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“Not what it used to be...”
Review of Gilley’s

Gilley’s
Ranked #67 of 202 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: Established in 1912, Gilley's is the place for Good Food Fast! Your Portsmouth, NH visit is not complete until you have Stopped by during the day or late night!
San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be...”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I have loved Gilley's all my life (I grew up in Portsmouth) but my recent trip there was disappointing. We swung by Gilley's to buy some "Gilley Dogs" to take to our hotel to watch the World Series. Gilley's was not busy and we got our food right away. When we got to the hotel and "dug in" we discovered the hot dogs were not fully cooked...they were luke warm on the outside and cool on the inside. You could tell they were almost raw. We were not about to leave the World Series to walk back and have them fix it, so it put a real damper on the night as we ended up eating chips and such for dinner.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Canton, Connecticut, United States
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A real doggie joint for sure”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Just a wonderful story and great dogs...can you say real local flavor place...yes, it is... go there!

Visited October 2013
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Was hopeful”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Don't see the attraction, did not care for the hot dogs. The hot dog buns are really weird (seem to be out of paste), and the hot dogs themselves not very flavorful. I love hot dogs, and this place just didn't live up to the hype.

  • Visited July 2013
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Salem, New Hampshire
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Great value, great food”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

Double cheeseburger with everything on it and a pouting side...awesome! The burger was delicious and was such a value. The poutine was a great compliment. I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited September 2013
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north carolina
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Great greasy food”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

The cheeseburgers and fries with brown gravy were great at 11pm after a long flight and drive into town. Everyone else had been out partying, we were the only sober ones and we still thought it was tasty.

Visited September 2013
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