Although first opened during the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2021, The Puddle Dock Restaurant is steeped in history. Located at Strawbery Banke Museum, the Puddle Dock Restaurant is an homage to this area of Portsmouth which was known as the puddle dock.
We are located in the Dunaway building of Strawbery Banke; although it looks authentically Colonial, this building was constructed to portray a typical New England country store for the 1964 World's Fair in New York. Wood for the building came from beams in an old barn in Dover. The building was moved to Strawbery Banke in 1967 and was used first as The Dunaway Store.
Our goal is to serve great food with exceptional service to the families of Portsmouth, along with visitors and guests of Strawbery Banke and Prescott Park.
From our building to our menu, we hope you will enjoy our "Modern Colonial" feel and fare!