We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Kitchen

171 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4209
+1 603-319-8630
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (19 reviews)
“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
“tater tots” (5 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
171 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4209
Write a Review
Reviews (71)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 603frankh
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...More

Thank JEBraley
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...More

Thank robmagyar
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
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...More

Thank 783m783
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...More

Thank Emily C
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...More

Thank LakeRealtor
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"...More

Thank John S
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
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 ,...More

Thank Sallyba
Nearby Restaurants
Lexie's Joint
380 reviews
.08 km away
Row 34
268 reviews
.47 km away
Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe
884 reviews
.33 km away
The Friendly Toast
891 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby Attractions
Market Square
521 reviews
.59 km away
Discover Portsmouth
104 reviews
.29 km away
The Music Hall
149 reviews
.39 km away
John Paul Jones House
46 reviews
.33 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
  • E-mail