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Canoe Restaurant

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232 Whittier Highway, Center Harbor, NH 03226
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful restaurant

Restaurant was highly recommended by the locals and it did not disappoint. The waitress was friendly and helpful, though service was a little slow. I wanted the Lobster Mac & Cheese but knew I couldn't finish an dinner entree, (priced at $22) so the waitress suggested a small side dish for a lesser... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Restaurant was highly recommended by the locals and it did not disappoint. The waitress was friendly and helpful, though service was a little slow. I wanted the Lobster Mac & Cheese but knew I couldn't finish an dinner entree, (priced at $22) so the waitress suggested a small side dish for a lesser price of $10. Besides that side dish,... More 

Thank mjayBoston
South Dennis, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the Winnipesauke area for a weekend. When there, we always try to have either a lunch or dinner at Canoe. It never disappoints us. The Staff is welcoming and knowledge regarding wines and menu items. Everything we have ever order on the menu has been very much to our satisfaction, so we will not recommend any one... More 

Thank LikesFairness
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We had a delightful New Years Eve dinner at Canoe. We were able to order from their regular menu or the special NYE menu which was reasonably priced and the choices and food delicious

Thank mom747
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I had heard this was a good place to eat. We had wanted to go to Camp in Meredith, but it was lunch time so we went here instead. The food was so ordinary. The desserts were still cold from the fridge. I would not go back as it is expensive to boot

Thank Kathleen W
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We had been recommended to this restaurant by a friend with whom we were golfing. Walked in about 3:30 pm and the place was empty - but that worked for us. We sat at the bar and were welcomed by a very nice bartender. She offered us suggestions when asked and although we didn't take her advice we weren't disappointed.... More 

Thank Atraveler110
Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Even though there are quite a few restaurants in the lakes region, there are not many that I would recommend. Most of them have just typical bar food which I am not a fan of. Canoe goes the extra step and has many original dishes. their Orange Chicken is a great appetizer, their Mac n Cheese is wonderful and plenty... More 

Thank bjphotography
New England, United States
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

It may be right on the lake overlooking the Mt. Washington when docked, but that doesn't make the food any more palatable. We made the mistake of ordering a pasta dish and a fish dish came away unimpressed. For down home food, we prefer George's on the fish nights - it may not have the same ambiance as Canoe, but... More 

Thank Gabriel C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

My cousin and I stopped in to The Canoe on the wave of a hunger pang at lunchtime on a Saturday, without a reservation- and we were seated by a window overlooking Winnepesaukee Lake, with an Autumn view resplendent with golden leaves, and the Mt Washington (pleasure boat) in the background in her winter berth. Would the food match the... More 

Thank Osbyholm
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Our B&B made a reservation for us...whew! Glad we got in; it was crazy busy, but it was a Friday night. We were in the bar area downstairs. Once the waitress noticed us things went smoothly. Great local food that was delicious and well presented in a non fussy way! Would visit again and try some other dishes!

Thank AnneV87
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Food was phenomenal! I had Lobster Mac & Cheese, yes some brilliant individual came up with this and it is as good as you can imagine, the husband had pork loin. For starters (escargots). We were too full for dessert. We would go back to Canoe in a flash, we we had one here!

Thank shauna m m

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 Whittier Highway, Center Harbor, NH 03226
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Center Harbor
  • Phone Number: 603-253-4762

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 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?