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The Common Man

304 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 429-3463
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Ranked #6 of 52 restaurants in Merrimack
Price range: $15 - $20
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We've eaten here several times now,the latest a few days ago. I love the crackers and dip that are free and self-serve, yum! The food is (usually) quite good, with refreshingly different options from your standard chain restaurant. I often get the mussel appetizer which is quite good while heavy on the garlic, and the onion soup is good, too.... More

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New Brunswick, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Ate for the first time at this restaurant. As you walk in this old and well kept building, you notice the door is linked to a bucket on a pulley, which I hadn't seen for quite a long time. The building has been kept with its' original rooms, with tables set up in each and every one. We sat in... More

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Elkin, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The portion sides are generous. The atmosphere is relaxed. Whether or not you ordered a starter the restaurant offers you cheese and crackers. Lastly the food is exceptional. My wife had the Portsmouth Pie and I had the Yankee Pot Roast. Both were cooked to perfection.

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Everything about this place is great. There are crackers and dips available to snack on while you wait, as well as a huge block of cheese. Homemade breads that come with your meal...yes, home made. This is what your (great) grandma used to make for you or your parents. Beyond good. The meals are great, and a good variety of... More

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I am not sure if the Common Man has over-extended itself with all of its restaurants or what the problem is, but over the past few visits to the Merrimack Common Man, service has slipped. Now add the food to that. I ordered turkey pot pie and I'm not sure what the alleged cubed meat product was, but it sure... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is our second time to the Common Man. Anytime our travels take us to New Hampshire we makes sure we stop by here. Its not like any other restaurant experience we have ever had. Its likes the combination of an Amish Dinner House, A Cracker Barrel, Upscale Restaurant combined into one unique experience. The ambiance is one of a... More

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Food is always good! I love their specials more than anything else. It's nice to get a meal that's not reflective of a chain menu. Service is usually good... Busy nights take a while but where don't they! Parking is a nightmare

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I like all of the common man restaunts. Most are in old homes. My favorite appetizer is the "almost escargot" which are mushrooms instead of snails.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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229 reviews 229 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I live in Colorado, so when I hit the east coast, I want my lobstah. this place came recommended by a colleague and was quite enjoyable. We each had the same thing, the lobstah chowdah and a lobstah flat bread. Both were tasty and I 'd probably stop in again.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This place is truly unique! One of my favorite places to eat! The food is great and so is the service. It gets pretty busy but goes by quick... they have many places to wait. If you have a chance.. .GO

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