Where to Eat in Stratham: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Janette Largent

Stratham is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The town had a population of 7,255 at the 2010 census, and an estimated population of 7,280 in 2013. It is bounded on the west by the Squamscott River. The town is the home of the only U.S. Lindt & Sprüngli factory and the headquarters of the Timberland Corporation.
Things to do in Stratham

1. Blue Moon Evolution

8 Clifford St, Exeter, NH 03833-2803 Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Contemporary, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks SGD 20 - SGD 79 +1 603-778-6850
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

Blue Moon Evolution

Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 11:00am-2:00pm<br>Dinner: Monday-Thursday, 5:00-9:00pm, Friday & Saturday, 5:00-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.

Reviewed By FJDriver - Essex, Vermont

This could be one of the finest dining establishments I've been to. If you search for fine dining, there is generally one thing that stands out - a really good chef. Sometimes you get lucky, and the restaurant will have exceptional service. And if the stars are really aligned, the dining room is inviting, comfortable, and tastefully decorated. Getting all three is nearly impossible. Blue Moon Evolution hit a grand slam for us. They strive for using local ingredients that are in season, and then create some wonderful options. There was so many really good choices on the menu, that it was hard for us to decide. Food was superb, the service was uncannily above what you would expect, and it was all available in an inviting, and spectacular dining room. We need to go back often.

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. The Country View Restaurant & Pub CVR

692 Portsmouth Ave, Greenland, NH 03840-2227 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks SGD 4 - SGD 31 +1 603-431-7426
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

The Country View Restaurant & Pub CVR

Located in the Seacoast NH region, The Country View Restaurant and Pub CVR is the go-to breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner spot. We offer a fun, friendly vibe with great food, service, and prices to fit all budgets. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights we open for dinner and transform into a pub-like atmosphere offering a wide range of meals from the classics to the newly created, top-shelf burgers, a craft beer selection, wine, and so much more. We look forward to serving you!

Reviewed By Joy M - Stratham, New Hampshire

We'd driven by Country View many times and finally decided to stop for lunch. The restaurant is located in the parking lot of another business, it seems, and is a simple building. We were surprised to find a well-run restaurant inside that is frequented by...MoreThanks, Joy, for rating us 4 stars and for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed our food and experience and look forward to serving you again!

4. Just The Wright Place For Ice

95 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham, NH 03885-2417 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 603-775-0223
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Just The Wright Place For Ice

Reviewed By Maggi713 - Baltimore, Maryland

After spending some time antiquing, we decided it was time for ice cream. Our friends raved about the Wright Place – what a fitting name. They sell homemade ice cream and yogurts. You can take it home or eat it outside at the picnic tables. Our friends told us they have the best ice cream and that they were closing for the winter after this weekend. So, they wanted to buy some gallon containers of ice cream to take home. My husband had a chocolate and peppermint ice creams in a cup. He thought the peppermint tasted old - like it was dry and forming ice crystals, but loved the chocolate

5. Sweet Dreams Bakery

100 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham, NH 03885-2415 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 603-772-8432
Excellent
58%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Reviewed By Martha W - Stratham, New Hampshire, United States

We get all our birthday and special occasion cakes here. The friendly staff are eager to decorate your cake just as you want. You can also buy from their supply of fresh already made cakes.

6. Newfields Country Store

66 Main St, Newfields, NH 03856-8312 Takeout Soups, American Breakfast, Lunch +1 603-773-5656
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 23 reviews

Newfields Country Store

Newfields Country Store (NFCS) has been a store in the town of Newfields, New Hampshire (NH) since 1896. Newfields is located in the New Hampshire Seacoast region just 4 miles from historical Exeter, NH. We are the only store in our quaint town, so it is the gathering place for many of our residents. NFCS offers something for everyone, from candy or cat food to a baby quilt.

Reviewed By NHjo - Rye, New Hampshire

It's the quinessential New England country store, only better. I stop here every time I'm in the area, whether it's for one of their great Boars Head sandwiches or a homemade baked item. I like that it's not cluttered with 'stuff', like some other tourist-driven country stores. It's cozy, cute and classy, and the service is wonderful. I only wish there were more places like this around rather than the sterile glass and chrome 'cool' spots where the poseurs sip their lattes and are Velcroed to their electronic gadgets.

7. Eastern Burger Company

157 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham, NH 03885-2477 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner +1 603-580-2093
Excellent
42%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Eastern Burger Company

Reviewed By SeacoastSally - North Hampton, New Hampshire

I keep going back and forth between rating Eastern Burger Co. average and good (if the rating was just good instead of very good, I probably would go with that). On the whole though, I wasn't dazzled.

EBC is clearly trying very hard to be Lexie's (which sadly it will never be as Lexie's is amazing). They have a broad and clever menu that has the potential to be good but the items themselves are not necessarily well made.

We ordered last night - fries, the Sriracha fries, a Bacon Blue burger, BBQ Bacon burger, and one of each of their specialty shakes, Cotton Candy and Brownie.

I'll start with the shakes. The brownie was disgusting, like cocoa powder (the semi-sweet kind). However, to be fair, I do not like chocolate all that much and I simply tasted it. The cotton candy could have been good. The initial taste was great but it just didn't have enough flavor. After awhile it just tasted like vanilla.

The Siracha fries were a sad disappointment. I was expecting an aioli or something. It was more like they were soaked in siracha, which made them pretty soggy and limp. The goat cheese wasn't melted enough. It was just soft blobs here and there (perhaps they didn't want to melt it but just flinging some goat cheese crumbles on top didn't really have a great effect).

The burgers weren't bad. Really big! Almost too big, if there is such a thing. I like that they don't use a super bulky roll. I hate when the bread to toppings ratio is off. The aiolo on the burger was good, a Worcestershire aioli I believe. Inventive. Nice thick bacon.

I tried by husband's BBQ burger and it was not bad either. Mine was better for sure.

So, at this point I'm feeling pretty good about the Average rating. I'm sure we'll try it again but different items since nothing really wow'd us.

8. Me and Ollie's Cafe

64 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833-2431 Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch SGD 5 - SGD 13 +1 603-772-4600
Excellent
30%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 95 reviews

Me and Ollie's Cafe

Reviewed By lhousesoccer - Rutland, Vermont

We found this little bakery in between hockey games. We ordered Turkey Reuben, veggie pesto, and Turkey havarti paninis. We also got a bowl of chicken noodle soup. The paninis were all delicious, nicely toasted on the panini maker. The Reuben was especially good, and the pesto was great too. Only complaint was the soup was a bit plain - kind of flavorless. Could have used some salt or something. Also, the prices aren't on the board, so when the 3 sandwiches and a bowl of soup came to $37, we were a bit shocked. But the food was great!

9. Laney & Lu Cafe

26 Water St, Unit 6, Exeter, NH 03833-2458 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 603-580-4952
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Laney & Lu Cafe

Laney & Lu is a vibrant food community cafe located in historic downtown Exeter, NH. Our menu includes small-batch locally-roasted organic fair trade coffee, herbalist-designed organic herbal teas, crafted functional beverages, sublime smoothies and smoothie bowls, hearty rice & quinoa bowls, bright & happy salads, and finally! good-snacks-on the go. At Laney & Lu, we believe food can serve a far greater purpose than to simply fill our stomachs. The &apos;right&apos; food nourishes our souls, builds community, and connects us with the earth. We work with about over a dozen farmers and merchants throughout New England to source locally whenever possible and positively impact local eco-systems. We utilize compostable to-go packaging with a commitment to being &apos;zero waste&apos; to the customer. We believe Laney & Lu can make a meaningful and sustainable difference. The café&apos;s design is bright, clean and inviting with reclaimed wood shelves and a repurposed community bench blended with a large hand drawn chalk board, minimalist industrial chairs, and daily inspirational messages hand-written on a roll of brown kraft paper. It&apos;s a perfect fusion of old and new, comfort and chic. From the seed of creation of the café, we have been mindful and true to our motto - &apos;Eat consciously. Live vibrantly.&apos; and deliberate in sharing that lifestyle to create the &apos;Live Vibrantly Movement&apos;.

Reviewed By Marty D - New Hampshire

I wanted to do something special for my Vegan wife on her birthday. I sent an email to Jennifer (the owner) and she took off running. She reserved a table in the corner, picked up flowers from a local florist and awaited our arrival. When we got there, Jen explained the menu with us and made adjustments to give us exactly what we wanted. When we were finished, the chef, Miles, brought two specially made deserts to our table with a candle in the one for the birthday girl. My wife really felt special, which payed off for me in a big way. If you are looking for a vegetarian restaurant with a staff willing to make you happy, this is the place.

10. Al's Seafood

51 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862-2403 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner +1 603-964-9591
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Al's Seafood

Reviewed By PortsmouthNHCouple - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

This is one of our go to seafood places. The double lobster dinner is great for two people paired with chowder. The fried seafood is great and they even have beer and wine.

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