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11 Water Street Restaurant

11 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
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Ranked #5 of 44 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've been here many times and always enjoy a great atmosphere and wonderful service. Superb pub food in the basement bar!

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Plymouth, MI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

After we got a feeling of being unwelcome at the Blue Moon Evolution (I think it was ugly shorts night, accompanied by a mismatched floral shirt--something we were not dressed for) 11 Water Street was our second choice, but it was a good one. The roast beef sandwich was excellent (this was real roast beef, not the lunch meat variety)... More

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Gray, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lets see.....We were at a hockey tournament in Exeter,,and decided to have lunch between games.Anyway, we stumbled upon this establishment and decided to give it a try. We were seated by a very pleasant hostess right beside the river and dam,where you could get the babbling of the brook,so to speak...There I go again...Back to the food...My wife ordered the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My sister took me here for drinks. After tasting the crabcakes and Italian lemon cake I took my husband here for our last dinner in town....wish we would have known sooner how good it was. Had truffled risotto with pancetta....OMG, heaven!! crab cakes again since they were so good the first time...and lemon cake again...yum

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Arrived in Exeter too late for dinner, but loved the setting. Made reservations for dinner with whole family for next night and we're not disappointed. Menu offered something for everyone, including the more discerning foodies. My grilled Scottish salmon and risotto was perfect. Desserts were great too.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Not very familiar with Exeter. But we had been hiking nearby and thirsty for a beer on a Sunday afternoon. After passing 2 restaurants that opened later for dinner, we fell into 11 Water St. Though the formal dining room was looked inviting, the long steep dark stairway down to the bar had me a bit worried. What a surprise... More

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Severna Park, Maryland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went early on Sunday night , about 5:30, and got a good table right by the river. We had fast service and attentive wait staff. One of us had chicken cobb salad and the other had the fish and chips. They were excellent, nice thick pieces of haddock, and we got onion rings rather than chips which were also... More

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Branford, CT
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This restaurant is small but not crowded. The food was very good, with a nice variety. Our wait staff was attentive and made suggestions. The have some very good soups. One of our friends ordered the French Onion, it was excellent wish I had ordered it. Will definately go back when we are in the area

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Fremont, New Hampshire, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Excellent atmosphere whether dining upstairs or grabbing a quick app/bite to eat and a beverage downstairs. All of the dishes are delicious; wonderful specials each day. The staff is very friendly and attentive (not bothersome). Our favorite place to eat. We have friends from Portsmouth, Manchester and Massachusetts meet us here for lunch and dinner! Family friendly. Great views of... More

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Exeter, New Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We first visited 11 Water St. on a very snowy night because it is within walking distance from where we live and because most other restaurants in town were closed because of the weather. When we arrived we were the only patrons in the dining room so got very personal attention which was nevertheless professional. The dining room and bar... More

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