150 Congress St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Jumpin Jays Fish Cafe

Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Cafe

Jumpin Jays Fish Cafe is a Seafood, Steak, and Cafe restaurant where most Menuism users paid between $25 and $50.

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  • 10/01/2013

    A Seafood food lover from Marlborough, MA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

Gayot
Rating:
12 / 20
Price:
$$$$$
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Eco

 Portsmouth, NH
 

What is the hype?

This restaurant is totally overrated. Why do Portsmouth locals always seem to recommend this place to tourists? My guess is to keep the real Portsmouth treasures for ourselves. The food is overpriced and unoriginal. There are no sustainable seafood options (see the Monterey Bay seafood watch card). This is a bit short-sighted to me for a seafood restaurant. The service and decor are nothing special.

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discern

 Portsmouth, NH
 

What's all the fuss about?

Jumpin Jay’s is overrated. If you ask almost any local what restaurants they recommend, Jay’s is almost always on the list, but I can’t understand why. The food is okay, but not spectacular; ambiance is okay, but nothing special; service is okay, but nothing extraordinary. There are few if any sustainable seafood options (an important thing to consider). But if you want to go out for a nice seafood dinner, your options in this coastal community are, ironically, somewhat limited. So Jumpin Jay’s finds its way to the top of peoples’ lists by default.

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HeatherBlais

 Augusta, ME
 

This place is unreal with delicious fresh seafood, wonder...

This place is unreal with delicious fresh seafood, wonderful service, and an amazing atmosphere.

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5/23/2019

A diner from Portsmouth, NH tried Darleen's Sub & Pizza, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and didn't like the ambiance.

Pros
very welcoming, very fresh food.
Cons
really no cons, i didn't expect 'ambience' at a sub shop
Comments
I had not been in a long time - I was pleasantly surprised.
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1/15/2019

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12/30/2018

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10/26/2018

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10/21/2018

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Seafood Steak Good for groups
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HeatherBlais

Augusta, ME
+2 useful

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Dover, NH
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