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Lobster Boat Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Our Famous Homemade Onion Rings
Fried Clams
Fried Oysters
Fried Lobster Fingers
with Drawn Butter
Fried Calamari
with Marinara Sauce or Rhode Island style
Fried Mushrooms
with House Dressing
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
with Marinara Sauce
Onion Nuggets
Fried Chicken Tenders
with Honey Dijon
Buffalo Chicken Tenders
with Blue Cheese
Dressing Choice: Light Italian, Blue Cheese, House Ranch, Parmesan Peppercorn, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Oil & Balsamic Vinegar, Honey Dijon. House salad instead of slaw on any entree $2.99
Sm $4.5
Lg $5.5
Bread Bowl $7.5
Pint $7.5
Our Fresh Fish, Clam Or Corn Chowders
Sm $5.5
Lg $6.5
Bread Bowl $8.5
Pint $8.5
Lobster Corn Chowder
Sm $6.5
Lg $8.29
Bread Bowl $10.29
Pint $10.29
Lobster Bisque
with Chunks of Lobster Meat
Lobster Salad
Grilled Chicken Salad
Tuna Salad
House Garden Salad
Shrimp Salad
Mashed and Baked Potatoes
Rice Pilaf
Sm $1.0
Lg $1.5
Pint $1.99
Cole Slaw
Garlic Toast
French Fries
Onion Rings
Served with fries and cole slaw. Any two way combos are available - ask waitperson for pricing. Substitute Onion Rings for French Fries, add $1. House Garden Salad may be substituted for Cole Slaw, add $2.99
Sm $21.5
Lg $25.5
Seafood Platter
Whole Clams, Baby Shrimp, Sea Scallops, Haddock, Onion Rings
Sm $18.99
Lg $21.99
Fisherman's Platter
Clam Strips, Baby Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Haddock, Onion Rings
Sm $20.99
Lg $25.99
Sm $11.5
Lg $13.5
Clam Strips
Sm $18.99
Lg $23.99
Sm $13.29
Lg $14.99
Bay Scallops
Sm $20.99
Lg $25.99
Sea Scallops
Sm $13.5
Lg $16.79
Fish & Chips (Haddock)
Sm $12.79
Lg $14.99
Fish Nuggets
Sm $10.99
Lg $12.5
Topped with Homemade Seasoned Cracker Crumbs, served with cole slaw and choice of baked potato, mashed potato, rice pilaf, broccoli or fries. Onion Rings may be substituted, add $1. House Garden Salad may be substituted for Cole Slaw, add $2.99
Lobster Tail, Shrimp, Scallops
Lobster Tail, Haddock, Regular Shrimp
Sm $20.99
Lg $25.79
Jumbo $28.99
Lazy Lobster
Haddock & Sea Scallops
Haddock & Shrimp
Sm $13.5
Lg $16.79
Fresh Haddock
topped with Dill Sauce and served with Garlic Toast
Sweet Bay Scallops
Shrimp & Sea Scallops
Fettuccine topped with your choice of Alfredo Sauce, Scampi Sauce or Marinara Sauce. Served with House Garden Salad and Garlic Toast
Lobster Chunks & Bay Scallops
Baby Shrimp
Baby Shrimp & Bay Scallops
with sauce
Regular Shrimp
Served with Cole Slaw and choice of Baked Potato, Mashed Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, Broccoli or French Fries. Onion Rings may be substituted, add $1. House Garden Salad may be substituted for Cole Slaw, add $2.99
1 1/4 Pound Lobster
Twin 1 1/4 Pound Lobsters
Market Price
1 1/2 Pound Lobster and Up
Ask your server about larger lobsters
The New England Clam Bake
Includes 1 1/4 Pound Steamed Lobster, Steamed Clams, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw and served with Clam Broth and Drawn Butter
Steamed Clam Dinner
King Crab Legs
Served with cole slaw and choice of baked potato, mashed potato, rice pilaf, broccoli or fries. Onion Rings may be substituted, add $1. House Garden Salad may be substituted for Cole Slaw, add $2.99
Lazy Lobster & Flame Broiled Marinated Sirloin Tips
Baked Shrimp & Flame Broiled Marinated Sirloin Tips
Baked Scallops & Flame Broiled Marinated Sirloin Tips
Regular $16.99
Cajun $16.99
Fresh Center Cut Charbroiled Swordfish
Charbroiled Chicken Breast
Lightly Marinated Sirloin Tips
Build Your Own Burger
Huge 8oz burgers served with tomato, onion, lettuce, pickles and French fries, served on a toasted bun. Add any of these for an additional $0.50 each: Cheddar Cheese, American Cheese, Blue Cheese, Mushrooms, Bacon (add $1), Sautéed Onions, BBQ Sauce
Rolls are available in either Regular hot dog rolls or our Jumbo extra long rolls. All sandwiches and rolls are toasted and served with fries
Regular $14.5
Jumbo $20.5
Lobster Roll
Regular $11.5
Jumbo $15.5
Sea Scallop Roll
Regular $8.99
Jumbo $10.99
Bay Scallop Roll
Regular $10.5
Jumbo $13.5
Oyster Roll
Regular $6.99
Jumbo $9.29
Tuna Roll
Regular $8.5
Jumbo $10.79
Baby Shrimp Roll
Regular $8.5
Jumbo $10.79
Clam Strip Roll
Regular $11.79
Jumbo $14.99
Clam Roll
Lobster BLT
Tuna BLT
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!
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here several times and each time is always awesome! The food is always good and I always have a tough time deciding what to choose. But it will always be lobster, haddock or steamers or a combination of all three. You just...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ShawnM2589
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I love the Lobster Boat. Good seafood at a reasonable price and the servers are wonderful. Both quick and accommodating! A win all around!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anthony A
Ben W, Owner at Lobster Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Glad you enjoyed everything Anthony!

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

The Lobster Boat offers the best seafood around. We ordered the baked Haddock. WOW, it was fantastic. Located in a strip mall you must look for it but it is worth looking for. Although it is small and not fancy, the food is outstanding. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank I8016LWdavidc
Reviewed October 21, 2018

My wife, grown daughter and I recently enjoyed dinner at The Lobster Boat in Exeter. After a very trying day our spirits were lifted with an excellent dining experience. I had a haddock special and my wife and daughter had the fried calamari. Are were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 7, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NewSmyrnaJoe
Reviewed September 27, 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank edraupp
Reviewed September 23, 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank carmeng138
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November 8, 2018|
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Response from michellegagnenh | Reviewed this property |
I just called and they are NOT open on Thanksgiving.
Joe B
November 24, 2017|
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Response from ronaldh288 | 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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