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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 good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (41 reviews)
“clams” (21 reviews)
“lobster roll” (31 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
191 Wentworth Rd, Rye NH, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5507
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We have had some great meals here, one mediocre, and this last one was terrible. I have to conclude that BG's has a major problem with delivering a consistently excellent product. Some days you get the best. We got something else. My mother's seafood chowder...More

2  Thank StarWeez
Reviewed 13 December 2017

nothing fancy, however, the staff is always pleasant, food is consistently good. Been going there for years, love eating at the bar, or outside if weather permits.

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Greasy, overpriced seafood. On picnic tables with paper plates and plastic forks and cups. Charge for soda refills (spent $6 on 2 1/2 cups of coke).

Thank Tony M
Jeff G, Owner at BG's Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

We fry in pure vegetable oil filtered daily and changed often. We don't have any picnic tables at our business. We don't charge for Soda refills.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

This a very good place for seafood. Dishes are plentiful, tasty, fresh, and priced right. Service is also good. We have eaten here a few times and it was always a good experience.

Thank jello692017
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Went for seafood. Had a lobster roll. It was plentiful but absolutely flavorless. French fries were poor. Great outside seating however.

Thank kneel126
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Eight of us were seated and served on a Friday evening by a terrific waitress...she was truly the bright spot in the evening. Market price on lobsters were higher than what we paid at other restaurants that week. A pricey and bland-tasting swordfish offering seemed...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Food was ok, clams were very gritty but the lobster was hot and fresh, husband has the lazy mans lobster and said it was good as well. Beer was cold. It's just not as good as I remembered. Great location though.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Just finishing up their 40th season at the end this year ,this place has been a seacoast favorite since it opened.Waterfront location and onsite parking are a plus. Good food and friendly staff make this place worth try.

Thank T4349TOinfo
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I had been recently disapointed in Camden, ME, when served frozen scallops at a whopping $24.95. My sister told me that BG's had sweet, tender scallops and they were delicious! I had the basket, which I think was $16. I was amazed at the size...More

Thank nappy5300
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great location, I really like the location of this restaurant at the edge of the water and all. It is fun to sit out and enjoy the surroundings as you eat.The food is good, but I go there for the location.

Thank Tim3771
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Sandi J
28 July 2016|
Response from Kronberg | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Hope the answer you directly.
Stephanie S
17 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
"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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