Blue Mermaid swims across the river. After 23 years of operating the Blue Mermaid in Portsmouth, we are pleased to announce we have made a bitter/sweet decision to move the Blue Mermaid to Kittery. We will continue to do food and beverage off-site catering throughout the summer as well as acquire a food truck to keep Blue Mermaid flavors available to the public.

Getting Here

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The Blue Mermaid is part of “The Hill”, a cluster of historic homes located at High Street off Hanover Street behind the Hilton Garden Inn across from the Parking Garage and close to all the shopping and activities of downtown Portsmouth.

For GPS Directions: Enter 116 High Street which will take you to the Hilton Garden Inn. We are located directly behind the Hilton Garden Inn off High Street.

Directions from Portsmouth Traffic circle: Take 1 Bypass North. Get off on Maplewood Avenue Exit. At the stop sign take a right onto Maplewood Avenue. Go through a set of blinking lights and at the second set of lights take a left onto Hanover Street. After the Hilton Garden Inn take a left onto High Street. After passing the Hilton Garden Inn take a left and continue straight to our parking lot at the bottom of the hill.

Directions from I-95: Take exit 7 towards downtown Portsmouth. Take a right onto Hanover Street then take a right onto High Street. The Blue Mermaid is the blue building with yellow lettering behind the Hilton Garden Inn.


As you go down Garden Way between the Hilton Garden Inn and The Blue Mermaid from High Street, patrons are allowed to park in the first gated lot on the right behind the Residence Inn. Please call 603.427.2583 to open the gate.

There is metered parking on the streets surrounding the Blue Mermaid. These streets are named Hanover Street, High Street and Deer Street. The Hanover Street parking garage is less than a block from the restaurant. To get from the Parking Garage to the restaurant: Exit the Parking Garage from the Hanover Street Exit. Walk across Hanover Street towards The Hilton Garden Inn. Walk up High Street. Just after the Hilton Garden Inn take a left. The Blue Mermaid is the blue building located down the driveway.)