The best outdoor dining spots in south and eastern NH



Head south to Merrimack, Salem and Nashua for delicious food in an outdoor setting.


The patio at 110 Grill in Nashua offers a fire pit with couch seating.
 

110 Grill in Nashua
Pretty patio offers high-top tables and couch seating with a blazing fire pit to enjoy classic or creative cocktails and a seared tuna appetizer. What to Expect: Busy on weekends, but couch seating does not require a hostess to seat you. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

27 Trafalgar Square, Nashua
(603) 943-7443


Atkinson Resort in Atkinson
Dine on the Woodland Terrace of the Stagecoach Grille with views of the 18th hole green for lunch, dinner daily and Sunday brunch. What to expect: Pub food, New England favorites plus steak and seafood entrée selections after 4 p.m.

85 Country Club Dr., Atkinson
(603) 362-8700


Margaritas in Nashua
Delightful Mexican décor and multi-level Mexican dining with views of downtown from the patio on the Nashua River. What to Expect: Especially fun atmosphere for evening dining or drinking. Opens at 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 11:30 a.m. Friday to Sunday.

1 Nashua Dr., Nashua
(603) 883-0996


Peddler’s Daughter in Nashua
Irish pub with Guinness on draught and limited seating outside on the Nashua Riverwalk. What to expect: Pretty chilly on less-than-perfect days or nights and removed from the hubbub inside. Open for lunch and dinner.

48 Main St., Nashua
(603) 821-7537


Speaker’s Corner in Nashua*
Generous deck in back with nice plantings and live music on Friday evenings. What to expect: Get there early on Fridays when the weather is perfect. Save room for dessert. Nice spot for their Sunday buffet. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Located at the Crowne Plaza, 2 Somerset Pkwy in Nashua
(603) 595-4155

*The Crowne Plaza is transitioning into a Double Tree by Hilton.


The Homestead in Merrimack
Has a nice deck with views to the field in back. What to expect: New Executive Chef Adam Parker will be making his mark on the dining scene. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

641 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack
(603) 429-2022


Buckley's Great Steaks in Merrimack
Why not enjoy fine steak al fresco? Buckley's has a small, but nice patio along the side of the building. Chef Michael Buckley has been creating award-winning fare here since 2005.

483 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack
(603) 424-0995


Tuscan Kitchen in Salem
Small, screened room on the second level with fireplace gets you the feel of outdoors without the bugs. What to expect: Very busy spot with fine Italian cuisine. Next door at the market, order a panini or scoops of gelato to enjoy on the patio.

67 Main St., Salem
(603) 952-4875


The Black Water Grill in Salem
Laid back restaurant serving American fare, which can be enjoyed outside on the lovely deck.

43 Pelham Rd., Salem
(603) 328-9013


Copper Door in Salem
The second location of this popular Bedford restaurant is now open with a lovely patio in Salem.

41 S. Broadway, Salem
(603) 458-2033

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