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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 good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked haddock” (14 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
75 Portsmouth Ave, Ste 102, Exeter, NH 03833-2139
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Exeter last spring and made a return visit in September. We had to return to the Lobster Boat. We were in Exeter for two nights on this trip and ate at the Lobster Boat both nights. It was that good! Fresh and tasty seafood...More

Thank NewSmyrnaJoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small restaurant has a good menu of seafood and other foods. Fresh seafood, including lobsters. Good service.

Thank edraupp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For good food (portions and quality) and service, the Lobster Boat is a decent restaurant to dine at in Exeter. They have fried and baked seafood, as well as food for the “Land Lover.” I’ve never had a long wait time for seating or service....More

Thank michellegagnenh
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Stopped in for lunch on a Tuesday. Now it was after Labor Day, so no worries about seating. As a matter of fact, we were the only two there when we first went in. I had seen this on TA, and it was also recommended...More

Thank Sue I
Reviewed September 10, 2018

I was sent here because this is where the locals go for seafood. The restaurant is small, clean, great staff, and amazing food. Everything was great down to the rolls and cocktail sauce with horseradish. The meal was as close to perfect as I can...More

Thank William H
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Good food with friendly staff... we first went to the lobster boat just after moving to the area... we always found it to be good, basic seafood

Thank carmeng138
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

There’s a lot of places to eat seafood along the coast but I like the Lobster Boat since not everyone in my family likes seafood. I love their burgers, fries and onion rings. They have great fish and clam chowda too. My favorite is the...More

Thank Kenneth T
Reviewed August 27, 2018

My hubby had the fried lobster nuggets. He said that was the best lobster he ever had. I had the lobster bisque & lobster salad which was very good. The kids said the fried mozz sticks were excellent.

Thank remcham
Reviewed August 26, 2018

To date, the Lobster Boat has served the best seafood I've ever eaten. Their salmon was incredibly moist and flavorful and the portion size was more than fair for the price. Their staff is also very nice, courteous, and attentive to your needs. If Exeter...More

Thank J T
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

So mixed reviews but I stopped in. Great staff, a neighborhood place for sure. Tried the lazy lobster bake. True a little to much cracker crumbs but also a generous portion of cleaned lobster. Get a couple of little cups of drawn butter and it...More

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Joe B
November 24, 2017|
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Response from Ronald H | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely Fresh. The wait staff will tell you the size difference between the small and large (I believe it is 8 oz and 12 oz.). I have been to the LB about 20 times, only once was the haddock over cooked. Great place for... More
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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