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1933 Lake Shore Rd, Gilford, NH 03249-7657
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (74 reviews)
“lobster roll” (34 reviews)
“clams” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food
$$ - $$$
1933 Lake Shore Rd, Gilford, NH 03249-7657
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A family tradition we've been going to Sawyers for more than 30 years. Great cream and food served by local staff. Ice cream quality and variety will please. Try the black Raspberry. Yum. Or traditional vanilla with hot fudge. See you next summer!

Thank DebbieJack12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has been there for ever, n when I saw the sign apologising for being understaffed we should have left. We were dying for some whole belly clams, which we can't get n the Rochester NY area. They were over cooked and like rubber....More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

with scallops, shrimp, fish, whole belly clams, fries, and those shore onion rings, one of the best fisherman's platters in the Lakes Region. Pricey, and worth it - splits well among two or even three. Clam chowder was much better on this visit than the...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on last week and they were busy. There were six adults and three children all under the age of two. Nate took us over to an a/c section and we were able to enjoy our meal while the little ones were able to...More

Thank rjkbhoward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After waiting in line last night (Sunday 7/30), we ordered 3 sodas only to be told that they were not making sodas "because they did not have soft-serve". That made no sense!! There were no signs telling us this! The sodas this year have not...More

Thank no1nanapapa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had always gone to Sawyers just for ice cream but today we decided to eat lunch there. The shrimp, burgers, chicken fingers and lobster role were all delicious ! We ate those inside and then enjoyed our delicious ice cream outside. Their ice cream...More

Thank luckyno39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read rating on Lobster Rolls as being "excellent ". Truth is on my visit it was one of the poorest Lobster Roll I've ever had. Lobster meat was overcooked, extremely "rubbery" and virtually taste less and way over priced. This was the only item I...More

Thank Carl K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sawyers is a must visit, whether it's and ice cream, tuna roll or fried seafood platter, the food is consistently good. Not the least expensive place in town, but clean, professional and delish! My favorite order is lobster roll, pint of fried clams, black and...More

Thank kmssweetpea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious seafood. Fresh, generous portions. Plenty of seating, and very friendly staff. We will be back! We stopped at many places during of coastal trip, and this was by far the best!

Thank Ashley_btv
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Looks like an ice cream stand but had a you order then pick up restaurant with inside and outside seating. Food was good. Been by here a million times and never stopped-will stop again.

Thank lybohero
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15 June 2015|
Response from litchNH | Property representative |
Absolutely! For 70 years ice cream has been made here!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1933 Lake Shore Rd, Gilford, NH 03249-7657
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Gilford
  • Phone Number: 9043436107
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