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Sandy Point Restaurant

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186 Mount Major Hwy, Alton Bay, NH 03810-4413
+1 603-875-6001
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

similar story to previous reviewer. My husband always brought me here for my b day and the bake stuffed lobster in June. He passed away so my son picked up on the tradition.The last 2 years were very disappointing. Less food for more money and not as good. We will find another place to celebrate from now on. food was... More 

Thank joleesox
Beverly, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very disappointed in both of Nolan's restaurants. We always celebrated my July birthday at Sandy Point. The baked stuffed lobsters were amazing. We will get our lobsters in Essex Mass. it will n ver be the same.

Thank Patti W
Newton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Friendly staff greeted us and sat us (family of 4) down promptly around 8:30pm on a Saturday. Our waiter, who's name escapes me, was genuinely very friendly and eager to please. My young boys were tired so we did not linger too long afterwards, but our adjacent table did. They were celebrating a birthday with their multi-generational family/friends. Good Times... More 

Thank Archoog
Tampa, Florida
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245 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Loved the Original SP, did not like the next owners, but Nolan's was not as bad and was pretty good. The old SP won't be back, but the location is great, the lobster is lobster and good for the price. Also had the haddock and that was great. The veggies were a little oily and should have been steamed. The... More 

Thank Dorosel
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went with friends from the area who warned us the place (now called Nolan's) was abysmal, based upon a prior visit. We took them to dinner there and took a flyer and found it good. We had dined many times at the old Sandy Point, and, sorry folks, those days are gone, get used to it. The staff were... More 

Thank Fred M
Phoenix, Arizona
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151 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We did our annual visit to this restaurant like we have done for the last 20 years. Now the new ownership is more Italian and that maybe great but we always have the 2 lb stuffed lobster. The prices were about the same but my lobster was much smaller ( I would question whether it was 2lbs ) . The... More 

1 Thank Jerry L
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

An American icon for great food is gone and replaced with mediocrity. For 25 years Sandy Point restaurant was a destination and a must stop during our annual family reunions on Governors Island. We considered SP as our happy place for feasting, so much so that our children when of age used to drive all the way from Montreal and... More 

4 Thank Pierre A
Long Valley, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

For many years this was our go to restaurant for boiled lobster. It was the best. In 2014 it changed hands and they still did lobster well. They were pleasant and we still went. But this year it became Nolans. They said they only did stuffed lobster which is awful to me. Just a lot of bread crumbs. We asked... More 

Thank NEbySW
Alton, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

If you are expecting the old Sandy Point, you will be disappointed. If you are expecting very good Italian food, like Nolans in Wolfeboro NH, you will be very happy. The service was good and the portions were large. I had the veal saltimbocca over vermicelli which was excellent. The eggplant was good. We plan on going back soon.

Thank KJED1013
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We went on the first weekend they were open (they had been open all week). Service was ok at the beginning but got worse as the night went on. And it was a long night; it took 2 hours to get our meal. The food was just ok. The melted butter for steamers and lobster tasted funny. Maybe they don't... More 

4 Thank NoName55857

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 Mount Major Hwy, Alton Bay, NH 03810-4413
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Alton Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 603-875-6001

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