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BG's Boathouse

191 Wentworth Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603 431-1074
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Ranked #65 of 187 restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Description: “Where the Locals Go” - This family owned favorite has been preparing the freshest seafood on the seacoast for 36 years! Enjoy the beautiful water views of Sagamore Creek while dining on the 2 outdoor decks, in the dining room or in the Sagamore Pub. Come by boat or kayak as well!
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104 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
Kingston, NH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our first visit after BG's being recommended by friends. While the setting is a nice water and boat dock view, and the service was very good, the food was barely ok at best. I had the Fried Calms which were over done, rubbery, and had a "bad oil" taste. My spouse had the Lobster Role which was only ok, The... More

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

WE were there on Tuesday night. We went by dingy as its right off the inlet from the marina. We waited 5 mins to clear a table and sat outside right on the water. We had a great frozen mudslide, huge, they put it in a tall beer glass, my husband had a beer, the kids had lemonade. We had... More

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Union Hall, VA
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I and our son and grandson came here for our final meal of a week-long vacation as I had saved it for last based on many previous visits. Two of us had fried seafood platters and one had fish and chips. All the meals were terrible. The seafood platters consisted of undercooked scallops that were coated with... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

BG's is a summer staple for me, a great place to get a fried seafood fix. It is right on Sagamore creek, outdoor seating, and though offers up plastic silverware and paper plates, is about as upscale as you are going to find in a fried seafood shack (beer in real glasses, cocktails, full bar). Lobster, catch of the day... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I went here once before and it was good, what you would expect from a fried seafood place. However, I took my fiance for a late lunch. I ordered the scallops and they were okay. He ordered the fried haddock and it smelled so awful we both almost threw up!! The waitress was nice about it and we ordered another... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We recently had the opportunity to sample some local cuisine and atmosphere in New Castle/ Portsmouth NH. Our friends have been coming to BG's for years and, now, we understand the attraction. The food, service, ambiance, were outstanding. Parking is easy and the views were excellent. We will be back on our next area visit.

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A regular stop in the summer is BG's Boat House on Sagamore Creek. It is air conditioned but the view of the kayaks paddling up the creek and the hawks circling above the trees is well worth sitting out on the deck, even on the hottest day. There is plenty of parking and can also be accessed by water. The... More

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East Wareham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went with our kids and had fresh seafood on the waterfront! Food excellent, portions generous....fun relaxed atmosphere...

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Stratham, NH
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have lived in the area for 12 years and this was the first time here. Didn't know what to expect as we were entertaining out of town guests who wanted to eat at a place by the water. It was a Saturday afternoon and knowing how busy downtown Portsmouth can get in the summer, we were looking for someplace... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Stopped for a meal after a day of site seeing. The atmosphere and food hit the spot. Lobster roll was great and scallops were like butter. A real treat.

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