Food + Drink

Where to Find the Best Brunch in Portsmouth

The small, seaside city of Portsmouth has so much to offer, with historic landmarks, beautiful beaches, and many fabulous restaurants. Many of our guests enjoy heading out to find the best brunch in Portsmouth during their visit. Whether you're looking for a casual bite before exploring the city or for a more drawn-out affair with drinks and decadent dishes, we have a recommendation for the best brunch in Portsmouth. Enjoy brunching at one of these three brunch spots the next time you're on a lark to one of our boutique Portsmouth hotels.

The Friendly Toast | 113 Congress Street, Portsmouth | (603) 430-2154

Brunch in Portsmouth has become synonymous with The Friendly Toast over the years. This retro restaurant is filled with wacky decor and has an extensive brunch menu with sweet and savory dishes. With big portions and creative ingredients, you'll find all the classics from pancakes and French toast to egg scrambles and breakfast burritos. Draft beer and a full bar mean you can enjoy some local craft beer or a mimosa with your brunch.

Colby's | 105 Daniel Street, Portsmouth | (603) 436-3033

Serving just breakfast and lunch, Colby's is located downtown Portsmouth in a historic brick building and is known for its classic dishes and warm service. Don't miss the cinnamon swirl French toast, a specialty, and the variety of eggs benedicts. Colby's nails traditional brunch dishes, which can often be hit or miss in a popular brunch spot.

The Oar House | 55 Ceres Street, Portsmouth | (603) 436-4025

Brunch is popular at this historic restaurant located in Portsmouth's Merchant Row. Offering a fine dining experience, the menu has brunch staples like omelets, corned beef hash benedicts, and baked French toast. You'll love its charming location, perfectly located in Portsmouth's historic district, prime for exploring after enjoying one of the best brunches in Portsmouth.