River House

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 36 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 5 more
100% of 26 votes say it's Celiac friendly

53 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801 Directions

(603) 431-2600
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 21, 2017

    Great staff and exceptional food. Best seafood chowder I’ve had. And what a treat to be able to have a crab cake.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    October 11, 2017

    Everything fried is gluten free. They even have a gluten free brownie sundae. It never disappoints my son and he never gets sick. Love it!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    August 28, 2017

    They have an entire gluten free menu, but they also make everything that's fried on their menu with chick pea flour. Excellent!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    August 12, 2017

    Great restaurant with a great GF menu. Went based on the reviews from this app and it didn't disappoint. I got the Rooster sand which, which is a fried chicken sandwich- something I haven't had in a loooong time! It was delicious! All of their fried food is battered GF. Will def be back!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    August 12, 2017

    The food is AMAZING. So nice being able to have fried food as a celiac! The reason for the 4 stars is when I went in there a few weeks ago they gave me a regular bun instead of a GF one. Luckily the waitress noticed it wasn't right when she was about to put it down on the table.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 02, 2017

    Absolutely excellent. As a person with Celiac I am used to not having many dining options. We drove 2 1/2 hours from Cape Cod Ma. just to have the fried clams and and seafood chowder. Both were excellent. I think we will go back for dinner. Staff was very knowledgeable, being able to answer a question as to the thickening agent used for the chowder. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 29, 2017

    all fried food is gf, so no cross contamination. fried clams and scallops were wonderful!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 25, 2017

    Excellent GF selections. Very friendly staff. Their Chowder was absolutely decadent!! Hard to believe it was GF. Fried clams were such a treat!!! Will definitely come here again and again. Cory was a super server too!!

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    5 rating
    July 01, 2017

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

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    5 rating
    June 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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    April 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 rating
    March 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 rating Celiac friendly
    January 21, 2017

    they have a gluten free menu! Ask for it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 10, 2016

    Outstanding! Highly recommend!

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    5 rating
    October 16, 2016

    Amazing fried clams!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    October 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 rating Celiac friendly
    September 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 rating
    August 19, 2016

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 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 rating
    July 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 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 rating Celiac friendly
    June 13, 2016

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 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 rating Celiac friendly
    April 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 rating Celiac friendly
    April 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 rating
    August 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 rating Celiac friendly
    April 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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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    February 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 rating
    October 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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    May 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 rating
    November 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 rating
    March 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 - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm
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