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Canoe Restaurant

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232 Whittier Hwy, 232 Whittier Highway, 03226, Center Harbor, New Hampshire, Center Harbor, NH 03226-3616
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been to Canoe several times and as usual, the food was fine. Not spectacular but fine. Our waiter, Aidan, was excellent and did a nice job. What really disappointed us was where we were seated. If you're not familiar, Canoe has kind of long narrow dining area with a mid-level length-wise wall separating the two halves. It makes for... More 

Thank AbenakiW
Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been visiting Canoe for many years. I continue to be pleased with the consistency of their food, service, and comfortable atmosphere. I tend to find myself here when I am in the mood for a steak, the Chef here always gets it right. On this visit, I had the Kobe Burger, turned out to be one of the... More 

Thank Bob M
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wound up at the Canoe Restaurant during a snow storm. They were very short staffed as a result, but our waiter was terrific. He apologized repeatedly for any delay but aside from one glass of wine taking a while to arrive, we weren't disappointed in the service at all. In fact, we were quite impressed given the circumstances! Our... More 

Thank Tara B
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good hamburgers with delicious sweet potato fries. Friendly service and probably a beautiful view of the lake (when we were there it was dark).

Thank Reinoud B
Holderness, New Hampshire
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194 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My best friend and I stopped by Canoe for dinner. My friend was dying to have the lobster mac and cheese. I chose the lobster roll. It was early so we expected great service. We appreciated the bartender "Lilly" for helping to find our waiter. Other staff seemed to be standing around waiting for customers. After a few minutes we... More 

Thank hogie52
Londonderry, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Was a little disappointed with Canoe. After hearing rave reviews, I was excited to try it. Sadly, I was somewhat underwhelmed. It was by no means bad, just average. I visited with 3 other people and some of the entrees and appetizers were OK, while some were very good. The meatloaf with Mac and Cheese was quite tasty and probably... More 

Thank 2003SVT10th
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

You know it's a good place to visit when a local shopkeeper tells you it's her favorite restaurant. My husband gives Canoe a 5 for 5 as he said his pork chop (special that night) was the best he's ever had. The calamari appetizer was flavorful, but not the best I've had. Salads were very tasty. My beef tips were... More 

Thank sisterpv
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stopped in for lunch and the food and service were top notch. Fast but not rushed service with a very attentive server. The New England Clam Chowder was full of flavor and clams - served hot and tasted really fresh. The meatloaf sandwich was amazing with the home made tomato relish. I will definitely head back there again!

Thank Bobh344
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited Canoe at least annually for about 9 years. It has been a favorite restaurant that we have gone out of our way, driving 200 miles, to visit. Our previous visit was in July of 2016. During that visit we were a little disappointed, but chalked it up to an inexperienced waitress and an off night in the... More 

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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had wonderful dinners at Canoe. The swordfish and ravioli special and seafood stir fries were excellent. Service was a little slow but our waitress seemed to have many tables in the lower level. It was quite warm with the fireplace on but the sliders being opened quickly solved the problem. Would definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Whittier Hwy, 232 Whittier Highway, 03226, Center Harbor, New Hampshire, Center Harbor, NH 03226-3616
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Center Harbor
  • Phone Number: 16032534762

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?