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Canoe Restaurant

232 Whittier Highway, Center Harbor, NH 03226
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Price range: $20 - $25
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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181 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
East Granby, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

4 of us ate there in early August- needed to make reservations. We were seated quickly. Knowledgeable waitress. They bring you a paper bag of warm brushetta and refilled it when asked. I had Lobster ravioli which was very good and came with several scallops on the plate, which was a bonus. My husband had an Asian seafood medley that... More

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New York, New York, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Nice place, great location, trying atmosphere ... Really pathetic food, unless you are into kids menu and fries. Duck ... Was not half a duck .. Two reheated tasteless pieces ... If I wanted reheated duck from yesterday I had that in my fridge Pasta was bad buttery w/ tone of capers Stick to fries and cheesecake .. Cheesecake was... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended but was average rating for their high prices. I had a halibut that was smeared with I think was mayonnaise and crushed Ritz crackers. Yuk! I scraped this off before eating. Husband tried their lobster mashed potatoes for $2 more - not worth it. Best Lobster Mac cheese ever was in Seattle!! You would think... More

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boston ma
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We got moved from bar to table just to wait some more! We wait a half hour (cuz they refuse to seat people in several rooms) and then get seated and no sign of waitress for almost 10 minutes. Then she comes, drops the waters and take another 10 min to show her fave again....all this and no apologies for... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I were looking for somewhere for dinner on the way home after dropping our son at camp in Moultonborough and tried Canoe after looking on TA. We were seated promptly indoors and the service throughout the meal was good, although the wait for our meals was a little long. I had a special salad to start which... More

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Ayer's Cliff, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Food was fine but not great - seats were uncomfortable and not much room around the table. From other reviews we thought there would be a lake view - not from where we were seated. Overall the dining experience was good - just not outstanding!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had lunch (actually served as an early dinner). Hot food, well prepared, and pleasant surroundings. No complaints whatsoever.

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have only had lunch at Canoe, but have eaten here many times during our summer vacations. I agree with the reviewers about the coolness of the hostess, but our waitstaff has always been pleasant and helpful. Our favorite menu items are the Canoe chips, decadent house-made potato chips liberally doused with blue cheese sauce, green onions, and crumbled bacon;... More

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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

When I go on vacation, I am usually in a pretty happy mood. You know the feeling, that I-am-on-a-nice-break-from-the-everyday mellow feeling? So, when I call an experience terrible - while on vacation - it is a huge break from the norm for me. My husband I ate lunch at Canoe over the July 4th holiday week. We were seated in... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Seriously. My family and I have been vacationing at the lake for many, many years and have given this place a try time and time again. Every time, it's disappointing, with mediocre food and less-than-friendly friendly wait staff. There are so many better options in the area, I really don't know why people even bother any more. Though Lago and... More

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