh lime juice, mint simple syrup, topped with club soda  14

Ruby Red River Sunset Deep Eddy Ruby Red vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, club soda  14

RH Lemonade Svedka Citron vodka, strawberry puree, lemonade, club soda   14

Signature Drinks

Deck Punch Portsmouth’s Favorite Rum Punch a blend of white and dark rum with fruit juices  13

River House Margarita El Jimador tequila, triple sec, house sour mix (choice of flavor: passion fruit, mango, strawberry, blood orange) 13

Red Sangria red wine blended with flavor of blueberry, peach, and elderflower  13

Frose blush wine frozen into a delicious adult slushy  14

Frose Half & Half our frose mixed with our house sangria 14


Cranberry Mule cranberry juice, ginger beer, fresh lime juice  9

No Muddle Ginger Mojito gingerale, mint simple syrup, fresh lime juice  9

Sparkling Pom pomegranate juice, lime juice, simple syrup, club soda  9


Ruffino Prosecco, Italy
crisp, clean, and delicate flavors of apples and peaches lead to a pleasant finish

Glass 11 Bottle 44

Maison Saleya Rose, Italy
aromas of ripe tropical fruit, revealing accents of tangerine and hints of ginger
Glass 12 Bottle 48

Stemmari Pinot Grigio, Italy
white peach and pear, notes of dry yellow flowers
Glass 11 Bottle 42

Natura Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

fresh and bright with citrus aromas and a touch of minerality
Glass 11    Bottle 42

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 
Fresh and juicey with ripe, tropical flavors of passion fruit, lemon, and stone fruit.
Glass 14   Bottle 54

Fetzer Chardonnay, California
ripe pear and apple flavors, delivering a hint of toast in its fresh california style
Glass 11   Bottle 42

Kendal Jackson Chardonnay, California
Citrus and pear aromas followed by lush peach, melon, green apple, and mineral flavors with toasty oak finish.
Glass 12   Bottle 46

Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay, California
Full-bodied with tropical fruit flavors, toasted vanilla and honey
Glass 15   Bottle 58


Fetzer Cabernet Sauvignon, California
layered aromas of dark berries and cassis, framed by enticing tone of violets, caramel, mocha, and spice
Glass 11    Bottle 42

Coppola Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, California
memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum, and anise
Glass 15  Bottle 58

Leese-Fitch Pinot Noir, California
fresh raspberry, cherry, vanilla with smooth tannin finish
Glass 11  Bottle 42

Meomi Pinot Noir, Sonoma, California
Medium-bodied with berry notes, spice & nicely balanced tannins.
Glass 15   Bottle 58

Centine Super Tuscan, Italy
notes of red berries, cherries, and a hint of vanilla, full-bodied with a blanaced acidity and smooth finish
Glass 14    Bottle 54

Bonterra Merlot, California
aromas of blueberry and plum, medium-bodied with elegant tannins and a long velvety-smooth finish
Glass 12  Bottle 46

Alta Vista Malbec, Argentina
ripe red fruit aromas and spicy notes, with round, soft tannins and a lively mouthfeel
Glass 12    Bottle 46



River House Brew, Conway, NH

Stoneface IPA, Newington, NH

Allagash White, Portland, ME

Bud Light, St Louis, MO

Great Rhythm Tropical Haze, Portsmouth, NH

Moat Mountain Czech Pilsner, North Conway, NH

Kona Big Wave, Kailua-Kona, HI  

Sam Adams Seasonal, Boston, MA

Cans & Bottles

Boomsauce Double IPA, Woburn, MA ABV 4.2%

Budweiser, MO ABV 5%

Bud Light, MO ABV 4.2%

Citizen Cider Unified Press, VT ABV 5.2%

Coors Light, CO ABV 4.2%

Corona Extra, Mexico ABV 4.6%

Great Rhythm Squeeze IPA, NH 16OZ ABV 6.0%

High Noon, Modesto, California, ABV 4.5%

Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Chippewa Falls, WI 4.2%

Michelob Ultra, MO ABV 4.1%

Miller Lite, WI ABV 4.5%

Moat Mountain Ms. V’s Blueberry, North Conway, NH ABV 4.9%

Northwoods Pale Ale, Northwood, NH ABV 6.5%

Nutrl Seltzer, St Louis, MO  ABV 4.5%

Earth Eagle Piscataqua Lager, Portsmouth, NH ABV 4.2%

Stella Artois, MO  ABV 5%

Sam Adams Seasonal, MA

White Claw, IL ABV 5%


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


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