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Porthole Pub

££ - £££
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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98 Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01902-3490
+1 781-595-7733
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

when I go there I order that prime rib and a salad unfortunately it's a hit or miss it's either great or no good no consistency needs much improvement in quality davidbrook208gmail.com

Thank davidbrook208
Lynn, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have been here several times and have found their food consistently good, the menu is varied and I have enjoyed eating the there. The staff is cordial and a lot of fun. Lots of regulars here, the first time I had dinner there another diner made some great suggestions about what to try. Drinks are great, and reasonably priced.... More 

Thank zenelxx
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A go-to place for families and locals for 30+ years at this location . They know how to cook seafood very well here and often will have great deals like twin lobster etc. The veggies and salad selections are old-school and not overly inspired but that's not what one comes here for. Nice bar and friendly staff make for a... More 

Thank Mia C
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went to a private function here and was happy with the food and the service. Everything was served hot and fresh. Would recommend to anyone looking for a private function room. Have also eaten in the restaurant itself and was very pleased.

Thank Laurie C
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

First visit just average. Great location on the water near Lynn Beach on the Lynnway. Second visit terrible....nachos with cheese wiz. Rude waitress who was overly friendly to my partner and did not deserve a tip for her lackluster service, ran after me and yelled out thank you as we were leaving the restaurant. Seemingly indifferent owner who stated he... More 

Thank dotbabejules
Lynn, Massachusetts
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448 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

the fish is always fresh and the service outstanding. I was a little disappointed in the clam chowder which has a tendency to be different depending on who is cooking that night. Last night was not thick and creamy as usual. The swordfish was delicious

Thank lash23_13
Salem, Massachusetts
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200 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have never had a more perfectly cooked Seafood as I have had today. 8 of us had the meal of our lives. Tender, tasty and even the fries are perfect with the skin on them. Portions are huge too. And you have to get their Porthole Raspberry lime Ricky! The atmosphere is really good. Service was absolutely great. Seriously,... More 

Thank Bob K
Mundelein, Illinois
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Visited Porthole for dinner with my wife, daughter and friend with her 3 daughters all between the ages of 11 and 16. It took a little while to get a table for 7 but it was worth the wait. Fried pickles were good as was all the dishes recommended in this review. The seafood was good, not the best I've... More 

Thank Kenneth M
Lynn, Massachusetts
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168 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite on the way home. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Menu gives a wide variety of options. Steak tip dinner was plentiful and cooked to order. Served with a generous amount of fries and a side veggie. The loaded potato skins appetizer was ordered as a meal was disappointing. Many potato skins on the plate... More 

Thank Seacoastbreeze
Essex, Massachusetts
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172 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to the porthole many times over the years and never disappointed ! I like this style restaurant . Large dining room, big tables, big menu. Waitress that know the job. Food is fresh and plentiful .

Thank Lxrxaxcx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01902-3490
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lynn
  • Phone Number: +1 781-595-7733

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?