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11 Water Street Restaurant

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11 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
+1 603-773-5930
11:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 21:30
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

After striking out at four restaurants, all closed on Sunday. We decided to try a fourth before going home to raid the refrigerator. So happy we did, we enjoyed a fabulous meal. My new go to restaurant in Exeter,

Thank dannyranald
Essex, Vermont
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425 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

A wonderful, quaint restaurant located on one of the best pieces of real estate in Exeter. We enjoyed the salmon, and it was scrumptious. They offer some good wines as well. We would suggest that attention be paid to some little things that would improve the dining experience. First, replace the worn out and very shabby menus. Not a good... More 

2 Thank FJDriver
Tenants Harbor, Maine
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We were apartment hunting in the area and decided to stop in for a light supper. We were not disappointed. We had a table by the window overlooking the falls. Food was delicious and the waiter was attentive. We would definitely go back.

Thank John R
seacoast N.H.
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Nothing great about our lunch! Wanted it to be nice as a reunion of sorts but, it really was not Actually, it was a disappointment and we will not return

Thank herondoodle16
Concord, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Went to Exeter for a book signing and had time for dinner. Read about 11 Water Street on Trip Advisor and decided to check it out. In one word - wonderful! Wonderful staff, food, martinis and ambiance. Toasted Valentine's Day while looking over the Exeter River running hard over the dam. Recommend the onion soup, beet salad, fish and chips... More 

1 Thank BD4218
Exeter, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

The wife and I went to dinner on the eve of beginning the seventeenth year at work, forty years of marriage and another trip to my favorite client's HQ at this restaurant, also one of our favorites and as luck would have it, 11 Water Street's specials were our favorites. K had salmon and, are you ready? I had "pan... More 

Thank walkerrussellc
Westford, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Our first visit. We were in town to attend a NYE party at friends' home. Chose this restaurant at the recommendation of the desk clerk at the Fairfield Inn (Exeter, NH) where we were staying. Arrived around 5:30PM to find the upstairs dining room virtually empty. Decided to go downstairs to the pub and found a lively group of early... More 

1 Thank Grant S
Boston, Massachusetts
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180 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

On a Saturday night we were lucky enough to get a table for 6 here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had excellent service. A nice beet salad for me with the grilled chicken was delicious . Very fresh . The French onion soup was piping hot with lots of cheese nicely toasted on top. Nice choice of appetizers on the... More 

Thank gypsywomen2
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

I've been here twice on two separate trips to visit my family in Exeter. We always seem to have the same server, a fun and honest man who has great food recommendations! The food has been tasty and I've only waited about 5 mins for a table. Definitely recommend the Asian chili chicken bites

Thank Lindsay L
Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

I have eaten here many times. I prefer to eat in the basement bar because it is cozy and has a pub feel to it. The owners are hands on proud local owners who work hard to make dining a good experience. I have seen some recent reviews that I think are too harsh and feel that 11 Water is... More 

Thank Jack K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +1 603-773-5930

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?