Surf Restaurant
99 Bow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 334-9855
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  • Pan Sautéed Sea Scallops
    With pancetta bacon, roasted red pepper, white wine, olives, cream & butter, on grilled ciabatta. $15
  • Stickey Rice and Shrimp Rolls
    Ginger shrimp, scallions and jasmine rice in crispy spring roll wrappers, served with peanut-ponzu sauce. $10
  • Panko Fried Crab Cakes
    On grilled romaine with whole grain mustard sauce. $14
  • Shrimp Potstickers
    Shrimp and vegetable dumpling, steamed and pan fried, served with a seasoned soy dipping sauce. $9
  • Hot Stone Tuna or Hot Stone Beef
    Sliced raw ahi tuna or beef tenderloin, served with a hot granite stone for you to sear to your liking. Accompanied by seasoned soy and spicy chili dipping sauces seaweed salad and fried wonton chips. $14
  • Parmesan-Fried Calamari
    Tossed with parmesan cheese and cherry pepper vinaigrette. $10
  • Seared Tuna Bruschetta
    Herb seared tuna, served sliced on butter grilled Italian bread with fresh mozzarella, tomato-basil salad and balsamic reduction. $13
  • Chorizo-Braised Mussels
    In a white wine broth with red pepper, tomato, garlic, herbs and butter; served with grilled ciabatta for dipping. $9
  • Baked Garlic Shrimp
  • Three jumbo shrimp baked with garlic butter, baby spinach, and Ritz crumbs.  $13
  • Surf Clam Chowder
    Made with fresh clams, bacon,  heavy cream, and butter :  cup $6  bowl $8
  • Sesame-Peanut Wings
    Brined, slow roasted wings tossed in our house peanut-ponzu sauce, with scallion and toasted sesame seeds.  $10
  • Andouille Wrapped Clams
    Cherrystone clams, wrapped in andouille sausage then baked with butter and Ritz crumbs. $12
  • Fried Tomato & Crispy Bacon Salad
    Over mixed greens with creamy cracked pepper dressing.  $9
  • Tuna Cobb Salad
    Herb seared tuna on mixed greens with hard-boiled egg, avocado, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, cherrywood smoked bacon, and crumbled gorgonzola cheese, dressed with a red wine vinaigrette.  $15
  • Crab Louie Salad
    Alaskan king crab & blue crab with our louie dressing served on mixed greens with avocado, asparagus, hard boiled egg, cucumbers, and tomato.  $15
  • Surf Salad
    Fresh garden salad tossed with our tamari-ginger vinaigrette.  $8


  • The Surf Fleuben
    Crispy fried flounder on griddled rye bread with Cabot cheddar, Thousand
    Island dressing served with your choice of coleslaw or hand-cut fries. $12
  • Lobster Roll
    Shucked native lobster meat, celery and mayonnaise, served
    on a griddled brioche roll with shredded napa cabbage; served with coleslaw.  Market Price
  • Vegetable Taco
    Seasoned, fried tofu in flour tortillas with house mango salsa, guacamole, napa cabbage, cheddar cheese and sour cream. Served with jasmine rice. $12
  • Fish Tacos
    Seasoned fried haddock in flour tortillas with house mango salsa, guacamole, napa cabbage, cheddar cheese, & sour cream. Served with jasmine rice. $14
  • California Fish Taco
    Seasoned fried haddock, napa cabbage, cheddar cheese, mango salsa, guacamole and sour cream, all rolled burrito style in a flour tortilla. Served with warm tortilla chips and salsa. $14
  • Surf Burger
    1/2 lb Burger, charbroiled to order, served on a griddled potato roll with cherrywood smoked bacon, Cabot cheddar, lettuce and tomato. $11
  • Fish Sandwich
    Lightly fried cod, served on a griddled potato roll with lettuce, tomato and spicy mayonnaise. $11
  • Blackened Fish Tacos
    Pan blackened tilapia on grilled flour tortillas with cheddar cheese, napa cabbage, black bean salsa, chipotle sour cream and avocado.  $14

Add sweet potatoes for $2 to accompany Surf-Style Sandwiches or Tacos


  • Portuguese Seafood Stew
    Cod, mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp, and chorizo sausage, simmered with white wine, tomatoes, red pepper, stock, garlic, and herbs. $29
  • Shrimp Vindaloo
    Shrimp sautéed with garlic, ginger, scallions, house curry, coconut milk, onions, peppers and tomatoes; served with jasmine rice. $26
  • Portabella Stuffed Flounder
    Mushroom and cream cheese stuffed flounder on artichoke risotto cakes with baby shrimp and tomatoes in a white wine pan sauce, finished with basil infused olive oil. $22
  • Sesame-Seared Tuna
    Yellowfin tuna served over wasabi mashed potatoes with tempura carrots, maple-soy drizzle and scallion oil. $29
  • Bamboo Steamed Shrimp or Salmon
    Miso marinated shrimp steamed in a traditional bamboo steamer with ginger, lemongrass and mixed vegetables. Served with jasmine rice, seasoned soy and sweet chili dipping sauces. Shrimp $19 Salmon $23
  • Saigon Noodle Bowl
    Grilled tilapia and seared shrimp in an aromatic chicken broth with mixed vegetables, quail eggs, and roast pork.  $19
  • Miso-Marinated Salmon
    Grilled and served on a jasmine rice cake with seared asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, and ponzu sauce. $23
  • Chourico Wrapped  Scallops
    Oven roasted, served on sauteed spinach and sweet potatoes with polenta croutons and tomato-cumin vinaigrette. $26


  • Fish & Chips
    Lightly breaded and fried cod served with french fries and coleslaw.  $17
  • Buttermilk Chicken
    Pan-fried buttermilk chicken breasts served with chive mashed potatoes, vegetable of the day and pan sauce. $19
  • New England Haddock Dinner
    Local haddock baked with seasoned crumbs, butter, lemon and white wine; served with chive mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day. $21
  • Fried Seafood Dinners
    Lightly fried in our house breading; served with cole slaw, hand-cut fries.
    Haddock $21
    Shrimp $24
    Scallops $24
    Ipswich Sweet clams (when available)
    Combination Dinner $25
  • Fisherman's Platter $29
  • Horseradish Crusted Haddock
    Baked with horseradish cream cheese and bread crumbs; served with garlic seared spinach and a potato gallette.  $23
  • Lobster Sarah 2lb $38 or Lobster Kristina 1¼ lb $30
    Steamed & shucked native lobster flambéed with cognac, lobster stock, chives, cream and butter, served with jasmine rice & grilled asparagus.
  • Swordfish Steak & Eggs
    Seared Atlantic swordfish steak on pan fried potatoes with sweet corn and onions, topped with a fried egg, charred tomatoes and cracked black pepper sauce.  $27
  • New England Seafood Dinner
    Haddock, shrimp, and scallops baked in a casserole with bliss potatoes, vegetables, white wine, lemon, Ritz crumbs and butter. $21
  • Grilled NY Sirloin Steak
    With onion butter frittes, vegetable of the day, and glace. $27
  • Surf & Turf
    Two grilled tenderloin medallions on chive mashed potatoes, topped with
    two Jonah crab cakes, whole grain mustard sauce, and grilled asparagus. Full $36 Half $21


  • If you’ve never enjoyed our Raw Bar before, your server can provide recommendations and answer any questions you may have.
  • Tequila Oysters*
    A jalapeno salt-rimmed shot glass, chilled Sauza tequila and fresh lime with minced shallot, red pepper, chive, cilantro and parsley.   $4.50 ea
  • Bloody Mary Shooter*
    Minced celery with a shucked oyster, Absolut vodka and our house Bloody Mary mix $4.50 ea
  • Sake Shooter
    Tozai plum Sake with minced scallion and pickled ginger, ponzu and fresh lemon.  $4.50ea
  • Composed 1/2 Shell Oysters
    Fresh shucked oysters served on the 1/2 shell with choices of: 

    • Pickled chopped garlic and jalapenos
    • Green apple mignonette
    • Sriacha-Lime Sorbet
  • Lobster Cocktail market
  • King Crab  & Avocado Cocktail market
  • Oysters on the Half Shell* Market
  • Shrimp Cocktail $3.50 ea
  • Clams on the Half Shell* $1.60 ea
  • Smoked Trout $3.25 oz
  • Sashimi Tuna* $3.50 oz
  • Smoked Salmon $3.25 oz
  • Spicy Scallop Ceviche* $2.75 oz
  • Marinated Calamari $2.00 oz


  • Raw Bar Sampler*
    Served on tiered plates with condiments. $16/person
  • Deluxe Raw Bar*
    Selections from our raw bar on a layered platter. 4-8. $60
  • Ultimate Raw Bar*
    Selections from our raw bar on a layered platter. Serves 8-12. $110
    Please allow sufficient time to prepare.
  • Raw-Bar Condiments:
    Sambal, Sriracha, Pickled Vegetables, Ponzu, Capers, Horseradish Cream Sauce, Cocktail Sauce, Horseradish, Soy Sauce, Mignonette, Picked Cabbage

*Consuming raw or undercooked seafood may increase the risk of food-borne illness*

Updated 1/14/12

visit our other restaurants

Visit us at our Award-Winning Steak House - Buckley's Great Steaks. There is a reason our steaks, service and ambiance are highly acclaimed and voted Best of New Hampshire. It is located inside the historic Riddle's Tavern and surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, setting the stage for a memorable dining experience.

Voted Best of New Hampshire, MT's Local is high-caliber dining using fresh, local ingredients... in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Paired with our award-winning wine bar, MT's Local has remained a top destination for more than 10 years

Since opening in 2002, Surf - Nashua has set the standard in New Hampshire for fresh, exquisitely prepared seafood. With a reputation for for imaginative cooking using the freshest fish and shellfish, served in a fun and lively environment, Surf continues to be voted Best of New Hampshire year after year.
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