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River Road Tavern

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193 South River Road, Bedford, NH
603.206.5837
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Menu doesn't change

So I have been here a few times but can't go back. The burger is ok but that's it. The menu is lacking and the menu hasn't changed since it opened. They do have a couple specials. The bathroom smells horrible like septic issues. There are other restaurants in the area that are better for the same... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
JBfirstrun
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  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

So I have been here a few times but can't go back. The burger is ok but that's it. The menu is lacking and the menu hasn't changed since it opened. They do have a couple specials. The bathroom smells horrible like septic issues. There are other restaurants in the area that are better for the same atmosphere and burger.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've been to the River Road Tavern a half dozen times over the last couple months. Best burgers in the area, and a great beer selection; both draft and bottles. I've had a few of their soup specials and they were delicious. Service has always been great.

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We tried this place 2x. Once with kids for lunch and once as a couple. I really wanted to love it. Outside seating, good location, rustic interior w/ fireplace and leather couch. But the menu... Disappointed. Nothing healthy. Pub food is ok sometimes but this is a short menu and food was nothing special. Fine for an app and a... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is one of those neighborhood gems that you don't know about unless you ask a local, or read TripAdvisor. We are in the area for a graduation, and our hotel is near the interstate so we can't walk anywhere. We looked up where to eat, and did some research on TripAdvisor - this place sounded like us. Drinks, apps,... More 

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Berlin, Vermont
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Sat at Bar, great food nice salad burger and fries. Super beer selection, what a great find for a solo work trip.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

They have great hot wings (some of the hottest I've tried) and burgers. Everything I've tried there has been good. It's as good as it gets for pub / bar food and a nice environment for chatting.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice restaurant with good Kobe Beef Hamburgers! A little pricey but worth it for the taste and quality. Only have eaten there once. Will go again.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

First and foremost, this is a Tavern, not a family restaurant. If you're looking for a place to take the kids I'd suggest continuing up the road about a half mile in either direction. If you're looking for a Tavern, this place is great. The staff are very friendly and helpful, though most of the time they seem a little... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Came in here with a couple friends for lunch. Got the wings and the kobe burger and both were really tasty. Service was a little slow but I think it was because the waitress was pretty much taking care of the whole place. She made a mistake and said a beer wasn't available on draft when it actually was and... More 

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Seminole
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stopped in because we were looking for a non-franchise restaurant. I thought the decor totally fit the "tavern" vibe. Menu wasn't huge but it had plenty of choices! I had the braised short ribs and I couldn't finish it all. They melted in my melt. My husband chose the Kobe burger/fries and he said he would order it again.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 193 South River Road, Bedford, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: 603.206.5837

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?