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Sawyers

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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

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Good ice cream, always busy.

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Carl M
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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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Gilford, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our family stopped in for a quick seafood medley and was surprised how great the food was. Fries clam roll was outstanding as well as the haddock plate. It was great to be able to use the outdoor seating because we had our dog with us at the time. A great experience was had by all.

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Sawyers is a fixture in Gilford NH serving townies and visitors during the summer months. their ice cream selection is very good. Their serving size is bigger than most of us need.

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NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited NH Lakes region for a family vacation. Finding a good, reliable and family friendly place that offered decent food option was surprising difficult in otherwise a major vacation spot. Sawyer's was an exception. With a tremendous turnover of clientele, the ingredients were fresh while of typically diner variety. My wife and I shared a garden salad with fresh... More 

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litchNH, Owner at Sawyers, responded to this review

We thank you for your review. We must tell you that although we consider all reviews important (they keep us on our toes) yours is one that makes all this very hard work worthwhile. Again, thank you from the entire crew at Sawyer's. More 

atlanta, ga
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Fried clams and scallops. Top notch. Fast service , market prices for the seafood. Great atmosphere for families. Take out service is also fast.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I was in the area for a music festival down the road at Gunstock Mountain. I was initially confused about where to enter. There was a line of people outside, so I wasn't sure if I was supposed to order inside or outside and then go in. After asking a person in the line I found out, it's ice cream... More 

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litchNH, Owner at Sawyers, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments..... We are sorry for the confusion you experienced. You are not alone. Sawyer's will be celebrating its 70th year of continuous operation in 2015. Most of our four generations of customers know the ropes for having food brought to where they decide to sit. Regretfully, the time you chose to come was a concert night... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?