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Tavern At Rivers Edge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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163 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2424
+1 603-772-7393
15:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 15:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Niceville, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always enjoy a meal at the "Tavern". Food is always good and they change up the specials often. Lynn is a fabulous waitress!

Thank michaelaI3702PS
Exeter, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

I went only once to be fair. They atmosphere is warm and friendly. Better for couples, not kids. Entrees were very good. Everyone in our party liked their meal.

Thank ZZNH
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been going to the Tavern for 16 years, since we moved to Exeter. Recently we've been disappointed and our last visit was just that...our last. I ordered the special. ..pork loin. It came with a pound of mashed potatoes that seemed to be scooped out of a pot and microwaved. The broccoli was overcooked AND... More 

Thank Yvette B
Raymond, New Hampshire
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have been going to the Tavern since they opened and it had always been a favorite spot for our family. However over the past two years have been very disappointed by inconsistent quality of the food and change in menu. At my son's urging (he has wonderful memories from his high school days at PEA) my husband and I... More 

Thank macs8259
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We've enjoyed eating at The Tavern at Rivers Edge several times a year for the past 10 years. The food and service are usually quite good (3.5*) but rarely outstanding — but we get a coupon from restaurant.com that makes it worthwhile. Tonight was terrible. As usual the onion soup was yummy, but… waiting more than an hour for our... More 

Thank LynR16
Essex, Vermont
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428 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped by on an overnight stop in Exeter. Thought we found a Brew Pub, but when we were ushered to the dining room, we were given a menu without pub offerings. Hmmm. Selections sounded good so we ordered a pork chop entree and a haddock piccata. The Merlot offering was actually quite good, but the Riesling was poor. We learned... More 

Thank FJDriver
Londonderry, New Hampshire
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We thought we would give this restaurant another try. We just had appetizers and drinks. The bartenders were very friendly and gave us great service. The kitchen was extremely slow and the restaurant was not busy. When we finally got our food, it was not very good. The flatbread pizza was thick and doughy and had way too much cheese.... More 

Thank Princess095
Portsmouth, NH
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Very good Pub food and drinks menu, everytime we walk by the kitchen vent on the sidewalk it smells wonderful! LOL. Cute little bar and dining area, a little small but cozy.

Thank Portsmouth_NHRocky
New Hampshire
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here with a friend after a late meeting in town. Quick drink at the bar and a quick nibble. I don't think I would go back if there other options available but it was ok for what it is. Caprese salad was good but expensive for what it was and similar type food in the area. Don't order... More 

Thank NHIrish
Saginaw, Michigan
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Given the Tavern's name and location, I expected more from his pub. The beer list was very small and the local brews on draft were nothing special. Being right in the sweet-spot of Water Street with the river behind it, the pub has the potential to be something cool, but it isn't. The atmosphere felt a bit grimy and cheap.

Thank Adem A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2424
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +1 603-772-7393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?