53 Bow St.,
Portsmouth, NH
SUN, 11AM-8:30PM



Seafood Chowder
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

Lobster Artichoke Drip GF- a casserole of Maine lobster meat, artichoke, asiago and Romano cheeses. served with “Old Bay” dusted 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

Sautéed Mussels GF- prepared with diced onions, tomato, minced garlic, fresh herbs and finished with white wine. served with grilled toast.  18


Summer Berry Salad GF- Fresh berries with crumbled goat cheese, shredded carrots and toasted almonds over mixed greens, served with cranberry-citrus vinaigrette 13

Caprese Salad GF- Thick slices of heirloom tomatoes and fresh burrata on a bed of greens, finished with evoo, aged balsamic glaze and basil.   12

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 11
Fried Shrimp 9

Lobster Salad- Market Price 

Lobster Poached- Market Price 
Salmon Filet 11
Grilled or Fried Chicken  7


Served with french fries & pickle chips. Substitute truffle-parmesan waffle fries add 3

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. 15

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. 18

Buttermilk Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich GF- Chicken breast marinated in a buttermilk ranch marinade and fried to a golden brown. Topped with cheddar cheese and crispy bacon on a ciabatta roll. Served with garlic aioli.  14

Roast Beef Super Three Way GF- House roast beef sliced tin and stacked high on a toast onion bulky roll. Dressing with mayo, and James River BBQ sauce.  14

Caprese Sandwich GF- Heirloom tomato, mozzarella cheese, olive oil and sliced pesto marinated chicken served on toasted sesame Italian bread.  15

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 tortilla.   18

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


Seared Pesto Salmon GF- Served with cous cous, sautéed with grape tomatoes, sliced asparagus, and cauliflower. Finshed with a nut-free pesto sauce. 28

Clam Florentine Penne GF- Penne tossed in clam bechamel sauce with sautéed spinach, cherry tomatoes, and red onions. Finished with grated asiago and crispy bacon. 25

Stuffed Lobster Tail GF – 2 baked lobster tails stuffed with creamy lobster stuffing,

served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. mkt price

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.  24

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

Fish Tacos GF-3 fried haddock tacos prepared with shredded cabbage, pineapple mango salsa, and cotija cheese. Served with cilantro lime black beans. 21

Sirloin Steak GF- Seared Coulotte cut steak, served with horseradish cheddar mashed potatoes, asparagus, and topped with garlic herb butter. 29

Make it Surf & Turf!

with sauteed shrimp +10

with crab cake +7

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 


Key Lime Pie – a slice of our homemade chiffon key lime pie served with whipped cream. 9

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


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

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


Adult Iced Coffee Grainger’s Vodka, Baileys, borghetti, iced coffee 13

Spicy Paloma Ghost Tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, topped with soda.   13

Blood Orange Gin Spritz Tanqueray, blood orange puree, topped with prosecco.   13

Jameson Ginger Mule Jameson irish whiskey, lime juice, ginger beer.   13

No Muddle Mojito Bacardi, lime juice, mint simple syrup, topped with soda.   13

Port City Pineapple Express Tito’s Vodka, pineapple juice, coconut puree.   13

Ruby Red River Sunset Deep Eddy ruby red vodka, pom juice, lime juice, topped with soda.  13

RH Lemonade Svedka Citron Vodka, strawberry puree, lemonade, topped with soda.   13

Signature Drinks

Deck Punch Portsmouth’s Favorite Rum Punch. White rum, fruit juices, dark rum float.   13

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

Red Sangria A blend of red wine fruit juices and brandy.   13

Frosé Blush wine frozen into a delicious adult slushy.   14

Frosé Half & Half Our frosé mixed with our house sangria.  14


Cupcake Prosecco
Aromas of white peach, honeydew, and grapefruit that lead to a toasted brioche finish
Glass 9 Bottle 34

Stemmari, Italy
White peach and pear, notes of dry yellow flowers.
Glass 10 Bottle 38

Zenato Pinot Grigio, Itlay

Delicately scented and soft on the palate with classic citrus and floral notes.
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

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 54

10 Span Chardonnay, California
Rich creamy flavors with tropical fruit flavors, toaste vanilla and honey.
Glass 9  Bottle 34

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

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


Firesteed Pinot Noir, CA
Aromas of red cherry, strawberry, and mocha with hints of rhubarb.
Glass 11  Bottle 42

Meomi Pinot Noir, Sonoma, CA
Medium-bodied with berry notes, spice & nicely balanced tannins.
Glass 14   Bottle 54

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 56

Trapiche Malbec, Argentina
Sweet aromas of blackberries and plums with an elegant touch of smoke and vanilla
Glass 10  Bottle 38

Z Alexander Brown Uncaged Red Blend, California
Bold fruity forward blend, flavors of cherry and raspberry with some sweetness
Glass 14    Bottle 56

10 Span Cabernet Sauvignon, CA
Medium body with juicy flavors of berry and black cherry with soft tannis.
Glass 9  Bottle 34

Rebellious Red Blend, California
Abundant aromas of dark cherry and strawberry jam, brown sugar, dark chocolate and sola with hints of cardamom, black pepper, sandalwood and licorice.
Glass 10  Bottle 38



River House Brew, Conway, NH  7
Stoneface IPA, Newington, NH   8
Allagash White, Portland, ME   8

Bud Light, St Louis, MO   6
Great Rhythm Tropical Haze, Portsmouth, NH   8
Moat Mountain Czech Pilsner, North Conway, NH  8
Kona Big Wave, Kailua-Kona, HI   8
Pacifico, Mexico  8

Cans & Bottles

Budweiser, MO ABV 5%
Bud Light, MO ABV 4.2%
Coors Light, CO ABV 4.2%
Miller Lite, WI ABV 4.5%
Michelob Ultra, MO ABV 4.1%
Corona, Mexico ABV 4.6%
Stella Artois, MO  ABV 5%
Sam Adams Seasonal, MA

Great Rhythm Squeeze IPA, NH 16OZ ABV 6.0%
Moat Mountain Ms. V’s Blueberry, North Conway, NH ABV 4.9%
Citizen Cider Unified Press, VT ABV 5.2%
White Claw, IL ABV 5%

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

Lord Hobo Boomsauce DIPA, Woburnn, MA ABV 7.8%

Northwoods Pale Ale, Northwood, NH ABV 6.5%

603 Black Cherry Pom Seltzar, Londonderry, NH ABV 5%

Leinekugel’s Summer Shandy, WI ABV 4.2%


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
www.riverhouse53bow.com, Follow us on Facebook or Instagram @riverhousenh

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