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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Campton, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We have eaten at the Canoe Restaurant many times. We live about thirty miles north of Center Harbor so it is not in our neighborhood, but anytime we are near the Center Harbor area, this is our choice. The food is consistently excellent. Their little motto on the web page sums up my impression - "Serve it fresh. Keep it... More 

Thank bernie1935
New England
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Really friendly restaurant recommended by our B&B owners. Well worth a visit, excellent seafood, good portions and great atmosphere.

Thank gilly19622015
Maplewood, NJ
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We have visited Canoe many times on our brief, precious escapes from our own hospitality business (a B&B), and we have recommended this restaurant to many of our guests. To a person, no one has had anything but the best to report about the food, atmosphere, and service at this casual, but terrific restaurant. The lobster mac and cheese is... More 

Thank Lynne R
Nashua, New Hampshire
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I discovered this establishment this summer and have revisited several times. Prior to this year I never stopped here because it was always too busy but now I know that even when the parking lot is full they have an alternate parking area that they run a shuttle to. The food here has always been good and hot and as... More 

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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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic


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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?