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193 South River Road, Bedford, NH
603.206.5837
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 21
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  • 15
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cool tavern

I heard mixed things from friends, but finally stopped in around 6pm on Saturday. Went with adult daughter for a quick casual bite. It wasn't busy at first but by 6:30pm the place was full... About 4-5 outside tables, but it was chilly this June night. Small food menu; we ordered kobe burger... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Merrimack, NH
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Merrimack, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I heard mixed things from friends, but finally stopped in around 6pm on Saturday. Went with adult daughter for a quick casual bite. It wasn't busy at first but by 6:30pm the place was full... About 4-5 outside tables, but it was chilly this June night. Small food menu; we ordered kobe burger and mussels. Loved the presentation of the... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great ruben, and great fries. limited menu most of the inside tables are the tall tables and tall chairs which I am not fond of (to short) nice deck outside Reminds me of a pub with a small menu

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is our go-to place when in the Bedford, NH area and want something casual. If possible, we sit at the bar and get the Kobe beef sliders and beer. They have a great selection of draft and bottled artisan beer. The sliders are the best we've had. Really simple with carmelized onions and a side of some aioli "secret... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Want a ton of beer to choose from and amazing food? Come here! My only 2 "complaints": VERY small menu and limited seating (unless it's nice weather then they have outdoor seating). There aren't many tables and unless you make reservations for a party, you can be waiting a bit for a table. Luckily, there is a decent size bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

There are literally hundreds of micro-brew pubs in the Manchester area, but only one where the food is good enough to make Bobby Flay do a double take: River Road Tavern. With frequent tap takeovers by epic local breweries, awesome staff, and my favorite with wings in NH - this is an afternoon favorite for lunch. The game is always... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire, United States
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

anytime I am in the area I love to stop in and grab a burger and a beer at the River Road Tavern. The staff is great, food is delicious, and the atmosphere is always good too. If you are into beer I recommend checking out their beer club - its fun!

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The inside was very eclectic. I was expecting a true tavern look. The menu was very limited. The wings were good and the (I believe it was called...) "stupid" sauce was good. The burger was average/good. Beer on tap was plentiful. The clincher was the Braised short ribs and Polenta. It was an absolute MUST!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

So we sat at the bar, saw everything going on including all the chefs leaving and going outside for a smoke break; then coming back in and not a single one washed their hands. Actually the whole time we were there the hand sink was not used once... From raw wings to finished chips and everything inbetween. gRoSE!!!! Over priced... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Let's start out by saying when this place is hopping it gets loud. It is small inside so it can get noisy, but if you're going with friends to have a good time, this shouldn't stop you. They have a great beer selection and the apps we had were very tasty. Sitting at the bar was a good experience and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

OK place. The GOAT (greatest of all time) burger was good but not a goat and was overcooked by a lot.I went mainly because it was close and I kept seeing it among the "best" burgers in NH, but it isn't. It was tasty and the price was Ok for it, but I disappointed overall as it was way overcooked... More 

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Additional Information about River Road Tavern

Address: 193 South River Road, Bedford, NH
Phone Number: 603.206.5837
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Bedford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 193 South River Road, Bedford, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: 603.206.5837

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?