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Canoe Restaurant

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232 Whittier Highway, Center Harbor, NH 03226
603-253-4762
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent meal but....

On a recent return trip to this great place, the food once again was excellent, the choices of wine very good but the waitstaff needed some polishing and etiquette. Unfortunately, our waiter appeared almost untrained and had a displeasing large tattoo on his lower right arm which was uncovered by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
cckone
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Concord, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Kingston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We have enjoyed The Canoe for many years on our vacations to the Lake. The food is always perfect! Atmosphere is great. Our waitress was very friendly. Food was prompt and delicious! Had enough to take home for lunch the next day! We will be back next summer!

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Maine
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Husband saw ad in local paper and we opted to dine here. Nice choice. The service was excellent. The food was good. Great bread with balsamic dipping. Cheesecake was very good. Main entree's (meatloaf & shrimp linguine) were good. Nice atmosphere. Would definitely dine here again when in area.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Busy place, good atmosphere, we shared orange chicken amazing, husband had medallions of beef, melt in the mouth, I had a huge portion of lobster mac n cheese, local style, delicious but should of had it as a small side. Cheesecakes were to die for. Left absolutely full up to the brim. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Adamstown, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very pleased with Canoe over the years, but today was a huge disappointment. I was served BURNT fried fish (all three pieces of three had burnt edges) from the "Fish and Chips" plate. No self-respecting chef would have ever allowed burnt fried food to leave the kitchen! The fact this happened does not speak well for the kitchen staff and... More 

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We arrived for a late lunch and waited several minutes to even be acknowledged by the staff let alone seated. More than than 10 minutes after being seated we ordered specialty drinks from the menu provided only to be told 15 minutes later that one of them could not be made. (wait staff was making their own drinks and waiting... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

On a recent return trip to this great place, the food once again was excellent, the choices of wine very good but the waitstaff needed some polishing and etiquette. Unfortunately, our waiter appeared almost untrained and had a displeasing large tattoo on his lower right arm which was uncovered by his rolled up shirt sleeve and therefor in plain sight... More 

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CT
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Stopped by at 5 for a drink and apps. Went to the downstairs bar. It was very dark and the bar didn't even face the water. we had to wait for a bartender for a few minutes. She wasn't overly pleasant - just went thru the motions. We ordered a seared tuna app - it was flavorless and looked to... More 

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boston
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a lovely dinner for 6 on the porch. It was a busy night but we had our table earlier than expected as we didn't have a reservation. Our food was delicious, our wait staff was timely. We love this place!

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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had enjoyed a sunset when we stopped by to get some food. Menu is excellent, on the high side as far as price, but it was worth it. They took our order, and were very fast even though they were busy. Would stop there again.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Two couples and two grandkids for dinner. We sat downstairs which was fine except for the acoustics. Grandkids enjoyed kids steak and meatloaf. My Caribbean pork was tasty. Tuna looked good and got positive review. Service was as good as you can get around the lake as the pool of help seems smaller each year.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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?