For those of you thinking of venturing out, Access Navigators is taking a look at outdoor dining accessibility in Portsmouth. Check back regularly, restaurants are added every week. For those of you “dining out” at home, there are great take-out options all over town offering curbside pick-up and delivery. Whatever you choose, bon appetit!
With a view of the Piscataqua River and Memorial Bridge, Raleigh Wine Bar + Eatery is an easy wheel-friendly destination. New brick sidewalks, standard height tables, short path to accessible restrooms, and an adjacent municipal parking lot with two accessible spaces combine to give this restaurant two thumbs up! If you time it right, you could get lucky with a spectacular sunset!
Rudi’s Portsmouth/Rudi’s Market Square has created a food and drink oasis in Portsmouth’s beautiful Market Square. This Market Square dining venue has a curb cut for easy access, standard height tables, and a direct path to an indoor accessible restroom. A wheel-friendly destination!
Two of Portsmouth’s favorite iconic restaurants offer side-by-side accessible rear patios. Portsmouth Gas Light Co. (orange umbrellas) and The Portsmouth Brewery (white umbrellas) are both adjacent to the Hanover Parking Garage (18 accessible spaces) and also adjacent to a small parking lot with one accessible space. Both have accessible restrooms right inside their rear doors. These are easy choices for wheel-friendly dining!
Cure Restaurant on Penhallow Street has great outdoor choices! On-street dining, easily accessible with curb cut entry, or courtyard dining with a tent overhead. The side door for the courtyard and the accessible restroom has a small new ramp to get you over the threshold smooth as can be. Wheel friendly all the way.
Fronting on Congress Street, but also taking advantage of tree-shaded Vaughn Mall, The District has standard height tables and an accessible restroom just steps away from the Worth parking lot.
Part of the five-accessible-restaurant line-up in Vaughn Mall is Shalimar India. Standard height tables and an accessible restroom coupled with easy parking make this a very wheel-friendly choice.
Cafe Mediterraneo has opened a back patio on the Worth Lot. If you’re on wheels, the path to the restroom from the back patio is tricky. Instead, consider dining at one of these umbrella-shaded tables out front. Standard height tables, easy travel path to the accessible restroom, and a perfect view of lively Congress Street!