53 Bow St., Portsmouth, NH
SUN-THURS, 11:00AM-9:00PM
FRI-SAT, 11AM-9:30PM




Seafood Chowder Voted New England’s Best!
GF- A hearty, rich, creamy soup with lobster, scallops, shrimp, clams, and haddock. A house specialty…and Gluten Free!
Cup 7  Bowl 10                           Quart (served cold to-go) 23

Jumbo Chicken Tenderloins GF- Grilled or golden fried with a choice of sauce served on the side or tossed.

BBQ, Honey-garlic, Buffalo or Honey-mustard.   14
Extra sauces 2ea

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

Truffalo Cauliflower GF- Fried florets of cauliflower tossed in truffle-buffalo sauce topped with Jasper Hill Farm blue cheese crumbles.  12

RI Style Calamari GF- Fried calamari prepared with rings and tentacles. Tossed with cherry peppers and served with marinara sauce.   13


The River ‘House’ Salad GF- Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots, red onions, and croutons.

Served with balsamic 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

BLT Chopped Salad GF- Mixed greens topped with pork belly, sliced avocado, red onions, grape tomatoes, and cucumbers. 

Served with balsamic-vinaigrette. Appetizer 8   Entree 12

Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad GF- Chicken salad dressed with mayo, walnuts, dried cranberries and celery. Served on salad greens; finished with ripe grape tomatoes and carrot shreds. Served with balsamic vinaigrette. 15

Live’n Up your Salad with the Following Add-Ons
8 oz. Marinated steak tips 11
Fried chicken tenderloins 6
Chilled herb chicken breast 6
Grilled Salmon Filet  10


Served with crisp french fries & pickle chips. Substitute sweet potato fries 2

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

Fresh Haddock Sandwich GF- Haddock fillet, fried or oven broiled. Served on a toasted brioche bun, and a side of fresh coleslaw, house-made tartar sauce, and lemon. 14

Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad Wrap GF- Chicken salad dressed with mayo, walnuts, cranberries and celery. Rolled with greens in a herb wrap. 13

Turkey Panini GF- Thin sliced turkey, crisp bacon, and cheddar cheese, hot pressed 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

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

Bow St Burger GF- 8oz Grilled Angus beef 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 avocado.  2 each

Chicken Sandwich GF- Chicken breast golden fried or chargrilled, served on a toasted brioche bun. Topped with lettuce, tomato, and a choice of pepper jack, swiss, cheddar, or american.  13

Add bacon, mushrooms, caramelized onions, or smashed avocado.  2 each

Veggie Burger GF- Sweet potato puree, crushed black beans, shredded carrots, red onions and garlic. Served on a toasted brioche bun.  13


Our lobster sandwiches are prepared with fresh Maine lobster meat. Choose your style:

Salad- Mayonnaise, celery, S&P, and lemon

Warmed- Poached in butter add 2

Lobster Roll GF- ME lobster prepared on a traditional brioche roll, served with french fries. Market Price

Small/ Tall Ship GF- ME lobster served on a small or tall brioche roll, with a cup of award-winning seafood chowder, and hand cut potato chips. Market Price

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


Miso Glazed Atlantic Salmon GF- Miso glazed grilled salmon, served on top of a crispy rice cake and baby bok choy. 22

Chicken Parmesan Golden fried chicken topped with marinara and romano cheese. Served over rigatoni with a side of garlic bread.  15

Fish Tacos 3 fried haddock tacos prepared with shredded cabbage, pineapple mango salsa, and cotija cheese. Served with cilantro lime black beans. 16

River House Steak Tips GF- Grilled house-marinated sirloin tips, topped with caramelized onions. Served with mashed potatoes and green beans. 24

New England Baked Haddock GF- A shrimp and romano cheese panko crust atop a filet of haddock oven baked and served with green beans and mashed potatoes.  18

Lobster Mac’N Cheese Pasta shells, white cheddar and fontina, prepared with fresh ME lobster topped with Goldfish crumbles and served with green beans. 24          Without lobster. 16

Haddock Basket | Shrimp Basket  GF- Golden fried haddock or shrimp served with french fries, lemon, cole slaw, and tartar sauce. 

Haddock Basket  19  |  Shrimp Basket  17  |  Haddock & Shrimp Basket  19


Peanut butter pie – Graham cracker crust, served drizzled in chocolate sauce and whipped cream.   8

Creme Brulee- Vanilla brulee, caramelized and served with whipped cream and berries.   8


(Children’s menu for kids 12 and under only)

Grilled cheese with fries
Hot dog with fries 
Small lobster roll with fries
Fried chicken tenders with fries
Fish and chips
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese with fries


River House Margarita El Jimador tequila, triple sec, and fresh sour mix, served on ice with the option of the rim salted 10

River House Deck Punch A Portsmouth classic; A combination of white rum blended with fruit juices, and floated with dark rum  10

River House Mixed Berry Lemonade Stoli Raz, Stoli Blue, lemonade, house made black berry syrup  10

Salty Sled Dog Deep Eddy Grapefruit, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and soda with salted rim   9

Ruby Red Crusher Deep Eddy Grapefruit, pomegranate, lime, simple, soda  11

Strawberry Sparkler Elderflower liqueur, strawberry puree, lemon, champagne float  11

Rube Red Martini Deep Eddy Grapefruit vodka, triple sec, and fresh lime juice   11 

Espresso Martini Kahlua, Baileys, Stoli Vanil, and espresso  11

Market Square Manhattan Knob Creek, amaretto, sweet vermouth, and bitters   12

Nutty Irishman Baileys, Frangelico, and whipped cream   8.50

The Gunner Kahlua, Baileys, Jameson, and whipped cream   8.50

Roasty Toasty Black Velvet Caramel whiskey and whipped cream   8.50

Butterscotch Buttershots Schnapps, Baileys, and whipped cream   8.50


House White, Glen Ellen, California
Rich creamy flavors of pear & butterscotch.
Glass 7

Placido Pinot Grigio, Itlay
Fresh fruity aromas of pear, citrus & grapefruit.
Glass 8

Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc
Aromas of grapefruit and lime zest with flavors of mandarin orange, green apple, followed by delicate notes of mineral and white tea.
Glass 9 Bottle 32

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Intense tropical fruit & fresh cut grass with flavors of passion fruit, citrus & ripe grapefruit
Glass 13 Bottle 49

Concannon Chardonnay, California
Aromas of apple and pear. Full bodied with tropical fruit flavors
Glass 10 Bottle 40

Chloe Rose, California
Delicate notes of fresh strawberries, raspberries, and watermelon on the nose and palate.
Glass 9 Bottle 34

Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay, R.R., California
Full bodied wine with tropical fruit flavors, toasted vanilla & a touch of honey.
Glass 13 Bottle 52

Cupcake Prosecco
Aromas of white peach, honeydew, and grapefruit that lead to a toasted brioche finish
Glass 8 Bottle 28


House Red, Glen Ellen, California
Medium body with juicy flavors of berry & black cherry with soft tannins.
Glass 7

Benziger Pinot Noir, Sonoma, CA
Aromas of raspberries, cedar, leather and exotic spices. Berry and cherry flavors, with soft tannins.
Glass 11 Bottle 44

Meomi Pinot Noir, Sonoma, CA
Medium-bodied with berry notes, spice & nicely balanced tannins.
Glass 14 Bottle 56

Ava Grace Merlot, California
Medium ruby color with gentle tannins and rich flavors of plum and spice.
Glass 9 Bottle 36

Trapiche Malbec, Mendoza
Fruit forward with black cherry & black raspberry, hints of spice & a dry finish.
Glass 9 Bottle 38

Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma
Smooth, fresh & juicy with flavors of plum, spice & balanced with hints of oak
Glass 11 Bottle 44



River House Brew, Tuckerman PA, Conway, NH   7
Bud Light, St Louis, MO   5
Stoneface IPA, Newington, NH   
Allagash White, Portland, ME   8
Great Rhythm Tropical Haze, Portsmouth, NH   8
Corona Premier, Chicago, IL   7
Kona Big Wave Lager, Kailua-Kona, HI   7   

Cans & Bottles

Bud Light, MO ABV 4.2%
Budweiser, MO ABV 5%
Coors Light, CO ABV 4.2%
Miller Lite, WI ABV 4.5%
Michelob Ultra, MO ABV 4.1%
Corona Extra, IL ABV 4.5%
Pabst Blue Ribbon, CA 16OZ ABV 5%
Guinness Irish Stout, IR 16OZ ABV 4.3%
Kona Big Wave, NH 16OZ ABV 4.4%
Sam Adams Boston Lager, Boston MA 12OZ ABV 4.7%
Great Rhythm Squeeze IPA, Portsmouth, NH 16OZ ABV 6.0%
Lord Hobo Boom Sauce, MA 16OZ ABV 7.8%
Bonus Stage IPA, Middlebury VT ABV 6.7%
Moat Mountain Czech Pils, North Conway, NH ABV 4.9%
Nightshift Whirlpool, Everette MA ABV 4.5%
Citizen Cider Unified Press, VT ABV 5.2%
Stormalong Cider Rotator, MA 
White Claw Black Cherry Seltzer, IL ABV 5%
Omission Lager, NH ABV 4.6%
O’Doul’s NA, MO
Heinekin 0.0, Holland


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


Dinner Menu
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