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The Common Man - CLOSED

96 State St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3826
+1 603-334-6225
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
18 Feb 2015
“consistently great”
26 Jun 2014
“Sad to see them gone!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
96 State St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3826
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

We always have a great meal here. The bar has a nice atmosphere and the dining room too. We usually eat here more in the winter, feels like you are in a lodge.

Thank j d
Reviewed 27 June 2014

The common man in Portsmouth has been one of my favorite restaurants! My girlfriend and I ate there all the time because they had a wonderful gluten-free menu option. So sad to see that they are gone and hope they pop back up soon

1  Thank MicrocosmPC
Reviewed 22 March 2014

The Common Man Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH is closed. According to the owners, the lease expired and they are searching for a new location.

5  Thank tfp2
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stopped for dinner while shooping in Portsmouth. The service was terrific and the portions were huge. I will return often.

Thank da3259
Reviewed 3 February 2014

My girlfriend and I were looking for a new place to eat and we tried The Common Man. It was an awesome experience. I called the Thursday before to make a reservation and the General Mgr. Jeff took my call and politely took our reservation....More

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Friends and I enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Common Man. Service was prompt, yet not rushed; the staff friendly. The menu is eclectic - nice selections from which to choose. The food was good!

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

We're in Portsmouth for our annual trip with 3 other couples and decided to eat at The Common Man for dinner. We were seated immediately and enjoyed a great meal served by a wonderful waitress. I had the Portsmouth Pie which is a creamy mix...More

1  Thank tls15
Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

I made 7pm reservations for a Saturday night. We were promptly seated. They have free valet parking, which is a huge plus on a cold Saturday night in Portsmouth. The food is like all other Common Man Restaurants. Yummy comfort food. We were all happy...More

1  Thank beachbum1004
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

We were meeting with people from out of town. One just flew in from Florida. The hostess could see that he was cold. She set us up at the table by the fireplace. That was how a wonderful evening started. All the food and drinks...More

Thank Radioman42001
Reviewed 18 November 2013

My husband and I stayed one night in Portsmouth and wanted some comfort food for lunch. We decided to try "The Common Man"...and we were very pleased. My husband had the New England Pot Roast which was excellent...tender meat with excellent mashed potatoes, carrots, peas...More

Thank Maria1117
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 State St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3826
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-6225
  • E-mail
Serving the same American fare with New England flair as our other Common Man locations, but with an added selection of fresh seafood dishes to honor our new seacoast home. You'll also find traditional C-MAN favorites such as our Baked Macaroni and Cheese, award-winning Crab Cakes, Uncommon Salad, New England Pot Roast, Country Meatloaf, and our delicious White Chocolate Bread Pudding for dessert. Serving dinner nightly.
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