The best outdoor dining spots in greater Manchester
You don’t have to head to Portsmouth or the White Mountains to get away from it all and relax with an al fresco meal — instead, head to the Queen City or surrounding towns. Here’s a roundup of our favorite outdoor dining spots, updated with information related to COVID-19 (the following restaurants are open for outdoor dining only). Please check with each individual restaurant for “house rules,” as many are reservation-only and may have additional requirements. Read the entire Stay-at-Home 2.0 reopening guidance for restaurants here.
The Foundry in Manchester
The beautiful and spacious deck — with views of the Merrimack River — is open with limited seating from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, weather permitting. Reservations can be made online via OpenTable. In the event of inclement weather, reservations for that day will be canceled. They will remain open for takeout (including family-style dishes). Visit their website and follow them on Facebook for updates.
50 Commercial St., Manchester
The Crown Tavern in Manchester
The Crown Tavern, an affordable gastropub created by the folks at the nearby Hanover Street Chophouse, has opened their charming patio. You can make reservations over the phone or via OpenTable. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
99 Hanover St., Manchester
Backyard Brewing & Kitchen in Manchester
The large deck at Backyard Brewery & Kitchen is open daily from 12-8 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (603) 623-3545. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
1211 South Mammoth Rd., Manchester
110 Grill in Manchester
All New Hampshire 110 Grill locations are now open for outdoor seating (weather permitting). The location in Manchester features a spacious patio. Visit the website to make reservations and for more information, including a list of locations that serve takeout (Manchester does).
875 Elm St, Manchester
900 Degrees in Manchester
The parking lot views may not be the best, but the restaurant is set well off the street in a quiet spot, which is somewhat of a rarity in downtown Manchester. They’ve returned to regular hours, including reopening on Mondays, with seating available on the deck. Reservations are encouraged, and can be made by calling (603) 641-0900. They will continue to offer takeout, but are discontinuing the 2-for-1 Tuesdays (this will be dine-in only). See Facebook for updates and more information about special safety precautions for guests and servers.
50 Dow St., Manchester
Bolton’s Lake House in Kingston
Seasonal, casual dining spot on Great Pond with a good-sized deck outback with a view of the pond and small beach. They are open for outdoor seating, which is by reservation only. Call (603) 347-1950 to make reservations, and follow them on Facebook for more information on safety precautions and other updates.
22 Main St., Kingston
CJ’s Great West Grill in Manchester
All CJ’s and T-BONES locations are taking call ahead reservations for their outdoor spaces. They are open Monday through Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 12-8 p.m. Visit them on Facebook for updates and more information. All other Great New Hampshire Restaurants (T-BONES in Bedford, Derry, Salem, Hudson and Laconia, the Copper Door in Bedford and Salem and Cactus Jack’s Grill & Watering Hole in Laconia) are also open for outdoor dining.
782 S. Willow St., Manchester
Fratello’s in Manchester
There is pleasant outside dining at the Manchester location off Dow Street with a double-level deck for busy nights. Outside dining on the deck is now available via reservation or call ahead only. They are open daily from 4-8 p.m. Visit their website for more information.
155 Dow Street, Manchester
The Bistro at LaBelle Winery in Amherst
Beautiful patio with distant views of the vineyard, nearby parking and spectacular evening sunsets. Outdoor wine tastings and dining are now available from 12-7 p.m. five days a week (Wednesday to Sunday). Reservations are required and can be made via OpenTable. Follow them on Facebook for more information and updates.
345 Route 101, Amherst
625 Mammoth Rd., Manchester
The Copper Door in Bedford
The Copper Door, created by Great New Hampshire Restaurants (T-BONES, Cactus Jack’s), offers upscale yet relaxed dining and a gorgeous terrace, and they’ve expanded into the parking lot with dining under a large tent. Accepting day-of reservations only, which can be made by calling the restaurant at (603) 641-6100. Please visit their website to read about the new house rules and safety measures that are being implemented. Open Monday through Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 12-8 p.m.
25 S. River Rd., Bedford
603 Beer Hall in Londonderry
Enjoy a sandwich or pizza along with award-winning craft beer on the large patio at the beer hall. They are now open, and you can find the menu, more information and updates on Facebook or Instagram, as well as the website.
42 Main St., Londonderry
Bedford Village Inn in Bedford
This historic inn’s secluded patio, surrounded by pleasant greenery, is now open for outdoor dining daily from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Seating on the grand porch will begin on May 22, and from then on will be open Wednesday-Saturday, 4-7 p.m. Reservations can be made online or by calling (603) 472-2001. They are also taking call ahead seating at the following number, which is different from the reservation line: (603) 296-3904. See more information here.
Many of the restaurants along and just off of Elm Street in Manchester are offering outside dining.
Campo and its sister restaurant Republic are teaming up to become “The Republic of Campo,” meaning the menu will feature dishes from both restaurants. Reservations are required.
See Facebook and Instagram for the new menu announcement, updates and more information.
969 Elm St., Manchester