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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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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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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Derry
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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128 reviews 128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Gilford, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Started out as a greasy spoon years and years ago but improved. Renovations were made and the family kept the thriving business open as long as they could. It was a sad day when it was sold because the thought was no one could come close to the care and dedication provided by the previous owner. Well, we were mistaken... More 

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litchNH, Owner at Sawyers, responded to this review

Reviews like this make all our efforts worthwhile. Thank you! More 

Gilford, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you like Fried Fish and the like this is the place to go ! Parking is always available as people go and go. You may have to go around the lot once but we have never failed to get a spot. Service is fast, you order at the window outside and pickup inside. You then have a choice of... More 

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Union Maine
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Sawyers is not fancy, but they know how to fry oysters. The corn chowder is also excellent. I arrived hungry and left satisfied in every way.

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Bozeman
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Old style dairy bar with good food and excellent service. Located at a major intersection in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, it is in the center of an activity filled area.

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Restaurant Details

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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