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“Too much hype” 3 of 5 stars
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Whale's Tale Restaurant & Pub
169 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842-3619
603-967-4771
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Ranked #37 of 99 restaurants in Hampton
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Too much hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Well we have been here twice..food was so so..so many other places are better..very over priced and scant portions..we tried it twice to make sure we just didnt go in on an off day..

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Grafton, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Convience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We had 3 grandchildren with on day trip. While walking the board walk looking for something they would enjoy we got handed a discount coupon and menu. Kids said they would try it. The place was better looking than a visit a few years back, and everything was clean. Kids enjoyed their meals, ours lacked anything special, just average in taste. Staff was helpful with taken and servicing order.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Taupo
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Good overall meal but nothing to get excited over”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We thought it was overpriced but then it is a holiday spot and it was peak time. The waitress was friendly and helpful and the food was of reasonable quality. Was nothing to get excited about.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“stuck in the past and not in a good way”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I recently had the forgettable experience of eating at this restaurant. In all honesty i should have rated this 1 star but seeing that the menu had reduced prices for the seafood festival i wont be to critical. The dining room here is a sad state of affairs and is in serious need of a face lift. Everything has a dirty and warn look from the paint peeling off the walls to the dingy carpets to the old tables you eat your meals at. In keeping with this theme our waitress would have been more at home in a midwestern diner smoking a ciggerete than working at a beach front sit down restaurant. The worst part though was the uninspired food. For a appitizer we got "poutine" which was really just frozen fries with cheap gravy poured on top of them.For my entree i had a lobster whiich tasted fine as its pretty hard to mess up a lobster as long as i ingore how small of a lobster i was served i guess it wasnt so bad. My girlfriend ordered a shrimp scampi dish which was a complete failure. The shrimp was overcooked and inedible and she ate about half her pasta. I would say its safe to say we will never be back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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North Reading
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124 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“GOOD”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The breakfast buffet on weekends is good. It has a fair selection and the price is fair for what you get. The service was good and the place was clean.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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