Need recs near Hampton Beach
I know this is pretty far-fetched, but I'm heading to the good ole Hampton Beach Casino this Friday to see a show and wanted to know if there's anything at all resembling decent food in the area.
If there's nothing decent foodwise around, how about a decent place to grab drinks before the show?
Ocean Wok for Chinese....very good Americanized Chinese.
Merrilee's Dockside Dining at Eastman's Docks before the Hampton Bridge on the Seabrook side. Nice deck for dinner and drinks. Casual.
I've heard great things about Ocean Wok.
In Seabrook you can go to Markey's or Brown's for some lobster/steamers. Both are really casual...not sure what your looking for.
The Tuna Striker down at Eastman's is my favorite place for drinks...it's a total dive but just fantastic at the same time.
Top of the Harbor in Seabrook is awful...IMO. Rude service and overpriced.
Ron's Landing is right up the street on the same side as the Casino. Food is decent and the drinks are pretty good.
In Seabrook right at Rte 286 is the Round Rock Restaurant - a locals place that sees a lot of off-season traffic.
I concur with the CH'ers that recommended Ocean Wok. We were just there this past Friday (second time this summer) and was excellent as usual. The crispy battered haddock in sweet and sour chili sauce was very good both times. Service is very good as well BUT parking can be extremely difficult as it is very limited.
Ron's Landing is very good (was much better when Ron was part of it though). And you could park near the Casino and walk to and from Ron's easily (10 minute walk at the most).
Mama Leone's (bottom floor of the Hillcrest on Ocean Boulevard) has decent Italian food and the Ashworth has a casual pub (nautical theme) with good pub fare - both are within easy strolling distance to the Casino.
I have been a few times to a really great restaurant called the Purple Urchin. It is right near the Casino Ballroom and the food is very very good. They have excellent seafood and the lobsters are great. We also like to hang out sometimes on the patio bar they have when we want to grab a bite and have a few drinks. Very fun place with great food. You also cannot beat the view!
i agree, check out the Purple Urchin - my friends and i stumbled on it last summer when going to a show.. we had a lot of fun and even ended up going back there after the show- they have an outdoor patio with good drinks and the food was really good and not over priced!