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69 Water Street, Exeter, NH
603-583-4501
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little bar in Exeter

Food is actually very good. They recently changed chef's and this is a huge improvement. Great bar which is down a very small, narrow stairway! This is where we always eat. It is located right in town, which is also a big plus.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
denise2113
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Service was excellent and the staff attentive but not pushy. Menu listings were fine and the meal itself was excellent with great portion sizes. The truffle Parmesan fries, ordered as a replacement side were out of this world. The wine list is small but reasonably priced. As a bonus you can bring your own wine for a very reasonable corkage... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Food is actually very good. They recently changed chef's and this is a huge improvement. Great bar which is down a very small, narrow stairway! This is where we always eat. It is located right in town, which is also a big plus.

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Newton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were a mixed-age party of 5 staying nearby for a family weekend and had just a great experience at Pimento's. Service was great; we sat in the downstairs room overlooking the river. Everyone loved what they had. Warm rolls came right away. I 'just' had the burger and fries, but it was among the best ever (and I've had... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Pimentos is in downtown Exeter along the Exeter River. It's a rickety old place with great food and service in the dining room. Get a seat facing the sidewalk - great for people watching. Nice menu with some great fish options and daily specials. Never crowed always good and reasonably priced - cant beat it in downtown Exeter!

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It was a few short steps from our inn. The service was very friendly and attentive. They presented to food very nicely but it could have been better. The lobster was overcooked and not much of it in my angel hair with lobster and shrimp. Others in our party felt the same way. The upstairs was empty and we thought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I like some of the inventive wrinkles in the menu. When they have fresh oysters - I get a dozen. The chef occasionally features smelt - one of my favs. Recently had braised rib appetizer with a birch beer reduction that was outstanding. Others have mentioned their Cobb salad which is really satisfying.

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South Shore, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had dinner here and enjoyed it very much. Sat at the window table and watched the town celebrate the holidays from our seat! The food was very good an the service was too. Would love to try the downstairs pub when next in town.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were visiting Exeter and found this restaurant by chance. Our group of 5 settled in and while deciding on our meals, our server brought us yummy complimentary seasoned potato wedges. We tried the special of the evening-Prime Rib. It was tasty and juicy. Others got the Pi 'Cod' A(Piccada) entrée that was really, really awesome. The Sous chef surprised... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There is a sit down restaurant upstairs, and a pub downstairs. We like the food here, though, at times, up in the restaurant, it can be hard to find someone to seat you upon arrival. We stood waiting for a few minutes, and when no one came, we went someone else. Another time, we were seated, eating, and watched a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The service was great and very friendly. Our food was average. For the price thought it would be a little better. Nice location.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69 Water Street, Exeter, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 603-583-4501

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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