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“Best Seafood”
Review of Al's Seafood

Al's Seafood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Surprise, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Best Seafood”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

No fancy table cloths and may look like a small lodge but wait until the seafood meets your taste buds. We had the twin lobsters and they were the best along with lobster stew. Could not believe the low price for what we got. Very friendly servers and enjoyed talking to the gentleman at the fresh fish counter. In the future we will travel to North Hampton just to eat here at Al's Seafood. We will be back!

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Roberto C
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JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Thank you SO much for your review! We are so glad that you gave us a try & that the experience was just what you were looking for. Lobster prices are still quite low so it is a good thing to capitalize on right now :-) I will make sure that the staff see's your comments & that Rick (the gentlemen in the fish market) does as well. We love hearing feedback from the customers so THANK YOU!!!!! Hope to see you again real soon!
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great alternative to dining at other seafood rest. on 1A”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I have a favorite restaurant on 1A in Rye. It's always packed. Al's is a wonderful alternative. The food is excellent and always well prepared. The seafood market is very clean and where I buy my fresh seafood. Don't hesitate to eat here. Good food - local customers and great seafood to prepare at home as well.

Visited September 2012
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Thank joeandmarlane
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JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Thank you so much for your review on Al's Seafood Joe & Marlane! We are so excited that you gave us a try & it was a success! There are so many seafood venue's in the Seacoast & we try to stand out in our own little ways! Serving a wide variety of fresh seafood is one of them & we are happy that not only did you try out the restaurant but you also are visitors of the market as well! Thank you so much; we really value all of the feedback from our customers!!! Hope to see you again soon!
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Durham, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Better Late Than Never!”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

My wife and I have driven by Al's on numerous visits to N.H. but never stopped in. There are just so many eaterys to choose from. A fellow Canadian, an old timer, upon hearing we had never visited Al's suggested a visit knowing our passion for good seafood. What a treat! We love everything about Al's from the cleanliness to the fabulous food. Others here have described the food but I will add one thing. Besides the great seafood they also have the best chicken fingers imaginable for those who might not care for the headlined fare. Don't make the same mistake we made in by-passing Al's all these years. Get over there asap so you won't be saying "better late than never", like we did! Thanks to the ownership and staff who should take pride in this fine establishment. p.s. We have made up for lost time with multiple visits on this trip.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Sam B
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JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Thank you so much for your awesome review on Al's Seafood! We appreciate you taking the time to write your review & for stopping in to Al's to see what we can offer! There are so many restaurants, especially one's offering seafood...hard to choose sometimes! We really strive to offer fresh, local seafood at reasonable prices & a warm, clean & friendly environment! So it is so nice to hear when that vision comes true! Thank you again & we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip!
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Morrisville, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Simple and so good!”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Went there for a dinner.
You have to order at the counter and use plastic utensils and paper plates, but who cares when the food is so good and inexpensive.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Michaelfe
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JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Thank you so much for your review of Al's Seafood! We are so glad to hear that you had such a great meal! We really take a lot of pride in serving our customers high quality, fresh seafood & to buy locally as much as we can....always trying to keep prices reasonable & fair for the customers! We really are so grateful that you shared your experience so a huge THANK YOU & we hope to see you again soon!
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Orlando
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Eat at Al's!”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

I have been taking this place for granted on our visits to NH most summers. This year we were again reminded how great it is. Had the fishermans platter and it was one of the best meals I had in New England this visit (ordered the same thing at the Barking Crab in Boston a week earlier and Al's beat them hands down). Also took home some of their very fresh lobster meat to make our own rolls. Next time will have Al's lobster roll because I cant mix it up as well as they do. Service always friendly and professional. There are some great places out at the beach, and they may have Al's beat on location, but definitely not on food.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank tmsreise
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JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Thank you so much for your review! The Fisherman's Platter is definitely one of our signature best seller's! So glad that you had such a great meal & yes, we do lack on the view's but we try to make up for it with high quality, fresh seafood! AND, the only suggesion I can give you for the lobster roll is to make sure you are using a heavy enough mayo...the lobster meat is the same as what you purchased in our fish market so thinking that maybe the missing piece was just the thickness of the mayo. Hope that helps! :-) Thank you again & hope to see you soon!
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