Here's a list of the best restaurants in Portsmouth where you can eat outside or by the ocean as well as the best outdoor dining restaurants in Nashua, Laconia and Manchester.

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More>> Outdoor and waterfront dining

Where to eat outside in western NH

If you live or are venturing to the western part of the state (Keene, Peterborough or Hanover), here's where you'll want to check out for outdoor dining options

The best outdoor dining spots in the White Mountains

Where to dine and take in gorgeous views of Mount Washington, picturesque Jackson and the Ammonoosuc River

The best outdoor dining spots in south and eastern NH

Discover great food and outdoor dining options in Nashua, Merrimack and Salem

The best outdoor dining spots in the Seacoast

Where to eat outside by the ocean or on the water in Portsmouth and Hampton

The best outdoor dining restaurants in the Lakes Region

Check out our list of NH's best lakefront dining options for Alton Bay, Lake Winnipesauke and Wolfeboro.

The best outdoor dining spots in greater Manchester

Our favorite restaurants to eat outside at in the greater Manchester area including Fratellos, Cotton, Bedford Village Inn, The Foundry and more.
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