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Green Bean On Water

33 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
+1 603-778-7585
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (43 reviews)
“soups” (54 reviews)
“sandwich” (26 reviews)
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American, Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was bummed to see they hung "new menus" only to realize that means "new prices" and less selection. The best part of the Green Bean was the selection of bread you can choose with your sandwich. They have taken that choice away and all...More

Thank ZZNH
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the most popular lunch spots in town so expect a line if its anywhere around mid- day. This is a stand in line to place your order kind of place with a small courtyard for outdoor dining. The gorgonzola and spring green salad...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great artisan sandwiches. Cafeteria style. Only con is the staff is not too friendly. Very long lines between 12 AND 1:00 to go early or late. Indoor and outdoor seating. Cool vibe.

Thank NewHampshiretraveler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The green bean used to have many choices in bread and used to have avacado as an option. Now you can't even get west or whole grain. I was ok with the long waits and cranky cashier, but now that the quality and selection have...More

Thank Rachael P
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We love having lunch at this restaurant. The soups, salads, salads are delicious and varied. Get in line, get a tray, order with pleasant servers who make the items. A cup of soup is one ladle, a bowl is two. Half salads and sandwiches are...More

Thank Anita L
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The soups are killer. Bread is fresh. Always tastey specials to keep it interesting. Can get crowded at times.

Thank trueandnorth
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a hidden gem if you like soup's and sandwiches. Nice spot overlooking the river. On warm days you can sit at a table in the courtyard.

Thank michaelaI3702PS
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Food is great, menu is original and unique sandwiches. Prices are good. The staff is not very pleasant and could benefit from customer service skills. I have gone here for years and the staff is seldom pleasant. The ones that were great have all left.

Thank ZZNH
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This quaint little restaurant is a good choice for soups, sandwiches, and breads. Order at the counter and try to get a window seat overlooking the local falls. Poipuar with the locals and worth recommending.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great soups with lots of depth of flavor. Great sandwiches and lots of quality choices. Highly recommend.

Thank deb520
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Nearby Attractions
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Is the facility Handicap accessible? Thanks
11 September 2016|
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Response from DrPJA | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the level of handicap, if a person is walking with a walker, then you will be fine. If a person uses a wheelchair this location may not be the best. The bathrooms may also be a challenge for wheelchair/scooter... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +1 603-778-7585
  • E-mail