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BG's Boathouse

191 Wentworth Rd, Rye NH, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5507
+1 603-431-1074
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“steamers” (16 reviews)
“clams” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
191 Wentworth Rd, Rye NH, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5507
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had lunch there on a Saturday, no wait for a table. The fried clams were delicious, fresh and possibly the best I've had. The lunch portion is a great size and you have a choice of sides including coleslaw if you don't want fries.

Thank 18marilyn
Reviewed 5 days ago

4 close friends gathered here for lunch. We have been here before and always enjoyed it, we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, as was the service. And, the beer was good and cold. We will definitely return!

Thank 531fish
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was to hot o sit outside but had a great view anyway. Lobster roll stuffed full of pure lobster meat and good service. No waiting in line

Thank daniel6552016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for the first time on a busy Sunday night. However, since we opted to eat inside we were seated promptly, when there was a 20+ minute wait for outside seating. Wait staff were friendly and efficient. It didn’t take long for our food to...More

Thank SDL248
Reviewed 1 week ago

First day in Portsmouth and went here upon tip from a local. The food was quite tasty, a bit above average. The service did leave a bit to be desired. And plastic flatwear?

Thank chet b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a Saturday during the summer. We were lucky enough not to have to wait for a table but we didn't get a spot outside on the deck. I am not a seafood lover so I can't say anything about the seafood but...More

Thank 783m783
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will disregard the unwanted previous negative reviews, and share our enjoyable experience. Albeit, I must note that everyone shares a different experience at other times for various reasons. Our sister(and brother iin-law) took us to BG's. Most travelers would not visit this restaurant with...More

Thank LKT_Travelers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop for lobster while in the Portsmouth area - based on a recommendation from a local. We had a table outside overlooking the harbour which was nice. Ordered a 2.5lb lobster, lobster bisque, fried clams, onion rings. The lobster was very...More

Thank CyTrip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have loved going to BG's since moving to the area a couple of years ago. We came to expect that the hostess was quite awful - unfriendly, curt and overwhelmed by any activity. The service is spotty, usually ok. The prices on anything but...More

Thank KalliopeK
Jeff G, Owner at BG's Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yes, We had major computer issues because of Comcast and with the volume of orders and customers coming in the door the staff was working up to capacity to try and do everything manually which was taking a lot longer than expected. For this reason...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Yummy! Great local beers. Quick seating. Friendly staff. Perfect Friday night restaurant! Loved everything about it!

Thank Jeanne F
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Sandi J
28 July 2016|
Response from Kronberg | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Hope the answer you directly.
Stephanie S
18 July 2015|
Response from Jeff G | Property representative |
We have ample parking at the Restaurant and Across the Street for Our Customers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Wentworth Rd, Rye NH, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5507
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-1074
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"Where the Locals Go" - This family owned favorite has been preparing the freshest seafood on the seacoast for 40 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 as well! Open Thurs-Monday until Mother's Day. Open 7 days Mother's day - Labor Day. Open Thurs-Monday after Labor Day. We close for the Season October 21st and Reopen in March.
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