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191 Wentworth Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-431-1074
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Description: "Where the Locals Go" - This family owned favorite has been preparing the...
"Where the Locals Go" - This family owned favorite has been preparing the freshest seafood on the seacoast for 38 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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
good as always

went in for a quick lunch, was crowded for a monday...took awhile but the drinks finally came out and then our split order of fried oysters, very crisp and sweet. would have stayed longer, the view is glorious, right on sagamore creek with dockspace for your boat. always a good time!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2014
HoneysChef
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York, Maine
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Reservations
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Hampshire, USA
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I have been going to BG's for about 20 years. This is a seasonal fish and seafood place on the river, minutes from the Wentworth By the Sea Resort. Unpretentious, great service, as well as food and pricing. A small bar and an outdoor deck that faces the river and an attached marina. I live about 1 hour inland from... More 

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York, Maine
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

went in for a quick lunch, was crowded for a monday...took awhile but the drinks finally came out and then our split order of fried oysters, very crisp and sweet. would have stayed longer, the view is glorious, right on sagamore creek with dockspace for your boat. always a good time!!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The folks over at BG's gave excellent and speedy service delivering amazing ice cream and a wonderful experience.

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NH
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We went here for the first time on 9/28 for lunch. The setting is great and we thought it would be good based on the crowd, however it was disappointing for all the hype. Our waitress did not tell us about lunch or drink specials, but we overheard the waitress at the next table informing her diners of both. We... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had dinner here, the lobster needed nothing on it and was excellent as well as those steamers,ummmm good.

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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a comfortable restaurant on a very nice waterside location with good food. BE CARE however. Their specialty alcohol drinks are VERY EXPENSIVE, more so than high end restaurants in the area, and they don't list the prices. We were really surprised and a bit upset.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

nice location, water view, sat out on the deck. We ordered the clam chowder, swordfish, fried clams and fried scallops. All were really good. Clam chowder was excellent - as was the swordfish. Wine prices were reasonable. We ordered a house margarita - which was great. Great service, good prices. Would definetly go back.

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Warner, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Felt like a "regular"...first time eating there. Food was great. Liked eating on the covered deck, looking out at the view. Vacation at its best. Headed back today!

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Kingston, NH
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 191 Wentworth Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-1074

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

"Where the Locals Go" - This family owned favorite has been preparing the freshest seafood on the seacoast for 38 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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