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The Big Catch

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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150 Shore Dr, Bristol, NH 03222-3651
+1 603-744-3120
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot with exceptional views. Food is very good and the service is decent. Well worth a visit especially on a nice day. The seafood is highly recommended.

Thank legendsbar29
Bedford, New Hampshire
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A restaurant across from the lake with a window to order lunch or an ice cream cone, a bar & patio with a great view, or an inside seating area for a good meal. Great seafood, steak or burgers all in one place. Wish they were open year round.

Thank Michele G
Manchester, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We needed a dog friendly place and this fit the bill. The steak tips were really good and I had them on a salad. There were no other veggies that I could find (like seasonal veggies or anything) or I would have gotten a dinner plate. Lots of fried and fatty foods. If you are at all health conscious -... More 

Thank Nan B
East Greenbush, New York
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Location, location, location. This place has a great location. It was packed and noisy, clearly a favorite. Service was fast and friendly. Food was good but sitting outside after sunset, I could not see my food. I had a lobster salad, a small serving for $20.00. Beautiful view of the lake.

Thank GlutenfreeLynn
Naples, Fl
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156 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We enjoyed a nice lunch at the Big Catch. A nice summer lunch on the outside deck. Our server was terrific, great personalty and good service. The menu is a lighter bill of fare with burgers to seafood baskets. Soup and appetizers as well. The fresh haddock was wonderful; we both enjoyed our meal very much. Friendly and nice. Give... More 

Thank labrador47
Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The place is okay, as is the food, but it was a real zoo the hot summer evening we were there. They could use a few real craft beers on the tap - all they had was a stock macro beer selection.

Thank PhilipCT
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The seafood is delicious, especially the fried clams! More than enough with just the clam basket. Friendly service and nice atmosphere. Can't beat the sunsets!

Thank Stephen Wayne F... B
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We all ordered different items and all of the items tasted bland and flavorless. The best part of this restaurant is the view.

Thank Sondria1
New Hampshire Lakes Region, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a little funny, because the Big Catch is on the lake and not on an ocean, but it's some of the very best seafood shack food I've ever had. The baskets are the best value, ~$14-$18 gets you a really solid portion of fried seafood with a light, flavorful breading, plus fries and coleslaw. My dad LOVES the... More 

Thank Paperfish
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We have been eating at the Big Catch every summer for many years. The pleasant ritual involves a boat ride down the lake and pulling up on their beach. The young waitstaff changes over the years, but is invariably earnest, friendly and attentive. The menu is fairly simple (mostly seafood) though my wife loves their chicken sandwich. For my part,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Shore Dr, Bristol, NH 03222-3651
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 603-744-3120

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