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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 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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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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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Dependably goodthis restaurant service up generous sizes of good food in a timely manner at a reasonable price. Can be counted on for a delicious meal.

Thank Tayartwo
Groton, Connecticut
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I took my sister's advice and had the duck. It was really good. It came with a choice of sauces, it was great without the sauce. My sister and her adult children had gone there the night before and liked it so much, we ended up there the following night. Everyone loved what they ordered. So, in addition to having... More 

Thank Hiddengirl2001
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Food is outstanding. Never disappointed. Waitress knowledgeable about menu. Love the chicken/lobster dish. Try to sit near the window. Great views of the lake. Suggest reservations as they really a very popular spot to eat

Thank June S
Farmington, NH
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Heard about this place through a friend's recommendation. It's in the old Gretchen's spot. Gretchen's, this place is not. Definitely more casual. We celebrated my mother's birthday this day. Glad we made reservations because they were turning everyone else without one away. We were seated when we got there by a very dry and serious hostess. Looking around, you can... More 

Thank ChefKman

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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
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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