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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
11:30 - 22:00
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All hours
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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Holderness, New Hampshire
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185 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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
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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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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.

Thank Retiredteach07
st louis mo
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was our second visit here and we enjoyed it just as much as the first. Great food and service, nice atmosphere.

Thank stltraveling
Lake George, New York
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Nice rustic setting - good service. We were not able to get a table upstairs, where the view was better, but had a partial view of the lake. The Mojitos we ordered were okay, but could have used a bit more simple syrup. The food was unimpressive; we had to send back the green beans which were practically raw. Come... More 

Thank Mark T
Meredith, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Went on a Sunday night, spur of the moment. It was fairly busy for "after the season". No wait, and server came right over for drink order. One of our friends had the special, blackened Red Snapper and the other had roasted chicken. We had the linguini and meatballs and meatloaf with mac and cheese all delicious. In fact, I... More 

Thank bayviewgirl1
Baltimore, Maryland
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We arrived by boat on Lake Winnipesaukee at Center Harbor, and Canoe was quick to send a minivan to pick us up and take us to the restaurant. Our party of 6 enjoyed the Canoe dip appetizer, and our entrees included the salmon, beef tenderloin, short ribs, and a custom made burger. Dinner included 2 bottles of wine, the total... More 

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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
American, Seafood
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?