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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“Wonderful steaks! Best time to go is during the week, but just be prepared for a wait on Friday and Saturday evenings.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“The Portsmouth Brewing Company has great pizza and a large variety of their own brewed beers.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They smoke their own meats here, most are melt in your mouth delicious. Everyone raves about their sweet tea.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“This Irish themed pub (I'm not sure how authentic) has a decent offering of imported beers on tap and a hefty selection of liqueurs. They have a limited menu, but it would be a great place for lunch or a light, early dinner (the menu is not my favorite, but you might like it). On occasion, you will find live music (karaoke, open mic, and professional bands) and other fun activities. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Portsmouth floodwall has been transformed into a chronological history of the area. Beginning on the East end of the wall with depictions of some of the prehistoric inhabitants and the works they left behind and progressing to the exploration of explorers and the early villages. Many aspects of the community and its history are included and quite accurately portrayed.”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Ice Cream shop with very affordable food. Get the foot-long hot dog with chili sauce (with slaw, if you want it West Virginia style)! My favorite frozen treat is the rainbow sherbet (or sherbeRt, if you're from the Appalachian foothills). This place is within comfortable walking distance. Take your sweet treats to the river bank and enjoy the beautiful sunset! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great for drinks and live entertainment on the weekends. They have a huge selection of craft beer and drinks. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“We love the sushi. You can get 2 items for $9.00. They have wine and beer also. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Movie Theatre
“Great small bar with a welcoming staff and a patio. Live music all the time.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Great atmosphere, free wifi, masterfully made espresso drinks, great selection of wine (by the bottle or glass), beer, and fine liquors; Food selection is limited but delightful. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“The Boneyfiddle District has been refurbished to express the intriguing architecture of Portsmouth's past. It is one of Portsmouth's oldest neighborhoods, offering visitors a glimpse of the history in both structure and service. Antique shops and retail outlets embrace the significance of these century old buildings. Whether looking for that special treasure or quaint place to eat, you can relax and enjoy the hospitality of downtown Portsmouth.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Wonderful steaks! Best time to go is during the week, but just be prepared for a wait on Friday and Saturday evenings.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“The Portsmouth Brewing Company has great pizza and a large variety of their own brewed beers.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They smoke their own meats here, most are melt in your mouth delicious. Everyone raves about their sweet tea.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This Irish themed pub (I'm not sure how authentic) has a decent offering of imported beers on tap and a hefty selection of liqueurs. They have a limited menu, but it would be a great place for lunch or a light, early dinner (the menu is not my favorite, but you might like it). On occasion, you will find live music (karaoke, open mic, and professional bands) and other fun activities. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for drinks and live entertainment on the weekends. They have a huge selection of craft beer and drinks. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“We love the sushi. You can get 2 items for $9.00. They have wine and beer also. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Great atmosphere, free wifi, masterfully made espresso drinks, great selection of wine (by the bottle or glass), beer, and fine liquors; Food selection is limited but delightful. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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