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Portable Pantry

12 Hanson St, Rochester, NH 03867-2720
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Ranked #2 of 82 restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: Contemporary
Most recent review
- Oct 31, 2012
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18 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Seacoast NH
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I have been going to this place at least once a week since they opened. They are the best place for a sandwich in Rochester, hands down. Different specials every day, and the chef really cares about food being delicious and creative. I even had them make a dish for me to take to Thanksgiving, and people raved about it.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Have to say had an underwhelming experience for lunch, stale bread, good concepts but chef didn't execute...won't be back

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Barrington, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Very good quality sandwiches and soups made with a special flair! The prices are very reasonable for the quality and variety.

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Dover, New Hampshire
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via Local Picks

There are your average sandwiches, and then there's Portable Pantry. I love their homemade bread...especially the rosemary. They really care about the quality. It's one of my favorite places in the area.

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

I've wanted to come here for a while, and I finally made the visit today. I ordered several items off of the menu, and I have to say that they didn't quite live up to my expectations. The food wasn't bad, don't get me wrong. I just was expecting a whole lot better. I had a chipotle turkey wrap, and... More

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Good, small, casual lunch place. Excellent soups, sanwiches, and paninis. Reasoable price.

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New Hampshire
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

I have known Susan Jackson Rafter, the owner and head chef for years. Her food is fantastic. The staff is lovely. Great gourmet cuisine reasonably priced. She caters too. The lemon bars are incredible. I love her Thankgsiving wrap. The food is always fresh and healthy too. She has frozen meals to go. Rochester is lucky to have her!

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New England
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

On a side street (Hanson St.) in Rochester is this liittle shop, which moved from Northwood a couple years ago. They offer wonderful baked goods (muffins, dessert squares and cookies are fabulous!) and a nice, varying menu of creative soups and sandwiches. They also offer a number of frozen items that can be purchased to serve at home. Definitely worth... More

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