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“100% Authentic”

Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop
Ranked #38 of 216 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: View, Local cuisine
Description: Family owned and operated seasonally since 1964 by the Marconi family.Featuring fresh lobster rolls, chowders, sandwiches, salads and great desserts at an affordable price.Watch the lobster boats unload the days catch from our waterfront deck over looking the back channel and the fishing pier. Beer and wine. Off the beaten path in the Southend neighborhood of Portsmouth but worth the trip! Featured on "Cooking Channel" Cheap Eats (2017), Boston's "Phantom Gourmet" (2015) Experience a bit of "old" Portsmouth, still unchanged.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I was born in Maine and split my time growing up in Kittery Point and New Hampshire- now I live in the suburbs of Philly (anyone want a cheesesteak recommendation??). Genos is wonderful. The ingredients are fresh and the food is exactly as advertised and exactly what I hoped for and expected during my visit over Easter weekend. The staff are honest, authentic and friendly. At 11AM on Friday half the customers were drinking Smuttynose- judgement free zone.

To be honest I’m a thick chowder guy, but the fact that they post “our chowders are brothy and thin but full of seafood” right on their website made respect their choice to specialize in this type of recipe. I had the clam chowder and 3oz lobster roll which was served with a bag of chips. Lucky for me it they were running a special that day; with an iced tea I was around $22 all in + tip. Clams in the chowder, lobster, the roll, the lettuce, everything was fresh, prepared perfectly and very enjoyable. Kudos!!

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francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

WOW!! Thank you very much for the great review. The staff work really hard to make each guests experience memorable. The kitchen does it's best to put out the freshest products available and we all enjoy what we do!
Many thanks again for taking the time to review :)

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Nice place to enjoy some wonderful food. Family owned business, they value their customers. Thank you for your hospitality

Thank Shawn L
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francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thanks so much! We really do love what we do!
Have a great winter

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We went for the Lobster Roll. It exceeded expectations. It was light on the mayo, which brought out the taste of the lobster.

We got the chowder on the advice of family. It was good, but not exceptional. It is a thin chowder heavy on the butter. It is lighter than some chowders which makes it a good compliment to the roll

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francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our lobster is really that fresh, we can show you the boats that brought the catch in the day before. Thanks again :)

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Wife and I were in the area so we decided to stop for lunch. There was not a large crowd on Wednesday so we were seated promptly. The waitress was very pleasant and helpful; we wanted chowder so she offered samples. We both chose clam chowder and enjoyed it very much. Waitress said it was a thin chowder and she was correct. It was very tasty and had an ample amount of clams. I would eat here again if back in the area.

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francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hello Jim,
Thanks for stopping at Geno's for lunch and taking the time to write a review!
We are happy that you and your wife enjoyed dining with us.
thanks :)

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Geno's is located on the water in a casual friendly setting. There are many options for lunch but the lobsters rolls are the best ever.. whole tail served with butter and mayo in the side. The fresh chowder is the perfect accompaniment. Can't wait to go back to try other items but, if course, gave another lobster roll. It's off the beTen track but way too good to miss!

Thank Kathleen M
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francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Kathleen,
Thanks so much for the great review! Just trying to keep a bit of "old Portsmouth" alive.

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