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“Great local eatery”
Review of Riverworks Tavern

Riverworks Tavern
Ranked #2 of 28 Restaurants in Newmarket
Price range: US$8 - US$24
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: House-made American pub favorites, fresh seafood, and more! We have something for everybody. All dishes, sauces, dressings, and extras are made in-house, and our seafood and raw oysters are fresh. Join us in our upstairs dining room or downstairs in our pub!
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great local eatery”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Great place for a meal locally. We have tried many different items on the menu, and all have been very good. Relaxed atmosphere upstairs. A bit noisy upstairs.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Arna B
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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224 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“First visit.....”
Reviewed 8 December 2012

I brought an out of town guest, and we both thought the food was very good......my friend had the special, which was short ribs, and the meat absolutely fell off the bone. I had a rib eye, which will a slightly thinner cut than I expected, it was very good. We shared mussels to start with, and I would skip them in the future. The service friendly and good:). I'll be back, and would recommend Riverworks if you're in the area.

Visited November 2012
Thank hollybelle210
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Like the atmosphere”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

We've been to the tavern a half dozen times and always have a good meal, although we ordered muscles as an app and were dissapointed with the amount of muscles. They should either serve them in a smaller bowl or fill it up! Their Crab cakes are very good, my husband had a steak that was very tastey. Service sitting at the bar is good and they do make a good martini, fair beer selection about 6 on tap and a lot of diff in bottles. Will mostly visit again.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank popcornmmm
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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice old building”
Reviewed 27 July 2012

We went there for mu wife's birthday and were seated upstairs. It is a nice old charming room/building but we found the food didn't live up to our expectations. The service was just ok and we hope they make a few changes and will visit them again in the future to give them a second chance.

Thank bayfields15
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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Two entirely different experiences: Upstairs & Downstairs”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

It's helpful to know that there are basically two different restaurants here - THE DINING ROOM, a more upscale dining experience upstairs; and THE TAVERN, a family-friendly atmosphere downstairs. Both have great food, just very different atmospheres! The Dining Room is only open for dinner, and has table clothes and a neat mill-type atmosphere. The Tavern is open all day, has wood paneling and wood tables, and does not take reservations.

We've been to a romantic Valentine's Day dinner (make reservations ahead of time!) upstairs with excellent appetizers, wine, entrees, the works. We've also been to Sunday brunch and lunches downstairs, where burgers, salads, and traditional "pub" fare can be enjoyed. We've always experienced the waitstaff to be helpful and polite. Prices are reasonable - and wine by the glass is as cheap as $4 on Wednesdays! Burgers/sandwiches are around $8-$12, kids' menu is around $6 for a meal and drink.

Parking CAN be an issue some evenings, as it's basically street parking, but you can park at the post office down the road (when it's not open), and then it's a short walk to Riverworks.

  • Visited February 2012
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