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“Local hangout with a view...”
Review of Harpoon Willy's

Harpoon Willy's
Ranked #101 of 204 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This place is definitely for locals as it is not fancy and the food is local seafood "baskets" and burger style. But it is my favorite hangout in Portsmouth because the prices are good, the drinks are not watered down like most of the tourist bars, the seafood fresh and the view can't be beat...it is right on the Piscataqua overlooking all three bridges and Kittery across the water.

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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Had a few beers here before dinner one night and enjoyed it. This bar is certainly nothing fancy but has a fantastic location and very local atmosphere. Good place to have a few inexpensive beers and enjoy chatting with friends out on the water. The night we were there a tanker was being escorted out by tugs and Coast Guard Blackhawk helicopters which was was pretty cool. Service from the bartender was prompt and efficient, look elsewhere if you're looking for fancy $9 martinis. Would definitely go again.

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Thank MikeAmherst
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

Well, no worries, you can have it....In all honesty it is a nice place to have a drink with friends outside on the deck. The drinks were good, the food was horrid. The service was good, the waitress did what she could with the bill...They do have alot going for them with a location right on the water and both times we were there(1st time was drinks only) the deck was full...Just a note to the potownlcl with one review, IT'S THE TOURISTS THAT KEEP PLACES LIKE THIS IN BUSINESS...So enjoy your drinks on the deck and then go elsewhere for some GOOD food .!.!

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Reviewed 20 August 2009

I have visited Harpoon Willys in Portsmouth, NH several times, every year, over the past 15 years and it is one of my favorite deck bars in the world. It may not be everyones "cup of tea" as it is fairly basic in decor, furniture & facilities, but it is nonetheless a great place for a beer and/or some food. Although the kitchen is small, it turns out some very good food. Try the excellent crab cakes! The staff are always friendly and the views are great over the Piscataqua, especially in the summer. The clientele have always, in my experience, been a great crowd. A very enjoyable place to visit in Portsmouth.

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Thank AcerSaccharum
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Reviewed 13 July 2009

This place is the absolute best local spot in Portsmouth when all the other decks are full of chicks decked out like they are in Manhattan and over pumped, muscle heads in tight shirts and gelled hair this place is an oasis. There's old salts, local business owners, young professionals and yes, a few bikers. It's all about being easy going and non-pretentious more than I can say for any other spot in YUPPIE Portsmouth. The staff are friendly, the scene is gorgeous and the food is great! If you're looking to hang out with all the other cheesey tourists than don't come here, leave the seats empty for us locals.

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Thank potownlcl
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