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Porthole Pub

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

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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very good food

If your looking for a good prime rib dinner the Porthole serves a very good one. Seafood there is not my favorite, other places in town are better. Used to be reasonably priced but is now getting pricey. All in all it is a good place to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lynn, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
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English first
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101 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Varied menu. Food was great and served hot. We went on a Saturday evening and really enjoyed the entertainment (Randy Hawkes) Great variety of music

Thank Elizabeth J
Lynn, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your looking for a good prime rib dinner the Porthole serves a very good one. Seafood there is not my favorite, other places in town are better. Used to be reasonably priced but is now getting pricey. All in all it is a good place to eat.

Thank hdsmb
La Mirada, California, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Porthole is a place I always go to get my fill of lobster pie when I go home to visit my family in Boston. I think there have been many changes in management or ownership over the years and every time I go the food is different. There are times it's awesome and this last time I went it... More 

Thank Jennifer G
Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I have a job that requires me to eat out an average of 3-4 times a week. I know my way around restaurants. Our waitress, Christine was the friendliest and provided the best service i have ever seen. Full Stop. She was perfect. The food was fresh and outstanding. We all ordered seafood. There were 5 of us. Everyone got... More 

Thank Claude P
Groton, Massachusetts
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343 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is more of a pub than a restaurant - its old school, dated and the food is simple, under seasoned and not very good. I had lobster mac and cheese and regretted it - oily cheese sauce on the pasta and leathery over cooked pieces on top. Service was fine, and its clearly a popular place with an older... More 

Thank Alan P
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Thank moegeo
Lynn, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Mary T
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Julia Cristina P
Lynn, Massachusetts
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272 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

Thank lash23_13
Villanova, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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