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Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop

) #44 of 143 Restaurants in Portsmouth ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood, Soups
177 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4622
+1 603-427-2070
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster stew” (17 reviews)
“stews” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 17:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
177 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4622
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Reviews (142)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stop here every time we visit our son and family who live in Portsmouth. Love both the clam chowder and lobster roll. The regular size is enough for me, I not sure what the jumbo would consist of. The regular lobster roll has a...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many of my readers know oulr affection for seafood. Geno's takes seafood and chowder to a new level. A regular lobster roll had 2 and a half lobster tails in it. No knuckles or leg meat. To top that off we had a choice of...More

Thank jaraysco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lobster stew is peppery and filling. The bowl had three whole claws and a knuckle. No need to order a lobster when you get the stew.

Thank tim L
francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thanks for the review- We just try to keep it fresh and simple.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lobster stew had large tail & claw meat in it, very good. We also had clam chowder. Nice view, but pricey.

Thank chuck2525
francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your lunch. We use only the freshest local seafood available. Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just as good as the first time! Casual venue and friendly staff. I had the Lobster Roll-regular size-whic has 3 good oz of fresh lobster meat. You can order it with butter or mayo-I always opt for the butter. As I was enjoying this, a...More

Thank Belmontcouple
francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow- thanks! We try hard to keep the "old Portsmouth" vibe here and it's nice to know that we are on the right track. Thanks for returning to dine with us :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy the outside deck, but even better is the very fresh lobster and crab salads and sandwiches. Yum. Desserts are also yummy and made on site by the owner. I am a local, and this is one of my favorites.

Thank jackjrt
francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

THANK YOU! Especially great to hear from locals :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here after visiting the Wentworth House and sat on the open side porch. Had the small lobster roll, and while it was very good, it came with two small pickles and a tiny bag of chips. I can't help but compare it to other...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Good location, friendly wait staff. Disappointing food. We ordered a salad, and it was prepared with NO care. It looked like they emptied a bag of greens onto a plate, added a garnish and served it. Calm chowder was OK. They are missing a huge...More

Thank scott c
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We dropped into Geno's late aft. for lunch and the patio was packed....after a short wait they found us a table and were we ever glad!! Lobster roll and clam chowder we wonderful!! Succulent lobster (tail, claws and knuckle meat!!) crowded a fresh bun...yummy!! Plus...More

Thank pastorbob
francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for the very kind words. We are happy your lunch was a great experience. We have been keeping it fresh and simple for over 50 years :)

Reviewed 10 June 2017

We found Geno's when we were walking to the "strawberry bank museum". stopped in for lunch...one of the best lobster rolls.....cute place and wonderful service. liked it so much we went back the next day for lunch...this time we were lucky to set outside on...More

Thank Sandra G
francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Sandra, so happy your lunch experience was great! And what a compliment to come back so soon! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

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Response from tim L | Reviewed this property |
Gino's is a human food restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 177 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4622
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-427-2070
Family owned and operated since 1964 by the Marconi family.Serving lobster rolls, chowders, sandwiches, salads and great desserts at an affordable price.Waterfront deck dining over looking the back channel and the fishing pier. Beer and wine.Boat docking available. Off the beaten path in the southend neighborhood of Portsmouth but worth the trip!
Featured in N.E.'S Favorite Seafood Shacks by Elizabeth Bougerol
"Dock and dine on plump lobster rolls and seemingly effortless bowls of chowder" 2010 -pg159
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