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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 - 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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 29
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  • 22
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  • 11
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  • 7
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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USA
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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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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Hanson, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Porthole Pub

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

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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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