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Lyons' Den Restaurant and Tavern

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25 Dock Road, Gilford, NH 03249
+1 603-293-8833
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Siesta Key, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is very good and fairly priced. Small family owned restaurant. The crab cakes are wonderful. Lounge side is a lot of fun

Thank nanajoan_11
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always an enjoyable experience dining at Lyons Den. I've eaten here for lunch with coworkers, a quick dinner & drinks in the bar before a concert and recently met a friend for dinner that I hadn't seen in years. The seafood dishes are my favorite. Fine dining with a fantastic lake view in a relaxing atmosphere. Looking forward to my... More 

Thank Karmen G
Belmont, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I`ve been here three times without being happy with the meal. You ask for medium well you get rare. You ask for a bottle of wine and they don`t have that bottle. You complain about the slow service and the manager gets angry. The ones that like,really like it. Maybe its me ?

Thank rmitch555
Lauren L, Owner at Lyons' Den Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Mitch, My name is Lauren Lyons, my husband Roland and I own The Lyons Den. I am very sorry to hear that you have not been happy in three visits to the Den, as you mentioned most people really like us. We pride ourselves in excellent food and service. If your steak was not cooked enough I hope you brought... More 

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Looking forward to another meal on New Year's Eve. This is the fourth year we done this and with an early reservation, we get the best seating and a quiet crowd. My wife enjoys the duck while I order a filet or roast prime rib. The prices are reasonable and the views of Lake Winnipesaukee are awesome in all seasons.

Thank wolfeman8663home
Milford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Lyons Den is right on Lake Winnipesaukee overlooking a marina. The view is great and the atmosphere is warm in traditional New England setting. The service was OK, recognizing we were there mid-week, off season, in October with a reduced staff. The fish was very good, per my companions, the hamburg Ok, and the BLT could have been better.... More 

Thank Casinopete
Center Ossipee, New Hampshire
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My mother had heard about this out of the way place and we decided to try it out for lunch. Staff is friendly and helpful and the view is great of the docks and the lake. The large windows could have used a serious cleaning to enhance the view but we didn't let that stop our enjoyment of the view.... More 

Thank clareysgirl
Lauren L, Owner at Lyons' Den Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

First, thank you very much for your kind words. I am guessing that your visit was earlier in September. Our very big, beautiful window was replaced on 9/26. Unfortunately earlier this summer it lost it's seal which created a very cloudy look. We were also able to replace the cracked corner window and keep the single seam like an aquarium.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We went on spec on a Friday night. We had to wait 30 mins as had not booked. It was worth it. The food was superb both in presentation and taste. The family who run it and the other staff were friendly but hard working. Highly recommend.

Thank Outdoorrnr
Asheville, North Carolina
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My table by the window had a great view! Service and the fried oysters were outstanding!! Being greeted so warmly by the owner was a really gracious touch too!!

Thank Seemore66
Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Recently my husband and I stopped in for lunch. We had heard very good things about the Lyons' Den, and we finally tried it. We were very happy we did! The dining room is light and beautiful, overlooking the town dock in Gilford, Lake Winnipesaukee and several islands. We were seated close to the windows at a table with a... More 

Thank Julie C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Lyon's Den is located on a back road, off the main drag. Adjacent to Lake Winnipesaukee, our waitress made sure we were seated right next to the large picture windows so we could enjoy the views. The food was delicious and, the prices for lunch were very reasonable. We will definitely be coming back

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Dock Road, Gilford, NH 03249
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Gilford
  • Phone Number: +1 603-293-8833
Casual Elegance - fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Children and families welcome.

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