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The Common Man

304 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 429-3463
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Ranked #7 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
Halifax, NS
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a chain but it did not taste like one! Good food, crackers and dip, cheddar cheese free for all, homemade breads(warm) and hunks of white chocolate accompany every meal. Beer tapes were not working when we were there so they were out of a lot of their beers. The winning dish of the night was the seafood casserole!

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Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great find, right around the street from Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Merrimack. Generous portions, offering small buffet salad before your meal.

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Dartmouth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Common Man is no common restaurant. Good cheese snack bar to start, and the meals are very well presented, plentiful and very tasty. We went back a second time the restaurant impressed us that much, and had the things we wanted to try the first night we were there.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

used to be a regular at the Common Man but the Meat started becoming so poor that I no longer go there.

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Lachute, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Based on positive reviews of The Common Man, we ate here on a Sunday evening. I had ordered escargots for the appetizer and crab cakes as an entree. Both were inedible. The escargots were served with little bits of puff pastry on top and little chunks of baguette on the side that looked like they had been cut up to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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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Lynn, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A quaint little restaurant in a 200 year old historic house.There is a cozy lounge on the upper level and they serve drinks and food up there if you like. The downstairs is very well decorated and has a pleasant atmosphere.The blueberry lemon mock tail is very good, I had the tofu and vegtables with ginger soy sauce and it... More

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New Brunswick, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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