Voted New England's Best! A hearty, rich, creamy clam stock brimming with lobster, scallops, shrimp, clams, and haddock. A house specialty...and Gluten Free!
- 8 oz. cup $6.95
- 13 oz. Bowl $9.95
French Onion au Gratin$6.95
Caramelized Onions simmered with Burgundy wine,a blend of chicken and beef stocks, served piping hot with a crouton and a classic Gruyere cheese crust.
Asian Tuna Tartar Wontons$15.95
Diced Sushi grade raw Yellow Fin tuna, Asian marinade, served on Wonton crisps stacked on crunchy Asian slaw, alongside Sesame Seaweed salad.
Warm Lobster Artichoke Dip$15.95
A generous casserole of sweet Maine Lobster meat, Artichoke hearts, Asiago & Romano cheeses & savory secrets. Served warm from the oven with Sourdough toasts for dipping.
A half sized portion of the entrée. Simmered with, bacon, mushrooms, dried cranberries, baby spinach, & maple cream.
Orange Glazed Pork Belly$8.95
Three cubes of cured and smoked pork belly fried to a crisp, served with a sweet orange-soy-chile glaze, over our Asian slaw.
Cornmeal Fried Calamari$10.95
Rhode Island harvested calamari rings and tentacles fried and served with sweet and spicy cherry peppers, our house made marinara, and basil aioli.
Jumbo Fresh Chicken Tenderloins
Chargrilled plain, or Cajun, or golden fried with choice of side sauce. Toss Plain orders in Smoky Coca-Cola BBQ, Honey Garlic, Buffalo, or Honey Mustard at no extra charge.
- Five pc. $9.95
- Ten pc. $16.95
- Extra sauces (ea)
Housemade chickpea hummus served with an assortment of fresh vegetables and pita bread.
A heaping bowl of fresh mussels served with fresh bread. Choose from Classic (minced garlic, onion, tomatoes, herbs, white wine), Cajun (with added Andouille sausage and peppers), or Gorgonzola cream.
My Thai Salad
Fresh Mesclun greens tossed with an Asian slaw of crisp veggies, crisp wontons in sweet & spicy Thai Citrus Vinaigrette.
- Appetizer $6.95
- Entree $10.95
- Chef recommendation (add Asian tuna tartare) $9.00
River House Spinach Salad
Tender baby spinach leaves topped with mushrooms, red onions, plumped dried cranberries, goat cheese and bacon, served with a sherry-dijon vinaigrette.
- Appetizer $7.95
- Entree $10.95
- Chef recommendation (add Marinated Steak Tips) $10.00
Winter Citrus Salad
Mixed spinach and greens, with goat cheese, sliced almonds, carrots and fresh citrus, with a cranberry citrus vinaigrette.
- Appetizer $6.95
- Entree $9.95
- Chef recommendation (add grilled salmon fillet) $9.00
Freshly chopped Romaine lettuce and croutons tossed lightly with a classic Caesar dressing. Finished with Asiago cheese.
- Appetizer $6.95
- Entree $9.95
- Chef recommendation (add grilled or fried chicken) $6.00
- Add anchovies
A classic salad of mixed greens garnished with hard boiled eggs, slices of fresh avocado, tomato, cucumbers, red onions, bacon and blue cheese. Served with balsamic vinaigrette.
- Appetizer $8.95
- Entrée $11.95
- Chef recommendation (add Lobster Salad) $11.00
Live'n Up Your Salad With the Following Add-ons
8 oz. Smoky Coca Cola BBQ Steak Tips$10.00
Fresh sweet Maine Lobster Salad$11.00
3 Grilled or Fried jumbo Chicken Tenderloins$6.00
Broiled or Fried fresh Sea Scallops$10.00
Fried or Sautéed Shrimp$9.00
8 oz. Salmon Fillet$9.00
Served with crisp French fries & pickle chips. Substitute sweet potato fries: $2
The Cup and a Half$13.95
A cup of Award Winning Seafood Chowder with a warmed half Vermont Turkey Panini, accompanied by a side of sweet Honey Mustard.
The French classic made with sliced bistro ham, Swiss and parmesan cheeses, layered in club style bread with a creamy béchamel sauce and baked to a golden brown.
Fresh Haddock Sandwich$11.95
Fresh Haddock fillet, golden fried or oven broiled, served on a toasted Potato bun, accompanied by fresh Coleslaw, house made Tartar sauce, and lemon.
River House Lobster Roll$19.95
A very generous portion of lightly dressed sweet Maine Lobster meat and Greenleaf lettuce nestled in a grilled Brioche roll.
Small Ships Plate$17.95
A 4 inch sweet Maine lobster roll on a grilled Brioche bun, with a cup of Award Winning Seafood Chowder & hand cut potato chips.
The Tall Ships Plate$24.95
A 6 inch sweet Maine lobster roll on a grilled Brioche bun with a cup of Award Winning Seafood Chowder & hand cut potato chips.
Vermont Turkey Panini$12.95
Thinly sliced roast Turkey, slow roasted apples, crisp bacon, & Cheddar cheese hot pressed between slices of fresh Parmesan Sage bread, with a side of sweet Honey Mustard sauce.
An 8 oz. all white chicken breast, golden fried or chargrilled, served on a toasted Potato bun & finished with lettuce, tomato, & choice of cheese. Cajun Grilled no charge.
- Add bacon
The 42nd Street Pastrami Melt$12.95
A hot stack of lean, thinly sliced, boldly spiced Black Pastrami and Swiss cheese, topped with caramelized onions on a grilled German pretzel roll. served with a side of our sweet Honey Mustard sauce.
Grilled Portobello Wrap$11.95
Grilled portobello mushroom marinated in balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and herbs, with roasted red peppers, goat cheese, lettuce, tomato and basil aioli.
An 8 oz. all natural, grass fed, hormone & antibiotic free, ground beef (a tasty blend of Chuck, Short Rib and Brisket) from Maine Family Farms.
The Cheese Burger$11.95
Served chargrilled, topped with lettuce & tomato on a toasted Potato roll with Swiss, Cheddar, Pepper Jack or American cheese. Cajun seasoned at no charge.
- Add Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola Cheese or Bacon
The Cowboy Burger$12.95
Dry rubbed with Cowboy Ranch seasoning, chargrilled, topped with spicy Pepper Jack cheese on a toasted Potato roll; finished with onion straws & a side of house made Chipotle ketchup.
Our 8 ounce Maine Family Farms burger grilled to your liking, served with a bacon-onion jam and slices of soft brie cheese.
Black Bean Veggie Burger$10.95
A made-in-house 8oz. fresh veggie, black bean, soy, and Panko crumb "burger" sautéed to order, served on a toasted Potato roll, with lettuce, tomato, and a side of our Roast Garlic Chipotle Aioli.
- Add cheese
Generous baskets of fresh seafood perfectly fried to a crisp golden finish. Served with crisp fries, fresh Coleslaw, lemon wedges, house Tartar or Cocktail sauce. The Combos are Half Orders of each item. Substitute Sweet Fries for $2 extra.
Fresh Haddock Nuggets$16.95
Plump medium Shrimp$17.95
Fresh Sea Scallops$23.95
Sea Scallop and Haddock Combo$21.95
Shrimp & Haddock Combo$18.95
Sea Scallop & Shrimp Combo$21.95
Fried Clams (weekends only)
- Market Price
All entrees are offered with Chef's vegetable and your choice of crisp fries, red skinned mashed potatoes, fresh Coleslaw or house rice pilaf. A side caesar, garden, or baby spinach salad, sweet potato fries or grilled fresh asparagus may be substituted for $2.
River House Steak Tips$23.95
A generous portion of tender, house marinated Sirloin tips, chargrilled to your liking and topped with our smoky Coca-Cola BBQ glaze and caramelized onions.
Grilled Pork chop$19.95
A 12 ounce porterhouse cut pork chop grilled and served with a sweet and rich cider-tomato glaze.
The Meatloaf "Stack"$14.95
A thick portion of house made meatloaf, served on top of mashed potatoes, with a red wine mushroom gravy and onion straws.
A 1 1/4 lb., firm shelled local lobster, cooked to order, with drawn butter and lemon wedges.
- Market Price
Baked Sea Scallop Casserole$25.95
A plentiful casserole of plump fresh Sea scallops, lemon, white wine, butter and seasoned cracker crumbs.
A hefty casserole of lean, fresh, lightly spiced ground beef, corn and onions, baked with a red-skinned mashed potato crust;served with sides of Burgundy Mushroom Gravy, rolls & butter.
Pumpkin and Italian Mascarpone cheese stuffed ravioli, tossed with baby spinach, mushrooms, dried cranberries and bacon, served with a maple cream sauce.
Sautéed chicken stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella, garlic and herbs, served with a lemon white wine butter sauce.
- As an option for your side add penne pasta
A center cut fillet of gorgeous fresh Salmon, chargrilled moist and medium, topped with our Garlic Herb butter. Cajun blackened at no additional charge.
Baked Stuffed Haddock
A large fillet of Atlantic Haddock, stuffed with a Lobster Artichoke Stuffing. May be served without stuffing.
- Market Price
The Lob Dog$8.95
A 4 inch fresh lobster roll.
Sweet Potato Fries Cone$6.95
Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes$3.95
House Rice Pilaf$3.95
Onion Straws Cone with Sriracha Aioli$6.95
The lob dog$9.95
Kid's penne pasta$5.95
with marinara or butter and cheese.
Kid's hummus plate$5.95
served with healthy, crisp vegetables, and house made hummus.
Kids's fried chicken tenders$6.95
Kids' Ice Cream Cup$4.95
Gifford's Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate syrup drizzles and a fresh berry.
Flourless Chocolate Cake$7.95
A decadent, Gluten Free, Double Devil's Food cake, enveloped with a rich chocolate ganache, decorated with chocolate curls, splashes of gold and a dollop of whipped topping.
Barbara's Gluten Free Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae$8.95
Barbara's locally prepared Gluten Free Brownie served warmed, with Gifford's Vanilla ice cream, Gluten Free fudge sauce, and whipped topping.
A New England favorite made with a traditional topping of brown sugar and butter, served warm with vanilla ice cream.
House made with buttery brioche bread, served warm with caramel sauce and whipped cream.
Gerry's Mom's Pecan Pie$6.95
The classic and still the best! Served warm with vanilla ice cream.
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53 Bow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Welcome to the River House Restaurant. Winner of First Place Awards at Portsmouth's Prescott Park's Chowder Festival 3 years running. Voted "Best Chowder in New England" by NECN viewers. The River House features classic seafood favorites complemented by contemporary dishes served on our decks and dining rooms overlooking the Piscataqua River.