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163 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2424
603-772-7393
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location for a stop-off in Exeter

The food served may be categorized as upscale bar food. It's tasty and filling, but a bit overpriced. They try and put in a twist with some of their dishes by offering some options that are a bit more exotic, but I think they would be best sticking to the basics and doing that well. Overall good to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Joy F
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food served may be categorized as upscale bar food. It's tasty and filling, but a bit overpriced. They try and put in a twist with some of their dishes by offering some options that are a bit more exotic, but I think they would be best sticking to the basics and doing that well. Overall good to stop in... More 

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We have eaten at the Tavern before and really liked it. However, recently four of us dined and did not have such a good experience. We stared with two fish chowders that were outstanding and we sent kudos to the chef. Two of us ordered crab cakes for our meal and they were not good at all. We sent them... More 

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Hampton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

First time experience. Pleasantly surprised. Nice reception, generous cocktails, respectable wine list, extensive regular and special menu. Very attentive staff, reasonable prices and friendly atmosphere.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Ordered 2 burgers and for the 2nd time in a row they were badly overlooked. The waitress never came back to check on our order nor did she come back for our check. A manager finally showed up after we were done to drop off the bill, they did not charge us for the burgers, which we appreciated. Service and... More 

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great place friendly staff good food..loved the French onion soup!! Very quaint and central , would be nice in the evening too.

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Alabama
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I've been here a few times, and each time the food was lackluster. Service was good, but the food was greasy and awkward, much of it tasted frozen.

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Athens, Alabama
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132 reviews 132 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Homemade pita chips are SO GOOD. Homemade salsa tasted extremely fresh. Really delicious. Serving was large. Husband and I shared. We were in a group of six. All enjoyed!

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Ocean, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took my 9 year old son here for dinner. I had lots of options, but he had difficulty finding things he liked. We ended up sending back their "pizza", which was french bread slathered with sauce and burnt cheese. However, my prime rib was spectacular. My son ended up enjoying 2 shrimp cocktails of delicious, enormous prawns. Really better for... More 

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Newton, New Hampshire
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Heading to our summer home, we stopped in Exeter for a quick bite before continuing on. Found the Tavern listed on the GPS & decided to take a chance. It's not your usual tavern. Very warn and charming. The food was several cuts above typical tavern food, excellent service, & good prices. We'll be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I came here looking for some good after a hockey game and got the best Caesar salad I have ever had, the stake tips on my salad were cooked to perfection and the portions were huge, you definitely get your money's worth. I recommend trying it out!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 163 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2424
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 603-772-7393

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

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