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Popovers On The Square


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Add to Any Salad: Add Chicken $3.99, Grilled Steak $6.99, Albacore Tuna Salad $3.99, Smoked Salmon $6.99, Grilled Salmon $6.29, Shrimp $6.99
Lg $11.79
Sm $6.99
Tinios Greek Salad with Salami
Tomato confit, crumbled feta, olive tapenade, pepperoncini, cucumbers, salami, crisp romaine lettuce, and our nut-free pesto and lemon parsley vinaigrette
Lg $11.79
Sm $6.99
Pear and Gorgonzola Salad
Burgundy poached pears, crumbled gorgonzola, toasted almonds, carrots, sweet red onion, house infused herb oil, and balsamic glaze; served over mixed greens. Please Note: Gorgonzola cheese is not gluten free, but may be substituted for another cheese
Lg $13.29
Sm $7.99
Locally Smoked Salmon Salad
Dill cream cheese, capers, red onion, cucumbers, and house made lemon parsley vinaigrette served over mixed greens
Lg $7.99
Sm $4.49
House Salad
Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and carrot served with our Balsamic vinaigrette
Lg $8.49
Sm $5.49
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, croutons, and asiago cheese anchovy free
Tomato Bisque
New England Clam Chowder
Made with hickory smoked bacon
Soup Du Jour
Priced daily
Chef's Farm Fresh Salad
Mixed greens, locally sourced vegetables, over nutritious grains topped with seasonal vinaigrette
Please let us know of any food allergies, Served All Day, Gluten Free Available upon Request
Meat $5.99
Oven Toasted Egg Sandwich
Fried egg, cooked medium, and American cheese on toasted Sourdough. Breakfast Meat Options: Hickory Smoked Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Black Forest Ham
Monte Cristo Panini
French toast with house roasted turkey breast, black forest ham, Swiss cheese, and served with mixed fruit, NH maple syrup, and powdered sugar
Fried Egg $9.49
Breakfast Panini
Hickory smoked bacon, house made nut-free pesto, tomato, and fresh mozzarella on herbed focaccia; served with mix fruit
Salmon and Egg Panini
Two fried eggs, locally smoked salmon, dill cream cheese, red onion, and diced peppers on Greek pita flatbread, served with mixed fruit
Breakfast Wrap
Scrambled eggs, nut-free pesto, peppers, onions, tomato, hickory smoked bacon, sausage, and cheddar cheese in a tortilla wrap; served with mixed fruit
Fresh Fruit Cup
Medley of fresh cut seasonal fruits
Scrambled Eggs in a Popover with American Cheese
Scrambled eggs served in a popover with cheese. Served with mixed fruit
Homemade Steel Cut Oatmeal
Topped with cinnamon and berries with a side of brown sugar
Vegetable and Swiss Quiche
Savory egg and cream custard with garden vegetables and Swiss cheese, served with mixed fruit
Granola, Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
Non-fat Stoneyfield French vanilla yogurt and house made granola
All children's sandwiches are served with kettle chips
Ham or Turkey $4.79
Grilled Cheese
Kid's Tuna Sandwich
Kid's Cheese Flatbread
Classic Peanut Butter and Jelly
Chicken $4.0
Cheese Quesadilla
Kid's Noodles with Butter or Marinara
Ham or Turkey and Cheese with Mayo
Please Choose One From Any Two Categories $8.79
Tomato Bisque, Clam Chowder, Soup du Jour
Half Sandwich
Turkey Panini, Caprese Panini, Chipotle Ham and Pork Panini, Toasted Bacon Lettuce and Tomato, Mediterranean Chicken Wrap, Roast Beef
Half Salad
House Salad, Caesar Salad, Smoked Salmon Salad, add $2.49; Greek Salad, add $2.49; Pear and Gorgonzola Salad, add $2.49
All sandwiches are served on freshly baked, local bread with kettle chips. Gluten free available upon request, please add $1.50
Turkey Panini
Lettuce, tomato, onion, provolone cheese, mayonnaise served on honey wheat ciabatta
Caprese Panini
Fresh mozzarella cheese, house made nut-free pesto, tomato, red onion, balsamic glaze served on herbed focaccia
Chipotle Ham and Pork Panini
Chipotle citrus mustard aioli, black forest ham, seasoned shredded pork, swiss cheese, and dill pickle served on a pretzel roll
Toasted Roast Beef
Horseradish roasted garlic aioli, cheddar cheese, and served on toasted ciabatta
Toasted Bacon Lettuce and Tomato
Hickory smoked bacon , mayonnaise, romaine, tomato, and provolone cheese served on toasted honey wheat ciabatta
Mediterranean Chicken Wrap
Marinated grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, grape tomato, cucumber, red onion, olive tapenade, feta cheese and cucumber yogurt sauce served on a wheat wrap
Tuna Power Wrap
Mac and Cheese
Creamy smoked gouda cheese sauce with a mini popover
Chicken or Roasted Vegetable Quesadilla
Roasted red peppers, red onion in an oven toasted tortilla served with a petite salad of mixed greens, red onion, house-made lemon parsley vinaigrette, with a side of salsa and sour cream
Chef's Special Flatbread
Greek pita flatbread with daily toppings and a petite house salad served with our balsamic vinaigrette
Pan Seared Crab Cakes (2)
Super lump crab meat with bell peppers and scallions, a petite green salad, house made lemon parsley vinaigrette, tomato confit, aioli, served with a mini popover on the side
Vegetable and Swiss Quiche
Savory egg and cream custard, garden vegetables, and Swiss cheese baked in a tart shell and served with your choice of fresh fruit or a petite house salad and a mini popover
Greek Nachos
Baked seasoned Mediterranean pita chips, feta cheese, olives, tomato confit, and feta Tahini lemon vinaigrette
(1) $6.29
(2) $11.29
(3) $15.29
Lobster Salad Stuffed Mini Popovers
2 oz. fresh caught Maine lobster, mayonnaise, celery, and lemon juice on mixed greens
Ask us about our Seasonal Beverages, Lattes, and our Beer and Wine Menu
Freshly Brewed Coffee
Rao's Coffee Roasting Company
Iced Coffee
Regular, Decaf, Flavor of the Day
Café au Lait
Coffee with fresh steamed milk
Chai Latte
Steamed organic Oregon chai, half steamed milk, lightly caffeinated
Homemade Hot Cocoa
Our homemade recipe made with Dutch cocoa, vanilla, and cinnamon
White Hot Chocolate
Steamed milk with white chocolate sauce
El Diablo
Half hot cocoa and half coffee
Regular, Decaf
Espresso with steamed milk and a bit of foam
Espresso with equal parts steamed milk and foam
Popovers Mimosa
Orange juice with Lunetta Prosecco, garnished with an orange wedge
Popovers Bloody Mary
Tomato and vegetable mix, and Stolichnaya Vodka, garnished with celery and olives
Popovers on the Square is a fast-casual, pleasant café and bakery located in the heart of Portsmouth’s historic and charming Market Square serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. We embrace the European philosophy of fresh and seasonal food, outstanding coffees and wines, exceptional pastries and desserts, and, of course, a relaxing and convivial ambiance from which to enjoy your entire experience. Established in 2006, the name Popovers was chosen to reflect and promote that golden brown, light, and buttery New England staple. We hope Popovers on the Square will become your café, your bakery, and, most importantly, your home-away-from-home when you are looking to relax, eat well, and enjoy
US$5 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
American, Cafe, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Popovers is the perfect spot for a quick lunch on a snowy day. I had the bacon, potato and carrot soup with a large popover, and the hot chocolate/coffee drink called "El Diablo." My husband had a delicious roast beef sandwich. Our food came out...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ashleyelpern
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is our go-to breakfast spot when we are in the area. Great downtown location. We usually get coffee and pastry. Both are good. You can also get breakfast sandwiches, fruit, etc. Always busy, definitely a destination for locals and tourists alike.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was fast , prices reasonable, natmosphere was very pleasing. Great tasting popovers, and a nice variety of soups.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NH-explorer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

something different but tasty and simple! it was pretty crowded when we went but was able to find a place to sit, seems like this place is very popular among the locals!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nik_chelli
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been here before for coffee and bakery items, but this time I met a business colleague for a quick, casual lunch, and I was impressed by our meal. I had the salmon + egg bagel, which had more salmon on it than I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MM7NY
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Getting a popover with maple butter is a must, and their Monte Cristo is something to write home about! Also a great place to grab a post dinner dessert to satisfy any sweet tooth

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank sonricker
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

The cakes and pastries looked delicious and the coffee was good. They also serve wine, which was a pleasant surprise for a bakery.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kim M
Reviewed 6 January 2019

The food is creative, and delicious. The setting ripe for people watching out the street side window. Self service meals are ordered at the counter, and then taken to an available seat (Hopefully!). Portsmouth is a great place for restaurants, and this one is a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank T1063YYdavidk
Reviewed 6 January 2019

We’ve enjoyed Popovers in both seasons, summer and winter. During the summer we loved their outdoor seating in the heart of downtown Portsmouth while enjoying a salad and turkey panini. In the winter, we enjoyed the window seating while savoring their delicious popovers and homemade...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NHtraveler4fun
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Friends old and new and the night was not quite late enough to say good bye. We ventured into Popovers and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The pastries, service and overall vibe are great. Will most definitely plan a stop in our next trip to the coast.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank P7836MAnancys
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