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191 Wentworth Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-431-1074
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Kittery, Maine
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I met friends for dinner on the deck. They live in Arizona now, so naturally they wanted the lobster & steamers. I had the small fish & chips, which was very good and I couldn't even finish it. Service was great, but we did think the deck chairs were a tad uncomfortable, Perhaps because we were there for quite a... More 

2 Thank advantage_12
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We stopped for lunch today - a beautiful day- were seated outside, which was great. We had the lobster bisque which was good. We both had fried clam baskets which were greasy and some were burned around the edges and all had a distinct burned taste.The fried onion rings were good. Also, no cole slaw. We have had fried seafood... More 

Thank flaviation
Western Washington
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Casual waterfront dining - outside seating and a covered porch. Inside might be good on a rainy day, but otherwise wouldn't do that. This was a return visit and I don't think I've ever had a bad meal here. When I called to find out what time they were open until it appeared not to be a fixed time "Oh,... More 

1 Thank jsnover
Middleton, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Variety of prepared fresh seafood in a casual atmosphere seating outside on dock near the water or inside restaurant. Bar available. Good service.

Thank terry l
Litchfield, Connecticut
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165 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were heading out of Maine around lunch time and decided to go back to BG's. We got there around 1:15 and had a great meal overlooking the river. Great service made quick and easy. This is one of the old reliable hidden spots right off of I95 on the Maine New Hampshire border. Fantastic lobster bisque soup

2 Thank Chris H
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Very reasonable prices, great view and outside eating. Was a little disappointed that everything was paper and plastic. Our server was not the bestest but there were other servers that were better.

Thank taangel179
Jeff G, Owner at BG's Boathouse, responded to this review

The reason we use paper plates and plastic utensils is because we aren't on City septic. We are limited to one dishwasher for drinking glasses only for this reason. If you would like to discuss in further detail how your server could have provided you with a more positive experience I would be happy to hear from you as we... More 

Rye, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We sat on the deck, had some great seafood and beers. Wait staff very friendly. Nice view of water, right off the harbor. I live locally and we love this place.

1 Thank Tom S
Lincoln, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was a random stop as we headed to the Seacoast Science Center. Great people, awesome seafood & relaxed atmosphere with no Cape Cod traffic. Fish & Chips were the best I've ever had. Wife had the lobster roll and loved it. Yummy onion rings. Will head back soon! Good margarita's and chicken fingers for land lubbers & picky kids... More 

1 Thank Bridgenet
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

BG's is a great family seafood restaurant with lots of variety. There is stuff for the kids and for the parents. Service is great and atmosphere is great. If you want to sit outside though bring a sweatshirt because it can get quite chilly. Overall great place

1 Thank Gus B
seacoast, nh
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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This place is popular with locals and many access the restaurant by boat as it has a boat ramp. It has a large deck on the water with awnings to keep you shaded. Menu is primarily seafood, but has some landlubber items such as chicken fingers and veggie burger. I got the small plate seafood platter for $18 99. This... More 

1 Thank Linda M

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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
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?