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Goldenrod Drive-In Restaurant

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1681 Candia Rd, Manchester, NH 03109-5509
+1 603-623-9469
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going here for a couple of years now. My family is constantly in search of the perfect seafood and this is as close as we've come, even in comparison to Maine or NH coastal seafood restaurants. Batter is perfectly crispy and light; shrimp are huge and succulent; scallops, clams, haddock, perfect! Onion rings fresh and delicious. The only... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Loud, comfortable, affordable, and simple. A perfect place for an easy, delicious meal. Don't forget the locally made ice cream for dessert!

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Thank Eric G
Laconia, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I first went here as a child in the 1960's. I had my first hot dog and onion rings here then. Guess what I ordered again this week! Always good food whether you want fried items or ice cream. Used to live exactly 1 mile away and ice cream at the half way mark on a 2 mile walk was... More 

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Thank Roger G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here one Tuesday after finding out they had a car show every Tuesday night. They were reasonably priced and the food was phenomenal! Definitely stop on a Tuesday night to check out the car show!

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Thank Jennifer S
Lempster, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

When I lived in the Manchester area Goldenrod was always my go to restaurant for seafood and ice cream. They never let me down, serving the best seafood around and loved their homemade ice cream. Having moved away I hadn't been there for 8 yrs until a year ago and I was amazed that the service and food was just... More 

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Thank 22dive
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Love this place,they have the best chicken tenders,we never leave Manchester without stopping here first

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Thank Donna K
New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The best fried foods as well fantastic ice cream. Fast serve, generous portions. Restaurant was a little sticky. Very popular with locals.

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Thank funtraveler732
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

3.5 stars. The seafood from fried belly clam to lobster roll are ok. The lobster roll is a bit small portion. Doesn't seem fresh. Vanilla shake doesn't have ice cream so it is water down. The black raspberry and other ice cream are good. Wide range of ice cream selections.

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Thank Calvin N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Great ice cream for the family and their servings are big so get it in a cup of you do not eat fast. I need to go back and get the lobster roll which looked amazing but I got the fried clams instead.

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Thank Angela R
Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Lots of ice-cream to choose from as well as food items. This place gets busy for sure. The chicken fingers are really good my bf loves the seafood dishes really good portions for the price. For ice-cream I've tried rocky road, snickers, and a chocolate with cookie brown dough bites. Just a really awesome snack bar!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1681 Candia Rd, Manchester, NH 03109-5509
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-623-9469

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