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Porthole Pub

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98 Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01902-3490
781-595-7733
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great menu and it's a bargain

lots of variety especially if you like seafood but they also have chicken and other items. The clam chowder is outstanding. Wonderful service. Our waiter was Diego and he was fabulous. Can't beat the prices, so reasonable. Most of the meals include two sides and a salad which even makes it more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

on a recent visit after a long stretch we went for lunch at the Porthole. Recalling how good their clam chowder always was, we ordered it. What a disappointment! While it is still thick and overflows onto the saucer on which it's served, it had nothing but large potatoes and big pieces of onion in it. Two of us ordered... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food is always good and they take great care of the children in the family. We've dined here as a couple, with friends, and with family/grandchildren. They get busy sometimes, but the wait isn't usually long. Good harbor views, good food, good prices.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have never been so humiliated in my whole life. I have gone there with my husband and my baby for three times already and even though one time they prepared stuffed lobster instead of boiled one as I have ordered, for the three times it went ok. The fourth time was a disaster. First of all, the water was... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

lots of variety especially if you like seafood but they also have chicken and other items. The clam chowder is outstanding. Wonderful service. Our waiter was Diego and he was fabulous. Can't beat the prices, so reasonable. Most of the meals include two sides and a salad which even makes it more of a bargain. The food is excellent. I... More 

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The service was poor. I would go someplace else when in the area. There are many places that serve better good.It was not a good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Been going to Port Hole Pub for years on an occasional basis. Always have had a good meal. Clam Chowder is outstanding .....so long as it is hot. Lukewarm doesn't cut it and have needed to send it back for reheating. Seafood is the way to go. If you go with steak or Prime Rib....and you like it medium as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Awesome waiter, could not eat another bite but kept on eating. My son loved the lobster. Will definitely eat here again.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food. Generous portions. Always are good experience. The Porthole is the place to which we go for dinner when we are not in a hurray and want a comfortable, easy place for dinner and a drink.

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Revere, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife & I visited the restaurant tonight for the first time in many years and were rather disappointed. Neither the waitress nor the kitchen staff seemed to know what was on their menu. When the runner brought out our food, we mentioned that my wife was given the wrong meal and got a response that "it's the same thing".... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

They did the place over and it looked nice. The food is always good. We had a friendly waiter he gave some nice suggestions to choose from.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01902-3490
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lynn
  • Phone Number: 781-595-7733

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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