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Porthole Pub

) #9 of 158 Restaurants in Lynn $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
98 Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01902-3490
+1 781-595-7733
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“clam chowder” (10 reviews)
“prime rib” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
98 Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01902-3490
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The clientele may be a little rough around the edges, but otherwise this is one of the older, classic restaurants in Lynn. Porthole has been around for as long as I can remember. Gone are such places like Nandees, Boston St Cafe, and JT Shawmut,...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 11 May 2017

As one proceeds northward from Boston along route 1A, one eventually enters the city of Lynn and experiences the iconic Lynnway. This stretch of 1A offers strip shopping centers and dealerships for every automobile short of an Edsel. It's easy to remember the age-old poem:...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to go have dinner with friends great service and drinks are good...I would recommend this place to anyone if you haven't check it out you should you will like it.

1  Thank ramondjvega
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Had another family reunion for 14 people and had a fun time. The Porthole is a fairly large place on the Lynn Harbor side of the Lynnway near the yacht club and has plenty of parking. Today they had overlooked our reservation but were able...More

Thank Hobby38
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

when I go there I order that prime rib and a salad unfortunately it's a hit or miss it's either great or no good no consistency needs much improvement in quality davidbrook208gmail.com

Thank davidbrook208
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I have been here several times and have found their food consistently good, the menu is varied and I have enjoyed eating the there. The staff is cordial and a lot of fun. Lots of regulars here, the first time I had dinner there another...More

Thank zenelxx
Reviewed 2 December 2016

A go-to place for families and locals for 30+ years at this location . They know how to cook seafood very well here and often will have great deals like twin lobster etc. The veggies and salad selections are old-school and not overly inspired but...More

Thank Mia C
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went to a private function here and was happy with the food and the service. Everything was served hot and fresh. Would recommend to anyone looking for a private function room. Have also eaten in the restaurant itself and was very pleased.

Thank Laurie C
Reviewed 13 October 2016

First visit just average. Great location on the water near Lynn Beach on the Lynnway. Second visit terrible....nachos with cheese wiz. Rude waitress who was overly friendly to my partner and did not deserve a tip for her lackluster service, ran after me and yelled...More

Thank dotbabejules
Reviewed 2 October 2016

the fish is always fresh and the service outstanding. I was a little disappointed in the clam chowder which has a tendency to be different depending on who is cooking that night. Last night was not thick and creamy as usual. The swordfish was delicious

Thank lash23_13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01902-3490
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lynn
  • Phone Number: +1 781-595-7733
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