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BG's Boathouse

191 Wentworth Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5507
+1 603-431-1074
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steamers” (13 reviews)
“fried clams” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (33 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
191 Wentworth Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5507
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local took us to BGs for a drink and quick bite. We sat on the deck and had a great time!! The view was enjoyable, good service and decent food. It was getting a little buggy out, so they lit the citronella candles and...More

Thank JuneauMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was ok, about average. I had a lobster roll that i was super excited about but it was quite bland so I was disappointed. My family's dishes were also just okay. Good for a quick bite, but nothing to write home about. Simple atmosphere...More

Thank NCR09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at an area hotel and stopped here for dinner. The night we visited the restaurant was busy. We were seated in the enclosed outside area overlooking the water. Thanks to the cold NE Spring we've been having we were glad we had...More

Thank PrincessDed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Both my partner and I had the Salad with a scoop of lobster salad and it was piled on and absolutely delicious! Light and filling. If your not on the mood for for traditional fried food this was THE BEST choice!!😀

Thank dpierce14
Jeff G, Owner at BG's Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Tried for dinner but arrive too late (pre-season too), but had a happy lunch next day. Food is hot, fresh and served on time. I had oysters that we sublime. Then lobster & the usual. Add a could of brown ales. I would have stayed...More

Thank Pizor
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went for lunch and had the fried clam basket. The fried clams were some of the best I've had -- light batter, delicious. The homemade coleslaw was great -- not too sweet or runny, like some others I've had. I recently had the fried smelts,...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Best Tuna sandwiches end Bloody Mary Sundays. Great anytime of year. Always look forward to Spring opening.

Thank smerfynh
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sitting outside with a widely varied seafood menu was as delight. Very, very good food. There area lot of choices here and all of them looked ands melled good. Everything we 3 ordered was wonderful.

Thank jwredlabel
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The service was excellent. Everyone was friendly & attentive. The food was average. This was my first visit.

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were heading south from Maine and wanted to find a good lobster bisque for lunch. BG's was a couple of miles out of the way (not in the downtown area of Portsmouth at all). It is a typical New England fish restaurant in that...More

Thank mammak61
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sandi J
Do you have gluten-free options?
28 July 2016|
Response from Kronberg | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Hope the answer you directly.
Stephanie S
Do you have available parking on site?
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
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
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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 in October and Reopen March 16th, 2017 for our 40th Season!
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