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“Don't ever go here!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Fat Belly's

Fat Belly's
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Ranked #102 of 201 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Market St.
Description: Fat Belly's is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Portsmouth. We feature two floors, with two unique atmosphere's. The Upstairs Lounge is a contemporary cocktail lounge featuring New Hampshire's only Ice Bar. Downstairs is a casual dining atmosphere with bar. Our menu is served to patrons on both floors. The Grill features the best burger in town, sweet potato fries, and other delicious American food.
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Don't ever go here!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

I decided to go back to this establishment for my birthday last night. My friends and I enjoy dancing and it is one of the few places you can dance without a cover. I went there despite the horrible experience I had a few years ago. We had just gotten there and went upstairs and they threw out our designated driver because they claimed they could smell alcohol on his breath (he'd had nothing to drink). They went as far as to escort him out. I spoke to a manager who said he was going to "sort out" the situation. His version of that was talking to his bouncer and then throwing me out too because I told him I was going to write about it on Tripadvisor. They treat their patrons terribly and they have absolutely atrocious management. Don't waste your money.

1 Thank Erinx603
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Just for youngsters”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The service was poor. The place and certain regular customers was very loud. It took a very long time to be served and then to get drinks.i felt the establishment was somewhat dirty, dark and very up appealing.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Frederick40
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Mmm mmmmm....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

A Fatbelly salad and tasty Fatbelly fried green beans; Mmm mmm!!! Cold drinks, great view of the town, nice clean tables, and terrific service. Thanks! See you again soon.

  • Visited May 2014
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Friendly bartenders, good drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Stopped by midday for drinks. Nice little place with a very diversified and expansive tap list. Very friendly bartenders and located right in the middle of everything downtown. Did not order food but many patrons seemed to enjoy their meals. Would definitely visit again.

Thank MikeV101
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Kingston, New Hampshire
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84 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good place to start or finish!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

we often start the evening @ fat belly's for a drink and an app...the price is right...sometimes we stay for an entree or sandwich...the house fries are always a good choice...shoestring style and cooked just right...the fish sandwich is a good one and the grilled cheese with bacon and tomato is nice ,too...overall good pub grub or a nice place to kick the evening off...

Visited December 2013
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