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Fish Shanty

471 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820-3410
603-749-1001
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Ranked #18 of 99 Restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was a restaurant recommended to us by the hotel staff. And were they correct. Nothing fancy about the building, but it has been a local family operations for years. Wife and my meals were good and very filling and reasonable priced. Place was not crowded when we were having our Supper, so we were able to have conversations with... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very fresh and tasty fish and shrimp as well. Best seafood of our entire trip, which included Maine, Boston, and NYC as well! Service was fast and friendly.

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The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very friendly staff, the people that own it work their themselves. My favorite is their Tuna. Great food and reasonable prices!

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VT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After hiking in Vaughan Woods, I was hungry for a great seafood meal and I'm glad we found this place. I had the broiled scallops, they were cooked perfectly and were some of the best I've had. My wife had the calamari dinner and loved it. The service was impeccable. The owner/server was accommodating and super friendly! We will make... More

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Horrible. I could try to describe it but what's the point. Just dreadful! The food was overlooked, the server seemed out of it. Find a McDonalds - and I don't eat fast food

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Dover, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

On the NH seacoast there are many choices for good fish. We go here a lot and take visitors here regularly. it is family run and so we like to support local businesses and the food is very good.

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Lakes Region, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This restaurant is located next to the Days Inn so we went to it for the convenience on the evening we checked in. We were told to seat ourselves and then waited a long time to be greeted properly and given menus. Our server (daughter of the owner, I believe) was very personable but seemed distracted even though it wasn't... More

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Seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Best Oyester Sandwhich and fries! Go for Lunch! Good place for large groups. Not the best ambience but the food is awesome!

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Dover, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The food is good, the service was also. The atmosphere is not what you would expect, but it is pleasant. Good amount of food for the price.

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Seacoast NH
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Expensive menu, fishy stinky restaurant that was so awful I got the sense they were about to close. NO SURPRISE! I looked it up after we got home and it is on the market. We had a terrible lunch and the owner (who used to be terrific, I think she is the daughter of the mother/daughter owner pair) had no... More

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