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“Iconic Diner”
Review of Gilley’s

Gilley’s
Ranked #66 of 204 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Established in 1912, Gilley's is the place for Good Food Fast! Your Portsmouth, NH visit is not complete until you have Stopped by during the day or late night!
Reviewed May 22, 2013

If you are a diner aficionado then this place can not be missed. The only one of the five left built in 1940 and being in this location for almost 40 years a trip to Portsmouth is not complete without coming here.
I don't need to repeat other terrific reviews but my only minor personal comment (not really a complaint) is that I prefer my chili more meaty and thick as opposed to less beany and watery as this was.

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1  Thank Doug W
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

What a find. We found this on TripAdvisor and Yelp and decided to give it a try, being that we generally love dives and diners. We clearly got there just before the rush as it was empty when we walked up... and PACKED when we were heading out with more people ambling up the street towards the little place. Food was great... poutine was delicious, especially on such a cold night, and the chili burgers were fabulously bad for us. Great stop!

1  Thank lilahNH
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

perfect for quick simple local food, or late night! Families, business folks, young & old. Always a long line, expect to be standing shoulder to shoulder when you order. Cheese fries are a must! Burgers and dogs are great. Great food at great prices. Always locals to chat with. No table seating, a few bar stools - but don't count on it, have a back up plan for "to go eating". A must do when in Porsmouth!

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Reviewed December 24, 2012

A night in Portsmouth is not complete with out a trip to Gilley's expect long lines from 12:00AM-1:00AM.

1  Thank PaulGuidoboni
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Fries are delicious, atmosphere is like no other. Always a smile and good food cheap. Love this little spot and so do the kids!

1  Thank rfamilyadventures
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