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BG's Boathouse

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191 Wentworth Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5507
+1 603-431-1074
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New Jersey
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried for dinner but arrive too late (pre-season too), but had a happy lunch next day. Food is hot, fresh and served on time. I had oysters that we sublime. Then lobster & the usual. Add a could of brown ales. I would have stayed for another day, wide had other plans. We give it two thumbs up each.

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Rye, New Hampshire
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945 reviews
605 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went for lunch and had the fried clam basket. The fried clams were some of the best I've had -- light batter, delicious. The homemade coleslaw was great -- not too sweet or runny, like some others I've had. I recently had the fried smelts, and they were superb. The portions are good-sized and the prices are reasonable for a... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Best Tuna sandwiches end Bloody Mary Sundays. Great anytime of year. Always look forward to Spring opening.

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Thank smerfynh
laconia, nh
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411 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Sitting outside with a widely varied seafood menu was as delight. Very, very good food. There area lot of choices here and all of them looked ands melled good. Everything we 3 ordered was wonderful.

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Thank jwredlabel
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The service was excellent. Everyone was friendly & attentive. The food was average. This was my first visit.

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MA
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261 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were heading south from Maine and wanted to find a good lobster bisque for lunch. BG's was a couple of miles out of the way (not in the downtown area of Portsmouth at all). It is a typical New England fish restaurant in that it is a very casual atmosphere with seating either indoors, on a sheltered deck, or... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Enjoyed a lobster sitting out looking at the water. Nice place, not fancy - more a locals hangout. Soups good and Rum Punch yummy. Owners are real nice.

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1 Thank Kevin G
River Forest, Illinois
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

BG's Boathouse is a no-frills lobster house. Steamed lobster, lobster rolls and steamers lead the menu choices and all are great. The restaurant is a bit off the beaten path, on the fringe of town, but worth the minimal effort to get there. Free parking is plentiful. Outdoor seating is available on the dock. My wife and I had steamed... More 

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1 Thank ChrisH018
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

It was my first visit to BG's, and I went at a pretty busy time near end of summer. It's bigger than it looks from the outside, but fills up fast during the season. We sat out on the porch under cover, and had a delicious meal. What I especially liked was their selection of "mini-meals" which are smaller sized.... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Love going to BG's. Great spot for summer lunch or dinner. Chowder is excellent as well as other seafood choices.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
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Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Wentworth Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5507
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-1074
Description
"Where the Locals Go" - This family owned favorite has been preparing the freshest seafood on the seacoast for 40 years! Enjoy the beautiful water views of Sagamore Creek while dining on the 2 outdoor decks, in the dining room or in the Sagamore Pub. Come by boat as well! Open Thurs-Monday until Mother's Day. Open 7 days Mother's day - Labor Day. Open Thurs-Monday after Labor Day. We close for the Season in October and Reopen March 16th, 2017 for our 40th Season!

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