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Samuel Slater's Restaurant, Webster, MA

Samuel Slater's Restaurant

4.5
4.5
904 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time 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

What 904 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central MA

    Best Ambiance

  • Central MA

    Good for Groups

  • Central MA

    Hot Spot

  • Central MA

    Outdoor Dining

  • Central MA

    American

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  1. EF

    EricaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an awesome atmosphere and the food was incredible! Bartender had great personality and great service
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Usually very good. Had a steak that was tough and way undercooked. Also our salad came incomplete. To their credit they are all over us and comped that meal. Noise level was high. Not unusual. None of this would stop me from going back.
  3. c

    cyndilou

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here before a show in the event room. The food and the drinks were exceptional. We will definitely go there again.
  4. PT

    PatriciaT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stephanie was an outstanding waitress. Personable and very attentive the entire evening. Fish tacos, beef tips, pulled chicken......all meals were delicious. The hostess made it a point to thank us for coming.
  5. R

    Rockingtheranch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food came quickly and the waitress was very attentive and personable.The honey salmon was delicious 😋
  6. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    food was great and service was excellent. View outside very nice
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bar. Staff was cordial.
  8. EO

    EllenO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The view was great our server was pleasant, fast and attentive.
  9. PK

    PatriciaK

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The quality of the food has sadly gone down since it opened. The noise level was so high that our table of 4 had to literally shout our conversations; not a relaxing dinner atmosphere:( Our server Zac was Awesome! Disappointed that Samuel Slater has “plastic” take-home containers!:( Not environmentally conscious:( Why can’t you use paper-biodegradable containers?!…
  10. MS

    MikeS

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience with a larger group. Our waitress Stephanie was great with our group and had a good sense of humor. Food and drinks were perfect.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Sad that this is a completely different restaurant from our last visit in 2019. I booked this reservation looking for a "fine dining" experience to celebrate my husband's birthday. We've been here many times prior to COVID and they had the best filet mignon around. While this is 100% our fault for not checking out the menu online, to be fair, it's VERY rare that a restaurant goes from fine dining to BBQ joint serving comfort foods without a major rebrand and name change. It's fair to say that we came in with expectations that this restaurant was in no way able to serve up. Instead of the filet we were both craving (no longer on the menu), we had some ok BBQ (boneless short rib was very dry, the southern buttermilk fried chicken was good). The wait staff and hostess were pleasant and we can't complain about the service. View is amazing as always and it was a gorgeous night with a full moon. All in all, not a bad experience just not at all what we were expecting.
  12. CL

    CarolLaV

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We've eaten dinner here at least a dozen times this year and have never been disappointed in the food, drinks or service. It overlooks Webster Lake so it has great ambience. Highly recommend!
  13. MM

    MelM

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We’ve been here several times this summer and have had very good experiences.
  14. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was quick & delicious,good portion. Waitress was attentive and very friendly,view from deck was great! We had a good experience!
  15. MR

    MaReeH

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service is a little on the slow side but we were alright with a longer dinner. Some may not agree. Great drinks and overall it’s a great place to dine.
  16. LV

    LeeV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Well...everything was very good, and the view is wonderful too. However, we waited almost an hour before we got our meals. We ordered a salad and a sandwich, so I have no idea why there was such a long delay. The waitress was awesome, and the mgr. comped me a beer, but we hope this does not happen often.
  17. LV

    LeeV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We enjoyed out dinner and the view is wonderful. MY only complaint was the brown pieces of lettuce in my salad...the staff needs to pay better attention to what they are serving. But...we will definitely return.
  18. LN

    LisaN

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t beat the view , the service or the food. Simply best in class dining experience
  19. JD

    JoanneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great we went with four people the server was great loved the view definitely with be going back
  20. S

    Suzanne

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got a nice table in the shade out on the deck with a great view of The Indian Princess. Zack, our server, was polite and professional and gave great suggestions. Started out with a blood margarita with salt and sugar rim and enjoyed pulled pork with all the fixings for dinner. Thanks Samuel Slater’s!
  21. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    While we will try them again, the service was extremely slow. It took 25 minutes to get our drinks after sitting down, and then another 15 minutes to get our second round of drinks after our meals arrived. The waitress never returned to see if we wanted a third round of drinks (though we didn't). I don't think the appetizer should arrive BEFORE the drinks, or for one person in our party to be almost finished with his food before his wine arrived, which, I believe, is supposed to compliment his meal. I do understand that it's hard to get good help, though, so we'll try them again.
  22. S

    donnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Sam Slaters. Great food and excellent service. Nice views of the lake and the music on the beach was a nice touch
  23. MA

    MarissaA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very professional and attentive staff, did not wait long for any food or drinks, food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was perfect.
  24. JM

    JessicaM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love Samuel slaters! One of our top picks for date night
  25. L

    Lisadgogo

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for an outside lunch with friends. A variety of dish options and the mixed drinks are great.,
  26. PP

    PaulP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to sit outside. Live music was playing. We were able to converse enjoy the view and listen to the music. Food was great.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing waitress Amazing food Amazing hostess at hostess stand Amazing on duty manager checking on everyone to make sure things are going perfectly Amazing atmosphere
  28. P

    Patty

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Sam Slaters…. Staff is really great … limited menu but no different than any place now . The food has been outstanding this summer . Dining on the lake us a real “mini vacation “
  29. HK

    HollyK

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dining on the deck overlooking the lake. The evening temperature was gorgeous. Started with a cup of clam chowder followed by fish and chips. Loved that the fish was haddock, and delicious. My friend had buffalo chicken mac and cheese which was also to die for. Portions were plentiful. Our waitress was very attentive and offered delicious dessert drinks. I recommend the peanut butter martini.
  30. BG

    BobG

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff pleasant and helpful Menu is diverse.BBQ is excellent. Location by the lake is very nice Overall a fav spot
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved everything about Samuel Slater’s Restaurant and Indian Ranch. We especially loved Samuel Slater’s bartender, Ashley. She excelled in every way from job knowledge and expertise to perfect temperament and personality for the job. My husband and I LOVED her. She was top notch!! Sincerely-Diane Santilli and Kevin Aylward
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Love Samual Slaters. I take my 99 year old great aunt here for lunch or dinner every time I’m in town. The food is great, the atmosphere is nice and beautiful view. Zack has been our waiter the last few times we have been there and he is a great waiter and so adorable. Update on 8/3/2022 Have always loved Samual Slaters and I bring my 99 year old great aunt to eat here every week and she ALWAYS orders kids mac n cheese and it was never a problem. This time we ordered kids Mac n cheese and she received adult size. I said something to the server and she said she can't order the kids size (even though that's what she gets every week). Sent the female manager/host on duty over who also told us she couldn't order the kids size even though that's what we ordered. She told us we would have to pay for the bigger size (even though we ordered the kids and not once while ordering did she say you can't order kids size). A good manager would have said, ok since you ordered a kids size and no one said anything when you ordered, we will give you the kids price this time, but in the future you can't order kids portion. If we would have known this rule, we would have ordered a side of Mac n cheesNot happy and don't think we will be coming back due to the principal of the whole situation. So sad and unprofessional:( (The server was very nice, the manager/host not so nice and she wanted to argue with me). Wtf???
  33. JD

    JulieD

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome! After a great show! Nice meal, great people!!
  34. d

    doll123

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. The mussels were to die for with a wonderful cream broth. I couldn't get enough. Pulled pork ok but the brisket is better. Macaroni and cheese was great as well as chocolate cheese cake. Highly recommend this place with a stunning view of the lake.
  35. AG

    AnnG

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our evening. Our server, Katie, was great! Food was delicious. And the weather was perfect with the doors open to the deck and lovely view of the lake. My only gripe (why only gave ambiance 4 stars) is that it's LOUD. I'd still go back, but it's not the place for a quiet dinner and an intimate conversation.
  36. J

    Jess

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had an issue with our food being cold. Our server did an outstanding job of rectifying the problem in a timely manner. She kept apologizing and gave us a complimentary dessert at the end of our meal. Can’t say enough about the service and attention we were given. We will definitely be back! The only disappointing thing was the mashed potatoes. They need to go back to the garlic 🧄 mashed potatoes.
  37. DE

    DEBM

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out with friends. The Restaurant was very busy and the service was excellent. Everyone loved their choice of entree- scallops were delicious, ravioli was excellent and the brisket sandwich was amazing. Can’t wait to return.
  38. MM

    MelM

    New England

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Did not have a good table, waitress was a bit inefficient and she got my order wrong. Did not apologize until the third time she revisited our table. My wife had her meal delivered and we had to wait 10-15 minutes before my meal was delivered. By this time, my wife's meal had gone cold. As a response, we were told that we could choose a desert "on the house." We chose one and 10 minutes later (as we're still waiting for our check) the waitress shows up and informs us that they did not have anymore of that particular desert. No other offer was made. The waitress disappears and comes back about 10 minutes later with our check. While I was preparing to pay, she disappears again and, you guessed it, shows up 10 minutes later. Fortunately I had exact change and we didn't have to wait any longer that evening. We have had several good to excellent experiences at Slater's this summer but this one was not up to the usual standards we have become accustomed to. We will go again though.
  39. DB

    DarleneB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Too noisy when they opened the doors. We were on the deck and it was very quiet and peaceful. Then they opened the doors and it was so noisy.
  40. MC

    MCBC

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    You were offering less of the meat (i.e., no brisket and no ribs) advertised on your menu.

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 4.5 stars by 904 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time 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/.

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