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Green Bean On Water

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33 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2440
+1 603-778-7585
07:30 - 16:00
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Mon 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 16:00
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 your sandwiches are on chibata bread. Bummer, less choices and higher prices. I will not... More 

Thank ZZNH
Exeter, New Hampshire
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 is a favorite.

Thank Jim M
Exeter, NH
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 gone down hill, this long time customer will not be back unless selection and quality... More 

Thank Rachael P
New England
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 available for some items. The new spring salad of greens, strawberries, roasted pistachio nuts, goat... More 

Thank Anita L
New Hampshire
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
Niceville, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
Exeter, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Food is great, menu is original and unique sandwiches. Prices are good. The staff is not very pleasant and could benefit from customer service skills. I have gone here for years and the staff is seldom pleasant. The ones that were great have all left.

Thank ZZNH
Lexington, Massachusetts
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181 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This quaint little restaurant is a good choice for soups, sandwiches, and breads. Order at the counter and try to get a window seat overlooking the local falls. Poipuar with the locals and worth recommending.

Thank Michael M
Durham, New Hampshire, United States
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great soups with lots of depth of flavor. Great sandwiches and lots of quality choices. Highly recommend.

Thank deb520

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?