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Drift Away - CLOSED

219 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, NH
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Cuisines: American
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English first
New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Had a gift certificate....OOPS !!! The place was closed permanently !! So much for receiving a gift that turned out to be useless...Sure would be nice if restaurants were required to maintain an escrow account for rebates of money that has been paid in advance yet can't be redeemed !!!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised at this restaurant. Very warm atmosphere. It even has a phone booth inside. The food was excellent, the best blackened salmon I have ever had. The Haddock dish was also excellent. Service was also super!! Can't wait to return.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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394 reviews 394 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Drift Away is a fairly new restaurant, and I was in the mood to try somewhere different. Plus, it was St. Patrick's Day Eve and I was kind of hoping for a boiled dinner. My friend and I went and were a little leery since the parking lot was packed with cars, but we were pleasantly surprised when we saw... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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229 reviews 229 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

I'm willing to pay more money for good food, beautiful atmosphere, and great service. The Drift Away provided all three. The menu was exciting, I like it when I have so many options I don't know what to pick! I settled on a staple when I dine out: salmon. Cooked to perfection, full of flavor, and just the right portion... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Drift Away is basically Abercrombie's reincarnated. Abercrombies was a seacoast staple for many years. The family closed the Abercrombies in 2010, it reopened in 2011 as Drift Away - inside it's unchanged, the menu is new, food is good, but not outstanding.

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Hampton, New Hampshire, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Start by saying spent 85 dollars for three people and it was so bad I was dumbfounded.... I have a culinary degree and they say they have a specialty of sausage bolognese with hand cut pappardelle pasta it taste exactly like hamburger helper. When we told the manager that it doesn't even taste like sausage he told us they use... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

I went with a group of 8 for dinner. The place wasn't crowded but the service was a little lax from our server. She wasn't very attentive. And when it came time for dessert she only asked one person at the table. So there were 7 miffed people that questioned why we were offered dessert or after dinner coffee. The... More 

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Newport, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

In the building formerly occupied by Abercrombie and Finch which went from reasonable to horrible in a few short years. the Drift Away is a complete reversal. Excellent and varied menu Diver scallops, chicken picata, roast pork, and veal chops along with app's, salads and sandwiches would provide something for every one. Being greeted at the door,have the GM stop... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

We had a quick dinner with our boys and couldn't be more pleased! Service was excellent. Our waiter was even training a new person and both were pleasant and responsive. I had the Butternut Squash Ravioli appetizer - YUM! Our boys couldn't get enough of the Homemade Pappardelle pasta Bolognaise. The sauce was excellent! Great atmosphere and great food try... More 

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North of Boston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

This is a new restaurant that opened up in the place of another long-time favorite (Abercrombies) and it appeared to have a lot of traffic at first, but now that has waned. We know why - it is a horrible place to eat. It is so noisy and the service is way below what is expected for the price you... More 

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Additional Information about Drift Away

Address: 219 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, NH
Phone Number: 603-379-8180
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  North Hampton
Cuisine: American

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