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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 189 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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Connecticut
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

Madison, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The service at the diner was fantastic. I was seated promptly and my order was taken just as fast. Hot coffee and an omelet. Food arrived hot, home fried potato tasted a little off, toast was slightly burned but nothing the jelly couldn't handle :-). Reasonable price and nice place to sit and listen to the music while enjoying standard... More 

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

Thanks for the review Adam! Happy to hear our service was just what you were looking for. We hope you'll stop in again on your way through! More 

North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Thought we would have to wait over an hour with Five adults and two kids! Not so, Isabella said- who was our fantastic hostess--- maybe 20 minutes at the most--- wow --- lots of people on a busy Sunday!! Well, only fifteen minutes later we walked by loads of folks eating fantastic looking meals to our table. Great, now we... More 

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

Thank you for the review Dennis! We are thrilled with your recent experience here at the Diner and hope you'll come back and visit the next time you are in town. Chris and the rest of our staff are truly the best and we're happy to hear they made such a positive impression on your experience! Cheers! More 

Newburyport, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Only had breakfast here. The wait staff is pleasant and was out right funny at times adding to our breakfast. It's diner setting prepares you for the food, which is exactly like you'd expect at a good diner. We were served relatively fast, solid portions at a very reasonable cost. it's right off the highway (I95) (Rte 1), so we... More 

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

Thanks for the review. We love the diner atmosphere and we're glad you did too! Looking forward to your next visit, cheers! More 

Milford, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were staying at the Best Western next door to this restaurant and had purchased the "breakfast option" which was a voucher to The Roundabout that could be used for anything except lobster, steak & eggs or the specials. It was definitely worth it since this diner has tons of choices for breakfast. I chose the Best Western Omelet, which... More 

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

Thank you for the review! Please stop in again the next time you're in the area. We have plenty of great items for lunch and dinner if you can pull yourself away from all day breakfast! Just ask one of our servers for some of their favorite dishes, Cheers! More 

Enfield, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My wife and I have dined here many times and we really enjoy coming here. We have also had very good food and service. The prices are not outrageous. We have always had a good experience and were never unhappy with any of our choices of food.

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

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you next time you are in town. 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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