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Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop

177 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4622
+1 603-427-2070
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster stew” (19 reviews)
“homemade pies” (4 reviews)
“chowdah” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
177 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4622
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 4 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
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 😊

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...More

Thank Senioronabudget
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 :)

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...More

Thank jim a
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 :)

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...More

Thank Kathleen M
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.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

I had the best lobster stew from our week in New England. Francesca was quite the card and very wonderful to chat with. The restaurant is not pretentious and just the right size for exploring travelers. We cam across this seafood restaurant while exploring the...More

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

Oh my, you are very funny too! Thank you for the kind words about Geno's. It was fun chatting with you also.

Reviewed 1 September 2017

It had a nice lobster role. The restaurant does not try to ring all your bells it just gives you some nice food. My kids like it very much.

Thank Tim3771
francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thanks. We just try to keep it simple and friendly!

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This is a small place right off the waterfront. They had limited parking, but we went for an early lunch and had no problems. The lobster roll we good and the blueberry pie was great.

Thank suefrisch
francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed the lunch at Geno's!

Reviewed 24 August 2017

We had lunch here during an 8 day tour New England. We ate in restaurants up and down the coasts (high-end to budget) and Geno's ranks right at the top! The only thing better than the clam chowder and lobster stew that we ordered was...More

Thank Nash009
francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Wow- thank you!! The staff try hard to make everyone's visit great!

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

My husband was at a work convention so I set off to explore Portsmouth. I came across Geno's and went in searching for good seafood. The waiter was friendly and gave me a nice seat outside facing the water. I couldn't decide between the clam...More

Thank croberts0075
francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for stopping by Geno's, glad that you found us and even more happy that you enjoyed your time on our deck. thanks again :)

Reviewed 11 August 2017 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
francesca f, Owner at Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hello Richard! Thank you for the very kind words and for taking the time to leave a review. Always happy to hear from a repeat customer and we are glad your lunch was great! :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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.
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