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The Common Man

96 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Ranked #34 of 187 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $23
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Serving the same American fare with New England flair as our other Common Man locations, but with an added selection of fresh seafood dishes to honor our new seacoast home. You'll also find traditional C-MAN favorites such as our Baked Macaroni and Cheese, award-winning Crab Cakes, Uncommon Salad, New England Pot Roast, Country Meatloaf, and our delicious White Chocolate Bread Pudding for dessert. Serving dinner nightly.
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77% Recommend
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

The common man in Portsmouth has been one of my favorite restaurants! My girlfriend and I ate there all the time because they had a wonderful gluten-free menu option. So sad to see that they are gone and hope they pop back up soon

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Common Man Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH is closed. According to the owners, the lease expired and they are searching for a new location.

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Dover, New Hampshire
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stopped for dinner while shooping in Portsmouth. The service was terrific and the portions were huge. I will return often.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My girlfriend and I were looking for a new place to eat and we tried The Common Man. It was an awesome experience. I called the Thursday before to make a reservation and the General Mgr. Jeff took my call and politely took our reservation. We pulled up to the front door and we were greeted by free valet parking.... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Friends and I enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Common Man. Service was prompt, yet not rushed; the staff friendly. The menu is eclectic - nice selections from which to choose. The food was good!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We're in Portsmouth for our annual trip with 3 other couples and decided to eat at The Common Man for dinner. We were seated immediately and enjoyed a great meal served by a wonderful waitress. I had the Portsmouth Pie which is a creamy mix of seafood. It was served piping hot and was delicious. We will definitely put this... More

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New Hampshire
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228 reviews 228 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I made 7pm reservations for a Saturday night. We were promptly seated. They have free valet parking, which is a huge plus on a cold Saturday night in Portsmouth. The food is like all other Common Man Restaurants. Yummy comfort food. We were all happy with our meals. The escargot app was great. The ahi tuna meal was great. The... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We were meeting with people from out of town. One just flew in from Florida. The hostess could see that he was cold. She set us up at the table by the fireplace. That was how a wonderful evening started. All the food and drinks were perfect. The entire staff made you feel like you were the only ones they... More

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My husband and I stayed one night in Portsmouth and wanted some comfort food for lunch. We decided to try "The Common Man"...and we were very pleased. My husband had the New England Pot Roast which was excellent...tender meat with excellent mashed potatoes, carrots, peas and green beans. I had the delicious butternut squash ravioli with a very fresh garden... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This was an extraordinary restaurant with a warm and cozy environment. The food was great and there were so many options. Every one in our partywas pleased with their selection. Our server was awesome too. Very friendly and provided great service!

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