409 The Hill (for GPS use 116 High St.), Portsmouth, NH | 603-427-2583

About Us

The BLUE MERMAID ISLAND GRILL has served unique and delicious cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean to Portsmouth NH locals and visitors since 1994. Our menu features favorites like Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Guava-braised Short Ribs, New World Paella and Island Shrimp Pad Thai, along with many options for soup, salad, sandwiches and burgers, small plates and grilled seafood. Besides our great eats, we have eight rotating beers on tap from our favorite craft brewers, a wide selection of wines and a very tasty assortment of cocktails. We’re also known for our creative tropical coolers & Portsmouth’s best margaritas! Here are a few other things you should know about us:

  • Our cozy casual dining restaurant is located in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire in an historic house more than 200 years old. The atmosphere is always casual and family-friendly! Kids eat free on Sundays!
  • We provide free parking next to our building. Additional parking is minutes away from Hanover and Portwalk parking garages.
  • Enjoy live music every week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We proudly support Portsmouth’s local music scene.
  • Sunday brunch from 10-4pm and Sunday evenings Kids eat FREE from 4 to close, Monday is a popular trivia night, $ 2 Taco Tuesday $3 cheese quesadilla and house margaritas, Wednesday Open Mic starts at 7:00pm, Thursday is Service Industry Night, (half off your entire bill) and Date Night for a free app with the purchase of two entrees and 50% off bottles of wine — visit our Facebook page for regular updates and specials.
  • Get comfy at our bar, in our lounge, or upstairs in our casual dining room. You’ll love our outdoor deck during warmer weather.
  • Our chefs design many wonderful gluten-free and vegetarian menu options and daily specials.
  • We will gladly reserve our semi-private dining rooms to accommodate larger parties between 10-55 people. We are also a full-service food and beverage caterer for private functions both in- and outside our restaurant.

Karen & Scott

To reserve a private function or to learn more about our catering services, please give us a call 603-427-2583.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Scott & Karen Logan, Owners Blue Mermaid Island Grill