River House

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 28 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 5 more
100% of 16 votes say it's Celiac friendly

53 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 431-2600
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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2017

    My new favorite for fried seafood! The shrimp are delicious!

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2017

    You can get almost everything gluten free. They only use gluten free batter, so the risk of cross contamination is super low. Super good French fries and sea food/sandwiches. I love it here.

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2017

    Great choice for celiacs. Everything fried is GF, really!! They only have one fryer and everything that goes in is safe. My husband loved his fried fish more than any non GF meals he's had.

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    5 ratingMarch 23, 2017

    They have converted a large portion of their menu to GF and have dedicated fryers and prep stations. Delish!

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    5 ratingJanuary 21, 2017

    they have a gluten free menu! Ask for it!

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    5 ratingNovember 10, 2016

    Outstanding! Highly recommend!

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    5 ratingOctober 16, 2016

    Amazing fried clams!

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    4 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    The place to go when you have a craving for fried seafood. Dedicated fryer; seafood breaded with rice flour.

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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2016

    So delicious. I got a lobster roll on a GF bun and French fries. They have a dedicated fryer so that is exciting!

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    5 ratingAugust 19, 2016

    EVERYTHING IS GF! best fried seafood! service was amazing! have to try it!

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    5 ratingAugust 03, 2016

    Came for lunch and dinner in same day! Great selection of fried foods, soft burger rolls, and great service with a view! Must go!

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2016

    Best Gluten-free menu I've ever seen! Seems safe also as the only batter they have is gluten-free. All fried food comes that way.

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2016

    I have celiacs and no reaction! Very knowledgeable and amazing food! Everything fried can come gf! I had haddock and sea scallops and both were amazing! They had fried clams and clam chowder etc all gf! Awesome find and must stop!

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    5 ratingJune 13, 2016

    "Everything fried is gluten free". I'm sold.

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2016

    SO many Gluten Free options!!!!! Including seafood chowder (it is amazing & filled with haddock, clams, lobster, shrimp and scallops!!!) all fried food (clams, chicken, haddock, scallops etc.), french fries, sweet potato fries, onion straws, crab cakes, a GF roll option for sandwiches/burgers/lobster rolls and GF desserts along with many other choices that are in itself Gluten Free .... If you're looking for a place to go for lunch or dinner that has many options check out The Riverhouse, you won't be disappointed!!! 😀

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    5 ratingApril 16, 2016

    Stopped by here because of the reviews. Turns out that 2 1/2 wks ago they completely switched the fryer over to gluten free. That means that almost the entire menu is available as gluten free. French fries. Fried seafood. Sweet potatoes fries, etc, etc. Definitely worth a trip.

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    5 ratingApril 26, 2015

    Award winning seafood chowder,rocked it !!!Glutenberg pale ale ,designated fryer for gf foods not fries, grilled chicken sandwich w gluten free roll,cheese,bacon ordered mashed potatoes;) happy they have a designated fryer for chicken fingers!!bar server was very helpful and knowledgeable!! Would return ;) ps... Meals around also look and smell fantastic for the other adults that don't have celiac !!

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    3 ratingAugust 06, 2014

    We were disappointed that despite having a dedicated GF fryer, they don't make gf French fries. My son with celiac observed wait staff using their hands to scrape dirty plates of gluten-y food and then serve our GF food. Not comforting at all. I suspect a bit of retraining of staff is needed.

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2014

    Great location, great choices for food and drink. Best gluten free chowder I have had. Chicken fingers were crisp, tasty and filling! Staff well versed on gluten free options. Nice to have a great meal at a popular restaurant with no hoop jumping and plenty of variety!

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    3 ratingFebruary 27, 2014

    These folks were among the first to dedicate a fryer for fried clams and have a GF chowder. For that I will be forever grateful. Unfortunately the quality is inconsistent. It is very noisy. It is not my first choice anymore.

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    4 ratingOctober 27, 2013

    good gluten-free beer menu; limited gf food menu; dedicated Gf fryer plus Gf breading for seafood. Safely order deep-fried anything!

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    5 ratingMay 16, 2013

    Outstanding food. The seafood chowder deserves 5 stars all by itself. It is so good. The fried scallop/shrimp plate was very very good. All that was missing was the French fries or onion rings. They substituted rice for the fries/rings because they were not fried in dedicated fryer. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable. I would definitely stop here again.

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    4 ratingNovember 27, 2012

    Too bad that I do not like beer, they had about 4 different Gluten Free Beer choices. Had the batter fried Maine Baby Shrimp. Was worth the extra time to wait for preparation. If they extend the gluten free options, they will earn 5 stars. Was a very good experience, will probably come back.

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2012

    Great gf seafood batter! The first time the kids has gf battered fish and chicken nuggets. A little pricy but well worth it.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 9 pm
Saturday
11 am - 9 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm
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