Where to Eat in Newmarket: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jacquiline Delozier

Newmarket is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 8,936 at the 2010 census. Some residents are students and employees at the nearby University of New Hampshire in Durham.
Things to do in Newmarket

1. Crackskull's Coffee & Books

86 Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857-1607 Takeout, Seating Cafe Breakfast SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 603-659-8181
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Crackskull's Coffee & Books

Reviewed By Prentiss P - Durham, New Hampshire

Cozy, warm café/bookstore in the heart of Newmarket. Complete with sofa, soft chairs and a few wooden tables this friendly coffee bar is waiting with open arms for visitors and regulars alike. The best dark roasted, French decaf around. Also, good tunes are always in the air and locals are open for a chat. Alone or with a friend, this is a classic, funky(70's style) hangout - a rapidly disappearing gem.

2. Big Bean Cafe

118 Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857-1622 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 26 +1 603-659-8600
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 127 reviews

Big Bean Cafe

Reviewed By loujack48 - Stratham, New Hampshire

Fantastic breakfast and lunch spot - cozy, warm vibe with excellent food and great service! My Yellowstone Omelet was out of this world. Others in our group enjoyed the Down East French Toast, Eggs Florentine and classic Big Bean Breakfast - all were prepared to perfection. In addition to traditional fare, the Big Bean serves up some very creative cuisine - can't wait to go back to sample more of it! As other reviewers have indicated, there's usually a wait to get in. We went at 10:30 on a Monday and waited a modest 15 minutes - a small price to pay for the excellent experience ahead! Big Bean gets my highest recommendation!

3. Bloom'n Cow Ice Cream

55 Main St Fl 1, Newmarket Mills, Newmarket, NH 03857-1666 Wheelchair Accessible, Seating +1 603-292-6559
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

Reviewed By Kalonymos - White River Junction, Vermont

Nick is the guiding force at Bloom'n Cow Ice Cream. The Scoop Shop supreme is located in an unexpected place -- the basement of a converted mill building on Route 108. It's an unpretentious place but Nick invests it with creativity and energy. In addition to the expected ice creams, he offers an array of gelatos and coconut based delights that surprise even the sophisticated palate. In particular, his mocha, dulce de leche and stratiatella fill the mouth with flavor. Also available are cookies and marshmallows and taste treats that one just doesn't expect. There are occasional places tat are ouit of the way but which merit a special stop. This is one!

4. Oak House

110 Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857-1622 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 603-292-5893
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Oak House

Reviewed By Sharon D - Los Angeles

If you can eat at the Oak Room when it's not crowded it's a plus, but those times are getting fewer and farther in between - esp when college is in session. However the brisket, pulled pork, root vegetable salad and duck Reuben are spectacular. The sides are inventive - like mango coleslaw. If you are ever depressed try the Brisket grilled cheese. My oh my. Desserts on the weekend like the truffles will make you stay even longer. Good selection of wine, beers and mixed drinks.

5. Panznellas Italian Pizzeria

72 Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857-1628 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 603-659-8100
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Panznellas Italian Pizzeria

Reviewed By Eeepee98 - New Hampshire

We have been going here once or twice a month since they moved to the new location. There is always parking, the menu is huge and varied, the portions are generous and the food is good. On the downside, the atmosphere is very casual and it gets too noisy when it is busy. Staffing and service can be spotty, but is always friendly. We like to go for an early dinner on weekdays.

6. Get the Scoop Ice Cream & Crepes

80 Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857-1607 Seating French Lunch
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Get the Scoop Ice Cream & Crepes

Reviewed By GaryT421 - Newburyport, Massachusetts

Good stop for a quick breakfast and the wide assortment of crepes, some with unique ingredients. My favorite though is the wide selection of best ice cream in the seacoast area(Annabelle"s). They also have special ice cream for my dog too!

7. Joinery

55 Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857-1666 Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast +1 603-292-0110
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Joinery

Reviewed By Darien L - Durham, NH

We've visited The Joinery twice and found the food excellent. Everything was fresh and matched the description perfectly. Those who ordered menu items as described found the food excellent. I am on a strict low cholesterol and low sodium diet. Prior to both visits I telephoned and told them I was coming and about my dietary needs. The chef appreciated the call. When I arrived and told the waitress about my needs the chef was prepared. The dinner was presented very artistically and the taste was excellent. In both cases I ordered the fresh catch fish of the day and two vegetables without salt but beautifully displayed on my plate. It was obvious that the food came directly and quickly from the sea, pasture, or soil.

8. Riverworks Tavern

164 Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857-2086 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Pub Late Night, Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 31 +1 603-659-6119
Excellent
43%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Riverworks Tavern

House-made American pub favorites, fresh seafood, and more! We have something for everybody. All dishes, sauces, dressings, and extras are made in-house, and our seafood and raw oysters are fresh. Join us in our upstairs dining room or downstairs in our pub!

Reviewed By Amy G - Newmarket, NH

Upstairs is a bit more fancy but with the same great local vibe as the pub downstairs. Great Cajun wings and burgers as well as inventive specials. Catch live music Friday nights downstairs and make some new friends ?Hi Amy, thank you so much for your wonderful review! We hope to see you back again soon!

9. Stone Church

5 Granite St, Newmarket, NH 03857-1614 Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub, Mexican Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 603-659-7700
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Stone Church

Reviewed By NHjo - Rye, New Hampshire

I've been here twice, once for the Monday night blues jam and again for the Thursday Irish music session. The blues house band was mostly hillbilly blues, but some of the jam sessions were really good. The Irish night was great, especially Jordan Wysocki, who's phenomenal. The atmosphere is family-friendly/roadhouse, the drafts selection is good, and the food is okay -- basic, with a limited menu, but the burgers and fish tacos are good. The crowd is diverse, from kids romping around in front of the band to people aged 30 through 70.

10. Basil Leaf Thai Cuisine

80 Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857-1607 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Thai Lunch, Dinner +1 603-292-5304
Excellent
35%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Reviewed By Kalonymos - White River Junction, Vermont

The Seacoast of New Hampshire has long been a destination for diners. Now there is a new locale not far from Portsmouth that merits a try. Basil Leaf Thai in Newmarket, just a few minutes from Portsmouth, is a fine hole-in-the-wall restaurant. With seating for fewer than twenty, it is quiet and intimate. It has a full bar and fine food. The daily specials are a special allure. Prices are reasonable and service is good.

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