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About Inn Kitchen + Bar at The Squam Lake Inn

Join us at the Inn Kitchen + Bar for lunch, dinner or weekend breakfast and dine alongside locals, summer residents and vacationers alike. Unique wines and local brews have been hand selected to complement the meal. We are completely dedicated and focused on providing you with the best fresh, local and seasonal ingredients available by working with our local farmers.

28 Shepard Hill Rd
Holderness, NH 03245
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday-Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 968-4417

Website:
http://squamlakeinn.com/

Inn Kitchen + Bar at The Squam Lake Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Fit for Foodies (31)
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Special Occasion (28)
Romantic (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Authentic (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

We just love this Restaurant. Excellent food, very different menu than other area restaurants and the staff is the best. Highly recommend.

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Every thing was perfect. The short ribs were fabulous. I did not know how much I could love polenta! Fried chicken, yummy too! The owners and staff are amazing and have made this a destination for many! It gets better every year!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Great food, wine, service and ambience! We really enjoyed our evening!

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food5
ambience3
service4
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Superb! Just superb food (the cheese board and lamb special were highlights), the service was excellent, and overall evening just delightful! I'd highly recommend it (and was glad to have made a reservation).

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Anytime we EVER return to the Lakes region we will make a point to get ourselves to Squam Lake Inn. Beautiful, tasty, creative- Wonderful service with friendly & helpful tips on what was the best on the menu. Local ingredients, good portions, and don't say no to dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Squam Lake Inn Kitchen and Bar is one of our very favorite restaurants in the Lakes Region.
The staff is well trained, the chef is imaginative and the ambience is inviting.

Often we take the opportunity to enjoy all that it offers.

The owners are warm and welcoming.

Great Experiences await diners.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We had 2 great meals! The atmosphere was good. Local sourced food and very fresh. Loved everything! Thanks

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Used to love going here, but the food and service have declined. Crab cakes were one of my favorites, always great - new version was bland and dry. Prices outrageous for portion size and quality. Still love the ambience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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food2
ambience5
service2
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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2016

The Inn is a treasure, filled with friendly people, delicious food, and an ambiance that feels both like a neighborhood favorite and a tourist must-go. It's casual and welcoming and the fish is very fresh and the vegetables very local. Make sure you save room for dessert because the famous ice cream sandwiches made out of home made cookies and ice cream from the Sandwich Creamery are positively fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Organic
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2016

THE best restaurant in the lakes region . No one else comes close from any aspect. We have driven over 50 miles for the privilege of enjoying a amazing meal every time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2016

We three had a lovely high table on the patio (the "California table," according to our waitress) and an unrushed meal of cheese plate (delectable), fried chicken, baby back ribs, and salmon cooked on a plank, plus one ice cream sandwich split 3 ways. The salmon came with wonderful zucchini "spaghetti" and sauteed grape tomatoes. All the food was good, although the charred artichoke accompanying the salmon was mostly too tough to eat. Our waitress, Laurie, was excellent: pleasant, helpful, attentive, and personable. We will ask to be put at one of her tables next time--especially an outside table, because we overheard other patrons who were leaving the dining room talking about how hot it had been inside. This restaurant will become a fixture in our annual friendship reunion on Winnipesaukee.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2016

I've eaten here 3 times in 2 years while on vacation in Holderness. It is lovely place to dine, especially if the weather is nice, so you can sit outdoors. Fun drinks, great food variety and unusual dishes that you can't ordinarily get at other places.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Squam Lake Inn Kitchen and Bar never disappoints. Starting with the great wine list, custom and innovative cocktails and a relaxed friendly atmosphere this is a must visit in the Central Lakes Region of NH. Oysters were just right with the proper sides, our meals were spectacular. I had the swordfish with majestic caprese salad and my friend had the salmon. Clean plates. We moved to the bar for dessert and a cocktail. This is a great place, the owner is in the kitchen, the quality is outstanding and consistent with great variety. Just don't take my seat at the end of the bar....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Great ambience with outdoor dining! Several great choices for beer on fraught! Liked the cheese board, too! The buttermilk chicken is my favorite and my wife likes the lobster salad! Be careful with the ice cream sandwiches for dessert! They are addicting!

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food5
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service4

 
 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2016

This was a place we wanted to go to for a special occasion and it did not disappoint. Everything was fabulous. We look forward to eating there again soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Although there was some confusion about our server, once someone was given our table, he was outstanding.
Food was well priced for the quality and presentation. May have been the best meal we had in the many years we have been coming to the area.
Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Restaurant was great but very pricey for the atmosphere. My only complaint is that we had to wait for a table to be set up, which should not happen when you book through open table.
I usually feel like I get a better table when booking thru the site, but not there!

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food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2016

We have been coming here for our anniversary for the past 6 years, except for last year we decided to try something different and what a mistake. We were so happy to be back and will never make that mistake again. Everything was perfect.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2016

This is a very special restaurant; open in Spring, Summer, and Fall, in the beautiful Lake Region of NH. The ambience is very intimate; the outdoor dining is on a beautiful deck! The service is warm, gracious, and very friendly. The local ales/beers on tap are special; the wine list is quite limited; however it provides an excellence selection across red, white, and sparkling wines.

While the scallops are a house specialty, I had the excellent buttermilk fried chicken (scrumptious!!!). My wife enjoyed the vegetarian delight, highlighted by fresh mushrooms!

We love the local restaurant in Holderness, NH: Squam Lake Inn.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Our trip to the Inn Kitchen Bar was a gem. We are from Washington DC, filled with amazing places to dine. We hunt for something to parallel in the lakes region, this was it. A treat for us and the couple we hosted.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2016

The food is fantastic and the service is very good until they become very busy. Our server had too many tables to cover and we waited a long time in between courses. We were the last table to leave for the night and moved inside due to the bugs biting us.

Be advise in summer heat, if you eat indoors it is very hot and uncomfortable. We ate outside one night which was cooler but were attacked by many mosquitoes that forced us to leave.

The second night we had a reservation for the indoor dining room due to the heat and we wanted to be in air conditioning. Well they had not turned it on yet and it was 7pm. The heat in the indoor dining room was unbearable. They could not move us outside, all the tables were spoken for. So we left and went to a restaurant that had air conditioning and very good food in Plymouth.

Really need better planning when weather is hot and humid.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Always excellent food with friendly accommodating service. Would like to have been able to bring our own wine to dine (with an appropriate corkage fee) but they did not allow. Love this place...always a good dining experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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service5
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2016

We sat at the table for 35 min before the server came over. The wait staff seemed untrained. The food was average. We will not go back. We used to go here several times a season--- wondered if there is new management.

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service1
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Another excellent meal out on the deck. Great service as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2016

The restaurant was very noisy. They need to do something about damping the sound. We sat in the main dining room and had to change tables as we were near the bar and it was extremely loud. The table we moved to we still had a difficult time talking .
The food was very good.

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food3
ambience1
service3
value2

 
 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Our favorite place to dine! Food is always excellent and atmosphere is great. Servers always pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2016

TheInn kitchen and bar is just the best. If we lived in Holderness we would be there everyday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Eating at Inn Kitchen + Bar requires a bit of effort as the web-site does not come up easily on the internet and directions on the various mapping services are less than ideal. For whatever reason, the Squam Lake area of NH has few good restaurants and those that are there (like this one) are not always easy to find.
Our attempt to book a reservation on OT did not give us a time we wanted but we took what was available (6:15). But a separate e-mail directly to the restaurant for a different time yielded a more desirable 7:15 reservation - thank you, restaurant.
We arrived early, on purpose, to enjoy a drink in the bar - which was an excellent experience. The woman who was the bar-tender was friendly and professional and makes a fine drink. The bar is small, with a window behind it, and it was an all-round pleasant experience. My wife had a terrific beer - Firestone Luponic Distortion - which she said was one of the best beers she'd ever had (and she's had plenty). Unfortunately, when she ordered a second we were told that the keg had run dry and that there was no more to be had.
Dinner, outside on the patio, was a more pleasant atmosphere than expected: despite being a crazy-busy holiday weekend, there was a lull at 7:15 and it was quiet and pleasant, with a lovely light radiating off the red barn behind us. Food was frankly a bit disappointing - good, not great. I'd asked for my scallops to be "cooked through", not translucent, and they came just the way I'd asked that they not come - so back they went. Generally, food flavors were modest and just didn't seem to be very exciting…decent, but not special.
If we lived near Squam Lake (we don't) we'd try Inn Kitchen + Bar again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2016

I've been to the Inn Kitchen and Bar many times; food is always excellent. However lately I've noticed a wide range of competency amongst the servers. It's a small place so I can overhear other servers doing a great job describing the specials, the types or oysters, what's on the cheese tray today, etc. Our server had a lackadaisical attitude, was alternating between being slow and then rushing us during our meal. When we made our reservation we had asked for a specific server, and although he was working that night, he was waiting on other tables. We love the Inn Kitchen and Bar at Squam Lake Inn; it's our favorite place; I just have to figure out how to get a competent server!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2016

went with daughter and her family. Service was excellent, menu choices for all including the 15 yr. old who cleaned his plate, Cioppino was delicious, and we loved the ice-cream sandwiches.c
Patio dining was all sold out but we ate on the screened in porch which was very nice. Although seated next to the bar, noise level was not intrusive. Nice clientele.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2016

a hidden gem in my hometown!! love it!!! staff is very good at recommending wines and how dishes are prepared!!..great place!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2016

We have frequented this little charming restaurant for lunch over the years but this was our 1st dinner. The food was very good...it was a hot evening and there was no "cool" spot inside or out but we had a lovely time. The server was attentive, the price was reasonable and the menu was very diverse. A great meal out!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2016

I ordered the steak and it was incredibly bland. Needs a sauce other than the blue cheese or at least seasoning. Very disappointing. Friend had ribs, they were delicious. Cheese platter was great too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2016

Great cocktails and food! Burgers or fish never a bad meal

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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2016

I love this place. So warm and welcoming. And the food is delicious ~

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Hard not to order the scallops--they are always so delicious. But there are so many other wonderful choices. Love it every time we go there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2015

We had a delightful evening. Everything was fabulous! Food and service. Seems like so often you get one or the other-- not at Squam Inn! I would have to say that Squam Inn is the best 'true' dining out restaurant in the Lakes Region area. I have been here for a casual get together dinner with a friend, but it was delightful as a lovely dinner out with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. Everything cooked to perfection and the pairings were so right on from the cheese board to our main entree.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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