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“When you need Gilley's, it's there for you”
Review of Gilley’s

Gilley’s
Ranked #59 of 216 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: Established in 1912, Gilley's is the place for Good Food Fast! Your Portsmouth, NH visit is not complete until you have Stopped by during the day or late night!
Reviewed 29 May 2016

It's late; you're hungry; you need a hot dog or a burger. Gilley's has got you covered. Keep your expectations in check and you're all set. The more you've had to drink, the better it is. Fair fare at a fair price. Always reliable and worth the wait if there's a line. It's clean, well lit, and the guy behind the counter is always friendly and efficient. Possibly the only option you'll have, depending on the hour. You could do much worse.

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Reviewed 11 May 2016

Gilley's hotdog/hamburg cart in downtown Portsmouth, NH has been around since I was a kid and I was born in 1957. In fact Gilley is a distant relative to me on my grandmother's side. He may have been maybe a 4th cousin. Anyway, this was and still is a popular place to grab a hotdog, hamburg or fries. There are other things on the menu there. I wouldn't consider this a place to dine and chill out for too long as the inside to this place is very small. It's more or less a place to grab something quick to eat and run. Gilley passed away several years ago. Back when he was alive, I was always surprised how fast that man could take several orders at the same time and never forget one. I think he was really the last of the multitasking people in our country! People used to stand on top of their cars and pull right next to his side window and place their orders. I was also told he got a parking ticket every night for years for parking his cart right in the middle of Portsmouth. His hotdogs were a favorite of mine years ago and they still are today. I would hope anyone who passes through Portsmouth, NH would stop to see for themselves! They only have a few bar stools and a counter to eat at. Certainly not a place to hang out too long.

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Reviewed 21 March 2016

We've been here twice now and will continue to come back. The food is simple such as hamburgers and hot dogs. It is cooked fresh to order and is delicious but by no means heart healthy. The portions are filling and the price is reasonable. Finding a spot to sit can be a problem but if the weather is good you can get your food to go and find a spot nearby to eat.

Thank Virginia N
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Gilly's was voted best hotdogs in the world for a reason - they ARE the best. Great atmoshphere too. You gotta go.

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GilleysDiner, Owner at Gilley’s, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Thank you Joe! We really appreciate your positive feedback.

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Nice guy owns it but the burgers were worse than the ones I used to make when I was 13. The fries were greasy and terrible. Stomach ache later. I can't understand how this place stays open.

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