Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Boston / New England
  4. Central MA
  5. Webster
Samuel Slater's Restaurant, Webster, MA

Samuel Slater's Restaurant

4.6
4.6
796 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Named after the former Webster, MA resident and “Father of the American Industrial Revolution,” Samuel Slater’s Restaurant is Indian Ranch’s flagship restaurant sitting on the shores of Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 943-1639

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Samuel Slater's is equip to host all your event needs from weddings to corporate functions to family reunions. The restaurant itself has a private dining room that can hold up to 28 people. Downstairs, the Samuel Slater's Function Hall and Waterfront Room can be used for larger events. Learn more about our event offerings at https://indianranch.com/private-events/.

  • Neighborhood

    Webster

  • Cross street

    Exit 2 off of I-395. On route 16 at Indian Ranch.

  • Parking details

    Free private lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 796 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central MA

    Best Service

  • Central MA

    Good for Groups

  • Central MA

    Hot Spot

  • Central MA

    Romantic

  • Central MA

    Special Occasion

Sort by

Filters

  1. M

    Mickey

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent ambiance, food, and service! Samuel Slater’s never disappoints.

  2. B

    Bill

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    My dinner was good ask for medium and got well wife ask for dressing on the side came on her salad her dinner was good. Drinks were excellent and the server was attentive, it wasn’t her that wrote our order wrong it was the kitchen that didn’t pay attention. Thank You Page you were a pleasure.

  3. LS

    LindaS

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Spring menu has arrived!! Everything was fresh, crisp and cooked to temp!! Generous portions!! The steamed pork belly buns were delicious, sweet pea ravioli was yummy with fresh shoots, pan roasted duck was again cooked to temp!! The children's mac n cheese with chicken tenders are a very generous portion!! Live music entertained us this evening, very pleasant!

  4. JB

    JBRN18

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal once again! Drinks were spot on. Beautiful scene on the lake. Service top notch!

  5. c

    cherylwr

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great view, great food, great service and great music in the back ground. we will be back!

  6. CL

    CarolLaV

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been here several times and each time we have been extremely satisfied with the food, service , drinks and ambience. Sitting in the diningroom overlooking the lake on a beautiful evening is very relaxing.

  7. s

    spark

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Overall our meals were good. My friend did say her food was not hot. My husband had the steak tips, he said they were okay. I had to ask for more gravy for my potato because only a little was on the fried chicken. Again, it was good but next time I will have something else.

  8. DB

    DeeBee

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stephanie was an excellent server, made great suggestions. Don’t miss the tater tots nachos with pork and end with the decadent choc cake. The Sirloin steak was so flavorful and cooked to temp requested. Such a pretty view looking over the lake .

  9. S

    Suzanne

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view, the service, the food were incredible! The brisket was so tender, the Brussel sprout appetizer was flavorful. Our server was perfectly attentive. We’ll be back for sure!

  10. PD

    PatriciaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic! Our waitress was awesome. Very helpful and attentive. She told us at the beginning that she had only been on the floor for 4 days by heraelf but you woukd not have known that. She was on top of everything and we had so many laughs!! It was all of our first time there and we will definitely return.

  11. l

    local

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    We returned because we love the views and because we their BBQ is delicious. The steak tips were very hard to chew.

  12. EJ

    EdwardJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mussels were a great app, very flavorful. French Dip Sandwich was delicious, very tender, great sauce. Great time.

  13. DB

    DavidB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great job of accommodating our party of 5. Our waitress Katie was absolutely outstanding as always. She’s half the reason we dine here frequently. David & Donna Barbale

  14. TB

    TammyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their vegan meal was taken off menu but they made we up a special one. Above and beyond!! It was outstanding!!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1

    Like everything about the place except the noise level and the restaurant was not that crowded. Very loud diners conversations echoing everywhere also I think they had a dj and it was loud. One final thought the bar needs a footbar nobody likes to dangle their feet.

  16. BB

    BudB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food prep was unique and very creative. My food choice was excellent! Food combination and presentation was very "high class."

  17. CM

    CraigM

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and excellent service . Katie , Sarah and Ashley are the best . Everyone there is great , but these three take it to another level .

  18. e

    erinm

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved celebrating our birthdays here! Thank you to the very attentive wait staff. The food was delicious as well!

  19. B

    Brian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time coming to Samuel Slater’s and we’ll definitely be back - The atmosphere, cocktails, food, and service were all great!

  20. CL

    CarolLaV

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was more than we anticipated. The food, drinks, atmosphere, service and value were all great. We will definitely return.

  21. A

    Anniversary5

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and atmosphere were great! The view onto the lake was very inviting. Wait staff was attentive and we enjoyed our evening with good friends.

  22. MW

    MommaWhip

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We'll be back! This was our first time visiting Samuel Slater's Restaurant and we were not disappointed. We made the hour long drive on recommendations from friends and family of the night's entertainment, Nick Bosse. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful, attentive and appeared to thoroughly enjoy being there. Our meals were spot on, my only complaint was that I couldn't try one of everything on the menu! Therefore, we will be back!

  23. IS

    InSearchofZest

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a pleasant delight this restaurant was. Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere. Definitely worth visiting!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Samuel Slaters is a nice place with good food and a great bar. The only downside is it is very LOUD. There is nothing to absorb the sound as it is all hard surfaces. When it’s busy in the dining room you cannot hear the person sitting next to you. If you sit at the bar it’s great or during the week when the dining room is not packed.

  25. AE

    AnneE

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We made a reservation, but arrived a little early. The matre de welcomed us and sat us at a great table next to the window with an amazing view of the paddle boat and the lake. Delightful! Our server, Katie was outstanding throughout the meal. She had the perfect balance between being attentive and giving us privacy. She was also intuitive. Proactively filling our needs. For example, we said we would be sharing and she brought us additional plates and steak knives. Dirty plates were removed promptly and our water and wine was topped off. There was a lot of teamwork with the staff. We started with some oysters and the pork belly. Both were really good. The the pork belly came with match stick apples and spinach. Combined it was a wonderful combination. Very chefy. We went on to have a rack of ribs and the pan seared scallops. Both were cooked to perfection. We loved everything and that the smoked beans and squash purée were not overpoweringly sweet. Masking taste with sugar. Overall an outstanding experience. We will be back!

  26. S

    Sherry

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    The location and the restaurant itself was very nice. The server was pleasant too. My only issue is that the espresso martini I ordered arrived with half the glass full. For the price of the martini, it was not worth it. I've never received a such a small portion in the glass before. Please don't say it's the glass because if measured correctly, it should've filled the glass. I suggest having chicken tenders as an appetizer since there's so many non-carb eaters out there today. I was there because of the Hunk show. I must say, that was the worst show I've ever been to in years. It was all to get money for themselves. There wasn't a show to watch but just the hunks asking women to pay to come on stage. It was a total let down of a show.

  27. D

    Delishious

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Everything was mostly all wonderful, food was very delishious and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. My only tiny complaint ia that they were all wanting to take away dishes and drink glasses when we weren't done. Just wish they would ask before grabbing stuff. I managed to save the apetizer before it got grabbed but my drink glass still had about a 1/4" of drink in it when it got nabbed before I could say boo.

  28. B

    Bill

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were so glad to see them back. The service, food and drinks were EXCELLENT. We found another go to place that we love that's close to home. Can't wait to return.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent views of the lake and amazing sunsets.

  30. J

    Julianne

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We both tried the barbecue Opreyland version. It was great. Service was fast and food cooked well and warm. The choices of sauces were excellent. Definitely going back soon. They treat you like royalty there. Such nice people working there.

  31. SG

    SusanG

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We split the fish tacos which were very yummy (4 would have been better than 3 for splitting but we made it work). Both had different versions of the 2 meat BBQ platter. Sides were yummy. Ribs fell off the bone but were a little dry. Chicken came already off bone (helpful!). Brisket was very good. Kansas City (house) BBQ sauce on menu they don't have but the house was very good - nice and thick. The peach was a little 'eh'. The spicier one (forget the name) was too thin to be exciting. Service was good, view of course very nice. Hostess helpful. Bit pricey, but everything is these days.

  32. d

    daver

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First time visit. Service was great. Menu choices are fantastic. Drinks were made perfect. Overall atmosphere is wonderful and upbeat and lively. Meals came in a timely manner. We like that you do not feel rushed. After dinner sat at bar and had another drink. Bartender offered us a dessert menu, just in case. We were too full to get one. We will definitely be back, and I recommend to anyone.

  33. LS

    LindaS

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was delicious and portions very generous!! Handled my allergies with great care!! Stephanie was very attentive and very knowledgeable!! Will definitely be back!!

  34. DB

    DavidB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have dined here several times. We really like the atmosphere. The food is good and Katie is the best waitress in the world!

  35. e

    ellief

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone at Slater’s was incredibly friendly and helpful! Our waitress Katie was an absolutely delight, she made the experience 100x better. The food was ridiculously good, we were all so stuffed and still couldn’t stop. The Carolina reaper sauce is to die for if you’re a spice fan, the Cajun salmon and shrimp was unreal, and the surf and turf was literal perfection. Definitely go for the pork belly appetizer - we said we’d have to come back and order just plates of that! And if that wasn’t enough, we even got the bourbon pecan pie afterward and it was so good, that my brother who insisted he didn’t want anything ate half. 10000 stars - can’t wait to come back!

  36. B

    Brucecamp4

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    I'll start by saying the food was great. Everything was cooker well and was served hot and delicious. The issue was we weren't seated until 20 min past our reservation time and then our waitress never came to our table. Had to wave down the host to get someone to bring water and take our order.

  37. JO

    JOHNP

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Drinks too small for the money. Small plate of steak tips too. Use to be much better

  38. CS

    CrystalS

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to see the entertainment. Our group enjoyed our dinner and live music.

  39. m

    markh

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Above all, our Server (Stephanie) was exceptional. The food is wonderful, and the drinks are great.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Samuel Slater's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 943-1639.

Samuel Slater's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 796 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Samuel Slater's Restaurant

200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA 01570-6815

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Exit 2 off of I-395. On route 16 at Indian Ranch.

  • Neighborhood

    Webster

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free private lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (508) 943-1639

  • Private party facilities

    Samuel Slater's is equip to host all your event needs from weddings to corporate functions to family reunions. The restaurant itself has a private dining room that can hold up to 28 people. Downstairs, the Samuel Slater's Function Hall and Waterfront Room can be used for larger events. Learn more about our event offerings at https://indianranch.com/private-events/.

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo