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Brown's Seabrook Lobster Pound

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Rte 286, Seabrook, NH 03874
(603) 474-3331
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun with friends or family

I have been here numerous times the most recent was on memorial day with the family. There was a whole group of us we sat outside enjoyed our meals. You can bring your own alcohol which is a big plus. I just like the atmosphere and I always have a fun time here. I personally don't eat seafood but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nina P
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here numerous times the most recent was on memorial day with the family. There was a whole group of us we sat outside enjoyed our meals. You can bring your own alcohol which is a big plus. I just like the atmosphere and I always have a fun time here. I personally don't eat seafood but everyone... More 

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Austin, TX
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203 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Very good seafood and relaxed atmosphere. BYOB as no liquor license but allow you to bring your own, Cash only but they have an ATM on premises. Fresh live lobster by the pound and large selection of fried seafood.

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Thank Sidewinder192
Portsmouth
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Casual atmosphere, large open area with picnic tables. Ordered the fried seafood plate with lobster. Everything was fresh and delicious. Plenty of clams,scallops, shrimp,2 pieces of lobster and a piece of fish,fries and coleslaw. BYOB.

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Thank Mark C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Browns is classic New England lobster pound. It is right near the water. There are many repeat patrons. The food is served simply, plastic trays and paper plates, but don't let the informal appearance fool you. The food is devious, the lobster roll is served with delicious lobster meat on a perfectly toasted bun.

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Thank Steve H
Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Went back to Seabrook on Monday (we were at Markey's the competitor on the previous Sunday) and had to go to Brown's for some seafood again, since Markey's is closed for the season during the week (Brown's will do likewise only on Nov. 15). Had the lobster bisque (creamy) and baked haddock/scallops. The bisque was creamy without any pieces of... More 

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White Lake, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Visited Brown's on recommendations of friends. We hear it is packed during the warmer months but we had plenty of room to choose from in late October. We LOVE steamers (clams) and that was our focus. We were not disappointed. We also shared crab cakes (don't think they were homemade), clam chowder, calamari, shrimp cocktail with friends. All was very... More 

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Thank MommaDe070714
Seabrook, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Well, at Brown'e you can byob (literally) and you probably should. Other than the fact that Brown's is grandfathered to sit on an ecologically sensitive salt marsh and the view from the deck is lovely (but not advised at low tide) the food served there is so-so. "In the rough" would be the phrase for the decor but you can... More 

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Thank Jose50
Saint John, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We travelled from N.B> . Canada to Wells this past weekend for a getaway. After looking at many reviews I was hesitant to try Brown's again, but I am so glad we decided to go. We met family from Boston and had a remarkable afternoon dining experience. The seafood platter is awesome and the 2 lb steamed lobster was to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

When we walked in the door and the counter staff, which included the owner, was rude and obnoxious, we should have walked out. Instead we thought this place has a good reputation, give it a try. We were wrong. Food was not that good. Paid $61.00 and left feeling like we had wasted our money.

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Thank Jill-AZtraveler
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Browns should change the name to potato chowder not a flake of fish in chowder Without a doubt the worst chower i have.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rte 286, Seabrook, NH 03874
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Seabrook
  • Phone Number: (603) 474-3331

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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