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Sawyers

American, Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches
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1933 Lakeshore Road, Gilford, NH 03249
603-293-4422
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
homemade icecream

We love the icecream. It is the best in NH. The food is good. Mostly fried and hamburgers etc. There is an indoor dining room that is very clean and easy access.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Ice cream was ok but not $5.00 ok! I could understand if it was a sundae with multiple toppings but this was a kiddie in a waffle cone with no toppings. I'm a local, if you feel like screwing the out of staters I guess that's ok but I won't be back! The ice cream wasn't that good, homemade or... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My hubby goes here each year for a lobster roll. The best part is that it is not covered in a ton of junk! Good lobster with just a little mayo not drowned in it like most places. There was a large amount in the roll along with great fries. We sat outside with our dog and friends and enjoyed... More 

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Lakes Region, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Not bad for ice cream and some fried food but nothing special or that sets it apart. Good to bring the little ones for ice cream and to eat outside at the picnic tables.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Homemade Ice Cream and Lobster Rolls are what we were on a mission to find during our New Hampshire trip. We found both here! They also had some fun appetizers including corn nuggets served with maple syrup, mac & cheese bites and fried pickles. I tried my first Lobster Roll and it was overflowing with lobster meat. The roll was... More 

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Derry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We love the icecream. It is the best in NH. The food is good. Mostly fried and hamburgers etc. There is an indoor dining room that is very clean and easy access.

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Holderness, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This dairy bar has excellent seafood and "summer food," like hamburgers and hotdogs. Their hand-cut fried onion rings are the best! I also tried their corn chowder which was chock full of corn and potatoes with just the right consistency. Delicious. They make their own ice cream, too, and there are so many flavors to choose from. A very busy... More 

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litchNH, Owner at Sawyers, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind compliments. Please introduce yourself when you come in.... Ask for Larry! More 

Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times in the past. On this occasion, we ordered ice cream sundaes and they were terrific! The ice cream is homemade, rich and creamy. Our "regular" sundaes are supposed to be the small size. BUT, they were rather large and satisfying... The window service was friendly...our server did a masterful job of assembling... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Terrible dinner. Celebrated Mother's Day ordered fried clams and a scallop boat. Seriously had 6 little scallops and a ton of fries. For $17.00 it was a rip off. Fried clam boat 7 clams I ordered whole clams but most were necks. I believe they were $18.00! Never agin will I eat there! Eat their ice-cream because that is ok.

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litchNH, Owner at Sawyers, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We regret your unpleasant experience at Sawyer's. We consider all complaints as well as compliments very seriously. For the most part we hit the mark but once in a while things go wrong especially at this time of year. Mothers Day is one of the busiest days of the season and we are generally short... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

I stopped in for a takeout lobster roll yesterday. When I got it home, it was simply plain lobster meat laying in a hot dog roll. There was no mayonnaise, no nothing. While I applaud them for adding tail meat, and for the large portion,the meat was dry with nothing on it. I had to take the meat out of... More 

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litchNH, Owner at Sawyers, responded to this review

Thank you for calling this to our attention. As you know we sell a significant number of lobster rolls. Rest assured there have been no changes except for the addition of the tail meat. We think this is what happened in your case, Due to it being a busy Mother's Day and having a short and and inexperienced staff as... More 

Methuen, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Good selections of flavors and the ice cream is home made. The food is okay but a bit pricey. Great place to stop on a summer night!

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litchNH, Owner at Sawyers, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. This is a tough seasonal business and we always appreciate hearing the good as well as the not so good! More 

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Additional Information about Sawyers

Address: 1933 Lakeshore Road, Gilford, NH 03249
Phone Number: 603-293-4422
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Gilford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1933 Lakeshore Road, Gilford, NH 03249
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Gilford
  • Phone Number: 603-293-4422

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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