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Featured Hampton Beach Destination Restaurant, above, the popular Sea Ketch
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Cajun cuisine on the Beach at last!
North of NOLA, Hampton Beach’s newest restaurant, (opened on July 5, 2023), fills a long-needed Cajun dining niche on the New Hampshire Seacoast.
The restaurant is a half block off Ocean Boulevard (MAP), across D Street from the Casino Ballroom, just steps away from the sand, and as far as our editors know, it is the only Cajun restaurant within 25 miles of Hampton Beach.
North of NOLA’s owner and chef is a New Orleans native and longtime resident who is well-versed in menu items influenced by New Orleans’ culinary traditions, including jambalaya (composed of rice, shrimp, and sausage in a savory sauce) and gumbo, as well as Crawfish Étouffée, (with crawfish tails, aromatic vegetables, and a seasoned roux). The restaurant’s attempt to capture authentic Southern cuisine can be seen in these and other dishes, as well as in its interior décor reflecting a low-key Southern aesthetic, aiming to transport guests to Louisiana bayou settings through its ambiance.
North of NOLA offers a full selection of cocktails, including the Hurricane, a traditional New Orleans concoction that complements the spicy fare, and which can also be consumed on the restaurant’s large, second-floor, open-air deck, pictured above.
Visit New Hampshire’s editors visited the restaurant on opening night and were more than happy with the menu, the presentation, the staff, the ambiance and the overall experience. The Jambalaya was a particular standout, and the friendly krewe was already familiar with the menu items and seemed to be working efficiently and effectively together.
North of NOLA is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 8:00am to 8:00pm.
North of NOLA, and its authentic Cajun cuisine, are a welcome addition to the Hampton Beach restaurant scene. Highly recommended. Laissez le bon temps rouler!
Three very good, off-beach (downtown Hampton) dining options