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304 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054-4115
(603) 429-3463
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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New Haven, Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Common Man was an unexpected find with great atmosphere, good beer and delicious specials. The staff was very friendly. I enjoyed a dish of local vegetables cooked in a fabulous red sauce. There was even live entertainment in the huge bar/lounge area upstairs. A great place to eat and relax.

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Thank Roni K
Nashua, New Hampshire
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Open on July 4th, notable all by itself, when I visited the 1st time for lunch. Had 2 vegetable dishes, one made with white wine. Both were tasty and filling. Service was excellent. The old house has atmosphere, but the rail I hung onto outdoors while negotiating the steps was unreliable.

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Thank SummerTraveler603
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice night out for adults. It's a little pricey but I have no other complaints. The food was great, the cheese, crackers and white chocolate are great. Would go back on special occasions.

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Thank Lilla03054
Brookline, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my husband for his birthday. We had never been, but heard good things about this restaurant. We had been to a local very expensive restaurant about a month earlier and were not wowed. We found the service (thank you Michael!) and the food better that the other place. We had drinks and dinner and it was relatively reasonably priced.... More 

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Thank lieval
Massachusetts
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a cool place. A restaurant in an very old house with multiple rooms. Our server was great and very friendly. She made good recommendations and served us quickly a busy day. I had a salad but my 5 year old son had Jumbo Shrimp which were great. I had the Common Man Ale and local Black and Tan. A... More 

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Thank Mark C
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing too special here, but decent food at not terrible prices and this place is also good for gluten free dining. Cute atmosphere built into an old house.

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Thank Andrew P
Hudson, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Was on business trip in Merrimack and stayed at hotel up the street. Decided on Common Man for dinner. Took a while for our cocktails to arrive $20 for 2 cocktails little on high end. Had Caesar salads but we're basically all green leaf romaine very average. My wife had salmon it was very good. I had scallops 5 for... More 

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Thank jim f
Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Enjoy the comfort of home sitting in this historic building. It can get a bit on the busy side Friday and Saturday evenings, but very family friendly in the earlier hours. Great foor, highly recommend.

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Thank DazzleyourPalete
Cape Coral, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The front desk clerk at the Holiday Inn in Merrimack suggested this restaurant because we wanted some good food. We were impressed with the decor which was very old and with creaky floors. We were escorted to a back room and was informed about the daily specials. I had Baked onion soup and it was really good! Their bread is... More 

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Thank PattiAndJoe
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I've been to The Common Man many, many times. I've never sent a dish back or had one that disappointed. The food is American fair. My husband loves the meatloaf! I like the salads. Their pumpkin bread, when in season, is awesome (and you can buy it by he loaf)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054-4115
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Merrimack
  • Phone Number: (603) 429-3463

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