Jumpin Jays Fish Cafe
JJ's the PLACE to beOnce again a fine dinning experience
Kudos to the kitchen staff, Degan, our server, front desk and Morgan for greeeaaat drinks from the bar6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seafood!The calamaria is incredible, if you like a little spice. Lobster rangoon was really good, too. The sauces are excellent.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!!Jumpin' Jay's never fails to provide excellent food and service! Very easy to make reservations on line. Highly recommend this place!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMrelaxingStarting from the front desk and including Morgan our server, delightfull, pleasant and professional.
Food service well timed from beginning to desert.
Once again a great experience!!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticThe food was the freshest possible and prepared in a simple fashion so as to highlight the freshness. The waitress was passionate about the menu choices and was very helpful.
Great meal.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMJumpin' jays does it again!We've been to JJ's several times and this time was again excellent ! Buck a shuck night is fantastic - 3 kinds of oysters all delicious! I love soft shell crabs and they were done to perfection! Others had the piccata and swordfish - all delicious!! JJ's is a fun, relaxed and excellent fish restaurant!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOystersBuck a shuck is such a wonderful thing. So fresh and delishious. had an incredible beet and arugula salad. Enjoyable atmosphere felt very comfortable and clean not rude or stuffy5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDine fineExcellent food,great drinks,great service we'll be back.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelish!Our party of six celebrated my fiancé's birthday here. Everything from our oyster appetizer to our entrees was scrumptious. Three of us at the table had gluten allergies, and the staff/chef was extremely accommodating to our dietary restriction. Just wish that we had saved room for dessert!!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistently great seafoodThis is our go-to date night restaurant whenever we are in the area. Consistently great seafood. I've never been a big mussel fan, but their mussels are amazing. Love the haddock piccata. My husband always loves the diver scallops. Great beer and wine selection.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMJumpin JaysSeafood was great, service was very good. The only complaint is that we had to wait a while to have our credit card run through.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Dining ExperienceGracious hosts combined unparalleled service with sumptuous seafood entree
offerings for a superlative dining experience that can only be described as
AMAZING!!!! In short, NOTHING COULD HAVE BEEN FINER!!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GreatJumpin Jay's is the best restaurant in Portsmouth. The seafood is always excellent, the service is solid, and it is unpretentious. Really good food at good value.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding foodSeafood was fantastic, so fresh.....bread was delicious as well. Excellent choice and would definitely go back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best seafood restaurantsJumpin Jays is by far one of the best seafood restaurants in Portsmouth NH. We are from the Boston area and are in Portsmouth quite often. We have dined at several other restaurants in the area but we are always drawn back to Jumpin Jays. Love the oysters, little neck clams, mussels and of course the entree's.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Jumpin'Had a great meal with fresh oysters and crabmeat tortolloni. Sangria to start and gooey toffee cake to finish. Yummy!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMJ J sGreat ......as always. Good food, good service and friendly staff. Never had a bad meal here.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood restaurant myBest seafood restaurant my wife and I have ever been to. For us it is for special occasions 2-3 times a year.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent DiningThe food at Jumpin Jays Fish Cafe was excellent. The seafood was very fresh and the menu contained good variety of preparation styles. The service was also wonderful. I will highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWould highly recommend Jumpin'Would highly recommend Jumpin' Jays. Our fish was outstanding and the sauces made it very special.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great mealWe went to Jumpin' Jay's to celebrate Mother's Day! Everything was great!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful eveningGreat meal and service on Fri 5/10 celebrating birthdays and Mother's Day with my son and my elderly parents. Our waitress was super friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. She even went above and beyond without our asking- secretly securing 2 candles in our 2 desserts because she could tell we were there to celebrate.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful FoodThe food is exceptional; I have eaten there twice and was not disappointed. Always fresh, and flavorful.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBravo!My husband and I were in neighboring Newburyport for the day and hoped to find a place that served a Raw Bar but came up empty. Using Yelp, we decided to visit Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe. It was fabulous. The staff was attentive, knowledgeable and thoughtful. We liked the combination of funky decor and upscale cuisine. We appreciated the menu choices and especially loved the smoked calamari in the Raw Bar. Sourcing local ingredients is another plus. Already we have both recommended JJFC to our friends & co-workers. We will be back.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as usualJumping jays has become our go-to place for a nice dinner out. It has great food and a positive atmosphere. Their hostess, Chelsea, does an excellent job of keeping patrons happy in a very busy restaurant.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe couldn't get in on Sat,We couldn't get in on Sat, so we went on Sun--turned out in our favor. We really had a great time. Not the first time I've been there--but the best. The meal was really excellent and the service was spot on--not overbearing but attentive. Would highly recommend.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMswordfishThe portions were adequate but the food was terrific. I, of the small appetite ate my whole meal and was satisfied but I think that the rest of my party could have had more. Tthat, after munching on bread and olives and baked garlic, and drinking cocktails before our entree was served, and then sharing a hot fudge brownie sundae among the four of us for dessert with coffee and in one case a cappucino after dinner.
Service was excellent and our table was ready for us when we got in.
What more can I say? It was a totally delilghtful evening.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly surprisedWe went for a Friday night dinner, in a city that has a ton of good restaurants. This one is a few blocks away from the center of town, but it was a lively scene, many happy diners. Started with oysters on the half-shell, a mix of PEI varieties. Twelve shells came out but only 11 had oysters on them, but they happily replaced the missing mollusk. Entrees were excellent, such as the lobster carbonara. Overall, a great find and we'll certainly come back.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date night dinnerMy husband and I went here for a date night dinner. The lobster bisk was yummy but could have used some more goodies in it. The drinks were good. The calamari was very good too!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the place for fish3 types of delicious oysters, superbly cooked flounder and salads. Efficient service. No other place on the seacoast can match the quality of a seafood meal here. If only it weren't so noisy.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost a Perfect ExperienceThe food here is amazing! We had the Fried Oysters appetizer, & they were the best we have ever had anywhere. I tried the Thai Green Curry special, & I would come back for that dish alone. Our waitress Meredith was wonderful. She was attentive, friendly and knew the menu well. The only reason we didn't give service 5 stars is because when we arrived, we had about 10 minutes to wait for our table (we were early), so we went to the upstairs bar for a drink. We were the only 2 people standing there. The bartenders ignored us for the entire 10 minutes. One of them stood right in front of us talking to waitresses, sorting her checks and never looked up at us. It really started our night off on the wrong foot. Our server Meredith saved the night.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite Portsmouth restaurantJumpin Jays is so consistently great! We go there every time we visit the Portsmouth area and went two nights in a row this visit.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery impressed with the foodVery impressed with the food and service. The noise level was very high, but there's not much you can do to change it. We would certainly return for the food.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat staff, great food, reallygreat staff, great food, really cute décor = a winner!!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMJumpin Jays consistently offersJumpin Jays consistently offers fresh, quality seafood in the Portsmouth area. This is a restaurant that you can go to and confidently know that you will get good service and great food.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery fresh well-prepared foodVery fresh well-prepared food and very attentive service with fair prices given the quality.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood always great, but I amFood always great, but I am a fish person and always great choices and cooked the way you wish.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about this placeEverything about this place is great. Morgan, our server was fantastic, made the evening perfect. The food comes out quickly and was exactly as expected. The best was that the reservation was honored on time with no wait even though they were busy.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter hearing good reviewsAfter hearing good reviews about the food my friends and I decided to give this restaurant a try on a Sunday evening recently. I'm glad we made reservations ahead of time. Busy place, even for a Sunday! Soon after we sat at our table, I realized why it is so popular. The food is wonderful. The atmosphere is just okay, not special, but the food and service was well worth it! We will definitely make this place one of our favorites.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable experience.Very enjoyable experience. Outstanding food and service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time we had eaten there.First time we had eaten there. It was during restaurant week and it was busy, but our table was ready when we arrived at our reserved time and we never felt rushed. The food quality was very good and the service was excellent. Would definitely go back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFatastic food, great oysterFatastic food, great oyster selection, unique brink menu and excellent service!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery basic decor. Food wasVery basic decor. Food was good, though not terribly inventive. Signature martini was not good at all. Service was excellent. And my ten year old son loved the brownie Sunday. Very kid friendly and informal.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was tremendouslyThe food was tremendously good. We enjoyed a variety of dishes and every one of them exceeded expectations.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't say enough of the waitCan't say enough of the wait staff and the food was amazing!!!! Can't wait to return! We also went on a Tuesday and Jakes offered Shuck a Buck Oysters! I think we could have made a meal on oysters but the menu was to good to pass up! Two dozen oysters would have to do until next Tuesday!!!!!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood was excellentI ordered the blackened swordfish and it was excellent. For an appetizer I had the lobster bisque and it was the best I've had in the Seacoast.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMArrived at reserved time andArrived at reserved time and we were seated immediately. Very nice ambiance. Had asked for a seat near a window and we had a lovely table by the window. We did not realize it was restaurant week but was informed at the hotel we were staying. My husband chose off the special menu and I had haddock piccata. Everything was wonderful. Mussels were wonderful and fresh, salad with gorgonzola was wonderful. Haddock picata was very tasty. My husband enjoyed his fluke. We both tasted each others as well and agreed both were really good. We normally do not do dessert but the key lime pie was the best. Wine and beer lists were long and choices were many. I enjoyed my cote de rhone.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were sorry when we finishedWe were sorry when we finished eating, because the food was so delicious and the service, so gracious!!!Jumpin Jays was highly recommended to us. In turn, because our dining experience was so satisfying and wonderful, we will highly recommend it to others.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were veryFood and service were very good, would go back over all very pleased.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and presentation.Excellent food and presentation. Appetizer and main course superb. Dessert , key lime very good. Black Forest fair, dry.
Very good service, we would go back. Unfortunate how noisy it is.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM