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Bob's Broiled Chicken

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801 Islington St Ste 16, Gallagher's Place, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4256
+1 603-433-6355
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick lunch and had a good meal. The service was attentive. The chicken was well prepared and tasty. The corn bread was some of the best that I've had! They have both hot and cold meals (like chicken salad). Nice little neighborhood find. Will be going back!

Thank joeandmarlane
Rye, New Hampshire
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945 reviews
605 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you like chicken, this is the place. It's got an old-school vibe. I had the excellent chicken pie this time. I've also had the broiled chicken dinner and the chicken soup, and both were tasty. It has good comfort food and very reasonable prices, and is a nice alternative to some of the la-de-da downtown restaurants.

1 Thank NHjo
New Hampshire
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We've been going to Bob's Broiled Chicken for over 20 years, both for lunch and for dinner. The staff is always friendly and cheerful. We love the jazz that is typically playing (we heard "A Love Supreme" last night). Bob's may be the only restaurant that plays jazz for both lunch and dinner via Sirius. The meals are very reasonably... More 

Thank RickyNH
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Bob's chicken will remind you of home cooked meals created by your grandma just for you😊 The menu is both healthy and comforting. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Don't let the low prices fool you, the quality and quantity is wonderful!

Thank nappy5300
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My husband wanted some home cooking instead of the usual restaurant fare. We read the reviews and thought Bob's fit the bill. We both got the broiled chicken dinner. The chicken was dry and warmish. The sides were ok, although not hot. Very dissapointed.

Thank Jennifer R
Calabasas, California
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We found this place by reading a couple of restaurant review sites and decided to try this restaurant because of favorable reviews of the chicken. We were there on a weekday and the restaurant was rather empty although people were coming and going for take-out food. The corn bread was very good; not overly sweet or crumbly but moist and... More 

Thank J A
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70 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped here on our way to the White Mountains. It's a cute, homey, casual place. Both of the people working the front area were very nice. They have a large selection of sides to go with the chicken, including many vegetables to choose from. Everything tasted very fresh. Side dishes were large. We'll go again, next time we're in... More 

Thank shamrock08
Teaneck, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Found Bob's Broiled Chicken near hotel. Basic good food, good prices, well prepared, fast & great desserts! Nice change from high priced restaurants. Been back twice in two weeks.

2 Thank llewis96
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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139 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

When a restaurant focuses on one thing, as Bob's has done with chicken, they learn to do it as well or better than others. While there are some non chicken items on the menu, chicken is their forte. Speaking with the Waitress who has been there for many years, you could tell she was proud of the business and what... More 

2 Thank jaraysco
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Great home style cooking. Had the turkey meatloaf and wow was that good! My wife had the broiled chicken and she was very happy with her meal. We were so full could not make room for dessert! Very friendly and outgoing waitress made us feel quite at home.

1 Thank Christopher M
Robert M, Owner at Bob's Broiled Chicken, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping by and take the time to write a review. I greatly appreciate it! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Healthy, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Islington St Ste 16, Gallagher's Place, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4256
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-433-6355
Rotisserie broiled chicken, grilled chicken breasts, wings, sandwiches & soup. Fresh vegetable side orders. Made from scratch fresh pies. Around $10. Kid's menu. Full service, takeout and delivery through Mix Menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?