53 Bow St.,
Portsmouth, NH



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.  17

Calamari GF- fried calamari with rings and tentacles. tossed with cherry peppers and served with marinara sauce.   15

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


Harvest Salad GF- mixed greens, red onion, roasted butternut squash, walnuts, blue cheese, pomegranate seeds, pork belly, served with fig balsamic 14

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 12
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, with coleslaw, house-made tartar sauce, and lemon. 16

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

French Dip GF- slow roasted beef, shaved and served on french bread, with Swiss cheese, and horseradish cream sauce.  17

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)

– River House Blood Mary: Vodka, lemon, RH bloody mix

– Ghost Margarita: Ghost Tequila, fresh sour mix

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   12

Tuna Crudo- GF- Fresh tuna, avocado and red onion tossed with a sweet tamari marinade, topped with lemon sriracha aioli, tobiko and scallions, served with tortillas.   18

Spicy Tuna & Cucumber- Fresh ground ahi tuna, avocado, spicy chili mayonnaise, tobiko, scallions and sesame seeds. topped with yuzu glaze.   14


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

make it surf & turf: add butter poached lobster- Market Price

Seared Salmon GF- maple mustard glazed salmon, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts. 28

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

Lobster Mac’N Cheese Pasta shells, white cheddar and fontina, prepared with fresh ME lobster topped with Goldfish crumbles. 26         Without lobster. 16

Butternut Squash Ravioli GF-butternut squash raviolis tossed in maple cream sauce wit green apple, kale, romano cheese, topped with crispy pork belly and sage. 19

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

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

Haddock Basket  22  |  Shrimp Basket 20 |  Haddock & Shrimp Basket  21 |  Clam Strips MKT price |  Combo plate (clam strips, haddock, shrimp) MKT Price 


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

Seasonal Dessert Selection- Ask your server what treats are in season!


Spicy Blood Orange Margarita Ghost tequila, blood orange puree, lemon juice 14

Frostbite El Jimador tequila, blue curacao, creme de cacao, half and half   13

Snowshoe Old Forester bourbon and peppermint schnapps on the rocks   13

Pomegranate Mule Grainger’s vodka, POM juice, ginger beer, lime juice   13

River House Russian Skrewball peanut butter whiskey, Borghetti, milk   14

French Harvest Hendrick’s gin, apple cider, lemon juice, simple syrup   14

Cherry Apple Bomb Jack Daniel’s Fire whiskey, apple cider, ginger ale, grendaine  13

Winter Old Fashion Old Forester bourbon, simple syrup, bitters, cinnamon   13


Espresso Martini Stoli vanil, Allen’s cold brew coffee liquor, Cafe Borghetti   15

Pistachio Martini Disaronno, Stoli Vanil, Bailey’s, blue curacoa   15

Creme Brulee Martini Stoli Vanil, caramel, half and half   15

Sugar Cookie Martini Stoli Vanil, Disaronno, Bailey’s, milk   15

Coconut Cholatini Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum, Licor 43 Chocolate Liqueur  15

Ruby Red Cosmo Deep Eddy Ruby Red, triple sec, cranberry juice, lime juice  15

Winter Warmers

Gunner Jameon, Bailey’s, Cafe Borghetti, and coffee or cocoa   13

Nutty Irishman Bailey’s, Frangelico, and coffee or cocoa   13

Caribbean Gosling Dark Rum, Cafe Borghetti, triple sec, and coffee or cocoa   13

River Warmer CB Brandy, Gard Marnier, and coffee or cocoa   13

Firey Toddy Jack Daniel’s Fire Whiskey, apple cider, hot water, honey, lemon juice  13


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

Glass 10 Bottle 42

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

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 10   Bottle 38

Stemmari Pinot Grigio, Italy
white peach and pear, notes of dry yellow flowers
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 10    Bottle 38

Coppola Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, California
memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum, and anise
Glass 14  Bottle 54

Firesteed Pinot Noir, California
Aromas of red cherry, strawberry, and mocha with hints of rhubarb.
Glass 13  Bottle 49

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 13    Bottle 49

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  

Earth Eagle Piscataqua Lager, Portsmouth, NH

Cans & Bottles

Aroma Joe’s Coffee Porter, Berwick, ME ABV 5.6%

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%

Downeast Cider, East Boston, ABV 5.1%

Great Rhythm Squeeze IPA, NH 16OZ ABV 6.0%

Guinness, Ireland, ABV 4.3%

High Noon, Modesto, California, ABV 4.5%

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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