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Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

Spencer's Place takes hospitality to heart, which makes for a thoroughly pleasant dining experience. It has a refined, casually modern style, yet it is not the least bit pretentious. We like how the tables are well spaced and not on top of each other. It's...kept immaculately clean and attractively furnished. The music is kept low in the background, so that one doesn't have to shout to converse. The location is in a lovely setting, right in downtown Walpole, the most charming town in New Hampshire. The service is always good and never intrusive. Last, but not least, the American-style food is cooked to order, delicious, and served with a smile. The French onion soup and the French fries are outstanding. The fish tacos never disappoint and are so good, they'll haunt you. The menu offers something for everyone. We are particularly impressed with the distinct flavors of the salad bar, with its generous, top-notch ingredients and freshness.  We love Spencer's Place and find it worth the special trip from a nearby town to return there again and again. More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

Return visit to determine where this restaurant belongs on our ranking of restaurants for our daily visit to a restaurant "locally." We both had fish and chips. Our meal tasted OK, but not exceptional. Too much reading on the fish. The serving size was entirely...too large. Overall food experience was "average." The fish was served with "coated" fries which were tasty. Service was excellent.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

We were here once again on burger Tuesday so the place was very crowded but we did manage to be seated right away. They have their regular menu plus the burger specials. Service was initially a little slower than usual but every table was full...so it was understandable. Once served, they were quite helpful and attentive. We ordered our food and it arrived in a reasonable amount of time. The varied items were all appealing and quite tasty. As the crowd thinned out, we did take time to linger and socialize before leaving. Overall, a good experience once again and we will definitely return. Plenty of free parking in the lot or on street. Accessible via a ramp on the side.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019

The dishes we ordered off of the menu at Spencer’s was pretty good, but the salad bar needs work. The bread was very old and not edible. The lettuce was not the freshest. I had to pick around to find the good pieces. Great house...dressing, though! The service is friendly but the waitresses are not as attentive as they should be. Ours was smiley but we couldn’t hear her very well. Speak louder and clear ! Also You have to ask for plates to get the salad bar, refills on water or anything else, etc. we had to track our waitress down on more than one occasion to get what we needed. I heard some other patrons asking for their bill because they were left sitting long after they were finished eating. The music was interesting. I felt like I had to eat fast due to it.. it didn’t match the restaurant . Try calming selections. You want just a little background music, nothing overpowering. I think this place just has a few kinks to work out and they’ll be ok... it is a fairly new establishment. We will return to try again! Kindness was on point a huge plus for us! :)More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2019

Tuesday is the night for their burger specials (and Wednesday is taco and margarita night). The place was pretty full for both the indoor and outdoor tables but we were able to be immediately seated. If you're here before 6 PM they have appetizers specials...as well. For the burger specials, you can order one of the three types they offered on special or you can order from their regular menu too. They have a full bar so there is a wide variety of drinks available. Service was prompt and pleasant. The vibe was very comfortable and friendly and many locals were here enjoying a pleasant evening out as well. There is a senior discount for over 65. Parking is in the lot or on street. There are steps up to the front door but there is a ramp on the east side which comes up to the outdoor dining area and then you can enter the main building. We'll definitely return for another good meal!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

Despite being a Friday evening, we were able to be immediately seated, although the restaurant was quite busy. Service was off to a slow start but picked up through the course of our meals. There is an extensive list of drinks. The food menu is...mostly pub faire plus some other entrees, summer salads, and daily specials. Portions were good if not quite generous for some entrees. The atmosphere was very pleasant and had a local feel. Service was friendly although a bit uneven. We've been here before and will definitely return again.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

My Husband and I were out exploring and got a recommendation to come to Spencer's Place. We had wonderful service by Maeve. The salad bar was small but had a very good selection. Our entrees were on the pricier side but we both had enough...to enjoy a second meal at home the next day.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

We have tried to support this restaurant but, we have come to the end of the road. The food is fair. My husband and I both had the southwestern salad. Having had it before and been disappointed, I knew I had to ask for jalapeños....Our salads arrived without their tortillas strips. The chicken was over cooked and dry. My glass of Chardonnay was not worth $8- barely 4oz! In the past every time my husband has ordered a medium rare burger it comes well done without any pink in the center. The napkins are thin. The wait service was mediocre and the only things we like about the renovations are the addition of another bathroom and the outdoor seating. Quite frankly we miss the old Walpole Tavern!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

Here with friends on a busy Saturday evening. The bar was especially busy and it seems to be a nice local hangout. We were shown to our table and the server greeted us warmly and took drink and appetizer orders. She returned to take our...dinner orders and was able to answer our questions about menu choices. She then brought our appetizer order--nachos--which were a disappointment, presented on a piece of foil on a dinner plate and not a very large amount given the $8.99 price. The rest of our food arrived in a reasonable amount of time and was quite tasty and certainly a good quantity for each of our entrees. Throughout she was extremely cordial and eager to be helpful. The restaurant had started out quite crowded and then thinned during the course of our meal, which was nice since the noise level decreased. When this restaurant was remodeled by the new owners, they did a good thing by moving the bar into a separate room which really keeps that noise contained. Overall, we had a very nice evening with friends and will definitely plan to return again.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Food was very good. A little on the price / serving, but overall very good. Waitresses were very attentive but not overly present.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Spencer's Place is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5