The best outdoor dining spots in south and eastern NH

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

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

110 Grill in Nashua
All New Hampshire 110 Grill locations are now open for outdoor seating (weather permitting). The Nashua location’s pretty patio offers high-top tables and couch seating with a blazing fire pit. Visit the website to make reservations and for more information, including a list of locations that serve takeout (Nashua does).

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. Dining is by reservation only, and reservations can be made by calling (603) 362-8700. Please see the restaurant’s new guidelines here, and follow them on Facebook for updates.

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

The Homestead in Merrimack
Has a nice deck with views to the field in back. Both Homestead locations (the other is in Bristol) are open for outdoor dining. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (603) 429-2022.

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. They are reopening for outside dining, and reservations are required. You can call (603) 424-0995 beginning at 12 p.m. for reservations that day.

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

Tuscan Kitchen in Salem
The Tuscan Kitchen in Salem has transformed their outdoor space with a new open-air tent complete with pleasant lighting, greenery, twinkle lights and a large bar. See Facebook for a video of what the inviting space looks like. Open daily from 3-8 p.m. for dinner and the Tuscan Market is open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Call ahead to be added to the list.

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. They are planning to open their outdoor seating — see Facebook and check back here for updates.

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

Copper Door in Salem
The second location of this popular Bedford restaurant is also open for outdoor dining. See more information here. All other Great American Restaurants locations (T-BONES in Bedford, Derry, Salem, Hudson and Laconia, the Copper Door in Bedford and and CJ’s Great West Grill in Manchester and Cactus Jack’s Grill & Watering Hole in Laconia) are also open for outdoor dining.

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

Boston Billiard Club & Casino in Nashua
They’ve expanded their lovely outdoor dining space with a tent, and are open daily starting at 11:30 a.m. Fire pits and heaters will help keep that late spring/early summer chill away. See Facebook for updates.

55 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua
(603) 943-5630

More area restaurants creating outdoor dining spaces

The Flight Center
Enjoy local craft beer and pizza and gas-fired brick pizza oven. See Facebook for updates.
97 Main St., Nashua
(603) 417-6184

Fody’s Tavern
Call or visit the website to make reservations.
187 Rockingham Rd., Derry
(603) 404-6946

Jocelyn’s Mediterranean Restaurant
Call or go online to make reservations.
355 South Broadway, Salem
(603) 870-0045

Lucciano’s Ristorante
Call or visit the website to make reservations. Closed Sunday and Monday.
4 Orchard View Dr., Londonderry

Main Street Gyro
Outdoor seating open for lunch and dinner. See Facebook for updates.
215 Main St., Nashua
(603) 579-0666

Martha’s Exchange Restaurant & Brewery
Open for outdoor dining Monday-Sunday from 12- 8 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served (and weather permitting). See Facebook for the new menu and more information.
185 Main St., Nashua
(603) 883-8781

MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar
Opening May 20 for outside dining. Reservations are required, and can be made starting at 12 p.m. for a table later that day. See Facebook for updates.
212 Main St., Nashua
(603) 595-9334

Odd Fellows Brewing Co.
Outdoor seating  Monday and Tuesday 3 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday to Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call ahead or stop by to get on the list. See Facebook for updates.
124 Main St., Nashua
(603) 521-8129

On the Corner Grill
Reservations can be made online or by phone. See Facebook for daily specials.
418 Island Pond Rd., Derry
(603) 952-4636

San Francisco Kitchen
Call for reservations.
133 Main St., Nashua
(603) 886-8833

Stella Blu
Outdoor dining begins May 21 at 2 p.m. for late lunch and early dinner. Call ahead or visit the website to secure a spot.
70 E. Pearl St., Nashua
(603) 578-5557

Surf Restaurant
Opening May 20 for outside dining. Reservations are required, and can be made starting at 12 p.m. for a table later that day. See Facebook for updates.
207 Main St., Nashua
(603) 595-9293


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