On Saturday February 6th from 7 to 11 PM, we’ll hosting a special event at the Blue Mermaid Island Grill in Portsmouth to celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday!
Everyone gets a FREE appetizer through the dealici mobile app! Plus, we’ll have 25% food and drink specials through the app.
Come enjoy live music with us from reggae band Jah Spirit, win prizes by playing Bob Marley trivia, and enter our $50 grand prize raffle.
A little bit about Blue Mermaid Island Grill
Blue Mermaid occupies a historic building (200 years old!) in Portsmouth’s downtown district. They have created a comfortable casual dining atmosphere with a bar, lounge, dining room and outdoor deck. They are locally-owned and community-minded.
They serve delicious cuisine inspired by the Caribbean. They’ve been operating for more than 20 years. Their customers love their Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Fire-Roasted Salsa, Plantain Encrusted Cod, Island Shrimp Pad Thai, Guava Braised Short Ribs, as well as their elaborate selection of burgers, salads, soups, sandwiches and of course… grilled seafood!
They also have an extensive bar, with all the popular beers, craft beers on tap, and a wide selection of wines and cocktails. They’re known for their tropical coolers and the best margaritas in Portsmouth!
Vegan or gluten-free? Blue Mermaid’s chefs have options just for you every day.
Here are six reasons you must try Blue Mermaid
- LIVE MUSIC every week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
- Free parking next to their building (and they’ll validate parking stubs from the nearby Hanover Street parking garage)
- Monday night is trivia night!
- Sunday brunch from 10-4
- Sunday nights are “date night:” free appetizers and 50% off bottles of wine.
- Of course Dealici mobile app where you can save 25-50% at Blue Mermaid
They don’t just serve in-house. They’ll host your party of up to 55 people in their semi-private dining room. They also offer full-service food and beverage carting.
As a longstanding member of the Portsmouth community, Blue Island has created a tradition of supporting many of the diverse organizations that work to make the coast of New Hampshire a special place. They have been supporting numerous nonprofit organizations for years, including…
- Coastal Conservation Association
- Blue Ocean Society
- Bow Lake Dam 15K/5K benefiting Cystic Fibrosis
- Foot Prints Food Pantry
- Seacoast Local
- Share Our Strength
- Seacoast Family Food Pantry
- South East Land Trust
- The Music Hall
- West End Theater
What others are saying
Food Network star Rachel Ray filled an episode of “Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travels” at the Blue Mermaid, as she traveled around the country tasting local cuisine.
They’ve also been featured in NH To Do Magazine, voted one of the top seafood restaurants on the Seacoast, featured in Taste magazine, chosen by New Hampshire Magazine as one of New Hampshire’s “Best Seafood Restaurants,” and they have been given a New Hampshire Restaurant Neighbor Award by the National Restaurant Association.
Here’s what some customers have said about the Blue Mermaid Island Grill:
“I just wanted to write to tell you about the wonderful dining experience my wife and I had at the Blue Mermaid this past Saturday night. The food was tremendous as was the service! We started with the Spring Rolls and for dinner I had the Chicken Skewers and my wife had the Bimini Chicken, both of which were delicious. Our server, Becca, suggested an incredible dessert (Can’t recall the name, but it had fig and chocolate) and we loved it!”
“After dinner we headed downstairs to listen to some live music and to have a couple drinks. Your bartender did a great job of handling a pretty good size crowd on her own I didn’t wait long for a drink once the whole time we stayed. I can’t recall the name of the guy who was playing, but his band did a great job of not playing so loudly that you were blown out of the room. We were able to carry on our conversation while we listened, which was nice.
“Having two children, the oldest being 2, we don’t get out much, so when we do, it’s a pretty special thing. Thank you for making our first night out in over 2 years a night to remember!”
“I was quite impressed with the Blue Mermaid. It’s a little out of the way of the heavy pedestrian traffic, but it is quite a good find. I went for lunch and was delighted with my experience. The unique and compelling flavor combinations offered on the menu inspired me to start experimenting in my own kitchen. The homemade sweet potato chips are right on. Warm atmosphere and friendly staff complete the dining experience at Blue Mermaid. I will be going back.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant and loved the food! The atmosphere is a bit eclectic but it was warm and welcoming in a Caribbean style! We were seated right away and the service could not have been better. The chips and homemade fire roasted salsa were fantastic with a bit of heat and a great peppery finish. I ordered the Braised Beef Short Ribs and was not disappointed, it was one of the best tasting meals that I have had in a great while, tender and flavorful, served with mashed potatoes and green beans. I was full when done, the portion was fine! My girlfriend ordered the grilled Mahi Mahi with Grilled Mango Vinaigrette and Mango Chutney, the fish was cooked perfectly and the vinaigrette was not too spicy or strong. I will most certainly head back to Portsmouth if only to stop here again, the trip will be well worth it!”
“Amazing food, superb service. Wasabi Salmon was the best salmon combo I’ve ever had. Saw my fish delivered fresh. Best complimentary homemade salsa and chips around!”
“Terrific place… one of our favorites in Portsmouth. Unique menu and atmosphere!”