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River Road Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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193 S River Rd, Bedford, NH
+1 603-206-5837
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kick back, relax, enjoy the vast beer array and the fun, scrumptious American cuisine. This is a bar where they all know your name and you'll always make a friend at the bar. Massively popular with the Bedford faithful- you cannot go wrong at the Tavern. Unpretentious and fun! Last time in chris behind the bar spotted me and presented... More 

Thank jm2r
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

OK, Burger, Poutine and Beer may not be the healthiest of choices but wow talk about heart stopping dose of sodium chloride! The poutine did not have real cheese curds, but rather, some sort of melted cheese with a gravy that was almost pure brine. The Kobe burger was pan seared but again, way too much salt in the pan.... More 

Thank Bobh344
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We went for a late lunch, it could benefit from someone on the staff keeping track of people waiting for outside tables. We ultimately got a table outside (it was a nice day, it would have been a wait even if there was a list), the service was prompt, good bottled beer list, OK draft list (almost half were IPAs,... More 

Thank Amer-anglophile
Port st lucie
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

They have several beer taps. They offer different beers each day. Each time I've been the bartender is in the weeds. My last experience they had no beer on tap accept Corona and some other terrible beer. With 7 or 8 taps you have to do better. The excuse was that the previous night they had an event and sold... More 

Thank Trem82
Durham, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Not really something I'd order again. Looked pretty good but was bland......try the Buffalo Chicken Dip much better

Thank fdoody
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a hearty lunch after attending a youth hoops game nearby and found it at the River Road Tavern! The menu was straight forward. Food was served promptly and piping hot. Apps and mains were better than typical pub fare. We started with: 1) Poutine - super succulent gravy and wicked good cheese smothered potato wedges; 2)... More 

Thank NHJimmy
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The food was pretty good as I've been here a few times. I ordered Steamed Mussels this time as to the pastrami sandwich I used to order. My colleagues ordered chicken wings, Kobe burgers and other things. Their pastrami sandwich is delicious and the shoe string fries were crispy and hot. The Steamed Mussels is very nicely done for a... More 

2 Thank Rui W
Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nice place to meet up with friends for a drink and some appetizers. Service is excellent even when very busy.

Thank clarkts495
Bedford, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I can only report on the service because we didn't stay long enough to try the food. After locating a table we waiting for the waitress to come over. When she finally came over I asked her about the beer choices. Instead of telling me she handed me a bottle with beer names then headed over to chat with her... More 

Thank sunrayeng
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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245 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We came on a Saturday night. It is seat yourself. We were lucky to find an empty table and sat down right away. Pat, our waiter was personable without hovering. I had the half roasted chicken with green beans. My green beans were clocked perfectly, still crunchy. My chicken did not taste like I expected it to. It was really... More 

1 Thank RPR84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 S River Rd, Bedford, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 603-206-5837

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?