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“Soup and Sandwich” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Loaf & Ladle - CLOSED

Loaf & Ladle
9 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 778-8955
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Price range: $5 - $15
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ENGLEWOOD
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179 reviews 179 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
“Soup and Sandwich”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I loved the place and the folks who ran it.
The kids who worked there were always amusing.
I suspect there is more to the story than they just decided to close.
It was an Exeter landmark.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Exeter, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“C'est fini”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Unfortunately , the owners of this seminal Exeter landmark threw in the towel about a month ago . And called it quits , I believe maintenance costs on the building were crushing the bottom line . It is very sad .

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“RIP”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I just passed the Loaf and Ladle Restaurant on Water St. in Exeter and there is a For Sale sign on the building. Loaf and Ladle bread can be found in stores throughout the area but the funky soup, sandwich and salad bar joint overlooking the river is no longer. If you see their bread, get some. It's great. I do hope they extend their line of products to include their home made pies. They are excellent as well. Very sorry to see this place leave town. Will miss them!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Delicious soup and sandwich!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

A huge variety of homemade soups and chowders, along with as many choices of homemade bread! That and a nice glass of wine is all you need for a hearty lunch or a light supper. If you want more, they always have a featured casserole or two-- all delicious!

Visited August 2013
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new hampshire
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Loved this place unfortunately have to use past tense!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Having reviewed this previously I am compelled to say the quality associated with the Loaf and Laddle has disappeared. The food and service are mediocre at best and plain nasty at worse. What once was wonderful bread is now served stale...salad bar has been a wreck the past two or three visits. Too bad because this was once one of our favorite spots in Exeter.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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