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Common Man

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American, Bar
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60 South Main St, Ashland, NH 03217
(603) 968-7030
Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great lunch, unique choices, more than we could eat

This looks like an old New England Inn (and may well be one), with a dining area on the first floor and a less formal area above. The lunch menu is a bit more limited than their dinner, but both the interesting choices and the food quality are great. We got seated quickly and our waiter came... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
AndyV2011
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Canaan, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Canaan, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This looks like an old New England Inn (and may well be one), with a dining area on the first floor and a less formal area above. The lunch menu is a bit more limited than their dinner, but both the interesting choices and the food quality are great. We got seated quickly and our waiter came within a couple... More 

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Clinton, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My dad recommended Common Man years ago and he was right. We usually have lunch, dinner or just cocktails and apps at least once during our visits to the area. We go to the one in Ashland, cozy atmosphere, great service and always good food!

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Kingston, Jamaica
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

While on an extended business trip to this area last December, I had the pleasure of eating at the Common man five (5) times, which must tell you that I think it is real good. Everything on the [constantly changing] menu is very good, but i particularly liked the Newport Seafood Pie and the steamed mussels with bacon bits! This... More 

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boston, MA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Common Man in Ashland has been around as long as most vacationers to this area remember. The chalk board on the street usually has some funny welcome like "Get on in here" and the barn board walls and intimate seating are creatively adorned...making you feel immediately at home and as if you have discovered a real treasure. The food... More 

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CENTER HARBOR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have gone to the Common Man restaurants since the 1970s. The Ashland C'Man used to be a favorite place for my friends and me to meet up. The food used to be consistently good and the service was stellar. In the last two years, I have had two of the worst customer service experiences I've ever had.The wait-server we... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

the place was awesome, great food, big portions and very very friendly staff. great value for your dollar

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Billerica, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We have been coming here for over 30 years while on vacation in Ashland and always enjoy our meal at The Common Man. The Common Man has many other restaurants, but this is where it all started. They have a cracker & cheese bar you can help yourself to. Also you are served a basket of different breads. We all... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I had the fish and chips. My order arrived with, literally an 8 " slab of fish hard fried on a bed of French fries. Also on top of a bed of lettuce was very tasty cole slaw and a side of tartar sauce. I found the giant piece of crusty fish to be very unwieldy and difficult to cut... More 

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Vermont
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We've been here several times over the years. Never a bad meal and the service has always been top notch. Their Company Store is right across the street.

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Ashland, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The upstairs lounge is a great place to relax, sit on a couch, drink wine and spend time wit friends.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 60 South Main St, Ashland, NH 03217
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: (603) 968-7030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?