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Lobster Boat Restaurant

75 Portsmouth Ave, Ste 102, Exeter, NH 03833-2139
+1 603-583-5183
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (20 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
“clams” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood
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75 Portsmouth Ave, Ste 102, Exeter, NH 03833-2139
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1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the great reviews and decided to give this place a try. The name of the restaurant made me think it would be on the water or even attempting a boat feel. Sad that it was in a slow strip mall. The lunch portions were...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is not a fine dining establishment, but they make great lobsters at a very good price, and the service is prompt and very friendly.

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a cute place, quaintly decorated, that specializes in seafood. I recommend the local bay scallops, baby shrimp, and haddock (either baked or fried). The onion rings are to die for and worth the extra dollar instead of fries. Do not order the house...More

1  Thank Mitzithemarvelous
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The food was only average, but expensive. I was expecting good seafood but it was bland. I wish I had gone somewhere else

Thank Tisa K
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting and will be back for sure! The lobster rolls were spot on and the baked haddock was delicious. Staff was attentive without hovering.

Thank skidonzi
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Love the place, delicious food, very charming staff most specially Gina Cooper, very professional and makes me feel welcome. Keep up the good work. I definitely will come back again.

Thank calinsug
Reviewed 10 July 2017

. . . and great service. Locals swear by it, and as soon as I became a local, I came here for lunch with some out-of-state friends. We weren't disappointed. The clam chowder is about the best I've had anywhere in New England. The lobster...More

1  Thank Ailbhe1944
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I have been to the Lobster Boat at least 20 times. First, the lunch menu has very reasonably priced meals that are every bit as good as dinner. The haddock is Always fresh. The Fried Clams are very reasonably priced - unlike other local places...More

1  Thank Ronald H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My friends and I go here allot. We love the menu, the prices, the service, and the atmosphere. They offer a Sr. Menu. Food is delicious. Love the clams, and Cole slaw is yummy.

Thank terryfoo199
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Surely seafood along the seacoast would be special most anywhere, but Lobster Boat felt like a chain restaurant in a strip mall setting. There were lots of happy families feeding lots of kids and a significant elderly population (it's near the local hospital). Portion sizes...More

1  Thank Thom P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Portsmouth Ave, Ste 102, Exeter, NH 03833-2139
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +1 603-583-5183
Established in 1984. The Lobster Boat Restaurant is locally owned and operated by the Workinger family - Big Ben and his two sons, Ben Jr. And Jon. Our goal is to offer you a brief respite from the day-to-day as you enjoy a taste of the best seafood New England has to offer while relaxing and letting our exceptional staff take care of you. We understand, all too well, what it takes to get everything on your to-do list done, so let us cross one thing off for you and join us for lunch or dinner!
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