53 Bow St.,
Portsmouth, NH



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.   15
Extra sauces 2ea

Crab Cakes GF- Two cakes prepared with blue crab and pretzel breadcrumbs, served with stone ground mustard remoulade.   18

Truffalo Cauliflower GF- Fried florets of cauliflower tossed in truffle-buffalo sauce topped with Jasper Hill Farm blue cheese crumbles.  13

Calamari GF- Fried calamari prepared with rings and tentacles. Tossed with cherry peppers and served with marinara sauce.   15

Lobster Artichoke Dip GF- A casserole of Maine lobster meat, artichoke, asiago and romano cheeses. Served with “old bay” dusted tortilla chips.  16


Quinoa Salad GF- Mixed greens, cucumbers, red peppers, avocado, pomegranate seeds and feta cheese.

Served with honey vinaigrette.  12

Caesar Salad GF- Chopped Romaine lettuce and croutons tossed lightly with a classic caesar dressing. Finished with asiago cheese.   15

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 mozzarella on a bed of greens, finished with EVOO, aged balsamic glaze and basil. 15

Salad Add-Ons

Steak Tips 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

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. 15

Bahn Mi Pulled Pork Sandwich GF- Korean BBQ, braised pork, pickled veggies, and scallions served on a ciabatta roll. 14

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

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

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

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

Lobster Rolls

Choose your style: Lobster salad- lightly dressed with mayo, celery, salt and pepper, and lemon juice

Lobster warmed- Poached in butter. Add $2 to the menu price. 

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

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

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


Orange Tamari Salmon GF- Seared salmon finished with an orange tamari glaze. Served over edamame, kale, quinoa and grilled asparagus. 28

Seafood Picatta- Sauteed shrimp, scallops, and littleneck clams, tossed in a caper beurre blanc with linguini. Served with focaccia.  25

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

River House Steak Tips GF- Grilled house-marinated sirloin tips, topped with caramelized onions. Served with mashed potatoes and green beans. 25

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 and served with green beans. 26         Without lobster. 16

Surf & Turf GF- Slowly braised beef short rib, garlic herb skewered shrimp over whipped Yukon gold potatoes, grilled asparagus topped with braising jus.   36

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 |  Whole Belly Clams MKT price |  Combo plate (clams, haddock, shrimp) MKT Price 


Key Lime Pie – A slice of our homemade 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 
Fried chicken tenders with fries
Fish and chips
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese with fries


Ruby Red River Sunset Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka, Pom juice, lime juice, topped with soda water 11

Oh Tiki My Tiki Captain Morgan, Dark rum, coconut/pineapple juice, POM juice floater   11

House Red Sangria A blend of red wine, Brandy, and fresh juices   11

Jameson Ginger Mule Jameson Irish whiskey, lime juice, ginger beer   11

Blood Orange Gin Spritz Tanqueray, honey, blood orange puree, topped with prosecco   11

Adult Iced Coffee Graingers Deluxe Vodka, Baileys, Kahlua, iced coffee   11

Shipwrecked El Jimador, Captain Morgan, cranberry juice, lime juice, pineapple coconut juice  11

Signature Drinks

Deck Punch Portsmouth’s favorite rum punch, white rum, fruit juices, dark rum float 10

Pineapple Express Titos Vodka infused with fresh pineapples finished with coconut pineapple juice 12

House Margarita El Jimador Tequila, triple sec, house sour (choice of flavor, Passion Fruit, Mango, Watermelon)   11

Half and Half  Our Frose mixed with our house sangria   13

Frose- Frozen Drink Blush wine frozen into a delicious adult slushy   13


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

Allen Scott Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 
Juicy mix of passion fruit, key lime and ruby grapefruit. Touches of ginger and green tea
Glass 12   Bottle 46

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 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 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



River House Brew, Boston, Mass   7
Bud Light, St Louis, MO   5
Stoneface IPA, Newington, NH   8
Allagash White, Portland, ME   8
Great Rhythm Tropical Haze, Portsmouth, NH   8
Moat Mountain Czeck Pilsner, North Conway, NH  8
Kona Big Wave, Kailua-Kona, HI   7   
Pacifico, Mexico   7   

Cans & Bottles

Budweiser, MO ABV 5%
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 Boston Lager, MA ABV 6.8%

Great Rhythm Squeeze IPA, NH 16OZ ABV 6.0%
Moat Mountain Czech Pils, North Conway, NH ABV 4.9%
Citizen Cider Unified Press, VT ABV 5.2%
White Claw, IL ABV 5%

Northwoods Landlocks and Brookies Pale Ale, Northwood, NH ABV 5%

Jack Abby Pale Ale, Framington, MA 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
Poland Spring   3


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