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F Frost Sawyer Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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17 Newmarket Rd, Durham, NH 03824-2803
+1 603-868-7800
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This restaurant is in one of oldest houses in New Hampshire. Dining area is worth enjoying in a classic and rustic setting. Food is excellent. Very friendly staff.

Thank Timothy R
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were there for a surprise birthday party. We had a private room, one waitress who was very personable to her memory was amazing. Food was also very good.

Thank Gerry B
Durham, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This place isn't cheap, but the food is excellent. Has romantic corners, but also good for business. The place can fill up, so better reserve or call ahead. They also have private space for many occasions, including weddings. The associated hotel (Three Chimneys Inn) is certainly the premier place ro reside in Durham, with plenty of New England charm. I... More 

Thank 160JR9
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We were visiting our daughter who is a student at UNH and didn't feel like a student hangout! We stumbled upon this gem, with the help of the Internet of course, and loved it. My husband and I were straight off the skiing slopes and I was still wearing my ski pants. I got a bit nervous as we were... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
West Newbury, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We had dinner at the Tavern on a quiet Sunday night. The food was very good and the server was very attentive. If you like very old and rustic type of places that bring back times from years ago this 300+ year old tavern is the place to eat. There are several rooms we ate in the room on the... More 

Thank firemarshalbill1
Lynn, Massachusetts
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310 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We went here because the online menu stated that they still had the pecan encrusted fried chicken dinner that we had when we were here year ago. I'll start by saying that the staff is absolutely fantastic and the ambiance is perfect. However, the food was not up to par this evening. They did not have the pecan chicken at... More 

Thank criticalchef
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

This is such a unique space and it really deserves to be much better. He food is WAY overpriced and quality is just slightly better than average. The tavern itself is a great space but the decor inside could be changed to reflect a more tavern feel. The bar is cool but too small. Really want to love this place... More 

Thank Sfiermon
South Shore, MA
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235 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Tavern! The staff were very efficient and helpful. The food was excellent! Loved the salad with the pita bread! The tenderloin was done perfectly and the crusted haddock was excellent! They have a nice wine selection, a full bar, and some local beer on tap. It was a nice dining experience in an old... More 

Thank ShelSouthShore_MA
Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

I was told that I should really try this place out as it was close to my hotel. Then again, being in Durham, it was not as though I had a lot of choice. For starters I had the calamari and for what I paid, I was expecting something with some pizzazz. It was very bland although the dipping sauce... More 

Thank Michael v
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

Had Easter dinner here and expected the experience to be much better than it was. Understandably, we were a large party and therefore we were seated in what appeared to be the "banquet" facility section. This was not a problem. What was a problem was the very sub par service we received. The wait staff were slow and indifferent. Not... More 

Thank Corinne F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Newmarket Rd, Durham, NH 03824-2803
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 603-868-7800

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