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Castaways Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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31 Cocheco St, Dover, NH 03820-3531
+1 603-834-6030
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hernando, Mississippi
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Came here and met a friend that we have known for a long time. She is a local and comes here a couple of times a week. That should say enough when a local does that. We just got drinks but no food. I just got beer that was good and very reasonable priced. My wife got a drink called... More 

Thank sphyte
Buffalo NY
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110 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

While on a business trip we stopped here to eat and have a few drinks. The patio is not bad, with a nice view. It took awhile for a server to come over to us, even though it was not very busy. We ordered appetizers and drinks to start off as we were waiting for more of our party. The... More 

Thank Sara P
Sanford, Maine
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

staff was pleasant though incompetent. I ordered a salad got no dressing. waitress didn't even ask what dressing I wanted when I ordered it. took awhile for that to be fixed. I ordered there tips with the mushroom and onion . got the tips with no onion or mushroom. they were cooked m r perfectly. I couldent be bothered about... More 

1 Thank anthony d
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch yesterday and sat on the deck. Very relaxing. Service was outstanding. The menu was fine but the burger was from a box not fresh. My date thorough enjoyed her meal. I would return for the atmosphere alone.

Thank Timothy f
Rye, New Hampshire
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839 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

There's an outdoor bar and seating right by the river, which is nice. The food is good, but average. Service was very slow when we went. The atmosphere isn't the greatest inside.

Thank NHjo
Dover, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We went to Castaways for karaoke. All of us noticed that our drinks tasted watered down. My husband then ordered a scotch on the rocks and confirmed that was true. My second drink with a different alcohol was also watered down. Stick with beer!

4 Thank travelnh1
Dover, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2014

What a great spot, my steak tips were cooked perfect! Drinks were ice cold!The service was great! Will be back soon!

Thank Ryan D
New Hampshire
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115 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

My partner and I went to Castaways for a burger. We really liked it the first time we tried it and thought we would go back. Our waitress was "Sky". What a doll. Very helpful and cheery and very attentive. We each ordered a burger. Each burger is named for a Gilligans Island character. We each ordered it medium done.... More 

3 Thank frequentdiner1948
Dover, New Hampshire
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893 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

Forget the reviews prior to January 2014. Since then, the restaurant is under NEW MANAGEMENT by Randy K. with a full kitchen staff. It’s a WHOLE DIFFERENT PLACE. I hadn’t been there in over a decade because it was a dive with a reputation as a waterfront watering hole with barfly clientele. Passing Cocheco Street, I glanced down the street... More 

4 Thank Maurene_K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have been going to Castaways for over 5 years and have always had a good experience. The food is great, staff is very friendly and helpful and the view is awesome! The new renovations make it even better! Friday and Saturday karaoke is really fun! :)

1 Thank Stacey D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Cocheco St, Dover, NH 03820-3531
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 603-834-6030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?