Restaurant Profile: The Common Man
The “Can Do” Attitude
Alex Ray; proprietor of The Common Man started the flagship location in Ashland, New Hampshire in 1971, that was 40 years ago!
Today, there are 18 members of The Common Man family of restaurants in New Hampshire; 13 of these are known as The Common Man serving a wide variety of creative cuisine from comfort foods to Italian American to American Fare with New England Flair!
The Common Man Serves Lunch and Dinner as well as a bar and grill menu. For Lunch start with appetizers like Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Rock Crab Cakes – “Best Crab Cakes” Award by New Hampshire Magazine, sliders, soups and salads, Mid-day favorites, sandwiches and more. Some Dinner favorites are Yankee favorites; like lobster Macaroni and Cheese, Apple Chicken, New England Pot Roast…And then there’s Common Man Specialties like Roast Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, NY Sirloin and From the Coast Selections.
Top that off with a Dessert Menu that includes items that make The Common Man famous like their Uncommon Baked Apple, Strawberry Shortcake, Triple Chocolate Cake plus many other yummy desserts and it’s no wonder this chain of restaurants is such a success!
In 1996, The Common Man Company Store opened in Ashland. They sell a selection of New Hampshire and New England made merchandise and antiques, food and gift baskets, apparel, bags novelty items and more. Plus their location in Plymouth, New Hampshire features an Inn and Spa services and is a destination wedding facility with several options including a greenhouse wedding reception!
The Common Man also gives back to the community in so many ways with so many organizations and events.
Their restaurants are a great place for groups and functions and to celebrate special events.