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 8  Bowl 12                           Quart (served cold to-go) 23

Chicken Tenders GF- 6 jumbo seared or golden fried tenders with a choice of sauce.

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

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

Fried Whole Belly Clams GF- Local whole belly clams, served golden fried with a side of house made tartar sauce and lemon. Mkt Price

Lobster Artichoke Dip GF- A casserole of Maine lobster meat, artichoke, asiago and romano cheeses. Served with “old bay” dusted tortilla chips.  15


Quinoa Salad GF- Mixed greens, cucumbers, red peppers, avocado, pomegranate seeds 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

Summer Berry Salad GF- Fresh berries with crumbled goat cheese, shredded carrots, and toasted almonds over mixed greens. 

Served with cranberry-citrus vinaigrette. Appetizer 8   Entree 12

Caprese Salad GF- Thick slices of tomatoes and fresh mozzarella on a bed of greens, finished with EVOO, aged balsamic, and basil. 14

Salad Add-Ons
8 oz. Marinated steak tips11

Lobster Salad Mkt price
Chilled herb chicken breast 6
Fried Shrimp 9
Salmon Filet 10
Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad 6


SssAServed 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

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. 13
Add bacon, mushrooms, caramelized onions, or smashed avocado.  2 each

Chicken Sandwich GF- Chicken breast golden fried or seared, 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

Crispy Potato Gnocchi Pan seared gnocchi tossed with cherry tomatoes, red onions, spinach, garlic, and pork belly, finished with a herb caper sauce. Served with a garlic breadstick.  16

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

Jambalaya Shrimp, andouille sausage, and chicken, blended with long grain rice, onion, tomatoes, garlic and creole spices. Finished with pork belly.   17

Surf & Turf GF- Slowly braised beef short rib, pan seared diver scallops over whipped Yukon gold potatoes, grilled asparagus topped with braising jus.   29

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

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

Whole Belly Clams Mkt  |  Whole Belly Clams & Shrimp Basket Mkt  |  Whole Belly Clams & Haddock BasketMkt


Key Lime Pie – A slice of our homemade chiffon key lime pie served with whipped cream.   8

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

Frozen Margarita “The most refreshing drink in Portsmouth” Tequila, triple sec, and our house citrus sour mix. Choose from original, mango, strawberry, or peach   12

Jameson Ginger Sunset Jameson’s Irish whiskey, orange, lemon, ginger beer float, hibiscus grenadine  11

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

Rube Red Crusher Deep Eddy Grapefruit vodka, pomegranate, lime, simple, soda   11 

Honey Bourbon Gold Rush Jim Beam Honey, lemon, simple  10

Pineapple Express House pineapple infused Titos vodka, coconut puree, pineapple juice   11

Campfire Old Fashioned Maker’s Mark, toasted marshmallow syrup, Aztec chocolate bitters   12

House Red Sangria A blend of red wine, with hints of blueberry, peach, and elderflower   10


House White, Glen Ellen, California
Rich creamy flavors of pear & butterscotch.
Glass 8

Placido Pinot Grigio, Itlay
Fresh fruity aromas of pear, citrus & grapefruit.
Glass 9

Zenato Pinot Grigio, Itlay

Delicately scented and soft on the palate with classic citrus and floral notes.
Glass 9    Bottle 46

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

13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Vibrant aromatics of citrus and lychee with refined acidity and a clean finish
Glass 10   Bottle 38

Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay, California
Full-bodied with tropical fruit flavors, toasted vanilla and honey
Glass 14   Bottle 46

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

Mark West Chardonnay, California
Citrus and pear aromas followed by lush peach, melon, green apple and mineral flavors with a toasty oak finish.
Glass 10   Bottle 42

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 8

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

Coppola Claret-Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum and anise.
Glass 14    Bottle 57

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

McManis Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma
Medium-bodied on the palate with juicy black currant and black cherry flavors
Glass  Bottle 36

Aviary Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Open with rich notes of ripe black currant and black cherry, with softer tones of sweet oak and almond

Glass 12   Bottle 49



River House Brew, Tuckerman PA, Conway, NH   7
Bud Light, St Louis, MO   5
Stoneface IPA, Newington, NH   8
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   
Sam Adams Seasonal, Boston, MA   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 Light, IL ABV 4%
Stella Artois, MO  ABV 5%
Sam Adams Boston Lager, MA ABV 4.7%
Cisco Wandering Haze, MA ABV 6.8%
Guinness Irish Stout, IR 16OZ ABV 4.3%
Great North Aleworks Tie Dyed Pale Ale, NH 16OZ ABV 5.4%
Moat Mt Miss V’s Blueberry Ale, NH ABV 4.9%
Jack’s Abby Blood Orange Wheat, MA 16OZ ABV 4.0%
Great Rhythm Squeeze IPA, NH 16OZ ABV 6.0%
Canteen Black Cherry Vokda Soda, TX ABV 5.0%
Moat Mountain Czech Pils, North Conway, NH ABV 4.9%
Lord Hobo Boomsauce DIPA, MA ABV 7.8%
Stoneface Berliner Weisse Raspberry (sour), NH ABV 3.7%
Citizen Cider Unified Press, VT ABV 5.2%
White Claw Black Cherry Seltzer, IL ABV 5%
Omission Lager, NH ABV 4.6%
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


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