Outdoor Dining on the Seacoast

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Martingale Wharf's pan seared scallops.

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.

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Outdoor dining at Paddy’s American Grille.

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.

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The Beer Garden at Earth Eagle.

Earth Eagle Brewing – They’ve redesigned their beer garden to meet social distancing requirements. They ask that you read this before visiting.

Portsmouth Gas Light Co. – Outdoor dining available on their deck and extended outside area. Does not accept reservations.

Surf – Open from Wednesday through Sunday from 3:00pm – 8:00pm. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (603) 334-9855.

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.)

The view at Martingale Wharf.

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.

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Popover’s outdoor space.

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.


For the latest news on restaurants in Dover, check out this great active Facebook Group: Dover Takeout Restaurants Surviving COVID-19

Margarita’s Dover – To make a reservation for their covered and heated patio, call (603) 743 – 6363.

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Garrison’s patio at night.

Garrison City Beerworks – Reservations available on their site.

Newick’s Lobster House – Rustic riverside dining by reservation only.

Blue Latitudes – Outdoor patio dining.

Empty Pint Dover

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.

Outdoor dining at Sonny’s Tavern.

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.

Castaways Restaurant & Lounge 


Latitudes – Waterfront decks are open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00pm – 6:00 pm.

Enjoy views of yachts sailing across the marina at Latitudes.


Wood-fired chicken wings with a sweet curry barbecue dry rub from Stripe Nine.

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.

Kelley’s Row Restaurant & Pub

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.


Fire pits at Revolution Taproom & Grill.

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.

Hampton/North Hampton

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.

The view from Purple Urchin.

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.

If you’re exploring outdoor dining, don’t miss our list of the best spots in the Merrimack Valley!