Winter Weekdays in Portsmouth: Seafood

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I will make a confident guess that not many of you can think of great reasons to come visit the fair city of Portsmouth on a weekday during our winter season.  The Piscataqua is fast asleep under its shrink wrap, the Seacoast Mavericks are laying plans for next season, the gardens of Strawbery Banke lie fallow.  But there are reasons to come, and here is the first to come to mind…

20150113_200413Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe is one of our best seafood restaurants, and every Tuesday night at Jumpin’ Jay’s is “Shuck-a-Buck” night.  That’s right, a raw oyster for a dollar.  And really good oysters, according to Meg.  She often has six for her appetizer then a dozen for her main course.  Or, if one of the appetizers looks appealing, she has that then 18 for her main course.  No better way to spend a winter evening.

Now, if for you an oyster for a dollar comes in second only to a root canal for a dollar, Jumpin’ Jay’s has their normal excellent menu.  I often get the calamari…

20150113_194223The mako shark is also excellent when it is available.  So don’t be afraid to take your sweetie, there are other choices if raw shellfish is not on your agenda.  But do call ahead or use Open Table: Shuck-a-Buck night can be busy even on the coldest winter weekday in Portsmouth.