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The Haven Restaurant

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272 Calef Hwy, Epping, NH 03042-2323 (Formerly Haven Restaurant & Pub)
+1 603-679-1427
11:00 - 21:00
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Everything on the menu is fried food just like Hampton beach. This place is better for an ice cream with the family. It has a nice location with ducks in a small pond. Very family friendly. Good place for an after dinner desert and to relax. Not good for a meal that is over priced fried food.

Thank LoganRyan1986
Lee, New Hampshire
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We've come here several times over the years and they are just so inconsistent regarding the ice cream (we've never tried the food). Many years ago I found a cricket leg in my Italian ice. Didn't see it until I got home, so I didn't bother complaining. No issues like that since. Sometimes the servers do the ice cream great.... More 

Thank Burday
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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134 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Haven Restaurant has been around since the 1950's. We visited on a weekday afternoon to try their seafood; specifically sea scallops and their awesome hand cut fries. The scallops here were very good, 8.5 out of a 10. Their hand cut fries were excellent, 9.5 rating on those. The Owner spoke to us at length, and was very courteous... More 

Thank jaraysco
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Great little restraunt. Great variety on the menu at a decent price! As a bonus... each table had fun games (Connect 4, Chess, Jenga...) to play while you wait. Oh, and they have ducks!

Thank Eric H
Epping, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The customer service and atmosphere was great, worm and comforting. The food was fast and excellent. My 11yr old had to comment on how good it was, which is a miracle in it self! She is a very picky eater. After the meal we also had ice-cream for dessert. Man was it good!!! All and all A+ over all.

Thank paco72271981
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

I first ate at the Haven about 10 years ago and have never had a bad meal here. Seafood tastes fresh, fries are hot and crispy and the restaurant is very clean. Fried seafood is one of the priciest meals you can eat but in my experience the Haven charges about 10 - 15 percent less than Manchester-area and much... More 

Thank Toby H
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

The people plus the food make this a great place to grab a bite to eat or just an ice cream. The menu is more on the fried side but the food was not greasy. I went in with a large group of young adults and the servers were so accommodating. Even though the restaurant is smallish they made room... More 

Thank 428Lovetotravel66
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

I don't know what's going on here...but...I gave this place 3 tries over a few months and the soft serve just doesn't taste right. It's icy and there is a bland flavor to it. In addition, the candy toppings seem stale and tasteless as well. Avoid!

Thank Sfiermon
Deerfield, New Hampshire
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193 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We've been to the Haven dozens of times over the years. Their ice cream is high quality, and we love to watch and feed the ducks while we have our dessert. Recently, we went inside and ordered food for the first time. They have a small but clean indoor seating area where you can order and retrieve your food. The... More 

Thank daynasu
Dover, New Hampshire
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893 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,742 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Visiting the Epping area, I stopped at The Haven which serves Richardson’s Ice Cream. I got a Kiddie size cone of Wickedly Chocolate with a cup to catch drippage. It was $3.00. Service was friendly and accurate. Naturally, since it was Richardson’s, the ice cream was rich, creamy, and delicious. The chocolate ice cream with bits of chocolate and chocolate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Calef Hwy, Epping, NH 03042-2323 (Formerly Haven Restaurant & Pub)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Epping
  • Phone Number: +1 603-679-1427

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