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DREAM meal in Portsmouth NH

holldoll Jul 25, 2008 02:19 PM

If you had 1 meal to have in all of Portsmouth NH where would it be and what would you order. The best and most descriptive replies possible!!

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    tknomoe RE: holldoll Jun 20, 2009 04:31 PM

    It has to be across the bridge at Newick's. Jack Newick still does seafood right. Large dining room overlooking the bay. Picnic tables with checkered vinyl tablecloths. The best meals are the platters either batter fried or broiled. Everything is fresh caught. Lobsters are incredible, chowder thick and creamy and all available with ice cold beer. If you're travelling on Rt 16 Spaulding turnpike, Newick's is 5 minutes off the highway and well worth the stop.

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      bewley RE: tknomoe Jun 20, 2009 04:56 PM

      I would avoid Newicks.

      Have been a handful of times and their food is not fresh (it's frozen) and my guess is that they don't change the fry oil enough.

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        3catsnh RE: bewley May 26, 2010 04:31 AM

        Newick's wouldn't even be on my list. Boring seafood. And if you do want good fried clams drive to Ipswich--like The Clam Box--no comparison.

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