Old Ferry Landing - Portsmouth, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 43° 04.726 W 070° 45.427
19T E 356961 N 4771060
Quick Description: Experience Portsmouth's waterfront dining at the Old Ferry Landing in the historic downtown area of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2013 3:58:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ20Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lenron
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Long Description:

"The Old Ferry Landing (OFL) has been a staple on Portsmouth’s waterfront for more than 30 years.

We offer the ambiance of casual waterfront dining with a large outdoor deck nestled next to the tugboats on the Piscataqua River. In addition to numerous daily specials, lunch and dinner selections feature a variety of fresh seafood dishes. Entrees include traditional New England favorites such as lobster in the rough, lobster rolls, haddock, scallops, Maine shrimp, grilled tuna, swordfish, broiled salmon, fried clams, fresh salads, burgers or fresh roasted turkey sandwiches. Be sure to try their famous “Jimmy Juice” cocktail or one of their locally brewed beers. Enjoy the scenic view at this popular family restaurant in downtown historic Portsmouth. Open for lunch, dinner and cocktails seven days a week.

“The Old Ferry Landing” takes it name from the part it played in Portsmouth’s history. Before the turn of the Century when there was no structural link-up between the coastal areas of New Hampshire and Maine, the building now housing this restaurant was erected as a ferryboat terminal. A regular means of public transportation was thus provided across the swift current of the Piscataqua River from Portsmouth to Badger’s Island, in Kittery, Maine. The operation, known as the Portsmouth, Kittery and York Street Railway, continued until progress voided its need with construction of the first of three bridges now spanning the river.

But the old ferryboat station did not lose its usefulness. The same building remained a viable element in the city’s commercial life throughout most of its years, having been adapted to a variety of functions. In turn it has served as a bottling works for soft drinks, a lobster pound and a gift shop, among other uses. The property was acquired in 1973 by the Blalock family, including the well-known professional golfer Jane Blalock. They opened it as a restaurant the following year under its present name.

As a note to the curious, it should be mentioned that the large wooden beams supporting the roof are original with the building, and they deserve attention as a salutary example of the character of building methods in the 19th Century." SOURCE

  • Sunday:11:30 AM -09:00 PM
  • Monday:11:30 AM -09:00 PM
  • Tuesday:11:30 AM -09:00 PM
  • Wednesday:11:30 AM -09:00 PM
  • Thursday:11:30 AM -09:00 PM
  • Friday:11:30 AM -10:00 PM
  • Saturday:11:30 AM -10:00 PM

Restaurant Address:
10 Ceres Street
Portsmouth, NH USA

Weekly Hours: From: 11:30 AM To: 9:00 PM

Friday-Saturday Hours: From: 11:30 AM To: 10:00 PM

Sunday Hours: From: 11:30 AM To: 9:00 PM

Specialty: “The New Englander” - A cup of New England Clam Chowder and New England Style Lobster Roll (served with French Fries)

Kid's Menu: no

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