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The 13 Best American Restaurants Near Exeter

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for Exeter’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues Exeter has to offer.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Otis

American, $$$, ExeterAmerican, $$$Exeter
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Lexie's Exeter

American, $, ExeterAmerican, $Exeter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Epoch Restaurant & Bar

American, $$, ExeterAmerican, $$Exeter
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Nadeau's Subs Salads Wraps

American, $, ExeterAmerican, $Exeter
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Thirsty Moose Taphouse - Exeter

American, $$, ExeterAmerican, $$Exeter
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Savannah Kitchen

Creole, NewmarketCreoleNewmarket
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Fire and Spice Bistro

New American, NewfieldsNew AmericanNewfields
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

The 101 Grille

American, EppingAmericanEpping
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Locals Restaurant & Pub

American, $$, North HamptonAmerican, $$North Hampton
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Popovers

American, $$, EppingAmerican, $$Epping
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

The Railpenny Tavern

American, $$, EppingAmerican, $$Epping
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

The Beach Plum

American, $$, EppingAmerican, $$Epping
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Tailgate Tavern

New American, $$, StrathamNew American, $$Stratham
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 1052 lists and articles from top sources like Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 15185 Exeter restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Yes, we even looked at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in New Hampshire Area to pull this list together. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Otis, Trackside Cafe, and Lexie's Exeter are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Exeter.

Otis, Trackside Cafe, and Lexie's Exeter are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Exeter.

Otis is the highest-rated American restaurant for dessert in Exeter.

Otis, Lexie's Exeter, and Jersey Mike's Subs are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Exeter.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Exeter are New England Pizza Restaurant, Jersey Mike's Subs, and Epoch Restaurant & Bar.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy grilled burger with Margarita

    To elevate your grilled burger experience, we recommend some Margarita to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.

  • Chardonnay and shellfish


    When enjoying shellfish, it’s suggested you pair it with a glass of strong and acidicChardonnay, a white wine that balances richness with acidity

  • The perfect complement to heavy meat dish


    Experts suggest pairing a heavy meat dish with a glass of Vieux Carre, a popular cocktail.


Fun facts

  • A delicious pairing

    Experts recommend pairing mac and cheese with Spanish granache, complementing the greasy and salty taste of the food with the ripe, fruity sweet flavors of the drink.

  • A tasty first

    The next time you bite into a deliciousmacaroni and cheese remember to thank Northern Europe who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • The traditional pecan pie

    A trip to The United States is incomplete without having tried the local pecan pie, a national classic!

Parking tips

Parking in Exeter can be a challenge. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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