Experience Blue Mermaid Island Grill, the most flavorful food you can imagine, our innovative menu is inspired by the fun and festive foods of the Caribbean. Come in and enjoy our friendly service, eclectic atmosphere and Portsmouth's best margaritas, tropical coolers and unique draft beer selection.
BRGR Bar, comes from local restaurateur and FBC member Phelps (Dieck) Craig, the original chef, creator and owner of Brazo.
We've created a new restaurant that not only fits well within the community, but also captured the authentic aspects of a local pub, with an infusion of modern and cool—in both the setting and the menu offerings. We've kept the menu items simple and use only grass fed, hormone and antibiotic free locally sourced beef. Come in and try our creative burgers, craft beers and "adult" milkshakes!
Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1992 and is located along the eastern shore of New Hampshire's Great Bay in the town of Newington. A variety of rich wildlife habitats from uplands to open waters can be found throughout the refuge.
To get to Great Bay by water, members of Freedom Boat Club just need to take a 6 mile (45 minute) ride up the Piscataqua River.
These nine rocky islands are divided along the border of New Hampshire and Maine. The Isles were a key destination for European fisherman before the Pilgrims landed. Today they are surrounded in misty legends made famous by island poet Celia Thaxter.
Enjoy a light-hearted take on the region's culinary bounty in the comfortable atmosphere of our marina-side restaurant. At the bar near the fireplace, by the tall windows or out on the teak deck, Chef Dumont's bistro style menu features local ingredients prepared with flair and presented with full attention to detail. Enjoy warm hospitality at the edge of the sea as yachts navigate the marina and waves lap at the shore. Serving lunch and dinner daily.
A casual-yet-sophisticated gathering place to enjoy quality food and drink with friends, and also a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy an intimate meal with family. Regardless of which setting you prefer, we offer menus that reflect both environments.
Whether you're seeking lighter fare on our spacious outdoor deck, or a gourmet dinner in one of our beautiful dining rooms, our talented culinary staff uses only the freshest ingredients. With everything from fresh seafood to succulent steaks to high-end comfort food, your meal will taste as good as it looks.
Officially the Cape Neddick Light Station, the famous Nubble sits on a small rocky island just offshore and is currently owned by the town of York, ME. The structure was built in 1879 by the US Congress. The 41 foot tower is built of brick and sheathed in an iron shell. The island contains a boat house, an oil/generator house, a work shop, and a two-story keeper's house and supplies were sent across from the mainland on a cable. The last keep left the now-automated lighthouse in 1989. Each year in December and July the buildings are strung with white lights for a special ceremony, best viewed for Sohier Park in York.
Odiorne Point State Park offers one of the most beautiful natural settings along New Hampshire's 18-mile coastline. Within the 135-acre seaside park, visitors can enjoy a wooded picnic grove with a modern playground and miles of walking trails.
While the park is an ideal location for seaside outdoor recreation, the property is also renowned for its diverse natural history. Seven distinct natural habitats can be visited in a leisurely hour's walk. Although the spectacular rocky shore is the most Odiorne Point State Park popular, the woodlands, uplands, salt marsh, freshwater and salt ponds, and sandy beach combine to create one of the region's most diverse nature walks.
Picnickers can enjoy sweeping views of the ocean and rocky shore, and explorers can uncover evidence of past military occupation. The Seacoast Science Center which is located in the park has exhibits relating to the natural and human history of Odiorne and the seacoast area.
Members of the Freedom Boat Club can be at the beach (inside Little Harbor) at Odiorne Point in less than 20 minutes. This is a great place to beach the boat out and have a picnic or lay in the sun.
Poco's Bow Street Cantina, located in historic Downtown Portsmouth has been a Seacoast landmark since 1982. We have a creative menu that takes Mexican cuisine and blends it with Seacoast favorites. Known for the best margaritas in town, Poco's has established itself as the place to see and be seen in Portsmouth. Whether you want to sit in our beautiful antique dining room, mingle in our cantina, or relax on our large deck we look forward to serving you in the future.
Stretching along the Piscataqua River from lower State Street to Mechanic Street are over ten acres of flower gardens, walkways, seating, docking and grass areas all designed for public use and recreation. In the summer a "trial garden" is planted with over 500 flower varieties. There is a "formal garden" featuring trees and the sense of a park-within-a-park. In addition there are fountains, tree lined walkways, a flower wall and a separate rose garden for the public to view. Also, during the summer months, Prescott Park plays hosts to a juried art show co-sponsored with the New Hampshire Art Association, and the Prescott park Arts Festival. The Arts Festival combines a series of musical performances and full-length plays performed "alfresco" and under the stars.
The Friendly Toast serves up creative meals in a truly unique atmosphere and offers a fun and exciting dining experience morning, noon and night. We use the freshest ingredients (locally sourced whenever possible) and we’re environmentally friendly.
The Seacoast's Premier Performing Arts Center The Music Hall is a non-profit performing arts center that entertains more than 90,000 patrons annually with acclaimed film, music, theater, and dance performances. The historic 900-seat theater, built in 1878, is the oldest in New Hampshire, the second oldest in New England, and the fourteenth oldest operating in the United States. In addition to its own diverse programming, The Music Hall hosts community benefits and celebrations, contributes $4.1 million to the local economy, and acts as the cultural anchor in a thriving Seacoast economy.
Located on the Piscataqua River, just over the Portsmouth, NH, Memorial Bridge at 31 Badgers Island West, Kittery, ME.
The Badgers Island Lobster in the Rough is open Memorial Day through Labor Day and is only a short walk from the downtowns of both Kittery and Portsmouth. Guests can enjoy our large deck for dining while looking at the Piscataqua River and the downtown Portsmouth skyline. So next time you are in town, stop by and take in the beauty of the Piscataqua while enjoying some of New England’s best seafood.