From lobster rolls on a beach deck to cocktails with a waterfront view, we’ve rounded up a list of the best outdoor dining options on New Hampshire’s seacoast.
Loaded Question – Reservations required and can be made on their website.
Liar’s Bench – Reservations required. Open Friday and Saturday from 12:00pm – 9:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm – 8:00pm. Call (603) 294-9156 to grab a sunny spot in the beer garden.
Paddy’s American Grille – Outdoor deck is open Monday through Friday from 12:00pm – 8:00pm.
Luigi’s West End Pizzeria – Limited seating for now but more coming soon. You can reserve a spot by phone or online.
Cornerstone West End – Reserve a patio table through their site.
The Beach Plum – Offering outdoor seating in both their Portsmouth and Epping locations.
Elephantine Bakery – Limited outdoor seating in the cozy cobblestone alley in front of Elephantine. Reservations required.
Vida Cantina – Full service on Vida’s patio from 11:00am – 9:00pm every day.
Portsmouth Gas Light Co. – Outdoor dining available on their deck and extended outside area. Does not accept reservations.
Street – Patio is open Thursday through Monday from 11:30am – 9:00pm. Reservations are required.
Roundabout Diner – Tons of outdoor seating in their newly expanded outdoor area. Reservation are not required but helpful. Roundabout also offers carhop service everyday during their normal hours, 7:00am – 8:00pm.
Rudi’s – Outdoor dining Tuesday through Saturday. Touchless menus are available by simply scanning your smartphone. (Disposable paper menus available if needed.)
Martingale Wharf – Outdoor dining on the water. Reservations or call ahead only. (603) 431-0901
Raleigh Wine Bar + Eatery – Limited outdoor seating Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations are required for seating and can be made online or by calling (603) 427-8459.
Bratskellar/Dinnerhorn – Open every day at 11:30am for outdoor dining.
Cisco Brewers – Reopening June 11th for outdoor dining on their large outdoor area. Reservations are required.
Old Ferry Landing – Waterfront dining with a large outdoor deck over the Piscataqua River. Call ahead is recommended.
Popovers – Limited outdoor dining space for takeout only.
Oar House – Taking reservations for dining on the water’s edge on their website for Wednesday through Sundays from 11:30 – close.
Shanty Family Tavern – First come, first-served on their large grassy area with picnic tables.
The Kitchen – Patio and sidewalk tables available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Margarita’s Dover – To make a reservation for their covered and heated patio, call (603) 743 – 6363.
Garrison City Beerworks – Reservations available on their site.
Newick’s Lobster House – Rustic riverside dining by reservation only.
Blue Latitudes – Outdoor patio dining.
Harvey’s Bakery and Coffee Shop – Open daily for outside dining from 7:00am – 2:00pm.
2 Home Cooks – Outdoor patio reservations required. Call (603) 842-5463 to reserve your table. Check out their Facebook page for live music and brunch events.
Dover Brickhouse – Patio is seat yourself.
Sonny’s Tavern – Outdoor seating available by reservation or call ahead.
Chapel + Main – Offering contactless patio dining. Call 603-842-5170 for call ahead seating or reservations.
The Nook Breakfast & Lunch – Call ahead to reserve your spot.
Latitudes – Waterfront decks are open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00pm – 6:00 pm.
Stripe Nine Brewing Co. – Outdoor covered seating available. Reservations strongly encouraged.
Bad Lab Beer Co. – Patio is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00pm – 8:00pm.
Gravy – Patio beer garden is open from 12:00pm – 8:00pm.
Popovers on the Square – Modified patio service Monday through Sunday 11:30am -7:00pm.
The Beach Plum – Outdoor dining available at both their Epping and Portsmouth locations.
The Railpenny Tavern – Beer garden and deck is now open. They recommend placing a reservation online or by calling them at (603)-734-2609 as they have limited seating.
Revolution Taproom & Grill – Patio is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30am – 8:30pm.
Spaulding Steak & Ale at Governor’s Inn – Open daily at 4:00pm. Choose between streetside garden dining in front of the main Inn, patio seating overlooking the street, or the Courtyard with a large festive tent.
110 Grill – Outdoor dining available at all of their NH locations.
Galley Hatch/Tino’s Kitchen & Bar – Serving a combined Galley Hatch/Tino’s menu on their Balcony and extended outdoor dining area. They’ve also turned their parking lot into a movie theatre on Saturday nights! Follow them on Facebook to get the latest information on tickets, which usually go on sale Friday mornings and sell out quickly.
Purple Urchin – Views of Hampton Beach and the ocean from their large patio.
Sea Ketch – Oceanview dining on three outdoor decks.
Bernie’s Beach Bar – The largest deck on Hampton Beach.
Restaurant at Smuttynose – Across the lot from the brewery, Smuttynose’s restaurant features an expansive (and recently renovated) patio.
Throwback Brewery – Beer garden is reopening soon. Follow their social media for updates.
The Old Salt and Lamie’s Inn – They’ve created a new outdoor dining area under a tented area in the parking lot and have picnic tables available for customers who choose to do pickup instead of full service. Live music Friday and Saturday nights.