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BG's Boathouse

191 Wentworth Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5507
+1 603-431-1074
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steamers” (14 reviews)
“clams” (21 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
191 Wentworth Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5507
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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Definitely order the Fish Sandwich, fresh and perfectly prepared. Huge portion. Nice deck....however, choose inside if you're there during low tide due to the very unpleasant odors associated with low tide. Otherwise, a beautiful marina view. Busy restaurant that's loaded with locals so you know...More

Thank Kath_PA
Reviewed 15 September 2015

was taken here by in-laws and I'll be sure to return..we got about 5 apps to start, and they were all great..we all loved our entrees..the deck out back was real nice, overlooking a tidal river..one group actually arrived for dinner on their boat!

Thank Dewey24
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Had lunch here today, started with the clam chowder and it was delish! We then had crab cake dinner, steamed lobster and fried lobster and all were very good. Beautiful view on the outside deck. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Stacia T
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Have driven by BG's on many occasions and have never stopped by, so today was the day. My wife and I had been out on a tour of the local seacoast and were looking for a nice restaurant that served local seafood and with the...More

Thank CarlGagnon
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Cute bar, great drinks n seafood, great view, our favorite go to place in Portsmouth area...found by accident .

Thank Karebear654
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We stopped into BG's for lunch based on Tripadvisor reviews and very pleased with our decision. As former Mainers now living in North Carolina we greatly miss New England style clam chowder and BG's hit the mark with a large bowl loaded with clams in...More

Thank knukenc
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This is off the beaten path and is a well known place where locals tend to go for a laid back meal in a picturesque coastal setting. When looking for a casual place to take a few friends (smaller groups are better in my opinion)...More

Thank Lyndy B
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We decided to go back here with friends who had never been. After waiting for 40 minutes in the bar there was an outside table available for us. After being seated at our table 35 minutes went by with nobody coming to serve us. Finally...More

2  Thank HarryRCT
Jeff G, Owner at BG's Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2015

I am writing to explain what a Lazy Lobster Dinner dinner is when we prepare it. It is a 1 1/4 lb lobster taken out of the shell, sauted in butter or batter dipped and golden fried of which the tail, claws, knuckles should all...More

Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

The dockside atmosphere is OK with a choice of indoor, outdoor, or covered patio. Service was friendly and speedy but a little more laid back than ideal. (Tip: if you, a waitstaffer, spill tartar sauce on the table in front of s guest, wipe it...More

2  Thank kathnh
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Good variety of seafood. Friendly, courteous service. The chowders are must tries. Expect paper and plastic dinnerware.

Thank Richard C
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Wentworth Rd, 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 in October and Reopen March 16th, 2017 for our 40th Season!
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