Saunders at Rye Harbor On The Water - Off RT.1A - Rye NH
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Hours: Open Daily at Noon. Piano player Paul Donovan plays the baby grand on Friday nights and Deborah Wyndham performs Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. Saunders is completely non smoking.
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Shrimp Cocktail 10.95
Six shrimp with a spicy cocktail sauce, the perfect beginning
Butter Crisp Brie 8.95
Brie coated with fresh bread crumbs, sautéed in butter until golden brown and served with a cherry and port wine reduction sauce, toasted french bread and red flame grapes

Award Winning Seafood Chowder
Cup   4.50       Bowl   6.25
Scallops Wrapped in Bacon 9.95 
Fresh sea scallops wrapped in center cut bacon and cooked to perfection
Ahi Tuna Tataki 8.95
Seared rare and served chilled with field greens and a citrus ponzu dressing, pickled ginger, wasabi and tamari dipping sauce
Saunders Appetizer Sampler
2 Cocktail Shrimp, 2 Bruschetta,
2 Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
and a crab cake

Rye Harbor Crabcakes Rockefeller 8.95
Two of Saunders own crabcakes served over wilted baby spinach with fresh lemon juice, bacon and garlic with a capered tartar sauce
Bruschetta 8.95
French bread brushed with garlic and herb infused olive oil, then baked with fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes and fresh basil

Saunders Famous Lobster Stew
Thick and rich, filled with lobster and served
in a bread bowl

Mussels with Saffron Cream 9.95
P.E.I  mussels sautéed with fresh fennell, anise liquor and saffron cream
Hot Crab Dip 8.95
Baked and served with french bread

Salads, Lighter Fare & Desserts
Saunders Field Greens Salad 7.95
Caesar Salads

The Classic   7.95
Grilled Chicken  9.95

Grilled Salmon 12.95

Grilled Shrimp 11.95

Grilled Steak Tips 13.95

Spinach Salad 7.95

Fresh spinach, mushrooms and sliced egg tossed in a warm honey dijon bacon dressing

BLT Salad 8.95

Romaine lettuce tossed with bacon tomato dressing and served with grilled olive oil toast, grape tomatoes and red onions

Pear and Walnut Salad 8.95

Sliced pears, toasted walnuts and blue cheese on a bed of fresh field greens are tossed with a light honey dijon dressing

Lighter Fare

Lobster Melt 14.95
Lobster salad on a croissant with cheddar cheese melted over the top
Lobster Roll 14.95
Fresh Lobster salad in a roll with chips and a pickle
Grilled Chicken Sandwich 7.95
A chicken breast, grilled and served on a bulkie roll with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise
Broiled Haddock Sandwich 9.95
Broiled Haddock with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce on a bulkie
Turkey Burger   7.95
Mushrooms and swiss cheese top this alternative burger  
Saunders Burger 7.95
A hand made 8 oz. Burger with bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and onions on a bulkie roll
Veggie Burger   7.95
Select roasted vegetable and herb burger with roasted red pepper maayonaise  

Harbor Ice by K.D. Mason

A cool beach read. It's the middle of winter and a woman's body is found in Rye Harbor under a slab of ice left by the outgoing tide. Max, the bartender at Ben's Place recognizes that it is her Aunt's partner and that begins a series of events that will eventually threaten Max's life as well. It is up to her best friend, Jack Beale, to unravel the mystery.

All Desserts $5.75

N.Y. Style Cheesecake
Rich and creamy and served with strawberries and whipped cream

Peanut Butter Pie
Thick , rich and positively decadent

Chocolate Tornado Cake
Light and yet sinfully rich

Saunders Famous SundChocolate or Strawberry Sundaes
regular   $4.95       small   $3.50

Lobsters    Served ALL Day!
Market Price

For over 75 Years, Saunders has been known for the finest fresh lobsters on the New Hampshire coast. We purchase our lobsters daily from local fishermen, thus ensuring the finest and freshest lobsters anywhere. Our tanks are divided into sections for the different size lobsters, from the sweet and delicate chickens (1lb.), to the meaty and tender 2 lb. lobsters. If you want a larger lobster, call us and we will scour the markets to find just the feast you desire.

Pick Your Size
Prepared the way you like

Hot Boiled or Baked Stuffed
1 lb. (Hot boiled only) ~ 1 1/4 lb. ~ 1 1/2 lb. ~ 2 lb.
Our Lobster Tanks are shut down for the winter. Lobsters available with 24 hour notice.
Our Lazy man selections
Lobster Casserole

Large chunks of lobster meat baked with Saunders Special Seafood Stuffing
Lobster Newburg
Fresh Lobster meat in a rich newburg sauce
Sauté Lobster
Fresh Lobster meat sauteed in fresh creamery butter

For larger sizes please call ahead and we will have your special dinner awaiting you!

Broiled Scrod 19.95
This delicate North Atlantic whitefish can be broiled the traditional way with a butter and crumb topping, or with a lighter lemon and herb marinade or Baked Stuffed with a classic newburg sauce (add $3.00)
Feta Crusted Salmon 21.95
Atlantic salmon, baked with a feta cheese crust, served over a roasted tomato, artichoke and herb tart and finished with a dijon honey mustard sauce
Hand Cut Delmonico Steak 24.95
Choice Delmonico with Montreal seasoning and herb butter, grilled to your specification
Saunders Seafood Festivale 25.95
Shrimp, scallops, mussels and lobster sautéed in butter and olive oil, with fresh garlic and herbs, simmered in a white wine sauce or light marinara or alfredo (add $2.00) and served over pasta
Chicken Française 18.95
A boneless chicken breast, dipped in egg batter, then sautéed in butter with mushrooms and onions
The Chef's Table 12.95
Comfort foods for Difficult Times - Each day Chef Chuck will prepare several homestyle selections tat will be served daily until 6:30 PM
Shrimp with Garlic 19.95
Shrimp with thinly sliced garlic, sautéed in olive oil with sherry and grape tomatoes and served over a toasted baguette
Broiled Scallops 21.95
Tender and sweet with a light butter and crumb topping
Steak Tips Bourbon Street 19.95
Tender steak tips marinated in a bourbon and brown sugar marinade, grilled and served with carmelized onions
Chicken Italiano 18.95
A boneless chicken breast, sautéed with sweet italien sausage, artichoke hearts, roma tomatoes, herbs, garlic and white wine, tossed with orzo, then served over baby spinach greens


Saunders is for ALL Occasions
Wedding Receptions
Rehearsal Dinners
Anniversaries ~ Birthdays
Banquets ~ Holiday Parties
Cocktail Parties
Business Meetings
Catering at Your Home

For Your Information
  • Saunders at Rye Harbor is OPEN ALL YEAR
    Smoking is permitted outside the building
  • We DO NOT sell cigarettes
  • 20% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more and on separate checks
  • We DO NOT accept reservations for the deck
  • 9% Tax will be added to your check
  • Take out orders are possible. Please ask the hostess or your server for details
  • We'd love to host your Wedding Reception, Birthday, Anniversary, or any other Special Occassion which deserves the Saunders touch
  • We honor M/C, VISA, Discover and American Express

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