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Review? Porthole Restaurant-Lynn

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singer56 May 25, 2012 10:39 AM

What do you have to share about the dining here?

  1. C. Hamster May 27, 2012 08:00 PM

    I have eaten there recently, as my volleyball league holds our banquet there
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    Admittedly the banquet food might not be the best way to judge a joint, but whilev the food is pretty bad, the place seems basically a dingy, moldy carpet "was good in 1970" kind of place.

    I have in fact gone there willingly about 4 yrars ago and ordered off the menu and will tell you the exact same thing.

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      Bellachefa May 27, 2012 11:15 AM

      I always get annoyed when people trash a place while admitting they haven't been IN YEARS.

      So I took a look at their website. Punched up the lunch menu and they lost me with the first two items - Buff Wings with the bone, Buff wings boneless. Has anyone ever had boneless wings?

      Scrolling down, just reading the we serve everything but the kitchen sink gave me a tummy ache.

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        professor shorthair May 26, 2012 09:22 PM

        In Winthrop there is Alia (I hope I spelled it correclty) and Blackstrap Bar B Que.
        Tacos Lupita has zereo atmosphere but great burritos.

        1. ScubaSteve May 26, 2012 01:43 PM

          I'll second the suggestion to avoid this place. The last time I was there, granted it's was a few years ago, the place was dirty and nothing we ordered was decent or memorable.

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            chuck s May 26, 2012 02:35 PM

            Where else to eat in the neighborhood?

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              ScubaSteve May 26, 2012 02:38 PM

              Haven't been here but have heard good things-
              http://www.theblueoxlynn.com/
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/662153

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                bearzie May 26, 2012 03:12 PM

                I've heard good things about the Blue Ox from friends. I love the tacos and quesadilla at Taco Lupita, 129 Munroe St., Lynn. It's a whole in the whole type place but yummy.

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                bluesjack May 27, 2012 09:43 AM

                +1 on the Blue Ox and I'd also recommend The Antique Table.
                City Grill in Vinnin Sq is good although a bit pricey.
                If you want to venture up to Salem 62 on the Wharf is excellent

            2. C. Hamster May 25, 2012 11:29 AM

              Avoid it if possible.

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                marilu May 25, 2012 01:10 PM

                Awful, the last time I went....years ago.

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                Steve L May 25, 2012 11:15 AM

                Ick.

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