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Lobster Boat Restaurant

75 Portsmouth Ave, Ste 102, Exeter, NH 03833-2139
+1 603-583-5183
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (47 reviews)
“lobster roll” (16 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
75 Portsmouth Ave, Ste 102, Exeter, NH 03833-2139
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My sister and I ate a late lunch/dinner here today and really enjoyed our meals. We both had a small clam chowder to start, very tasty with big chunks of clams and potatoes. Then I had the Lazy Lobster for my main meal and my...More

Thank agregg17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large lobster platters and fried seafood...Good for tourists interested in huge amounts of local fish and lobster. Very ordinary tasting desserts.

Thank 198lavinad
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Place has been here over a decade, but we never knew about it until a nurse told my out-of-state brother it was the place to go for seafood. How good could it be if we hadn't heard about it for the twenty-two plus years we...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

While visiting friends in Exeter, they told us about The Lobster Boat. We decided to have an early dinner there before we left the next day. Their recommendation was perfect – what a delightful restaurant tucked away in a shopping center. The restaurant was spotless,...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Delicious lobster rolls, clams, French fries, clam chowder & garlic bread. They also serve fried lobster (which I've never had anywhere), loved it however the only negative things I'd say about the fried lobster is that the portion is very small. We also ordered the...More

Thank ejshen
Reviewed 26 September 2017

It was recommended to us based upon great reviews but we found it lacking. We both decided on pasta dishes - one shrimp in marinara sauce and the other lobster and bay scallops in scampi sauce, both with extra garlic. To the positive - both...More

Thank SteveWatson0522
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Saw the great reviews and decided to give this place a try. The name of the restaurant made me think it would be on the water or even attempting a boat feel. Sad that it was in a slow strip mall. The lunch portions were...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This restaurant is not a fine dining establishment, but they make great lobsters at a very good price, and the service is prompt and very friendly.

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a cute place, quaintly decorated, that specializes in seafood. I recommend the local bay scallops, baby shrimp, and haddock (either baked or fried). The onion rings are to die for and worth the extra dollar instead of fries. Do not order the house...More

1  Thank Mitzithemarvelous
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The food was only average, but expensive. I was expecting good seafood but it was bland. I wish I had gone somewhere else

Thank Tisa K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Portsmouth Ave, Ste 102, Exeter, NH 03833-2139
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +1 603-583-5183
Established in 1984. The Lobster Boat Restaurant is locally owned and operated by the Workinger family - Big Ben and his two sons, Ben Jr. And Jon. Our goal is to offer you a brief respite from the day-to-day as you enjoy a taste of the best seafood New England has to offer while relaxing and letting our exceptional staff take care of you. We understand, all too well, what it takes to get everything on your to-do list done, so let us cross one thing off for you and join us for lunch or dinner!
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