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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: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
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Porthole Pub

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Lesley P
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Boston, Massachusetts, Usa
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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
55 helpful votes 55 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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93 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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11 reviews 11 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Lynn, Massachusetts
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126 reviews 126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Live nearby and this has always been a good place with typical seafood menu items at a great price. A wonderful prime rib, too. All come with salad & bread. On Saturday nights there is a live band which many places don't have anymore. There is a large bar that you can eat at, too. A great local go-to place... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When my wife and I need good fish, fresh salad, great cooked carrots and a wonderful bread pudding. I like it when it is moist and has more raisins, which it often does. (not always). The service is very good and friendly. Nothing fancy, but the price is right. We love the place.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

if you like thick clam chowder this is the place. plus it always taste good. the fried clams are good and you get a nice portion

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Lynn, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I ordered their plate of smelts and let me tell ya, they were the best I've had in a long time. I enjoy coming here with my family. When your in the area stop in at the Porthole Pub and enjoy the great food and excellent service.

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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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