If you’re planning an event for your family and friends, business, nonprofit, or local organization, let The Shanty help you throw a party that people talk about for years.

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Let's Party

Need a place to host a retirement party, holiday party, or milestone birthday? Looking for a caterer for your corporate event, family gathering, or nonprofit fundraiser? We can cook up anything on The Shanty menu, along with a few things you won’t find on the menu, for your special event.


Onsite Events

The Shanty – Portsmouth has a private downstairs area that can comfortably accommodate parties of up to 40 people. We can also close our dining room in Portsmouth or downtown Dover and host parties of up to 100 people. From family reunions and birthday bashes to end-of-season pizza parties for local sports teams, The Shanty hosts dozens of onsite events each year. Just tell us how many people you expect and what kind of food you want us to serve, and we’ll make sure everyone has a great time.

Catering for Offsite Events

Want to bring the feel, and the food, of your favorite neighborhood tavern to your private event or party? The Shanty caters events for up to 200 people at outside venues. We’ve catered events for businesses and community organizations at banks, local breweries, veteran’s lodges, and other local establishments. We can help you choose a theme – lobster or clam bake, fish fry, barbecue, Italian, breakfast, and more. Let’s put our heads together and come up with ways to turn your event into a much-anticipated annual tradition.