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Orchard Street Chop Shop

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1 Orchard St, Dover, NH 03820-3430 (Central Ave.)
Within a few hundred yards.
603-749-9006
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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Fine dining northern New England style... Orchard Street Chop Shop Dover New Hampshire 2/25/2015 Set on the grounds of was was originally the first fire house in Dover... They offer both casual and fine dining atmospheres. I prefer fine dining with its linens table service... And although this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
BuyfromPaul
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Fine dining northern New England style... Orchard Street Chop Shop Dover New Hampshire 2/25/2015 Set on the grounds of was was originally the first fire house in Dover... They offer both casual and fine dining atmospheres. I prefer fine dining with its linens table service... And although this was fine dining, it was fine dining northern New England Style...An ensemble... More 

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is alright, nothing great but very pricey. Nothing like a Chicago steakhouse where the price and quality are more equivalent.

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Sanford, Maine
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went there to celebrate our 44th anniversary. Had a wonderful meal, fantastic service and ellegant atmosphere.

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I feel compelled to start by saying that I've worked in hotels my entire career and am extremely sensitive to service and execution. That being said, please ignore any negative reviews for this restaurant. It was superb! I've been fortunate enough to eat in some pretty spectacular restaurants and I can honestly say that Orchard Street Chop Shop ranks among... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My friends and I visited this establishment on Saturday night for restaurant week (3-course meal for $29.95). A couple ran late, we sat 15mins after our reservations time (our bad). Our server took our drink order, about 15 mins later we got our drinks. My cocktail was delish! About 5-10mins later, we ordered our selections from the pre-fixe menu options.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My name is Keith Lara and I live here in Dover, NH originally from San Antonio, TX. My wife and I had some friends visiting a few weeks back so we came to the Orchard Street Chop Shop for some fine dining. The menu is great because they also have selections for the vegetarians as my friends wife is. My... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I came in an ordered the Tomahawk Steak which is a huge 28 ounce bone in rib eye. The steak came out cooked a perfect medium rare. It had perfect marbling and such great flavor! The creamed spinach was delicious! The atmosphere was comfortable and the server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Overall it was an excellent... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Not thrilled. We sat for an hour watching other tables get their meal. The steak was "meh" the Malbec I ordered tasted like vinegar. The service was slow....I've eaten and drank upstairs and it's been good. Not impressed with the dining downstairs

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ChefKman, Owner at Orchard Street Chop Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We apologize that you did not have a perfect experience on Saturday evening. Although we had a waiting list for tables that evening, our goal is to have every customer leave here with a positive experience. We prepare all food from scratch. Not knowing what you had for dinner, some items do take longer than... More 

Dover, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Busy parents finally got a sitter to go out for a nice meal. From the moment we arrive to when we left it was an amazing experience. Food was amazing and the service was even better!! Thank you for a great night! The Smiths from Dover NH

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ChefKman, Owner at Orchard Street Chop Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review! You're comments reflect the sentiments of the silent majority that do not typically write reviews. We greatly appreciate it and can't wait to see you again soon. More 

Wall Township, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Three of us went here for my sons 22nd birthday. They were very accommodating when I had to change the number and time of the reservation. The restaurant was not at all busy for a Saturday night. The server couldn't have been nicer but everything came out so slow. Even requests for refills of drinks so I can't blame it... More 

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ChefKman, Owner at Orchard Street Chop Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are in the process of repainting many areas of the restaurant over the upcoming months. We replaced the floor just last year. As for the restrooms and wait station, we clean and organize all areas on a nightly basis, but will make sure to reinspect those areas. We prepare all food to order without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Orchard St, Dover, NH 03820-3430
    (Central Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Within a few hundred yards.
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: 603-749-9006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?