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Al's Seafood

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51 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862-2403
+1 603-964-9591
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09:00 - 19:00
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Dover, New Hampshire
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848 reviews
392 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,600 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Al’s Seafood is a classic New England seafood shack for its décor and the food. One orders at the walk-up counter. My friend ordered a Half & Half Boat with fried fantail shrimp and fried haddock at $17.99. I got a Premium Half & Half Boat with fried scallops and fried haddock at $22.99. Both came with French fries. Despite... More 

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1 Thank Maurene_K
JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review on Al's Seafood! We are so happy to hear that you had such a great experience for Mother's Day! Your review nailed Al's to a tee....New England Seafood Shack, no frills, come as you are and enjoy yummy fresh seafood with friends and family! We really strive to make sure our customers get... More 

Salem, NH
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112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

So read a lot of great reviews so we decided to give it a try. Started with coconut shrimp app which was a great price of $6.99 for ten and they were very good. Unfortunately for us our dinners were not very good. My wife had Blackened swordfish which actually was pink in color when served. How is that possible?... More 

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Thank Charlie G
JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I am so disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your experience and that your meals were not up to standards. It sounds as though you were able to let a manager know and I am glad that they tried to make up for the swordfish blunder but we definitely would like... More 

Bedford, New Hampshire
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

A typical (almost) seaside seafood place ... no frills, but you don't need them because the seafood is sooooo good! Large portions, refillable fountain drinks, and beer and wine. Lots of locals eat here so you know it's gotta be great!

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Thank girlinthemoon57_12
JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review on Al's! We are so thrilled that you had such a great experience and that you were willing to share that with other customers or potential customers! We really try so hard to make sure that our "no-frills" restaurant makes up for our lack of ocean views or pretty scenery with amazingly fresh... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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123 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Living in this area for most of my 50 years, I've had outstanding seafood, and awful seafood. Al's falls in between. Often, we drove by and saw many cars, so we stopped in for lunch. Sixty dollars later (just 2 plates and 2 drinks), we left disappointed. Then we realized there were no other cars in the dirt parking lot.... More 

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1 Thank jaraysco
JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Al's Seafood. It is definitely disappointing to see how much you did not enjoy your experience at Al's and we are grateful that you were willing to share that with others. It is helpful to get this information and bring it back to the crew to let them know where we can make improvements.... More 

massachusetts
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This is a "seafood fresh off the boat" restaurant. Any seafood they serve is fresh, reasonable, and great tasting! We cannot wait to return to Al's Seafood! The staff at the restaurant give 110% to provide the best service!

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Thank Scooter105
JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review on Al's Seafood. We are so grateful that you took the time to share your experience. We truly strive to make sure we offer our customers the freshest seafood available and at a great value, both in the fish market and in the restaurant! So glad that you enjoyed your time at... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This is a little outside the tourism, a "local" laid back favorite. We felt like we struck oil! Fantastic fresh food prepared to perfection and the prices were so fair and reasonable. The staff was adorable, attentive and efficient. They treated us like we were one of the regulars and we felt welcomed and they sincerely cared about our experience.... More 

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1 Thank M3fanatic
JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. We are definitely off the beach(es) path a bit but we are so grateful you found us and that everything about your experience was exactly what you were hoping for...and what we really work hard to achieve! We try to make sure we offer the best and freshest seafood available at a great... More 

Haverhill, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

food was not bad. but for the price i didn't expect food to come on paper plates and bowls and plastic silverware so i was disappointed. the sides of coleslaw were so small they were like side ketchup containers. another disappointment for the price. The staff were ok, doing there job but the lady running the seafood cooler was very... More 

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Thank haverhillbikelady
JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review on Al's. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with your experience. Al's is definitely not a fine dining establishment...we are a very rustic, casual & laid back place. Most guests in the summer come in straight off the beach with their bathing suits & flip-flops on, ready for some amazing fresh, fried seafood. Not... More 

North Hampton, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Al's has great prepared seafood with a very nice rustic, nautical eat-in restaurant. The seafood market is meticulously clean and the seafood always fresh and superior quality. What really made me realize how fresh the seafood is at Al's was a trip to the market with a friend who is a 40+ year sea captain - someone who really knows... More 

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Thank Michael W
JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent review Michael! We love hearing from our guests and we try so hard to make sure that every customer not only has fantastic fresh seafood in both our restaurant & our fish market but that the overall experience makes them leave with a full belly & a smile on their face! It sounds... More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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166 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Plainly a place frequented by locals. My only knock on this seafood gem is the blaring country music. All seafood is fresh, adjacent market. Food served hot out of the fryer. Local (Smuttynose) beer pairs very well. Very nice waitstaff.

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Thank LDWG
JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent review for Al's Seafood. We are very grateful that you shared your experience with us & we will definitely make sure the dining room crew lower the volume on the radio and maybe stick to the more universal stations so not to offend anyone. We are very glad that the rest of your... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Understanding that this is a half-market/half-seafood stand-restaurant (if that makes any sense!), you're in for a treat! My husband ordered fried clams with bellies, and he says they're the best he's ever tasted! I ordered the Caesar salad with grilled salmon, and the fish was to die for! Then, the dessert: their own apple crisp. How can you say it's... More 

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Thank annacw43 .
JessC1208, Manager at Al's Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such an awesome review! We are so glad to hear that your first experience at Al's was just the way we prep for & hope for! Your re-creation of the evening sounds spot on & we are just so happy that the food was great, the employees were helpful & friendly and the overall experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862-2403
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  North Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 603-964-9591

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