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Walter's Basin Pub or the Basshole Pub

) #1 of 6 Restaurants in Holderness $$ - $$$ American, ,
859 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245-5626
+1 603-968-4412
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
859 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245-5626
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There's not a lot to choose from in this area...we found ourselves at Walter's Basin both nights we were in the area. Sat at the bar - great food, nice wine, good service!! Try the Brussel Sprout appetizer...aMMMMMMazing!

1  Thank Mimimama2004
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our lunch at a table overlooking the lake. The food was delicious, prices reasonable. The service was very good with a pleasant staff.

1  Thank jsugarma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hub and i stay in this area just about every summer and recently stayed at a new place on a new lake to enjoy.WALTERS BASIN IS A MUST! Fantastic,Delicious,still serving the BEST fried huge clams we've ever had!Restaurant is on the harbor,water views....the best! The...More

1  Thank _dantenapoleon21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great family restaurant! I was very impressed with the food and service, the family and I had a nice quiet dinner over looking squam lake. I will return to this place!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a lovely setting. Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable about all the wines and the food. We were able to linger as long as we liked with no pressure to leave even though the restaurant was getting full.

1  Thank cscan6650
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked in on a Friday night, no wait and lucked out with a window table looking out on the lake at sunset. Friendly waiter, food and drinks were great.

Thank jc20172017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit was everything we wanted it to be! We were surprised by the 20 minute wait, but ended up with a table overlooking the lake; really spectacular. The food was just what we wanted; flavorful, plentiful, and priced right. Not a five star...More

1  Thank tcandcc2016
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I made it back and as a follow up to my last review of Walter's Basin, I am just as impressed as before. This time we were a party of nine and seated very quickly. The food was excellent and everyone raved about it. We...More

1  Thank M21Falcon
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The view: We had a great experience here as we were passing through early on a Wednesday evening. The view over the lake was just perfect. There is an active marina next store, so there was plenty of activity to watch. The service: Our family...More

1  Thank Buddy V
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We went to Walter's early so as to get a table next to the window overlooking the lake. This was our first time there. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals; Elk Meatloaf with two sides and our waiter's favorite menu item, Sirloin tips over a mixed...More

1  Thank cguillau
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 859 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245-5626
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Holderness
  • Phone Number: +1 603-968-4412
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