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The Best Places to Wine & Dine on the Seacoast

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Flatbread | Portsmouth, NH | Hampton, NH | Utilizing local products to produce incredible pizza, salads and desserts since 1998. Baked in custom made earthen ovens, Flatbread delivers not only unique pizzas, but also a unique experience.
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Hayseed | Hampton, NH | At Hayseed, we pour many different kinds of beer, and our food is just as varied. Both are made with love and devotion by the creative people in our brewery and kitchen. While you’re here, we invite you to enjoy familiar flavors, and explore new ones, but most of all, have fun doing it.
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900 Degrees Pizzeria | Epping, NH | 900 Degrees Wood Fired Pizzeria is an idea born from a passion for high quality food and building a community around a positive dining experience. Utilizing wood fired brick ovens, an authentic dough recipe, and the freshest ingredients, 900 Degrees embodies the rich tradition of true Neapolitan pizza making.
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BG's BoatHouse | Waterfront Dining | Portsmouth, NH | Enjoy a frosty brew or cocktail while you take in the serenity of Sagamore Creek in Seacoast NH. Choose your favorite seafood dish from our tasty menu including a full boiled lobster dinner, our famous lobster roll, plump fried clams, tender steamers, and fresh grilled or blackened fish. One docking slip is available in our marina for guests arriving by boat and we also have a place for kayakers to land. Plenty of easy parking, too!
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Blue Mermaid Island Grill | Portsmouth, NH | Caribbean inspired cuisine in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, NH. Independently owned and operated, community minded. Serving the Seacoast since 1994.
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Blue Latitudes | Dover, NH | Highlighting Downeast American sensibilities with a traveler’s sense of adventure the cuisine is handcrafted, beautifully presented, and always flavorful. A rotating selection of custom made libations, artisanal spirits, craft beers, and thoughtfully crafted wine list compliment the fare. The imaginative and evolving menu with small and full plate choices is approached with a conscience manner that celebrates guest favorites and innovative creations alike.
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Blue Moon Evolution | Exeter, NH | Blue Moon serves fresh, local and organic fare in an environment of respectful, friendly service. Set in an upbeat, open, kitchen-friendly atmosphere, Blue Moon has been recognized and awarded with Billy Costa’s TV Diner Gold Plate Award, Taste of the Seacoast magazine’s Best of 2009-2014 awards and New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of NH 2005, 2013 & 2014. Our commitment to providing nutrient-dense, sumptuous fare has made us a beacon in the locavore movement.
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Cafe Nostimo | Portsmouth, NH | Featuring authentic Greek Cuisine, Cafe Nostimo offers a variety of dishes like souvlaki, salad, gyros, spanakopita, moussaka, lamb and many other Greek favorites. In addition, we serve chicken tenders, pasta dishes, seafood and a large selection of Greek pastries and desserts.
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Cafe Mediterraneo Ristoranti Italiano | Portsmouth, NH | The Italian bistro has been described as bringing the flavor of the North End to Portsmouth. In 1997 and ’98, Cafe Med earned Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Pick award, and for five years it’s been No. 1, topping the “Best of the Best” list for Italian in a national independent survey.
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The Dinnerhorn & Bratskellar Pizza Pub | Portsmouth, NH | Two great restaurants that share more than just a single convenient location and front door. Specializing in fresh oven baked pizzas and fried seafood, The Dinnerhorn and Bratskellar share a mission to give you more tasty lunch and dinner options than anywhere else in the Seacoast.
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The Dolphin Striker | Portsmouth, NH | Set in a historic building at the corner of Ceres and Bow Streets, adjacent to the Portsmouth Harbor, The Dolphin Striker is a gem in Portsmouth's dining scene. Their thoughtfully crafted menu drawn from cuisine world wide and tailored to New England tastes looks to celebrate the region's freshest bounty. With its curbside appeal and great location nestled amongst Portsmouth's galleries and boutiques, The Dolphin Striker is a 'must-see' when in Portsmouth.
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Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe | Portsmouth, NH | Jumpin' Jay's is a local foodie enclave serving refined seafood in a sleek restaurant setting with fish arriving daily from local fisherman as well as some exotic catches from locations such as New Zealand and Ecuador. Four to six varieties of fish appear on the ever-changing "Catch of the Day" menu, complimented by your choice of gourmet sauce. Our raw bar offers an extensive variety of shellfish found in New Hampshire.
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Dos Amigos Burritos | Portsmouth, NH | Dover, NH | Our menu includes massive burritos, tasty tacos (good if you want to sample several things), quesadillas grilled to perfection, extraordinary salads, our award-winning chili, and unique side dishes like grilled corn on the cob and char-grilled jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and mushrooms. All our recipes are prepared daily, using fresh meats and produce (local when available).
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Fast Eddie's Diner | Hampton, NH | Fast Eddie’s Diner is a classic 50′s style diner serving traditional and non-traditional diner fare. From hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, wraps, sandwiches and melts, to homemade soups, steak, chicken, fish and fresh baked desserts. Once you taste our wicked good, home-made food, you’ll agree that we have the best restaurant in New Hampshire!
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The Ice House | Rye, NH | We take great pride in our homemade food, striving to provide the best quality and quantity. We have an extensive menu so that we can satisfy everyone from the seafood lovers to the grilled cheese connoisseurs. Be sure to save room for the delicious ice cream and homemade desserts!
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The Friendly Toast | Portsmouth, NH | The Friendly Toast in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, serves up creative meals in a truly unique atmosphere seven days a week! Bring the whole family for a fun and exciting dining experience morning, noon and night.
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The Galley Hatch | Hampton, NH | Established in 1970 by the late Mike and Kay Tinios, the Galley Hatch has been a seacoast favorite restaurant for over 45 years. An extensive menu offers traditional american food with many Mediterranean influences while highlighting seasonality.
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Hagan's Grill | Hampton, NH | Hagan's Grill promises the food enthusiast a truly enjoyable dining experience. Our dishes mainly consist of American bounty with a touch of Italian / French flair to create distinctive tastes. Hagan's Grill's menu features fresh and flavorful dishes to satisfy even the most discerning palates. A comprehensive wine list compliments every dining choice.
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Holy Grail Restaurant and Pub | Epping, NH | The Holy Grail Food & Spirits strives to be a pub in the truest sense of the word. We have combined present day ideas with their family’s values of our Irish heritage
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Las Olas Taqueria | Exeter, NH | Hampton, NH | At Las Olas, they offer the freshest, Mexican/Latin food to will fuel your soul. Their flavorful food, vibrantly colored dining rooms and signature wave bars and tables sets the atmosphere for your dining experience. All of their foods are made fresh daily, in their open kitchen concept restaurant.
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Little Mexico Restaurant | Hampstead, NH
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Logan's Run-Family Fare | Hampton, NH | Our menu has a little something for everyone. In classic family style dining, you'll enjoy items from homemade spaghetti and meatballs and steak tips, to pizza and great burgers. We feature specials including the freshest seafood and our famous prime rib night.
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Margaritas | Dover, NH | At Margaritas we offer the flavors, culture and hospitality so you can experience the best of Mexico with us.
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Moxy | Portsmouth, NH | Moxy is a modern American tapas restaurant focusing on smaller plates meant for sharing and taking our inspiration from our local farmers, culture and history. Moxy is tapas in spirit, energy, style of dining and service, but American in execution, products, and inspiration. We aim to provide an everyday place that the community can come and have a drink and a few snacks, or multiple items shared with friends for a truly unique dinner experience.
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Margaritas | Portsmouth, NH | At Margaritas we offer the flavors, culture and hospitality so you can experience the best of Mexico with us. All you can eat Taco Tuesdays and Daily Drink Specials are a must.
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Old Ferry Landing | Portsmouth, NH | The Old Ferry Landing offers the ambiance of casual waterfront dining with a large outdoor deck nestled next to the tugboats on the Piscataqua River. In addition to numerous daily specials, lunch and dinner selections we feature a variety of fresh seafood dishes.
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The Oar House | Portsmouth, NH | Located in the historic Merchant's Row building at the edge of Portsmouth's old harbor, The Oar House serves fine food in a setting filled with mementos of the city's long and proud maritime heritage. We feature live music inside on Friday and Saturday nights, our waterfront deck is open in summer, and we have on-site parking.Located in the historic Merchant's Row building at the edge of Portsmouth's old harbor.
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The Carriage House | Rye, NH | Just minutes between Portsmouth and Hampton Beach on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean serving fresh fish, lobster, pasta, seafood, steak and burgers. Sit and relax in a casual setting, listen to some local chit chat and enjoy great food, wine, cocktails and service on the water at Rye Beach.
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Popovers On The Square | Portsmouth, NH | We embrace the European philosophy of fresh and seasonal food, outstanding coffees and wines, exceptional pastries and desserts, and, of course, a relaxing and convivial ambiance from which to enjoy your entire experience. Established in 2006, the name Popovers was chosen to reflect and promote that golden brown, light, and buttery New England staple.
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Popovers at Brickyard Square | Epping, NH | Opened in 2013, we are committed to providing our patrons with the European philosophy of fresh and seasonal food from our award-winning chefs; the best of wine, beer, cocktails, and drink specials from our full bar and talented tenders; exquisite pastries and desserts from our professional and outstanding bakers; and an inspiring and intimate ambiance from which to enjoy your entire Popover’s experience.
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Surf | Portsmouth NH | Since opening in 2002, Surf has set the standard in NH for fresh, exquisitely prepared seafood. Guided by Chef and owner Michael Buckley, Surf has built a reputation for truly imaginative cooking using only the very freshest fish and shellfish. This commitment to freshness can be tasted in everything we prepare. Voted Best Seafood in New Hampshire, Surf offers a wonderful combination of service and culinary expertise in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
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Vida Cantina | Portsmouth, NH | An unexpected and hidden gem on Route 1 in Portsmouth, NH, Vida Cantina is a chef-driven restaurant celebrating modern Mexican cuisine. Chef/Owner Dave Vargas pushes Mexican cuisine to the limit, bringing bright, adventurous flavors and locally grown ingredients together on a plate.
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The Stone Church | Newmarket, NH | Open daily at 4pm, The Stone Church is New Hampshire’s destination for Craft Beer, Live Music, and Heavenly Burgers & Tacos. Having hosted acts like Phish, Bonnie Raitt, and Aerosmith, the venue has achieved legendary status. With an Outdoor Beer Garden, it continues to be one of New England's most unique BrewPubs.
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Franklin Oyster House | Portsmouth, NH | In 1867 the Franklin House of Fleet Street shucked and served oysters to the Portsmouth locals. Nearly 150 years later the Franklin Oyster House revives the tradition, serving oysters from East and West to pair with progressive dishes and cocktails.
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The Falls Grill & Tavern | Dover, NH | The Falls Grill & Tavern is a full service restaurant serving lunch and dinner. There is live music most nights and a live Jazz Breakfast on Sundays. There is a wide selection of menu options including classic pub fare such as burgers, wings, Reuben’s and chicken fingers. We specialize in fresh Atlantic seafood and Choice hand cut steaks. We have a great wine list and feature 15 local and craft beers on draft.
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Sonny's Tavern | Dover, NH | Sonny's is a local neighborhood tavern offering creative specialty cocktails, craft beer, New American cuisine, occasional live music, and all around good vibes. Come with family, friends, or solo, Sonny's has something for everyone.
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Kingston 1686 House | Kingston, NH | Now in its fourth century, the Kingston 1686 House restaurant is the oldest house in Kingston NH and one of the oldest in America. With seven dining rooms to choose from between the old house and the barn we trust you will relax, partake of our superb food and beverages, reflect over the centuries that this house has stood in its majestic simplicity and thereby enhance your dining pleasure
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Bella's Casual Dining | Durham, NH | Bella's was created to be a fun family restaurant and bar. They serve home cooked American and Italian food with daily specials that are sure to please. At Bella's, you can belly up to the bar, enjoy the comfort of their air conditioned dining room, or people watch on one of their 2 outdoor patios. When you're at Bella's, you're part of the family.
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Atlantic Grill | Rye, NH | The coastal design of this restaurant at Foyes Corner in historic Rye, New Hampshire is the backdrop for a menu of classic seafood favorites complemented by contemporary dishes – a mix of locally sourced comfort food, healthy options (gluten free/allergy sensitive) and modest prices. With full service and ample parking, the restaurant features dining at tables, in a lounge, outdoors on a patio and garden.
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Cosmos Pizza, Hampstead, NH - Decent location with a friendly staff. The subs and pizza are on par with other sub/pizza shops.
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White Heron Tea & Coffee | Portsmouth, NH | Our Tea, Chai and Coffee are Organic certified and we hand blend each of our top-selling teas in small batches. Our kitchen staff bakes up handmade goodness each morning, creating English Muffins, Scones, Tasty Muffins, Cookies and more. Our Sandwiches, Salads, Smoothies and Grab n Go items are made with local ingredients as often as possible. We strive to offer a fun and delicious selection of healthy foods that will keep you smiling and feeling great
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Sea Ketch | Hampton, NH | Fresh seafood, choice steaks, hand-made sandwiches, quality salad choices and children’s menus are served daily. Our family-oriented staff is here to welcome you and your family. Enjoy your day with Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with a 360 degree view from the top deck bar! Listen to live music under the sun or stars while sipping a pina colada or just having coffee and dessert.
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Rudi's Portsmouth | Portsmouth, NH | Rudi's Portsmouth is a contemporary American restaurant with something for everyone. Ease your way in to a bright and brassy Sunday afternoon or moody weeknight when Rudi's charismatic atmosphere boasts an eclectic mix of downtown charm and uptown polish. Sample the freshest of local farms and Seaport bounties with menus for cool, quiet lunches and upbeat, lime-lit dinners featuring a wide array of traditional dishes with signature twists.
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The Rosa Restaurant | Portsmouth, NH | Welcome to The Rosa—the oldest running restaurant in Portsmouth, and a place where the past blends effortlessly with the present. Set directly beside picturesque Prescott Park and in front of the colonial atmosphere of Strawbery Banke, this family-style Italian restaurant serves authentic Italian recipes. Using the freshest of ingredients, house wine on tap and the menu—which still includes “Grammy Freda's” famous salad dressing—remains pleasantly familiar.
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Purple Urchin Seaside Cafe | Hampton, NH | We have been Family Owned and Operated since 1996 and are located in the Historic Hampton Beach Casino on the second level overlooking the Ocean. We specialize in local NH Seafood - Steamers, Lobsters, Haddock, Fish and Chips. We also have Burgers, Nachos, Bourbon Glazed Steak Tiips, Children's Menu, Gluten Free Menu and Fun Summer Dessert. We also offer extensive local craft beers and full bar.
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Portsmouth Gas Light Co. | Portsmouth, NH | Four venues, under one roof, known for wood-fired cooking and live entertainment. The Pizza Pub is an award-winning family restaurant, The Deck, offers a lush, casual setting of the city's largest courtyard venue for lunch or hang out and relax in the afternoon with friends. Third Floor Nightclub - Dance the night away with friends as renowned DJs spin the hottest tunes. If you prefer a more intimate setting, curl up for a conversation in a cozy nook.
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Portsmouth Brewery | Portsmouth, NH | The Portsmouth Brewery, New Hampshire’s original brewpub, has been serving great food and outstanding handcrafted beers in a friendly, lively atmosphere since 1991. We’re open seven days a week, from 11:30am till 12:25 at night (except Thanksgiving and Christmas – that’s when we go home and put our feet up). Our kitchen is open till 11pm on weeknights, till 12:25am on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Grill 28 | Portsmouth, NH | Grill 28 combines the Pease 27-hole Golf Course with a fun eating and drinking grill concept: 27 holes & 1 great grill is Grill 28! Overlooking the 10th hole, Grill 28's scenic surroundings provide a relaxing atmosphere that seamlessly merges a resort-like atmosphere with dining hospitality for golfer and non-golfers alike. Seasonal patio and fireplace dining, a state-of-the-art music system, and friendly staff set the mood for a relaxing and enjoyable environment.
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Newick's Lobster House | Dover, NH | Newick's Lobster House began on the bountiful shores of Great Bay in 1948 with lobster rolls being sold out the back kitchen window. A large following soon developed. What started as a small take out stand quickly became a large and busy restaurant. All the while the core values of great food, great service, and a comfortable atmosphere never wavered. Locations have come and gone but our tradition at Dover Point still stands.
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