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11 Water Street Restaurant

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11 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't really sure, walking in on a Saturday evening at 8 and there were no other guests. Turns out everyone in town was down at the local fireworks show. The atmosphere is a little rustic and staff is very friendly, if a little rustic as well. The food and the service were both excellent. Absolutely fresh ingredients, expertly handled and... More 

Thank rjhchicago
Kensington, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here many, many times for family and business meals because we loved the food, the view, and the atmosphere. That being said, we have recently noticed a decline in the service and the quality of the food. We've spoken to the management, but unfortunately, we were not convinced that things are going to change. Truly unfortunate!

Thank 4fromNH
Fort Myers, Florida
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by along our way from VT to ME. Took a chance and was rewarded with a satisfying lunch. We had a salad w steak tips (yum). There is a view of water in the back. Place was comfortably AC'd. Waitress was attentive and friendly. We were sat immediately.

1 Thank BridgTom
Effingham, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to 11 water street for a business dinner. I ordered the bistro steak medium rare. It came out well done. Usually I would suck it up and deal with it but because it was so over cooked for the price I sent it back. I am a former chef and personally I would have never have sent something out... More 

Thank jgig
New England
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I have been here once and sat at the bar. The bar was very busy and loud on a Saturday night. The food was good; service as ok.

Thank G P
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We found this place on trip advisor and it was recommended by the concierge at our hotel. They have a small dining area and their was a very large party, so it took a little while to get seated. Once we sat down though the service was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious, starting with the roasted beet salad,... More 

Thank Alena P
Kittery, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant! Great location, food and service. Both of our meals exceeded our expectations. I had the dayboat scallops and my boyfriend had the sirloin steak. Both were specials and were amazing. The steak was the perfect medium rare. Our waiter, Jason I think his name was, was super fun and friendly. He even remembered a silly request... More 

Thank Dawn H
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We moved away from Exeter about 10 years ago and we made our way back for Thanksgiving last year. Had an excellent meal at 11 Water Street and great service. Our waiter Jason kept us laughing and our drinks full, a truly wonderful experience. We will be back the next time we are in town!

Thank Bret M
Wallingford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We had a lovely table in the corner, with huge windows on both sides, and a beautiful view of the water. The food was wonderful, especially the salmon. But Jason, who waited on us, was very slow and made many mistakes - bringing some wrong items and forgetting others. That wouldn't have been a big deal, but in addition to... More 

2 Thank Npejp73
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

After striking out at four restaurants, all closed on Sunday. We decided to try a fourth before going home to raid the refrigerator. So happy we did, we enjoyed a fabulous meal. My new go to restaurant in Exeter,

Thank dannyranald

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 603-773-5930

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