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232 Whittier Highway, Center Harbor, NH 03226
603-253-4762
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Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
3rd time to The Canoe

We seem to hit The Canoe once a year on our weekend away. We get there for a late lunch on a Thursday, so there are not many other diners. The waiter / waitress has always been prompt without hovering. They have perfected the art of giving an honest opinion about menu choices without saying... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Mws101
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Billerica, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

An absolute treat -- Canoe is a great balance. It would be perfect for a casual night out, as much as it was excellent for our anniversary dinner. The food, drink and flavor are top-notch. Get the calamari, it alone is worth the trip.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We seem to hit The Canoe once a year on our weekend away. We get there for a late lunch on a Thursday, so there are not many other diners. The waiter / waitress has always been prompt without hovering. They have perfected the art of giving an honest opinion about menu choices without saying anything bad. This last time,... More 

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Tuftonboro, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Here in the lakes region finding great food is a challenge. Most restaurants serve off the Cysco Truck as we call it. Canoe offers some very different and fresh items on their menu. Reasonably priced and great portions. One of our favorites in the area.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

After years of hearing great things about Canoe I finally made it last night for dinner with my husband, and we were very glad we did. My husband had the seafood stir fry which he said was the best he ever had and I had the Canoe tips which were also very good. The mussels on special as an appetizer... More 

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We came here for a quick dinner and loved the food and the environment. Our wait staff was very friendly and explained all the specials for the day. Our food was delicious, and prompt. The white wine sangria was amazing! Definitely have to drink one if you come here. Only set back is that they close early at around 9pm.

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NH
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We recently visited Canoe with another couple for a holiday lunch for the first time and was very happy with the service, the meal and the atmosphere. The server was very attentive all the meals were tasty but not plentiful. We certainly return.

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Center Harbor, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A little pricey but you can find reasonable meals too. Just delicious! Service is always above par and the view is to die for. If you're lucky you can watch The Mount Washington dock!

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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've eaten lunch at Canoe a number of times when in Center Harbor to shop at Yikes, Patternworks or Keepsake Quilting. The food is always very good, but this time I was disappointed to find that the only choice for a vegetarian was mac 'n cheese or salad. With a number of good restaurants nearby that offer many more options... More 

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New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Service was quick and attentive. Food was prepared quickly and as advertised . A bit over priced but location may over ride the price

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Wakefield, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and I have been to the Canoe a handful of times over the past 5 years. We recently went back for Date Night, just the two of us. Initial interaction with the hostess went smooth, we had a reservation and were seated as soon as we walked in. The table we kinda small for 2 adults, but we... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?