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“Good food and great view of Little Squam Lake”

Walter's Basin Pub or the Basshole Pub
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Holderness
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Holden, Massachusetts
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247 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Good food and great view of Little Squam Lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had a very nice dinner at Walter's and enjoyed the views of the lake and the endless boat traffic back & forth on the channel separating Big & Little Squam. There are two levels of dining so you can get a good view from every table. Our dinner was very good. I had the seafood casserole which has cod, scallops, shrimp and lobster meat in a flavorful, light lemon/butter sauce. It was a bit too much to finish. The rice pilaf was so-so (seemed like it was way overcooked) and the green beans were good. My husband had the mahi-mahi special and thought it was excellent - moist and light. We splurged on dessert and split the snowballs: vanilla bean ice cream balls rolled in coconut & crushed almonds, served on top of some hot fudge sauce and a garnish of whipped cream. Oh so yummy. Service was very good. The bar was hopping (it overlooks the bridge so also a good place to sit) and had live music. We've had lunch here a couple of times in the past and it is a good spot with a good menu. Prices are reasonable for what you get.

Visited June 2014
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Barre, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best food, and great staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Food and drinks at Walters basin pub is the best, and great bartenders, whom care about you and know how to mix a drink.

  • Visited June 2014
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Holderness, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Located in the charming town of Holderness, this lakefront restaurant is very charming. The pricing is a bit higher than I 'd like to see. Friendly, casual atmoshere. Sweet potato fries are fantastic!

  • Visited March 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely discovery on the way home!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stopped in by chance and we are glad that we did. I had the lobster roll. My husband had the fish and chips. The portions were generous, our server Johanna was super pleasant and the view was spectacular!

  • Visited June 2014
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Lexington, Texas, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service-awesome view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a great place to grab dinner on Little Squam Lake in Holderness NH. The food is very good, service friendly and a nice experience for a romantic or celebratory dinner or group meal. The view out across the Lake is beautiful and lets one experience the NH lake life.

  • Visited October 2013
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