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1933 Lake Shore Rd, Gilford, NH 03249-7657
+1 603-293-4422
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 20:30
Tue 11:00 - 08:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is great and the service is beyond reproach . They have pickup at counter but the staff including busboys are always offering to bring your food to the table if you choose . Seafood is delicious and the hot dogs are the same brand offered for decades . A summer tradition good to top with their homemade... More 

Thank Daniel H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

First time there. Enjoyed burgers and onion rings! Large, juicy, meaty and delicious! Came back the next day for homemade icecream, super.

Thank Dorothy L
Weare, New Hampshire
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband had the clam plate and I had the 3-piece chicken tenders. OMG! The best chicken tenders I have EVER had! They were large and extremely juicy! My husband enjoyed the clams as well. Their home made ice cream was really good too. Will definitely go back next Summer!

Thank MrsKathyC
Boston, USA
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a perfect, New England landmark kind of place - great lobster roll and really good (home made?) potato chips.

Thank AAFZ
Center Harbor
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

As Lakes Region residents, we have eaten at Sawyers since the 1950's and it was always a treat to eat a delicious summer meal there when the original Sawyer family were owners. They sold a number of years ago and the new owners have spent a lot of money improving the building and decor and every summer we continually go... More 

Thank Irene S
Canastota, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Three of us dined. I had a cheeseburger and onion hearts-fabulous-never heard of onion hearts before. One had clam strips and potato salad-again fabulous. Other one had calamari -excellent. We had the ice cream and it was awesome. Very good experience. There were items to on the menu that we later heard about that we would have tried, fried pickles,... More 

Thank Zarkey
Amityville, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

What more could you ask for? Fresh excellent lobster rolls(Whole pieces of lobster) and home made ice cream all in one stop!!

Thank Helen K
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I had a wonderful time at Sawyers. The food was Great as always I've been coming to Sawyers since I was a child and it just keeps getting better. I will definitely be returning.

Thank Holly S
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

A throw back type restaurant. Order the food at the window, find your seat and wait for them to call your #. Didn't wait long. The food we ordered was good...next time we will order the lobster roll as we saw many people with the lobster rolls on their trays... Air conditioning was not adequately cooling restaurant.....but it was a... More 

Thank Kathi B
White Plains, New York
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My family vacations to Wolfeboro every year and this is the first year we stopped to try Sawyers. I quickly declared it the best ice cream in the state!

Thank Jacy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 08:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1933 Lake Shore Rd, Gilford, NH 03249-7657
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Gilford
  • Phone Number: +1 603-293-4422

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