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Goldenrod Drive-In Restaurant

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1681 Candia Rd, Manchester, NH 03109-5509
+1 603-623-9469
11:00 - 21:00
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A local landmark. Always god. A basic drive in woith a great selection.Great icecream, fried clams and burgers.

Thank DawnBavaro
Roanoke, Virginia
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our party had the fried clam plate, grilled chicken salad, and the ribeye steak plate. The plates come with french fries and coleslaw. The whole belly clams were as delicious as any place I've previously been, Everyone enjoyed their meals with the generous portions. Two of us also got one of their many flavors ice cream cones. I got peppermint... More 

Thank Ger2852
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Very pleasant bare board sea food restaurant- visited 6 times over a year and a half - food always excelent

1 Thank pjlandrover
Londonderry, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Why pay big money when you can enjoy a plate of scallops right here..with french fries makes a nice cheap date.

Thank ELL386
DuPage County, Illinois
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125 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

If looking for clam strips or other local seafood, this is a great option. They also serve typical diner items; burgers, hot dogs, etc., but the fried clam strips will bring me back when in the area. The fries and slaw are also stand outs as is the ice cream. We are not locals but my guess is the place... More 

1 Thank 633sailor
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I worked on call one Saturday and a patient's family asked if my husband would have dinner ready when I got home after 7 pm. I told them no, since I lived so far away I had plans to go to Goldenrod's to get a clam wrap. They asked if I always go there and I told them that tonight... More 

Thank Clarice G
1 review
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

Thank Shelly L
1 review
Reviewed 4 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!

Thank Eric G
Laconia, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Roger G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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!

Thank Jennifer S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?