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

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Foody1776)

An old standard on the water on Lynnway in Lynn mass. Has keno and a lot of locals hang out The bar is busy but caters to lower income people. The place is clean and fried food and chowda is great. The wait staff is excellant and very helpful but sometimes a little slow but that is the pace of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

An old standard on the water on Lynnway in Lynn mass. Has keno and a lot of locals hang out The bar is busy but caters to lower income people. The place is clean and fried food and chowda is great. The wait staff is excellant and very helpful but sometimes a little slow but that is the pace of... More 

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TN
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

The best clam chowder on the planet !!! Everything is delicious. Reasonably priced, great service, friendly staff. The bar drinks were good too! Highly recommend !

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Lincoln, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

With reasonable prices and good food we enjoyed our dinner. My husband ordered the clam chowder and said it was very good. The cup was a very generous serving. The dinner salads had a variety of toppings and were fresh and tasty. My husband and son ordered the salmon and both enjoyed it. My husband had new potatoes and veggies... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

see above for review of this great venue Nice food great service perfectly cooked every time been there a lot and keep going back

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Boston, Massachusetts, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Porthole Pub has excellent meals such as fish and other entrees, as well as sandwiches and drinks. The wait staff is always friendly and knowledgeable about their menu. The restaurant is a slightly upscale seaside bar with restaurant service in a nautical setting.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Porthole offers the usual New England style seafood meals, done very well, for moderate prices, in generous amounts. Add to that a harbor view during daylight hours, and what more could you ask? The server was friendly, and willing to substitute potatoes and salads in menu offerings. The decor could be spruced up a bit. One in our party... More 

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boston
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There is a god awful smell when u walk in the front door, which is mostly likely the carpet, but if u can hold your breath til u get seated, it's worth it! Food is really good and it's a great bang for your buck! It's just that smell when u walk in that has detered us from coming back!... More 

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Washington, DC
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154 reviews 154 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went as a family group of 6 on a Monday evening. We had calamari and scallops with bacon to start. Delicious! I had salmon that was tasty and well cooked. We could not see the view of the water because it was already dark. Friendly service. Plenty of parking. A solid family get together place.

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United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Their chowder was great and the view of the sunset was even better! Atmoshphere was that of a local pub.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

So i went there with a friend and ordered the steak and it was cooked correctly and was tasty. The staff was great very attentive and courteous to us.

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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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