We had a different expectation for this restaurant as it's on OpenTable - in reality it's VERY casual (food served in baskets with a paper lining) and all fried food tasted like the oil was old. Wouldn't go back....
Met family for lunch. The fries are wonderful, and everyone enjoyed their burgers, I paid the extra for the local grass fed beef it made for a tasty burger.
Yummy burgers and soul filling food
Without question - one of the best burgers I've ever had. Asked for it medium well, and it came out medium well. Rarely happens. Hand cut salt and vinegar fries, cooked to perfection. Waitress was attentive - checked in twice during the meal. She made it known she was there, but wasn't annoying about it. Window seating at sunset made for great conversation too. Prices were reasonable for downtown Portsmouth.
Bottom line: it's a pub. Kind of tight seating, but so worth it.
We made a reservation for 5pm for NY eve. We got an email from the establishment a few days before saying there may be delays. We arrived at 4:45 to see if we would be seated on time. They said they couldn't find my reservation but could seat us now.
They took our order & brought our drinks quickly. It took a little while longer for our food to come out. Unfortunately our orders were wrong. My daughter ordered chicken fingers/fries & side cesar. She got a cesar with grilled chicken on top. The vege's on my burger were wrong & I got fries instead of salad.
When I mentioned to the waitress that she brought the wrong order she denied it. My daughter didn't want to wait for them to redo it so we kept it. Don't know if the error happened by the waitress or in the kitchen. Chicken ended up being too spicy for my daughter.
Food was fairly good. Good portions.
When we finished I asked the waitress to make sure we were charged for what we ordered vs what we received (didn't want to be over charged). She gave me a frustrated look & said ok.
Excellent place to grab a bite. Typical Bar Fare. Good burgers. Little tight moving around. Waitress was probably not old enough to drink and could not offer any info on many of the craft beers but other than that it was a very nice meal.
Excellent pub burgers and sandwiches Casual atmosphere. Apps times perfectly before our meal Great sangria. We were an hour early for reservations due to pouring rain - we were seated immediately .
Nothing too special. Apparently, "medium rare" means something different to me (I wanted "hot pink" and told the waitress such, but the hamburger arrived midterm, on the verge of medium well). Otherwise, the fries were good and the location was great for people watching. :) I later walked to Clark's Ice Cream, since it was only a couple of blocks away, and that was great.
Our table was ready when we arrived and we were seated immediately. Wait staff was courteous and attentive. Food was good and a good value.
The place was closed when we got there and no one even thought to tell people that had reservations......
They were closed for when we made reservations. Second time OpenTable has done this to me. Not sure the problem.
We went for dinner on a Friday night, this was a great alternative to the more upscale places in the area who take themselves way too seriously! The food was good, hot and fast - service was excellent and everyone seemed pretty happy to be there! We had a great time and think for a casual meal it's a great choice - we will be back again for certain.
Great food, Great Time
Brought some friends from out of town and had a terrific lunch ... awesome burger, cold beer and really good service. It's a gem of a spot.
We arrived at 4:30 and were seated at a table for 4 in an area of the restaurant that should have been a table for 2. Waited about 10 minutes and no one came to our table. We were about to leave when he spoke with the inexperienced hostess. She explained to us the she forgot to tell out waitress that she seated us. Never once offered us anything for the inconvenience, but told us not to take it out on our waitress. Apps were Luke warm at best. Food was ok for the type of restaurant this was. When we left there was no one around.
Been waiting to stop in and me and wife had the opportunity recently. Make it better it was on a Thursday so they had the $.49 chicken wings!! Advertise their wings And with good reason.. The wings were large and quite tasty! Teriyaki were excellent! I had a burger and it was very juicy and cooked right. I recommend a visit if you're in the area as there are many weekly deals provided.
The food portions are enormous, hence the name!
Our daughter heard about Fat Belly's and we went one evening when we visited her at UNH. Great place, great service. Wings are the bomb---yummy!! Nachos were delicious too. Our burgers were tasty and inside were done well, but the outside was a little overdone for our liking. Everything else was good and we'd definitely go there again!
We ate at Fat Belly's on a busy Saturday night. We new this was a casual, family friendly restaurant. Unfortunately we were seated next to a table of pound and unruly toddlers. The mother's had no control over the two boys. As this disruption continued for about 20 minutes, the manager checked in with us and apologized and offered us a round of drinks. This simple gesture is a display of great customer service. The waitress was truly attentive and the nachos and burgers were awesome!
casual and relaxed! made reservation on open table...always a plus!