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Common Man

60 South Main St, Ashland, NH 03217
(603) 968-7030
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Ranked #1 of 10 restaurants in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
boston
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

stop here on our ride home from a great weekend away. food was great. a couple of us shared some escargot, and they were delish. nice and garlicky. the french onion soup was very good and we shared the special of short ribs and mashed potatoes..sorry we could not fit dessert, but everything sounded so good.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed overnight in Ashland by chance and this restaurant was recommended to us. We are so happy it was! It was an interesting building and decor and the menu had so many choices. Our server - Nicole - was very attentive and a great help in meal choices. We split the butternut squash raviolis with bacon and cranberries and... More

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Higganum, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went on the recommendation of a friend and actually texted him during dinner to thank him. We split the mussel appetizer which was ample and outstanding. The broth was complex and ate like a soup. My wife had the plymouth pie, a seafood casserole which she said was excellent. I had the surf and turf which consisted of a... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Having spent over 32 years on Squam Lake-we never had an opportunity to have a meal at the original Common Man! Retirement has allowed us to enjoy all the pleasures and lunch was one of them. It was an extremely warm and humid day and time for some cool air conditioning and home cooked food. I had an appetizer of... More

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Merritt Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We dined at the Common Man on July 3rd, 2014. My wife, two kids, in-laws & myself had a reservation. We started with the lobster sliders, steamed mussels and lobster wontons for appetizers. All were done very well. For dinners we had kids hamburgers, lobster mac n cheese, steamed tofu and captains platters. Everyone was happy with their choices. Smuttynose... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I'm from SF which has some of the best restaurants in the world, and the Common Man would hold its own among them. When I'm at home, I dream about the bread pudding, and it's one of the first places I head for when I get here! The spa in Plymouth is great, too!

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Group of eight. Sat us right away and service was perfect. Restaurant is nice, upstairs bar is a comfy fun setting. We ate downstairs first then went up to the bar after. My only complaint is the food is awful! Both my wife and I got the braised short ribs. Honestly I think A frozen rib microwave dinner would have... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Ashland NH is not an area I would say has many good dining choices and this may be the best. It is the original Common Man in what is now a small chain. Very nice ambience, upstairs and downstairs, with a bit of a rustic feel. Sat upstairs near the bar while watching a World Cup game. Decent menu choices... More

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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222 reviews 222 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were led here by being #1 in TA, a listing well deserved. Upstairs and down, it has a very comfortable feel. The food is delicious, and plentiful enough for those with senior citizen appetites to have a secon meal. The free cheese, buth upsatirs and down is a nice touch. The staff is friendly and attentive. I very nice... More

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Holderness, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I love eating upstairs, casual seating .. couches, easy chairs, TV's bar/pub atmosphere. Serve yourself cheese and crackers, unique menu .. picky eaters, probably not your place, selections change with the season and all I've tried are delicious!

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