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Green Bean On Water

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33 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
603-778-7585
Today
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 42
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A must do place for lunch!

Nestled on the water in downtown Exeter New Hampshire is an amazing luncheon restaurant called The Green Bean! I have been there twice so far while calling on accounts in the area. Their soups are out of this world! I had the soup of the day, sandwich, oatmeal raisin cookies (to die for!) and a bag... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2013
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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

My friend had gone for lunch and like it so four of us went back when we learned it was open for dinner as well. Frankly I was surprised because it's not really a "dinner' style restaurant at its location in Exeter, which I have been to many times and love. The weather and the view was wonderful. But that's... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Nestled on the water in downtown Exeter New Hampshire is an amazing luncheon restaurant called The Green Bean! I have been there twice so far while calling on accounts in the area. Their soups are out of this world! I had the soup of the day, sandwich, oatmeal raisin cookies (to die for!) and a bag of chips for my... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The outdoor courtyard is lovely. A great place for lunch. The food is good. This place is almost always busy. My only complaint would be that they don't have any red meat on the menu. It is mostly poultry, salads, and vegetarian fare. Don't go here if you are craving roast beef.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I have been here several times since my last review. I have been very unhappy every time. I keep going back because I think maybe I'm missing something that everybody else sees in this place. I've finally decided I'll never be back after my disaster of a lunch today. First off, the staff are always rude and have a "I... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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227 reviews 227 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The food was delightful. The quiche special with side salad hit the spot. It was carefully prepared, quiche served warm and the salad crisp and fresh with a light dressing. We choose to sit outside and people watch. I loved this place.

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Nice setting on the river,with indoor and outdoor seating. One orders at the counter and take your tray to a table. Sandwhich was made with wonderful bread, the other two people who were with me also loved their bread. The meatloaf sandwhich was ok, the turkey-bacon with walnut pesto should be illegal as was sooo good. The chicken curry rice... More 

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Melbourne
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Loved the range of soups and salads prepared fresh daily, the best lunch spot in Exeter. In the heat, the gazpacho is ideal, staff efficient and friendly

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New South Wales, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

A nice outdoor setting and reasonable meals. Tea I'd good and very cheap. Incredibly hot on the day I visited and little respite from the small air conditioning unit. Free wifi. Staff a little preoccupied.

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Manchvegas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is THE most wonderful soup and sandwich place in New Hampshire hands down. The staff is Wonderful, helpful, courteous and enjoy their jobs! Soups are marked GF for those with gluten allergies and there are some fantastic ones! GF Udi's available - restaurant size and the sandwiches - Heaven Heaven Heaven! Must try - love the ambience & the... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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125 reviews 125 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

They recently began to serve breakfast, and it is awesome! The view is great above a small waterfall, and the staff is so nice. Great downtown restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 603-778-7585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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