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

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Big Portions, Low Prices, Great Service, Average Food

We have been going to the Porthole Pub for over 30 years although not very often. In that time, however, little has changed. The décor is the same, the menu is almost the same, and the prices, although they have gone up since the ‘70s, are still very low. The food is good but not great, with the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Bjdoliber
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Hanson, Massachusetts
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Hanson, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have been going to the Porthole Pub for over 30 years although not very often. In that time, however, little has changed. The décor is the same, the menu is almost the same, and the prices, although they have gone up since the ‘70s, are still very low. The food is good but not great, with the possible exception... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I remember my first Bos'n burger at the original Porthole that was across the street from the current location. I got the Bos'n burger last week - and it was as good, if not better than that first! Large, juicy burger, crisp bacon, melted cheese, and cool crunchy lettuce & tomato. The fries were hot, perfectly cooked, and were just... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
63 helpful votes 63 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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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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