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11 Water Street Restaurant

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11 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
+1 603-773-5930
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 21:30
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Newmarket, New Hampshire, United States
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

on time, great prep, good taste fun wait staff..good price....parking sucks ...but worth it i think. in good weather nice walk

Thank Chip L
Raymond, New Hampshire
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for a relaxing evening with friends. The downstairs bar is much warmer, friendly atmosphere - upstairs is more sparsely decorated. The food is consistently good though when they change their menu seasonally they seem to eliminate some of the long time favorites. Their salad and sandwiches could use some tuning up in terms of the combinations and... More 

Thank macs8259
Exeter, New Hampshire
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to 11Water street several times, this visit was by far terrible. Given a sheet with daily special, it was 530pm, and ordered the soup special, a few minutes later was told that they have no more soup on a Saturday night. Ordered the meatloaf and the server came back, they ran out. We sat at the front table... More 

Thank DrPJA
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Dined here later on a Friday night. We initially went to go downstairs but were really turned off my the funky, musty smell of the basement. So, we opted to eat in the main dining room. We were ignored by the waiter for a good ten minutes while he proceeded to entertain (I use this term loosely) a large table... More 

Thank FitzK
Lagos, Nigeria
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had visited my nephew and niece at Philip Exeter Academy and looked around for a place to have lunch. We were 8 in number (6 of us plus my nephew and niece). The food was great. Came a little late but the very nice waiters and the food made up for everything. I must also mention the river view... More 

Thank ocukomadu
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The food is, eh, average with absolutely zero attention to detail. I avoided the restaurant for a couple of years now but gave it a chance today and ordered a Cobb Salad. The salad came with half of an avocado that was completely rotted brown. It also came with the butt end of the romaine with brown edges. The downstairs... More 

Thank eighthawks2015
Stratham, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We went to 11 Water Street on a whim and had an excellent meal. Creative and delicious food and good portions. We chose to eat in the bar area downstairs which was surprisingly busy for a Tuesday night. The bar area was a bit noisy but it was a lively fun atmosphere. The dinning room upstairs seemed more quiet. Nice... More 

Thank MT0730
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Located in downtown Exeter, you can enjoy a great view of the river and falls. There is a full selection of meat and vegetable dishes accompanied by a wonderful wine list. Put this establishment on your "must visit" list. We had very attentive staff on our last visit.

Thank Chris N
New Jersey
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Charming restaurant in a charming town. The downstairs pub is a little more casual. The server and bartender were both helpful in telling us about the menu and the goings on outside their large picture windows. Apparently the dam had been removed and there was a big project underway to re-route the river. The view was not the greatest as... More 

Thank Snowbird607
Waterford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Casual and comfortable. We had the steak tips (with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus) and the fish & chips. Both meals were excellent and filling.

Thank Craig M

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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, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +1 603-773-5930

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