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Bennett's Sandwich Shop

41 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
+1 603-436-3353
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“subs” (7 reviews)
“cheesesteak” (5 reviews)
“sandwich” (18 reviews)
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08:00 - 19:00 Hours
American, Deli, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
41 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast on our way out and was not expecting the large sandwiches. Made after you ordered it so it was hot and fresh as can be. They pride themselves on their portions so i would like to see their lunch and dinner...More

Thank bradleyo682
Reviewed 11 October 2018

After parking the car and starting the trek to downtown, we passed Bennett’s when everyone decided they were hungry for a quick bite. We scanned the menu board and quickly came to the conclusion that we had to order the “famous” Philly cheesesteak and another...More

Thank akacliff
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We came here for a late afternoon snack. You order at the counter and they bring the food to your table. We split one cheese steak plus sandwich. The sandwich was fresh and large. They do not skimp on the meat or cheese. I was...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Stopped in for lunch as yelp said it was good--and it was. The sandwiches were freshly made to order and, truthfully, to big for one female. I gave half to a homeless man on the street! But it was good, the restaurant was clean and...More

Thank travelgirl065
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is a great sandwich shop with great cheese steaks and great other options. The ingredients are fresh and every thing is prepared while you wait...great for families!!!

Thank mdinola
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I stopped in here for lunch and had a turkey sandwich. It was kind of dry and bland. Perhaps it was just my luck of the draw. I would be willing to give this place another chance, but the first impression I got was that...More

Thank FilmScoreComposer
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Hell yes! An absolute must if you are in the area. Steak n Cheese is outstanding as well as pretty much any sub I've ever gotten here. Sub rolls are super fresh, quality of meats is very good and staff is outstanding.

Thank Bkid43
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The steak and cheese sub is as close to Heaven I’ve been. Moist flavorful tenderness awaits. The meat is comfortably resting in a pillow soft bread. Bucket list sandwich. Second in as many days. If you read my reviews I’m usually critical and somewhat negative....More

1  Thank tim L
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Very nice sandwich. Huge portions and friendly personnel. Just tried the small Italian for the review, fresh soft roll but a bit too much bread for me 4/5. But my kids loved it and want to go back for more 5/5. Quick bite and reasonable...More

Thank Toro9
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Nice staff and great sandwiches in a great location. Staff made a minor mistake with our order but quickly made it right with smiles. Can't ask for more.

Thank WWanderer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$10
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-3353
Award-winning sandwiches, including famous Philly cheesesteaks, fresh Maine lobster rolls, and terrific italian, turkey, and chicken salad subs! Bennett's Store is an experience. The original Bennett's Store in Kennebunk, Maine is a legendary seasonal sandwich shop that has been providing extraordinarily welcoming service, mouth-watering sandwiches, and a family-friendly atmosphere since 1982. Bennett's Store became an institution within the community because we possess the friendliest and welcoming staff, use the most high-quality and freshest produce and meats that are sliced on premise daily and serve our patrons made-to-order and customizable sandwiches on the softest rolls delivered each day. The philosophy of "Quality", "Service", "Value" and "Community" is fundamental to the Bennett's brand. It is a belief that Charlie Bennett, the founder and original owner of Bennett's Store so closely identified with. He would tell you that he was just a regular guy, however, he was anything but. Charlie Bennett's many athletic and professional accomplishments include being inducted into the Maine Baseball and Maine Sports Hall of Fame, serving his fellow Americans in the Navy post World War II, and attending a try-out for the Boston Red Sox. Mr. Bennett had a 37-year career in teaching, became well known in athletic circles, attended and spoke at daily mass, and was instrumental in building the Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association (commonly referred to as KBIA) into the
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