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191 Wentworth Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-431-1074
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Cathy K
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

1 Thank Kevin G
River Forest, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank ChrisH018
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Deborah P
Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Janet K
An American living in Northwest England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Portsmouth has a lot of great restaurants, but head out of town a few miles, and find this place, right on Sagamore Creek. Excellent seafood in a casual family setting. Full bar and good wine list, but the point of going there is the great menu of mostly seafood (fresh!) done well. Choose to sit outside, inside, or on the... More 

2 Thank MJP-22
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I am giving this a four for the type of restaurant this is. It is not fancy but the food is good. The portions were not huge at lunch, but I like that. The staff was nice and it was a great way to start our vacation.

1 Thank fishmart22
seacoast, nh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This restaurant is at the edge of the creeks flowing around portsmouth and Newcastle And is a great place for seafood or lobster. I had the "small plate" fisherman's platter with whole belly clams, shrimp and fish all fried to perfection for under $20. My spouse had the fried fish and our friend had the lazyman lobster. It was all... More 

1 Thank Linda M
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

BG's is filled with history and feels like you've settled in for an old fashioned fish dinner after a day on the boat. Atmosphere is nostalgic and fun, staff is helpful and friendly. Lots of very fried choices and big portions so you might want to choose healthier options. Great deck and lovely view, but bring the bug spray. All... More 

1 Thank Harradexperience

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 24
American, Bar, Seafood
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Wentworth Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-1074
"Where the Locals Go" - This family owned favorite has been preparing the freshest seafood on the seacoast for 39 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 or kayak as well! Hours Sun-Thurs 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 in March.

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