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East Derry Tavern!

East Derry Tavern is the place to go for a delicious meal. We have a creative menu of American and Indian food and also offer beer, wine and amazing cocktails. Stop by and see why we are fast becoming a town favorite.

All our menu items are available for take out.

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4.5
224 reviews
  • Doug Coombs
    Doug Coombs
    3 months ago

    Appetizers were quite good, but the entrees were okay, not great. Tips were rather bland and mashed potatoes were not warm. Wife did enjoy the salad she had as her meal. Service was good and friendly.

  • Victoria Faulling
    Victoria Faulling
    a year ago

    I came across a hidden gem last night! I had a wonderful dinner at the East Derry tavern. For starters we got the vegetable samosas and the “Phil U Up Fries” which are French fries topped with homemade pulled pork, bacon, sweet caramelized onions, melted cheddar cheese and scallions. The samosas were crispy and flaky and the filling was nicely seasoned (you could really taste the fresh roasted cumin). The pulled pork on the fries was excellent. It had such a nice sweet/smoky/savory flavor.. it paired beautifully with the caramelized onions. For dinner I had the Tikka Masala NAANwich which is Warm buttered NAAN bread filled with spiced potato & vegetable spread, cool Indian vegetable slaw, tandoori roasted chicken and homemade tikka masala sauce. Such a delicious and inventive dish! (I’ve eaten many Indian entrees and I’ve never seen an Indian sandwich before.) The naan was thick with a nice chew, the potato spread was smooth and savory, the chicken was tender, the sauce was seasoned well and the slaw was crunchy and refreshing. Everything tasted so fresh! My husband got the Dry Rubbed Rib Eye that had a sweet & smoky brown sugar dry rub and garlic butter (it came with mashed sweet potatoes and mashed red bliss potatoes, my husband said they were both very tasty). The steak was incredibly tender and flavorful .. it melted in your mouth! When I was ordering the gentleman who took my order commented that I was ordering all Indian dishes and that I should have come to eat the night before. Apparently Tuesday’s are “Indian food night” with a full Indian menu. It turns out he was actually one of the owners. He not only brought over the Indian menu for me to see but he sent his wife (the other owner) over to see me as well! What a delightful woman! She told me about the spices they use, how they’re imported directly from India, how everything is cooked fresh from scratch.. nothing frozen or from a can. She doesn’t do the cooking but the cooks use all her recipes. She was so proud of her dishes, so happy and willing to discuss her food and methods.. it was awesome to hear. She said They only have Indian night once a week because it’s a lot of work and the dishes are very time consuming,but they keep a few Indian dishes on the menu all week. Oh! And during our conversation she told me she also owns and runs the convenience store that’s attached to the restaurant! I asked her when she sleeps haha (she said never!) She invited me to visit her store after dinner (we did and took pics!) She said she imports special Christmas chocolates and candies from Europe that ppl come from all over to purchase and that she has thousands of Craft beers (from all over the globe) there too! Lastly, in her convenience store there’s a crispy crunchy chicken! If you haven’t been (I have.. there is one at a gas station near the rockingham mall in Salem NH) its like a little pop up kitchen chain that sells delicious chicken tenders, fries and biscuits. If you’ve never tried them I highly recommend it. Great value and great tenders. So yes, last night I learned a lot, ate a lot and had a great time speaking with the super friendly (and hardworking!) owners of east Derry Tavern. I highly recommend you visit both their restaurant and their convenience store ..especially if you love Indian food, chicken tenders and craft beers!

  • Chuck Paone
    Chuck Paone
    11 months ago

    Food was very good, unique blend of typical American tavern food with some Indian cuisine mixed in. Nice atmosphere in the newly built addition to the original East Derry General Store and Post Office building. Nice view of the Derry Robert Frost wrote about from the restaurant seating. Lively restaurant with a great menu selection. There is no buffer between the bar and restaurant section so be prepared to be in the action. Sam the owner and staff are wonderful, attentive and care about the dinning experience. Katrina our server was wonderful and the best, she kept the drinks refilled and brought the order fast and correct. I had the "Indian Chicken Salad" with a side of Indian coleslaw, while my enjoyed her Chicken Wrap and enormous onion rings along with a Valentines weekend special Maple Cinnamon Cider Cocktail. Great value, great service.

  • Heather Meninger
    Heather Meninger
    4 months ago

    Best Indian food I've had, only on the menu on Tuesdays - I loved their chili chicken special 👍 We also had steak tips which melted in your mouth, and the pear salad was huge, I have to make this a weekly stop! Bartenders are awesome and make a mean Martini!! Yum 😋

  • Janet Monteith
    Janet Monteith
    a month ago

    We loved our bartender. The flavor of the food was excellent. I would have given 5 stars, but my steak was a little overcooked for my person liking. Far from inedible. We were offered a redo on the steak and we declined because other than the temp, the flavor was on point.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Tuesday 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Wednesday 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Thursday 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Friday 03:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:30 AM - 09:00 PM