My wife and I both graduated from UNH so during our college days we used to head to Gilley's for a late night dog and a plate of beans or some fries - that was 40 years ago when the truck was mobile, parked nightly at a specific location and Gilley himself actually served up the fare! We used to tell our kids about Gilley's and one daughter was very interested in experiencing it for herself so on a recent trip back to NH we made the pilgramage back to a local landmark.
Now Gilley's is no longer a lunch truck, but built in place and somewhat expanded from the original, and of course Gilley himself is gone. There are only 2 parking places right in front and all other parking is on the street. It is very small, with just a little counter around the inside of the truck where you can sit at a stool and eat - probably only about 10-12 stools. We got there right when it opened at 11:00 am, the only time I've ever been there in the daylight! We just had some grilled hot dogs and fries and they were excellent - prices are very reasonable.
While the food is just basic grill fare, and good, for me Gilley's is all about a local Portsmouth landmark and some great memories from the college days. If you're in the area, it's worth the trip!
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