Blue Mermaid Island Grill

Portsmouth

633 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

  • Eclectic Caribbean cuisine
  • Mahi-mahi, lobster quesadillas
  • Weekly live music

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Though the Caribbean isles are well known to outsiders, Caribbean cuisine remains a hidden gem due to tourists frequently subsisting solely off a paste made from sand, ocean water, and pureed linen pants. Uncover the edible treasure of the tropics with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fare at Blue Mermaid Island Grill in Portsmouth.

Blue Mermaid Island Grill lures in deep-sea diners with a savory spread of Caribbean-inspired cuisine. For lunch, sing a dolphin-fish to sleep as you keep it snug in the sesame-encrusted pan-seared mahi-mahi wrap served with ginger soy, wasabi cream, and mago napa cabbage ($10.99), and the Jamaican jerk chicken with sunsplash salsa and baby greens ($8.99) kicks off a surprise party in unsuspecting stomachs. Dinner entrees like the lobster quesadilla with roasted corn and fresh basil ($12.99) allow cramped crustaceans to explore the more malleable shell of a flour tortilla.

Blue Mermaid Island Grill tunes up the dining experience with weekly live music and brightens the midday with a unique Sunday brunch menu. This deal is valid for dine-in only, and anxious anglers can wade through a full list of fare and pricing on the online menu.

Reviews

The Blue Mermaid has been featured on Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels. Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and 74% of Urbanspooners like it.

  • Fantastic flavors. Love the chipolte pepper mashed potatoes! – Scott Estes, Urbanspoon
  • an unholy-good lobster quesadilla, great chicken & andouille sausage gumbo... Spicy, homemade salsa with comp tortilla chips... Oh, why can't you open an outpost in metro Boston?? – Michele g., Yelp

Blue Mermaid Island Grill

You would think that a restaurant inside one of The Hill's 200-year-old historic homes would have a menu steeped in traditional American cuisine. But that's not the case with Blue Mermaid Island Grill, which instead serves the sweet, spicy food of the Caribbean. Popular dishes include everything from guava-braised short ribs to a New World paella with chicken, shrimp, mussels, and sausage in curried rice. Chefs can prepare many menu items vegetarian or gluten-free.

Blue Mermaid Island Grill also has full bar service, including eight rotating craft-beer taps and margaritas in nine flavors. Cocktails contribute to an upbeat vibe—which landed it a feature on Food Network's Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels—as does live music four nights a week with both professional and local musicians. The indoor and outdoor dining areas are decorated with pieces from local artists, adding to the grassroots vibe and relieving owners Scott and Karen Logan of trying to pull off a major museum heist.

Customer Reviews

633 Ratings

Good was okay but not excellent.
Adrienne L. · May 14, 2015
Amazing food and drinks!
Stephanie L. · May 14, 2015
We've been here 10 times over the past few years and the food is always great and some really unique cocktails. Entertainment is also excellent
Steve M. · May 3, 2015
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    Portsmouth

    409 The Hill

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801

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