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“filthy kitchen”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The Big Catch

The Big Catch
Ranked #8 of 25 Restaurants in Bristol
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: http://www.restaurantica.com/nh/bristol/the-big-catch/23263937/
North Andover, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“filthy kitchen”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

i used to dine here and thought it was great untill i got a job here. i worked in the kitchen it was hot unorganized and dirty. They use frozen fries frozen pakaged low grade squid clams and haddock. The wait is rediculous and the servers are mostly teens who are just learning, Very hot and crowded!

  • Visited July 2013
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4 Thank 764kris
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Spectacular views of a beautiful lake and mountain range”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

Great fried food great ice cream at such a good value. Have a drink and admire the view I prefer sitting outside inside can be warm

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank clarky53
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Sudbury, MA
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Must”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We've never had a bad meal at Big Catch. Very casual (people come in from the beach), you just grab a table - we like the tables on the deck, but inside is fine, especially if you have a big crowd. Nice place to sit at sunset. Wait staff is very friendly. The ice cream is excellent. Love the Jamaican salad, good burgers, fried clams are excellent, our daughter loves the tuna and fries, and the fried haddock is one of my favorites. There's also a bar where you can catch the Red Sox score while sipping your margarita.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Dmurr
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Bristol, New Hampshire, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great location at one end of the lake.”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Perfect spot to have a cold drink, good food, and watch the sun set over the mountain tops.The food is simple but good. The service is good considering how busy they are on nice sunny days.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Joe L
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Highland Mills, New York
1 review
“Awesome place”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

My family and I have been going to Newfound Lake for the past 42 years and we will be going again this coming Saturday for 2 weeks. For the past 15 years or so, one of the "traditions" we have been faithful to is meeting at the Big Catch for lunch before checking in to our cottages. With 12 - 15 people, there are always a variety of menu items ordered and no one has complained about their food, service and not especially the view of Newfound Lake. Yes, it can be loud and noisy and parking can be at a premium
but considering that its at the beach and it is summer, what do you expect?

Looking forward to my next visit on July 20th.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank R B
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