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“Nice lunch: Sun room very nice on a cold winter day” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Merlino's Steak House

Merlino's Steak House
1717 Rte 16, North Conway, NH 03860
(603) 356-6006
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Ranked #66 of 86 Restaurants in North Conway
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Nice lunch: Sun room very nice on a cold winter day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Dropped in for a quick lunch after a casual drive up Rt 16. The parking lot seemed to have a few cars, so looked like a safe bet. When we came in, turned out only 2 other tables with customers... LOL! We were told to pick a table anywhere and selected a booth out in the "sun room." GREAT choice on a cold winter day! The sun was warm and the natural light was a great enhancement to the meal.

Lunch was good: My haddock melt was HUGE and very tasty. My husband totally enjoyed the clam chowder (full of LOTS of good stuff!) and the fried scallops (huge and very sweet). The serving sizes were big, the leftovers gave my husband ANOTHER lunch the next day. :-)

Service was good initially but then the server just disengaged. Not sure why. I needed to hunt her down (she was reading at the bar) to get the final bill.

A good stop!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The food here was GREAT. Family has had dinner here twice and each time the food was really really good. We had appetizers, entrees, items off the kids menu and dessert and we all enjoyed our picks. I would have given this place 5 stars had it not been for the 'just ok' drink from the bar and the not so great service from the waitress. Service was definitely laid back but still friendly nonetheless. Compared to other choices in the area, this is a top pick.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“needs some updates”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

i've gone to this place several times over the years. the food is good but the place itself really needs some updating. i've been coming here every year since I was a child and I don't think the place has changed anything (im 34 yrs old). i used to love their homemade cucumber ranch dressing but they don't make it anymore :-(

Visited January 2014
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Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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“Won't go back”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

For starters, the atmosphere inside the restaurant is old and smelled like the basement of an old house. The food was mediocre, and my family was disappointed. I wanted to love this place since it's in a convenient location and we enjoy eating at steak houses.

Visited October 2013
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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“enjoyed our meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great rack of lamb and steak! Enjoyed pre-dinner family style salad. Desserts were good-our server was helpful and attentive..a little pricey but not terribly so...would go back again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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