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The Common Man

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304 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 429-3463
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's one of a chain, but it's good!

I've been to most of the Common Man restaurants in New Hampshire, but this one is my favorite. I like the Colonial home it's housed in, and all the cozy dining rooms. The upstairs bar is really nice, with a lounge that has very comfortable couches and chairs. I've always loved the cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
NHjojo
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NH
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to most of the Common Man restaurants in New Hampshire, but this one is my favorite. I like the Colonial home it's housed in, and all the cozy dining rooms. The upstairs bar is really nice, with a lounge that has very comfortable couches and chairs. I've always loved the cheese, crackers and dips that are available to... More 

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Thank NHjojo
Nashua, New Hampshire
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here for dinner. A recommendation from a co-worker. No wait for a table. Some great options for comfort food on a cold November evening. Numerous craft beers including one specific for the restaurant. Cheese and crackers are an included appetizer. Service was very friendly. We will return

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Thank mjmNJ
Dallas
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good restaurant with lots of quality offerings. Friendly staff. Tried their soup and pot roast. Highly recommend

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Thank LT_Dallas
Merrimack
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this place, nor can I say much. The name of the place I think says it best. Average food, even a bit less than average. The prices are not high, but too high for the price.

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Thank Winterhater12
andover, ma
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and ambiance were true to the common man experience - tasty warm and homey. Things started out well. However....shortly after being served our waitress disappeared for more than 15 minutes, leaving us wanting for condiments and water. After reappearing it took another 10 minutes for condiment to be supplied. It was too late. My spouse was done and... More 

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Thank tradernumberone
Marina del Rey, California
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in Windham NH, we stopped on the way home just off the highway. I believe this is one of the original locations. This place is a super charming old barn and imaginative touches can be seen everywhere you look. There is a wood burning fireplace, a serve yourself cracker bar (complete with free recipes to make their dips) martini... More 

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Thank dwalker43
Nashua, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A visit to the Common Man was a regular occurrence for us but we noticed the food wasn't quite as good. After staying away for several months we stopped in this week. We like to sit in the less formal bar section on the second floor. The wait person was someone who had waited on us before and welcomed us... More 

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Thank Tallgirl42
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Four of us went to celebrate the other couple's anniversary. The cheese and crackers are served from a cart in the hallway, or the bar upstairs. This sounds a bit strange but actually works quite well. You serve yourself and return as many times as you like. Then the bread arrived and there were two kinds. Both were delicious. Our... More 

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Thank Candace R
Nashua, New Hampshire
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Food was very flavorful, but was only warm. Butter did not melt on the baked potato. By the time the waitress and then the manager came over, we had eaten half of it. It was too late to reorder another meal. We expected our bill to discounted, but this did not happen. We were disappointed

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Thank Tom M
Burlington, Vermont
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We were driving north and randomly stopped here it was about 30 min before closing and we were not sure if they would still seat us and they did. Our waitress was amazing! I had trouble deciding what to order and she suggested both the wedge and the flatbread with Apples and goat cheese both were amazing!! I was starving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Merrimack
  • Phone Number: (603) 429-3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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