Finding love and the perfect burger in Portsmouth NH

Love and burgers?  Sure, you can find them both in Portsmouth.  First you will fall in love with the lovely, historic downtown Portsmouth with its great shops, cafes and restaurants.  Then you will get hungry and if you take our advice, you will wander just outside downtown to Lexie’s Joint for the perfect hamburger, cluckburger or beanie burger..

Not much more than a dozen stools at the counter and about 5 tables, this local treasure boasts some of the juiciest little burgers around.  Create your own Plain Jane Burger by adding Peace (2 items), Love (4 items) or Burgers (6 items).  At just 4 oz each, these burgers leave plenty of room for your choice of toppings as well as the wonderful side dishes that accompany them.  My favorite is the shoestring onion rings sliced so thinly they look like a tangled pile of angel hair pasta!

Looking for something on the adventurous side?  Try some of their $5.00 specialty burgers, such as The Blue Angle with blue cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, and BBQ sauce or the Green Lantern with avocado, cheddar, chimichurri and tomato.  If you are feeling particularly hungry, try the Loud Mouth Burger.  That’s two 4 oz burgers topped with caramelized onions, tomato, bacon, fried pickles, steak sauce and your choice of cheese accompanied by fries and onion rings.  All this for just $11.00.

This kind of menu can bring about a great thirst so order a Boylan’s Vintage Soda, a Shake or Float, a glass of house red or white, or one of four local draft beers.  At the end of your meal, you will enjoy a warm chocolate chip cookie.  It doesn’t get much better than this in the Love department.

Daily specials are listed on the website and their facebook page.  Lexie’s is located at 212 Islington Street, Portsmouth NH just three blocks from the Martin Hill Inn.  You can eat in or order take out and return to the Inn for a relaxing and yummy dinner.