Top 10 restaurants in Exeter, United States

April 14, 2018 Augustus Redeker

Exeter is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The town's population was 14,306 at the 2010 census. Exeter was the county seat until 1997, when county offices were moved to neighboring Brentwood. Home to the Phillips Exeter Academy, a private university-preparatory school, Exeter is situated where the Exeter River feeds the tidal Squamscott River.
Things to do in Exeter

1. Me and Ollie's Cafe

64 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2431 Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch SGD 5 - SGD 13 +1 603-772-4600
Excellent
30%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 95 reviews

Me and Ollie's Cafe

Reviewed By lhousesoccer - Rutland, Vermont

We found this little bakery in between hockey games. We ordered Turkey Reuben, veggie pesto, and Turkey havarti paninis. We also got a bowl of chicken noodle soup. The paninis were all delicious, nicely toasted on the panini maker. The Reuben was especially good, and the pesto was great too. Only complaint was the soup was a bit plain - kind of flavorless. Could have used some salt or something. Also, the prices aren't on the board, so when the 3 sandwiches and a bowl of soup came to $37, we were a bit shocked. But the food was great!

2. Blue Moon Evolution

8 Clifford St, Exeter, NH 03833-2803 Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Contemporary, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks SGD 20 - SGD 79 +1 603-778-6850
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

Blue Moon Evolution

Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 11:00am-2:00pm<br>Dinner: Monday-Thursday, 5:00-9:00pm, Friday & Saturday, 5:00-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.

Reviewed By FJDriver - Essex, Vermont

This could be one of the finest dining establishments I've been to. If you search for fine dining, there is generally one thing that stands out - a really good chef. Sometimes you get lucky, and the restaurant will have exceptional service. And if the stars are really aligned, the dining room is inviting, comfortable, and tastefully decorated. Getting all three is nearly impossible. Blue Moon Evolution hit a grand slam for us. They strive for using local ingredients that are in season, and then create some wonderful options. There was so many really good choices on the menu, that it was hard for us to decide. Food was superb, the service was uncannily above what you would expect, and it was all available in an inviting, and spectacular dining room. We need to go back often.

3. Ani`s Bagel Cafe

12 Hampton Rd, Exeter, NH 03833-4806 Cafe Breakfast +1 603-580-5363
Excellent
62%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Ani`s Bagel Cafe

WELCOME! At Ani`s Bagel Cafe we believe in providing an extraordinary experience, enjoying your breakfast or lunch around the flower gardens of Churchill`s Garden Center. Our commitment is to offer quality service, while maintaining a friendly and clean environment.

Reviewed By Michael M - Lexington, Massachusetts

This small bagel and sandwich restaurant - 4 tables - is tucked into the parking lot of an adjacent nursery. Pay attention or you might miss it. But it is well worth the stop. Unlike its corporate bagel restaurant competition, this place has a lot of charm from its homey decor to the friendly servers; Ani herself was behind the counter. The bagels were warm and fresh, there are several varieties of coffee, and our order was brought to our table. While it seems most of their business is take out, we enjoyed the food and the ambience at the cafe.

4. Laney & Lu Cafe

26 Water St, Unit 6, Exeter, NH 03833-2458 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 603-580-4952
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Laney & Lu Cafe

Laney & Lu is a vibrant food community cafe located in historic downtown Exeter, NH. Our menu includes small-batch locally-roasted organic fair trade coffee, herbalist-designed organic herbal teas, crafted functional beverages, sublime smoothies and smoothie bowls, hearty rice & quinoa bowls, bright & happy salads, and finally! good-snacks-on the go. At Laney & Lu, we believe food can serve a far greater purpose than to simply fill our stomachs. The &apos;right&apos; food nourishes our souls, builds community, and connects us with the earth. We work with about over a dozen farmers and merchants throughout New England to source locally whenever possible and positively impact local eco-systems. We utilize compostable to-go packaging with a commitment to being &apos;zero waste&apos; to the customer. We believe Laney & Lu can make a meaningful and sustainable difference. The café&apos;s design is bright, clean and inviting with reclaimed wood shelves and a repurposed community bench blended with a large hand drawn chalk board, minimalist industrial chairs, and daily inspirational messages hand-written on a roll of brown kraft paper. It&apos;s a perfect fusion of old and new, comfort and chic. From the seed of creation of the café, we have been mindful and true to our motto - &apos;Eat consciously. Live vibrantly.&apos; and deliberate in sharing that lifestyle to create the &apos;Live Vibrantly Movement&apos;.

Reviewed By Marty D - New Hampshire

I wanted to do something special for my Vegan wife on her birthday. I sent an email to Jennifer (the owner) and she took off running. She reserved a table in the corner, picked up flowers from a local florist and awaited our arrival. When we got there, Jen explained the menu with us and made adjustments to give us exactly what we wanted. When we were finished, the chef, Miles, brought two specially made deserts to our table with a candle in the one for the birthday girl. My wife really felt special, which payed off for me in a big way. If you are looking for a vegetarian restaurant with a staff willing to make you happy, this is the place.

5. Green Bean On Water

33 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch +1 603-778-7585
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Green Bean On Water

Reviewed By Richard S

Since we were in Exeter for about four days, we ate here for lunch at least three times. The soups (we had clam chowder, seafood chowder, and vegan chili) were all great! Our sandwiches (usually grilled cheese) were also very good. Fresh bread, quality ingredients. Really nice people!

6. D Squared Java

155 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2453 Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 603-583-5646
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

D Squared Java

Reviewed By NHgardengirl - Barrington, New Hampshire

Location is center of downtown. Coffee is great. Service friendly and efficient. Could use a good cleaning. Bathroom ,floors, windowsills, All could use a good scrubbing with soap and water. Makes you think on how behind the counter is kept.

7. Stillwells Riverwalk Ice Cream

190 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2416 American +1 603-777-5077
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Stillwells Riverwalk Ice Cream

Reviewed By AlexOrange04 - New York

This ice cream place is delicious! Their portions are huge and it's very inexpensive for the amount that you get. They even have ices for lactose intolerant people and they are also good. About 8 ice flavors and over 50 ice cream flavors. They do cones and cups and many different toppings. Can get crowded, but the staff is very friendly and works fast. Also beautiful river spots to sit and enjoy the ice cream too!

8. Epoch Restaurant & Bar

90 Front St, Exeter, NH 03833-2723 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 16 - SGD 33 +1 603-778-3762
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 251 reviews

Epoch Restaurant & Bar

We welcome you to Epoch Restaurant and Bar located in Exeter NH. Join us for casually elegant dining featuring the freshest seacoast of New Hampshire products creatively presented. Our award winning kitchen staff takes great pride in serving only the most exquisite food to our guests. Come try this new creative restaurant with great service and outstanding food.

Reviewed By MTYNL79 - Ciudad Juarez

Every time I have gone to this place food has been delicious; I have tried several of their breakfast meals, the burgers, and the last time the clam chowder, crab cake and lemon risotto. Only the crab cake was smaller than expected but food is always very tasteful you wish you didn't finish it! Totally recommend the place if in the area.

9. Las Olas Taqueria

30 Portsmouth Ave, Exeter, NH 03833-2106 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 603-418-8901
Excellent
56%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Las Olas Taqueria

Las Olas is a fresh Mexican grill. Quick Service, friendly staff, and tasty fresh Latin/Mexican food that you can choose your fillings as our staff guide you through the process.

Reviewed By L9393NIrobertm - Exeter, New Hampshire

Las Olas seems very popular and can be quite crowded at times.
One orders a variation of a tortilla at the counter, which goes down the line for added rice, beans, lettuce, tomato, pico, etc. It is served in paper trays with plastic forks.
There is nothing fancy here.
On the plus side one could get two Quesidellas and drinks for about $20. They were rather tasty.

10. Lobster Boat Restaurant

75 Portsmouth Ave, Ste 102, Exeter, NH 03833-2139 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 603-583-5183
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

Lobster Boat Restaurant

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!

Reviewed By Ghost - Bangor ME

Very good--the prices which were quite reasonable given the large portion size. Also the crab cake appetizer was very pleasant.
Good--the onion rings and seafood which had just the right consistency, although the shrimp seemed to lack flavor
Could be better--the green salad, which looked and tasted like it had been sitting around too long.

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