OUTDOOR DINING GUIDE!
This year, outdoor dining on the Seacoast is even more exciting and available than ever before, with parking spots turned into patios, and lush lawns transformed into beautiful enclaves for dining al fresco. To celebrate summer 2020 on the Seacoast, we’ve curated a list of local restaurants and breweries that are welcoming guests to their outdoor spaces this summer!
MOXY | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Inspired by the fresh produce and deep-rooted culture of New England, as well as the energetic spirit of Spanish tapas, Moxy is a hip restaurant and bar that has won countless awards and adoration from the local and national community—including being a James Beard Best Chef Northeast Semi-Finalist for the past four years! Enjoy outdoor dining at Moxy every evening starting at 5pm!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT MOXY…
Be sure to try Moxy’s famous whoopie pies for dessert…they are delicious!!
THE FRANKLIN | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Since opening its doors in downtown Portsmouth in 2015, The Franklin has been crafting a steadily-changing progressive menu using local, sustainable ingredients from across the Seacoast. Known for the vast selection of oysters and craft cocktails, The Franklin Restaurant has flavorful drinks and unique dishes for everyone! We highly recommend the fresh cut Franklin Fries!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT THE FRANKLIN…
The Franklin hosts HAPPY HOUR seven days a week! Select oysters are $1.25 each from 4pm-6pm daily!
JUMPIN’ JAYS FISH CAFE | PORTSMOUTH, NH
For 20 years, Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe has been serving up modern seafood in an upscale yet comfortable setting in downtown Portsmouth. Fresh is the name of the game here, with local fish arriving daily for the “Catch of the Day”. Jumpin’ Jays Fish Cafe also has extensive raw bar offerings, and a beautiful outdoor dining area.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT JUMPIN’ JAYS FISH CAFE…
Hands down, our favorite meal is the Haddock Piccata, and we go wild for the desserts!
THE DECK AT DOCKSIDE | YORK, MAINE
Relax and revel in panoramic views of York Harbor, while enjoying great spirits and food at The Deck at Dockside! This seasonal establishment offers an unparalleled destination to anchor, eat, and drink. Wharf dining features salads & proteins, fried & steamed clams, burgers, lobster rolls and weekly rotating specials.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT THE DECK AT DOCKSIDE…
Deck at Dockside is open for lunch and dinner, including takeout, 7 days a week, from noon to 8 p.m. weather permitting!
Weekly specials are posted the Deck at Dockside’s Facebook and Instagram Pages.
DOCKSIDE | YORK, MAINE
Dockside is a family-owned, waterfront restaurant and private event venue in beautiful York, Maine. Join us for classic New England fare from Maine lobster to ribeye steak next to unparalleled coastal views of the Harbor.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT DOCKSIDE…
The Dockside is open Thursday and Friday 5:00 – 8:15 p.m., Saturday from 3:00 – 8:30 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Reservations are recommended and dining options include our porch, patio, dining picnic style on the lawn overlooking the waterfront, and indoors.
SURF POINT 360 | OGUNQUIT, MAINE
With some of the best views Ogunquit has to offer, Surf Point 360 at the Anchorage by the Sea provides an exceptional dining experience with traditional Maine seafood and contemporary American fare.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT SURF POINT 360…
Surf Point 360 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week!
Upstairs at the Surf Point 360, guests 21 plus can enjoy a cocktail lounge with an extensive outside deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
PEPPERRELL COVE | KITTERY, MAINE
Pepperrell Cove not only has stunning views, it also offers a variety of options for outdoor dining—morning, noon, and night! Start your day with coffee at Provisions general store, enjoy lunch on the rooftop deck of The Ski Club, and watch the sunset fade over the river while enjoying dinner at Frisbee’s Wharf! Outdoor dining at Bistro 1828 is also available.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT PEPPERRELL COVE…
*If you have a boat, you’re welcome to dock it at Pepperrell Cove!
*Indoor dining and takeout are available from Pepperrell Cove’s restaurants as well.
BOTANICA | PORTSMOUTH, NH
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT BOTANICA…
*Botanica offers takeout dinners Thursdays through Sundays from 4pm-8pm.
*The patio and indoor dining room are now open Wednesdays through Sundays from 3pm-9pm.
*Visit Botanica during “Apero Hour” (Wednesdays through Sundays from 3pm-4pm), and enjoy special discounts on select aperitifs, beer, oysters, and frites!
NORTHERN UNION WINE BAR | OGUNQUIT, MAINE
Northern Union Wine Bar is an elegant, yet comfortable restaurant, offering seasonally-inspired dinner and drinks in the seaside village of Ogunquit, Maine.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT NORTHERN UNION WINE BAR…
*Northern Union is open for outdoor dining Wednesdays through Sundays from 5pm-9pm, where we can dine al fresco on the deck, lawn, or by the outdoor fireplace! Make your Rezz!
*Bring the beautiful tastes of Northern Union home with you and enjoy takeout 7 days a week! The restaurant’s full menu, as well as curated cheeses, wines, and beers are available.
BANDALOOP | ARUNDEL, MAINE
Bandaloop is a locally sourced, globally inspired, organic eatery located in beautiful Arundel, Maine. This casual, fine dining restaurant offers indoor seating in a renovated barn from the early 1700’s, and plenty of space for outdoor dining on the patio! Bandaloop offers an ever-changing menu featuring local ingredients that are in season.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT BANDALOOP…
*Bandaloop is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4:30pm-9pm. Make a reservation online!
*Order takeout online! Fresh baguette, anyone? Perhaps a maple latte on the go??
TREEHOUSE TAQUERIA | OGUNQUIT, MAINE
Treehouse Taqueria is one of Ogunquit, Maine’s newest restaurants. It entered the dining scene during the summer of 2019, and has been offering fresh, local tacos in a laid-back, fun atmosphere ever since!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT TREEHOUSE TAQUERIA…
*Perched among the trees along Ogunquit’s Main Street, Treehouse Taqueria is currently open for outdoor dining, indoor dining, and takeout—Thursdays through Mondays!
CORNERPOINT BREWING COMPANY | BERWICK, MAINE
Corner Point Brewing Company is located right along the Salmon Falls River in beautiful Berwick, Maine. The brewery serves unique craft beer that fuses the best of Maine and New Mexico flavors.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT CORNERPOINT BREWING COMPANY…
*Experience a new “point of brew” at Corner Point’s tasting room—now open outdoors, weather-permitting, Wednesdays through Mondays!
*Corner Point is also offering Curbside pick up for cans, growlers, merchandise and gift cards. Order online or give the brewery a ring!
LEAVITT THEATRE | OGUNQUIT, MAINE
Nestled in the heart of Ogunquit, Maine, the Leavitt Theatre has created a lovely outdoor setting for guests to enjoy innovative food, craft cocktails, and good company. Dine under the twinkle lights, enjoy a weekend lunch, or order takeout on the go!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT LEAVITT THEATRE…
*The Leavitt Theatre is open Thursdays through Mondays. Take a peek at the menu!
*If you love history, we invite you to read the story of the Leavitt Theatre, which has been serving the town of Ogunquit, Maine for 96 years!
ORE NELL’S BARBECUE | KITTERY, MAINE
Ore Nell’s is a casual, welcoming restaurant that serves barbecue with a view! Enjoy picturesque scenes of the Piscataqua River from your picnic table, while indulging in the tastes of authentic central Texas barbecue—oak smoked low and slow!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT ORE NELL’S…
*Ore Nell’s is open for outdoor dining 7 days a week!
*Enjoy takeout, online ordering, and delivery from Ore Nell’s as well!
THE OLD FERRY LANDING | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Located right along the Piscataqua River, The Old Ferry Landing offers the ambiance of casual waterfront dining, with a large outdoor deck, featuring incredible views of Portsmouth’s tugboats. This downtown summer spot serves 100% fresh lobster meat, a variety of fresh seafood dishes, and, of course, its famous Jimmy Juice!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT THE OLD FERRY LANDING…
*The Old Ferry Landing is open 7 days a week from 11:30am until 9pm. Takeout is also available!
CAFFÉ PREGO | OGUNQUIT, MAINE
Inspired by the culture, rich history, and hospitality that often accompanies dining expereinces in Italy, Caffé Prego brings us authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Ogunquit! Enjoy award-winning pizza, fresh cappuccinos, and sweet gelato, among other Italian favorites, while dining on Caffé Prego’s heated outdoor terrace!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT CAFFE PREGO…
*Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Caffé Prego. Takeout (“Porta Via”) is also available!
*Caffé Prego is owned by Jeffrey and Donato, who also own The Inn On Shore Road next door!
*Complimentary parking is available for Caffé Prego guests.
LOADED QUESTION BREWING | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Loaded Question is a craft brewery located in Portsmouth’s West End, that is dedicated to understanding the infinite possibilities of craft beer, and making memorable moments with fellow beer lovers!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT LOADED QUESTION BREWING COMPANY…
*Loaded Question’s outdoor patio is open 6 days a week! The brewery offers a rotating selection of house-made craft beer, and a small bites menu. Outside food from local businesses is always welcome too.
*Pick up craft beer to go, or enjoy delivery to your home!
CORNERSTONE PIZZA | PORTSMOUTH, NH + OGUNQUIT, MAINE
Cornerstone Pizza serves both the Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Ogunquit, Maine communities with a variety of craft cocktails, delicious snacks, flavorful nibbles, fresh salads, over 25 beers on tap, and of course, PIZZA!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT CORNERSTONE PIZZA…
*Both of Cornerstone Pizza’s locations offer outdoor dining, indoor dining, and takeout!
VIDA CANTINA | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Vida Cantina is a chef-driven restaurant that celebrates modern Mexican cuisine every day of the week! Inspired by his Mexican heritage, Chef David Vargas takes each dish to the next level, with superb technique, product, and creativity. Located near the Portsmouth Green Plaza, Vida Cantina is nestled off the beaten path with plenty of complimentary parking.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT VIDA CANTINA…
*Vida Cantina now offers outdoor patio dining, indoor dining, and takeout. PLUS, the restaurant also offers sour margarita mix, to make fun beverages at home!
*Enjoy lunch, dinner, brunch, and specials!
WRAP SHACK | PORTSMOUTH, NH (& MOBILE)!
Fueled by a passion for good food, friends, and affordability, the Wrap Shack began trucking in November 2018. This food truck is most often located at its home in Portsmouth’s West End, where owners Sarah and Ben serve up delicious food Tuesdays through Saturdays!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT WRAP SHACK…
*Get inspired for your next meal by taking a peek at the Wrap Shack’s menu!
LIAR’S BENCH BEER CO. | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Housed in an old plumbing supply warehouse in Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s up and coming West End, Liars Bench Beer Co. is an independently owned nano-brewery, tap room and biergarten.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT LIARS BENCH…
*Visit Liars Bench’s outdoor biergarten and enjoy craft brews, as well as non-alchoholic beverages—Tuesdays through Sundays!
*Order cans to-go and Liars Bench merch online!
BLUE MERMAID ISLAND GRILL | KITTERY, MAINE
Blue Mermaid Island Grill is a laid-back restaurant oasis that serves up Caribbean-inspired food. Just off the beaten path in Kittery, Blue Mermaid offers great local seafood, craft beverages, and grilled meals for outdoor and indoor dining, and takeout!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT BLUE MERMAID…
*Blue Mermaid is currently open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 3pm-8pm.
*Conveniently place your orders online for takeout! Fresh, handcrafted salsa anyone??
BRGR BAR | PORTSMOUTH, NH
From appetizers and salads, to burgers and adult milkshakes, we can always count on BRGR Bar for a flavorful spin on the classics! Located in downtown Portsmouth, BRGR Bar is committed to using quality ingredients, and offering professional service with a smile.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT BRGR BAR…
*Take a peek at BRGR Bar’s new summer menu!
*BRGR Bar is now open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner (and for brunch on Sundays)!
STREET | PORTSMOUTH, NH
STREET is an eclectic, casual restaurant and cocktail lounge that satisfies both your hunger and wanderlust. From falafel and phở, to burgers and bibimbap, STREET serves some of the world’s most flavorful street food in one lively place.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT STREET…
*STREET is open for outdoor patio dining, indoor dining, takeout, and local delivery Mondays through Saturdays! Join this West End Portsmouth restaurant on Sundays for brunch from 9:30am until 3:30pm!
TACOCAT | KITTERY, MAINE
TACOCAT is a food truck based in Kittery that is committed to serving up the freshest, most flavorful food in the safest way possible. TACOCAT is open Wednesdays through Sundays for takeout and outdoor dining at the Kittery Food Truck Pod!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT TACOCAT…
*Enjoy fancy canned cocktails, beer, wine, and cider with your meal!
*TACOCAT is 100% gluten free! They also serve vegetarian and vegan tacos!
*Sustainable, eco-friendly, compostable serve ware and to-go containers are always on the menu at TACOCAT.
LUIGI’S WEST END PIZZERIA | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Luigi’s West End Pizzeria is a neighborhood Italian-American restaurant serving New York style pizza, fresh pasta, and hearty sandwiches 7 days a week!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT LUIGI’S WEST END PIZZERIA…
*Luigi’s offers outdoor patio dining, indoor dining, takeout, and delivery!
Cheers to dining locally!!