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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has become our favorite restaurant for lunch and dinner when we are in the New Hampshire (Manchester) area! Living in Colorado, we crave good fresh seafood, and we have never been disappointed with the Lobster Boat! Their steamed whole lobster and sea scallops are...our favorite. The fried lobster is also excellent. Quick and friendly staff, and pleasant atmosphere. The menu has a nice large variety. Please note that this place is often packed, as it is a local favorite. We suggest that you come early for best seating, parking and quickest service. Note that they are especially busy Friday-Sunday evenings - you probably should not expect to enjoy a long leisurely dinner at these time, as staff wants quick turn-arounds to handle the crowds (per one of our early experiences). However, we have never been disappointed in the service. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 8, 2024

We really loved our seafood lunch. Both of our meals were fabulous. I was very impressed with the quality and size of the portions for such a reasonable price.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed March 4, 2024

Great little local spot with excellent fresh seafood and very good service. This is a traditional New England style restaurant not to be missed! We will be back again!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 16, 2024

Today i wanted to surprise my wife with some fried sea food. One item cost was $29.00 I picked up the food. I opened my plate up and all i can see is onion rings, one piece of fish, 4 lg scallops that were way...to big. Belly clams were terrible maybe 6 clams, Then there was my shrimp, they are the smallest shrimp you can buy. You pay all this amount of money and you use the smallest shrimp you can buy? use medium to large shrimp. I'm done, i don't mind paying the money but where is the quality of the food. I do not recommend this food. I paid $75.00 and I through all of it in the barrel. Save your money!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 4, 2024

The wait staff is out of this word efficient. Ordered in/ to go and had my food within 5 minutes. Ordered the shrimp and haddock combo and the amount of food you receive, hot and fresh, is unbelievable! This is hands down the best seafood...place around and the cooks and wait staff work it hard. You can't go wrong with this spot! Parking always an issue of course. 445 on a Sunday and I still had to park on the road! A testament to the food quality for sureMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed November 17, 2023

YES YES YES YES YES! Always friendly and the food is amazing. We came from North Carolina on business and insist that we make this a stop for dinner. Generous portions for sure.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed August 20, 2023

They get busy by 5:00PM, so parking gets tight. The service was prompt and courteous, and despite being busy our orders came quickly. The portions were large, the seafood was fresh, and the generous serving of onion rings were mostly real onion, not just batter!...The prices were quite reasonable.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 14, 2023

The baked haddock was the best I've ever had! Pretty casual restaurant. Staff was nice. Onion rings portion was very large!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 13, 2023 via mobile

I am really glad I stumbled upon this restaurant as it has quickly become one of the family’s favorites. Lobster rolls are amazing and come in regular and jumbo size. Steamed lobsters with melted butter are also delicious. We’ll be back for sure!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 1, 2023

Our favored restaurant.The food is amazing the employees go out of their way to explain in detail anything you need to know.Love this place coming back this weekend 😋

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2023 via mobile

Can not say enough good things about the food at this restaurant. Everything was outstanding. Tender fried clams with great batter. Incredible light onion rings. Cole slaw also very good. You also can not beat the prices. Lunch was beyond reasonably priced. All this was...the reason the place was packed at noon on a Friday. We will definitely return when visiting the area.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 1, 2023 via mobile

Service and food was great! We had chowder, fried clams, a lobster roll and a piece of blueberry pie between the two of us and it was great! Service was prompt, attentive and friendly. High.y recommend.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 13, 2023

always fresh seaffod....great service....excellent everything... an update to the inside of this Merrimack Restaurant would be a huge plus!!!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 31, 2023

The Lobster Boat in Merrimack is by far the BEST SEAFOOD RESTRAUNT in New England! We frequently travel between Connecticut and New Hampshire and stop for dinner. My favorite is the Baked Seafood Medley. Everything is cooked to perfection and the service is excellent!!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 9, 2023

So happy that we found this Seafood place. We travel between Connecticut and New Hampshire twice weekly and try to stop here as often as possible. The food is consistently DELICIOUS! The wait staff is always very friendly. Parking with a big truck is tricky...but there's a huge parking lot across the street.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Mayo K
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Hello Mayo K, thank you for your inquiry. Sorry to hear that you will not have transportation as we would love for you to visit with us. There are a few taxi services in town (see below) that would accommodate you... More
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No. There have been times where we've had to wait a little bit, but it has never been a problem being seated in a reasonable amount of time. Larger groups might need to wait a bit more if it's busy.
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Lobster Boat Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5