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Seafood, American
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed October 4, 2021 via mobile

We drove the New Hampshire coast looking for the best lobster roll. This was our favorite of the traditional cold lobster rolls on a bun. Big delicious pieces of crab!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed April 14, 2021

I live about 35 minutes from Sanders Fish Market. I'm a pescatarian and try to get wild cough/sustainably harvested fresh fish if possible. I usually shop at Sanders once a week or so. I called before driving down to see if they had Halibut since...they were out. I was told they did. I went, ordered, and the person behind the counter looks in the case and then said.. oh, I guess we're out of it. I could tell by her tone that she is the one I spoke with on the phone. I am not the type to be mean/rude, so I ordered haddock instead thinking I could have gotten haddock at the place ten minutes from my house. I go to checkout and she rings me up for halibut which is about double the cost. I don't mind taking the extra time to drive to Sanders as they have a better selection and great quality. It's very frustrating when I invest over an hour of my time, verify by phone, and am not able to get what I wanted.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed February 26, 2021 via mobile

...right in the town somewhere. It was awesome. I had a classic with light mayonnaise. These people know what they were doing I'll tell you. I'm definitely going to get another one before I leave town.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed June 12, 2020

After visiting some of my favorite places in Portsmouth, I headed for Sanders Fish Market for a lobster roll with a stop next door at South Street & Vine first to browse their wonderful cheeses. At Sanders Fish Market, I got my Lobster Roll at...$14.99 + tax. My visit was during the COVID-19 outbreak, so all food had to be packed to go. It was quite busy when I was there. There was about a 15-minute wait for my order. So, I stepped outside and checked out the adjacent Harold “Whitey” Whitehouse Bridge that spans the inlet from the Piscataqua River that brings water to the two sections of the south Mill Pond. At home with the lobster roll, I found it to be just what I expected of Sanders Fish Market. It was LOADED with flavorful lobster meat in their large round toasted Kaiser-type roll that tasted buttered. The lobster meat was fresh and tender, of course. It had a light touch of mayo. Some of the buttery taste from the roll extended into the lobster meat. It was great! I’d been surprised that the $14.99 price had held since my last visit in July 2016 --- nearly four years earlier. And, the quality and quantity of lobster meat was still the same, too. As before, for the maintaining excellence of service and the food, I still rate Sanders Fish Market at 5.0 and highly recommend the lobster roll there. If you found this review helpful, please click THANK below.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed December 4, 2019

These are the best lobster rolls on the coast! Chunks of lobster with just enough mayo to hold things together!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 30, 2019

One evening after a long day of sight seeing, we decided to order fresh steamed lobsters - Sanders was perfect. I called ahead and they were ready and perfectly steamed. Along with salads ordered from room service at our hotel (Wentworth by the Sea) and...a bottle of Rombauer's chardonnay, it was a perfect evening on our balcony. When leaving Portsmouth for home, we took two fresh lobster and grilled them that night, extending our special vacation dinners just one more night. Good service, very prompt, and an excellent selection of fresh seafood!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in because we were in the area. Great selection of fresh fish/seafood. Not far ( 1/2 mile) from downtown Portsmouth. Sabrina was most pleasant and helpful. Stop in... you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 3, 2019

This is a lovely little fish market that also makes fresh seafood sandwiches and even sells a bit of coffee and produce. Clean and nice service and places to sit inside (it was hot that day). I ordered a lobster sandwich and my husband ordered...a crab sandwich. Both were delicious. Fresh, fresh, fresh. The bread was yummy and the meat was tender and not drowning in mayo/sauce. The lobster sandwich was $17 but you get what you pay for. Just a perfect way to begin a seaside stay.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

This is primary a local seafood market with other local groceries; however, there are some cafe tables to sit at while you eat and the lobster roll was fresh and delicious! They have chowder which smelled great (didn’t eat) and lots of yummy freshly baked...goods to go. I would go back again and again!! Very friendly employees and no rush to pay...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Very friendly staff. Self-service for chowder. Chowder was creamy, thick, flavorful at reasonable prices. There were tables inside for seating. Fresh fish, including crab and fish cakes. Small market area with milks, cheeses, frozen goods. Locally baked cookies, bars. Yummy!

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We had seen a You-Tube video for this place and how great the Lobster rolls were. My husband had never had one, so we stopped in. Both of us were very disappointed in the quality of the Lobster roll. The bun was not toasted and...the roll had no flavor.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Abundant Lobster roll on a nice toasted bun,great selection of locally caught fresh fish and lobster, selections will be packed for travel if need be,stopped before leaving town,now know why tourists and locals rave about this family owned fish market Wow!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

If you love seafood this is your place to stop. This place is extremely clean, has a beautiful selection of seafood and fish, and the clams are the best. Love this place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful clam chowder, thick, rich,seasoned perfectly. They put away The clam chowder pot gets out away after 5 o’clock, even though they close at 6 o’clock. So I purchased a cold bowl and they warmed it up for me, and I walked around the corner...and ate it while I watched the river run by.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

While this establishment has both cooked items to eat there and fresh seafood to take home, the menu is very restricted and seating is limited. If you have a dog, you can eat outside on a single bench. While the management has no control over...this fact, most of the selections are either farm raised or foreign caught.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Yes, Sanders Fish Market offers takeout services.

Sanders Fish Market is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5