If you’re a seafood lover in New Hampshire, you’ll never run out of dining options. From fancy high end restaurants to the most basic clam shacks, we have something to please everyone. Even so, there are definitely spots that stand out – here are a few of our favorites from across the dining spectrum. This list is eclectic in terms of the type of restaurant and the price, and listed in no particular order – think of it as a starting point on your explorations of New Hampshire’s seafood offerings.
1. BG's Boathouse Restaurant and Marina, Portsmouth
Whether you want fish, fried clams, or to splurge on a whole lobster, BG's has you covered. It's right on the water, so you can relax on the deck and enjoy the sunset while you eat your meal and have a frosty beverage. They even have a slip available if you want to arrive by boat! By land or sea, get there at 191 Wentworth Rd Portsmouth, NH 03801.
2. The Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth
Oyster lovers will flip for this gorgeous Portsmouth restaurant. Once you've stuffed yourself face with oysters, try some of their other delicious seafood offerings. You'll find them at 148 Fleet St, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
3. Jake's Seafood & Grill, Ossipee
You really can't go wrong with anything at Jake's - but it's definitely worth going on a Monday to catch their weekly fish fry. Check it out at 2055 White Mountain Hwy Rt 16 West Ossipee, NH 03890.
4. Surf, Nashua
This upscale restaurant serves delightful takes on fresh seafood. Everything is flavorful and perfectly cooked! They have a second location in Portsmouth. Find the Nashua restaurant at 207 Main St. Nashua, NH 03060.
5. Petey's Summertime Seafood & Bar, Rye
You won't find any frills at Petey's - just the best darn fried clams you can ask for. They also pour a mean drink. See for yourself at 1323 Ocean Blvd Rye, NH 03870 .
6. O Steaks and Seafood, Laconia
You'll find the Laconia location of this great restaurant right on Lake Opechee (there's also a Concord outpost), and the food is just as beautiful as the setting. From mussels to lobster mac and cheese, you can't go wrong. Find them at 62 Doris Ray Ct, Laconia, NH 03246.
7. The Beach Plum, North Hampton
If you want to enjoy your seafood right on the beach, pick up an overstuffed lobster roll from this spot and park on a blanket to watch the waves. They also have a Portsmouth location, but our favorite is the beachy spot, located at 17 Ocean Blvd, North Hampton, NH 03862.
8. The Carriage House, Rye
This lovely restaurant has been operating for more than 60 years, and all that practice has taught them how to make incredible seafood dishes. There are also plenty of options for those who prefer their meal to come from dry land. Celebrate your next special occasion at 2263 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870.
9. Makri's Lobster & Steak House, Concord
This stalwart steak and seafood place delivers when it comes to surf and turf. Try the twin lobster at 354 Sheep Davis Rd, Concord, NH 03301.
10. Hooked Seafood Restaurant, Manchester
This fantastic Manchester restaurant serves up delicious and inventive seafood dishes in a lively and pleasant atmosphere. See for yourself at 110 Hanover St, Manchester, NH 03101.
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