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Portsmouth's new Puddle Dock Restaurant celebrates food and city history

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

Seacoast Online - Published 5.01am ET Thursday, July 8th - Ian Lenahan Portsmouth Herald

The Puddle Dock Restaurant is set to open to the public Friday, July 9th in Portsmouth.

PHOTO CREDIT - Olivia Falcigno, Portsmouth Herald

PORTSMOUTH — To achieve a “modern colonial” atmosphere inside The Puddle Dock Restaurant on Marcy Street, several staples of historic Portsmouth were required.

Upon entering the new restaurant, visitors will see a clipper vessel found at Route 1 Antiques. Hanging above the bar is a blue painting of a windblown USS Ranger, built in Portsmouth and captained by the historic Scottish-American sailor John Paul Jones. Perched above a circular table near the staircase is a black-and-white photograph of a small black dog on a walk through the old Strawbery Banke neighborhood.

“I feel like we’ve done a good job. I’m proud of how it’s come out,” said co-owner Ryan Lent.

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