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175 Fleet St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6621
+1 603-431-6343
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“chili dog” (10 reviews)
“cheese fries” (9 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (11 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Diner
175 Fleet St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6621
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Gilley's is a no frills diner that serves up the most scrumptious burgers, dogs and fries. You can get your dogs steamed or grilled. Fries can be ordered with gravy, cheese, chili or as poutine. They only have eight stools in the small diner so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bklyn56
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This little diner is off the main drag in downtown. It is basic hamburgers and hotdogs, plus friench fries. They also have a few sandwiches. The food is great.... Try the cheese fries... delicious! This place have been in this location for 100 years!!!!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Renee S
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

A true Portsmouth establishment, Gilley's was touted to us as a cannot-be-missed stop if you're in the New Hampshire coastal region/Portsmouth area. Burgers have been served in this trolley since the 1940s, with only a few additions made to the menu since then. Friends of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RedheadedWanderer
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is a small, old, diner and a must stop if your in the area. Sonya and I love old diners and this definitely fits the bill. Parking is horrible, I think there is room for like three cars. And of course parking in Portsmouth...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bob F
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Discovered Gilley’s while walking around. We didn’t want a big lunch (saving ourselves for a seafood dinner!). This was perfect. Basically hot dogs and burgers. You can get either with chili. You walk into a tiny square of a waiting area. Place your order at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sue I
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

My family and I had visited Gilley’s a couple years ago while on vacation. Our first visit was very pleasant. This time was much different. We are a family of five and as we were all trying to enter the small, very crowded building we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cdiebold13
Reviewed 3 August 2018

For the past 25 years, whenever I visited my brother in Dover, NH it was a "must-go-to" stop at Gilley's. The nostalgic ambience, friendly staff, tasty food, and interesting history (love the story of the parking tickets) make Gilley's great. The interior is small -...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ld312369
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Gilley's has been in business for many years. I started in the early 60's and is as good now! Where the stairs are now , is the original Gilley's that parked beside north church..Great place to have a dog or two, or burger. Fact that...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank thomasjb2018
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a must do late night.... ok you could do anytime, but you will find the long line late night. The burger and fries are my favorite!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank genevieve b
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I have been going to Gilleys for 30 years. The tall, thin employee should never have been left to run a shift. Completely unqualified, he will damage a good business if left on his own. He locked the door because he was too flustered and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank seanbA7777NR
GilleysDiner, Owner at Gilley’s, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi Sean We have been made aware of this incident. We are extremely disappointed is our new trainee's behavior. It is absolutely unacceptable and we are addressing it. We would like to make this right with you. Please contact us directly at webmaster@gilleyspmlunch.com Thank you...More

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Steven H
26 February 2017|
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Response from GilleysDiner | Property representative |
Yes we have 4 spaces - off street parking. Customers are in and out so spaces open up quickly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Fleet St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6621
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-6343
  • E-mail
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!
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