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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 good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“subs” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (16 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
08:00 - 20:00 Hours
American, Deli, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
41 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This is about the best sandwich place I have been to in the New England area. The sandwiches are huge so even if your really hungry, the small is plenty. The sandwich options are great and you can choose from both hot and cold sandwiches....More

Thank Tradervic21
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great example of a great sub place that is way better than the chain locations but with pricing and wait time very close. They make great freash food here and it is a one or twice a month stop for us. The...More

Thank NFDDJS33
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Stopped by this quaint town while driving to Andrews game against university of New England even though he got hurt. This little sandwich place was delicious. I had the game cheese and turkey with the works. I'm sorry I didn't try something more daring. It...More

Thank Summersnuggles
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I eat a lot of subs. My favorite is the Italian. Bennett's does one of the best. Lots of meat, fresh veggies, tangy sauce and fantastic bread. It is a sub shop, not fancy dining. But the food is wonderful. I usually order a 12...More

Thank Senioronabudget
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$10
Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast
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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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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