The Porthole has been around for many years. Having grown up in Lynn we had gone many times through the years but then it seemed to fall off our radar. It was also my understanding that there was a period of time when it needed improvement. It seems those improvements have been made. If you like Thick clam chowder, theirs can't be beat. It's stand-your-spoon-up thick, flavorful and arrived piping hot. The 3 diners in my party all ordered fish of some sort, Fried Scallops, Claires seafood supreme (one of their classics) and myself, the Shrimp and Scallop St Jacque. The St Jacque is served on your choice of Pasta( I chose Linguini). Our waiter told me it had a hint of curry in it. While I did not detect any curry, It had a wonderful smokey flavor. Most importantly, all of the fish on all of our plates was cooked to absolute perfection. So easy to overcook fish especially in a mixed dish. The prices were very reasonable. The best part, the chowder is so filling with the salad and bread, With my leftovers, I get to have it again for dinner tonight!
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