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171 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4209
+1 603-319-8630
11:00 - 21:00
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome food. Waiters were very helpful and courteous. Atmosphere was very relaxing. Prices were midrange.

Thank 603frankh
Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A go-to spot when we are looking for a quick and tasty lunch or dinner. The portions are huge and the food is always scratch made and delicious! We have tried many things from the menu and never been dissapointed. You order at the counter and they call your name when it's done. The food never takes too long. The... More 

Thank JEBraley
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I have enjoyed lunch many times at The Kitchen since they opened a couple of years back now. They consistently make delicious sandwiches served with a homemade side like fresh coleslaw which never disappoints. The counter service is always friendly and upbeat. I love their sandwiches so much I have yet to try some of their other menu choices. I... More 

Thank robmagyar
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Delivery, take out or eat in I have never been disappointed. So many healthy,tasty choices all made with quality ingredients. Try the kale Caesar! Great daily soup choices too. My mouth is watering as I write this!

Thank juliecousins
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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236 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We came for lunch after seeing this restaurant featured on the Food Network. The atmosphere was very cute. They had a bar and have happy hour most days. We chose to have a flatbread with egg and arugula - it was decent. I would have liked if the egg was a little more on the runny side. We also had... More 

Thank 783m783
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We happened upon this place while looking for somewhere to eat lunch during our long weekend in Portsmouth. It's definitely a bit off the beaten path, but worth the extra walk to get there. We were impressed with the menu--lots of innovative options beyond your typical deli fare. I had the Italian tuna sandwich, which had capers, sun dried tomatoes,... More 

Thank Emily C
Shapleigh, Maine
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

For a couple of years now, when my wife and I find ourselves in Portsmouth during lunchtime, we always head to The Kitchen. The broad range of items on the menu makes it exciting to "try something new". We did that again today ACD were not disjointed. If you like lamb burgers with an Indian flair, choose the APU BURGER.... More 

Thank LakeRealtor
Vero Beach, Florida
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224 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Saw this place on Triple D and decided to give it a shot. It was packed but worth the wait. Sandwiches were big, flavorful and terrific. Huge slices of fresh turkey, great roast beef and great produce. The star of our lunch was the "Spudsters" with garlic parmesan and truffle ketchup - MORE PLEASE! We had a great lunch and... More 

Thank John S
Trumbull, Connecticut
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had a terrific lunch at The Kitchen. You stand in line, order and pay for your food and drinks and then grab a table. Eclectic menu and local beer. Terrific lunch!

Thank Faith K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We'd had a busy day sightseeing and had eaten a late lunch so were looking for a relaxed place for a quick dinner. It was perfect the atmosphere was quietly buzzing and the food came quickly. Between the four of us we had burgers , ribs beer and wine. All delicious. We loved it so much we will try and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4209
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-319-8630

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?