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Kingston 1686 House

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127 Main St, Kingston, NH 03848-3214
+1 603-642-3637
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Middleton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the atmosphere and food. The building is authentic and it was fun imagining what life was like in 1686 while dining. Waitstaff was very friendly, however, achingly slow. It's nice to have a relaxing dinner, but this visit went beyond just "giving us space".

Thank Pam S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I've always wanted to try the Kingston House- as it was one of my parents special occasion places many, many years ago. Decided to have my birthday dinner with family there. What a disappointment. Our waitress was not interested in us or really in even doing her job. We had to ask for the dinner specials as she was not... More 

Thank Tricia L
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11 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The variety was about what you would expect for a $10 buffet. It was not crowded but they seated us next to another group, and the woman sitting next to us did not feel the need to pull her chair in so getting by her was pretty tough. They kept the coffee coming and the food was decent but nothing... More 

Thank Gina O
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We found this old restaurant built in 1686, well kept, has nice set up inside, clean, menu offers steaks, to seafood, I went with my husband and another couple, the guys had steaks, they were cooked to perfection and very tasty. The ladies had the lobster tail with 2 stuffed shrimp, with baked potato, all were wonderful. Their loaf of... More 

Thank Colombe M
West Milford, New Jersey
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228 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We stopped here for dinner on a Friday evening while visiting family in the area. It was not crowded and were seated immediately with a group of five. The setting in an old New England house was lovely, the wait staff was prompt and friendly, and the food was good. The Prime Rib and Broiled Haddock were actually very good.... More 

Thank BBDY
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

My wife and I made reservations on a Friday night, which were not needed. We heard good things about this place so were looking forward to it. We should of went else where. I ordered the wiener schnitzel and my wife ordered the lobster pie which was more like bread crumb pie, for 26.00 the was only a few pieces... More 

3 Thank Janice G
East Kingston, New Hampshire
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Just wondering if you are taking reservations for New Years Eve 2015? Would love to make one! Our meal was delicious and we all had something different - I had the prime rib. Yum

Thank perchill
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Has been a few years since we ate at the Kingston House...sadly, the food did not meet our expectations. The shrimp cocktail, french onion soup and the baked stuffed lobster..were delicious. The most disappointing meal was the prime rib....very tough piece of beef, baked potato wasn't fully cooked, my husband barely ate his chicken dish... Just not good....

Thank gailtg
Manchester, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant several times, most recently on Thanksgiving. As is often the case, holidays tend to be busier than usual and the service suffers as a result. The food was excellent nonetheless and the staff was friendly but frazzled. Our main complaint that day was that dessert was not included in the fixed price meal and... More 

1 Thank QuantumLeap2011
Kingston, NH
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

1st time back in many years and we weren't disappointed. We live in Kingston so when we go out it is usually to an upscale restaurant in Portsmouth or someplace farther away. But we had a really good dinner on this Holiday weekend Saturday night. It was not as busy as I expected, but great food with a quiet atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Main St, Kingston, NH 03848-3214
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 603-642-3637

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