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Green Bean On Water

33 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
+1 603-778-7585
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (46 reviews)
“soups” (54 reviews)
“beans” (58 reviews)
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American, Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popular lunch destination. Great homemade soups and sandwiches. Excellent ingredients, recipes and choices.

Thank FredNH92051
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is so fresh and delicious! Reasonably priced too and nice outdoor eating space. Good for getting work done or catching up with friends. Can get busy, but the workers keep the line moving and are most kind!

Thank AlexOrange04
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We read several reviews that this place was the best in New Hampshire for sandwiches and soup, so we tried it. I will say it was good, but certainly not the best. I had the house special mozzarella, tomato and pesto sandwich. To be fair...More

1  Thank Green1Ma
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I was bummed to see they hung "new menus" only to realize that means "new prices" and less selection. The best part of the Green Bean was the selection of bread you can choose with your sandwich. They have taken that choice away and all...More

Thank ZZNH
Reviewed 23 May 2017

One of the most popular lunch spots in town so expect a line if its anywhere around mid- day. This is a stand in line to place your order kind of place with a small courtyard for outdoor dining. The gorgonzola and spring green salad...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Great artisan sandwiches. Cafeteria style. Only con is the staff is not too friendly. Very long lines between 12 AND 1:00 to go early or late. Indoor and outdoor seating. Cool vibe.

Thank NewHampshiretraveler
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The green bean used to have many choices in bread and used to have avacado as an option. Now you can't even get west or whole grain. I was ok with the long waits and cranky cashier, but now that the quality and selection have...More

2  Thank Rachael P
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We love having lunch at this restaurant. The soups, salads, salads are delicious and varied. Get in line, get a tray, order with pleasant servers who make the items. A cup of soup is one ladle, a bowl is two. Half salads and sandwiches are...More

1  Thank Anita L
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The soups are killer. Bread is fresh. Always tastey specials to keep it interesting. Can get crowded at times.

Thank trueandnorth
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a hidden gem if you like soup's and sandwiches. Nice spot overlooking the river. On warm days you can sit at a table in the courtyard.

Thank michaelaI3702PS
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Response from DrPJA | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the level of handicap, if a person is walking with a walker, then you will be fine. If a person uses a wheelchair this location may not be the best. The bathrooms may also be a challenge for wheelchair/scooter... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +1 603-778-7585
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