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Orchard Street Chop Shop

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1 Orchard St, Dover, NH 03820 (Central Ave.)
+1 603-749-0006
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have lived in Dover for 3 years and up until today, I have been disappointed with every steak I have ordered at a restaurant. Orchard Street Chop house welcomed our family of 4 with with open arms.. amazing service.. great kids menu.. and absolutely delicious filet.. I can't wait to go back and get an aupoivre.. the cut was... More 

Thank jazzmo1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in on a Tuesday night for a few apps and drinks. It was warm so we sat on the patio, such a cozy atmosphere. The food, drinks and service were amazing! We've had dinner inside in the formal dining area and upstairs in the more casual bar area and always have a great experience!

Thank Amanda C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say?? We started with a couple of drinks that were what every bartender should aspire to. My salad was delightful, crisp and fresh. I ordered the 12 ounce filet mignon, and OMG!!! 24 hours later I am still drooling. It was cooked to perfection. With it came buttermilk mashed potatoes and "The Spinach" I don't know how... More 

Thank Sherrill C
Hampton, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I begin...there are so many facets to how bad our experience was at this restaurant. There was terrible service, even worse food. Most poorly cooked steak I've ever had, yet they charge top dollar. Side dishes poorly executed too. Never again!!!!

Thank pmanastasia
Dover, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us made reservations for a 6:30 Friday night dinner. The place is a little hard to find, but the parking garage next door made parking easy. We were greeted by our friendly server and taken to a nice booth near the window wall. The ambiance was very nice though our oil lamp never quite got going, and the... More 

Thank TNSunshine79
Dover, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Saturday, June 25, 2016 me and a group of friends decided to take advantage of Dover Dines Restaurant Week in Dover, New Hampshire and selected the Orchard Street Chop Shop. Upon arriving at the restaurant, me and another friend were waiting for the remainder of our group outside before entering the restaurant. The owner / chef walked outside and... More 

Thank christophersrayburn
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good but that's about it. So expensive! The service was terrible. You could get better service at McDonalds. With so many great restaurants available on the Seacoast we will definitely not return.

Thank AKCanNH
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went in tonight on our 15th anniversary and it was the most amazing night we have had in a while! The waitress was friendly and the chef came out which is very rare and we have never experienced that in all our 15 years of dinning out! The drinks were great, appetizer was the alligator and... More 

Thank rebekah e
Dover, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

this restaurant is expensive all sides are separate nothing includes food okay not worth the money in my opinion

Thank brendasE5797UK
Highland Park NJ
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This place specializes in beef. I ordered filet mignon medium. It was medium but dry and hard. (12 oz. for $38.) My cooked vegetables had been cooked a long time ago. One of us had scallops that were buried under a heavy sauce and almost unidentifiable. Two of us had rack of lamb, about which there were no complaints. Communication... More 

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ChefKman, Owner at Orchard Street Chop Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We remember your table well. We buy all of our beef from 3 of the top vendors that also supply the big city steakhouses. All of our vegetables are fresh and cooked to order. The Coquille St. Jacques is our most popular seafood dish and are large Sea Scallops cooked in a rich Garlic Chili... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $50
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Orchard St, Dover, NH 03820
    (Central Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Within a few hundred yards.
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 603-749-0006
We are the first true prime steakhouse in the state of NH featuring dry-aged steaks and Wine Spectator award winning wine list. Opened in 2004 by acclaimed CIA chef, Chris "Koz" Kozlowski, the restaurant garnered the prestigious "Hidden Jewel" award from the Phantom Gourmet in 2013. Chef Koz is the only chef to receive this award twice in the state of NH.

The restaurant is located in an old firehouse building located right downtown Dover. The downstairs is more elegant with white tablecloths and chandeliers. The upstairs is called the Top of the Chop and features a more casual atmosphere with a lighter "Rustic Menu". In the warmer months, you can have dinner outside on the Terrace, our outdoor deck. We also have a full kids menu.

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