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The Roundabout Diner

580 US Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-431-1440
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Ranked #30 of 190 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: At the Roundabout Diner and Lounge, we serve breakfast all day, great burgers and sandwiches, Phantom Gourmet award-winning BBQ, comfort food classics like meatloaf, roast turkey, and of course, local New England favorites like fish and chips, and the best lobster roll around. We also use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, like bread baked just for us by When Pigs Fly Bakery, breakfast sausage made for us in Vermont, local cheeses, and more. And we make all our desserts right here at the Roundabout. From scratch! Join us this Thanksgiving for an All You Can Eat Buffet! Having your own Thanksgiving gathering but don't want to cook? Relax, let Chill Catering handle it! Call the diner today for more details or to place your order for a Thanksgiving Dinner to go!
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Tenants Harbor, Maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Our second visit here while passing through on I95. Now a definite destination stop. Wonderful animated staff, huge menu, good feeling to the place and people. Have had lunch and dinner here now and all is well!!!!

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Barrington NH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We have stopped at the Roundabout Diner several times and we are always pleased. For breakfast, lunch and dinner- great value and great food- The oatmeal, toast, bacon...really good- the fish sandwich and fries - really good- excellent service. Got to try it!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent the weekend at the Best Western attached to this restaurant so we just had our meals here. We were not disappointed. It is a retro styled diner and quite cute. Some items were a little more expensive, but very good. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The servings were large and you got what you paid for.... More 

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Dan P, Owner at The Roundabout Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words MominNH45! We're happy you enjoyed your time here at the diner and in Portsmouth. Looking forward to your next visit, Happy New Year! More 

Stamford
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Quite a lot of food for breakfast! Ordered ham and eggs. Two large slices of fresh cooked ham, two eggs and homefries with two thick slices of rye bread. Great breakfast! Waitresses were very friendly!

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Dan P, Owner at The Roundabout Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, any time of the day, so we like to make sure you leave with a full stomach. Cheers! More 

Grafton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped here for dinner on a Friday Night and the place has a really nice retro looking interior. The whole 50s Diner theme is in play here and there were some really cool things to look at. The food is pretty much average for what we ordered. I ordered Fish and Chips and they came out looking like 5... More 

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Dan P, Owner at The Roundabout Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Grafton M! We appreciate the feedback and will certainly address your comments to our staff. You and your family picked some of our favorite items on the menu and we're glad you liked them too! More 

Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Stopped by for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food. The Roundabout Diner is co-located with the Best Western and I'm found when you find motels and eateries together that the food is only average. I ordered the Grand Marnier French Toast and it was nothing short of great. My wife ordered the Breakfast Stop Wrap and... More 

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Dan P, Owner at The Roundabout Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention Peter. While we are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us, we apologize that you were made unaware of additional charges. We make sure our staff is trained to let all of our guests know of additional charges, especially for our premium, locally made maple syrup. I will be sure to... More 

Boston, MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The staff are very friendly at the Roundabout Diner but the food is somewhat lacking. My eggs were a little dry and the clam chowder was just average. We sat in the back room which has no windows and little personality. If you need an okay place for a quick eat this place will do but don't expect it to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great little stop on our way back from dropping our son off at UNH. Muddy Pie was a marriage between good ole New England Shepard's Pie and southern barbecue. It was wicked good, y'all! My husband has the open turkey, and it satisfied the craving he was having. But the best part was the chocolate chip pie which I'm pretty... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

People who work at Roundabout are great, kind and they smile. Great service. The place is nice, a typical us diner. But the food. For dinner, no taste. Really average food. For breakfast. Good but expensive and it doesn't include the coffee. Because of the two hotels at proximity, this diner will stay open. But it's the only reason for.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The menu had everything from breakfast all day to full meals. Loved the breakfast, only had appetizers at night in the small lounge area with drinks, but talking with other diners who had the chicken pot pie, that would definitely be one of my picks next time we go!!

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Dan P, Owner at The Roundabout Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're happy you stopped in for a snack on your way through. You must come back and try the pot pie, its one of my favorites too. Cheers! More 

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Additional Information about The Roundabout Diner

Address: 580 US Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: +1 603-431-1440
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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