The Galley Hatch

4.5
247 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Established in 1970 by the late Mike and Kay Tinios, the Galley Hatch has been a seacoast favorite restaurant for 50 years. An extensive menu offers traditional American Food highlighting New England seasonality and serves lunch and dinner daily. Collectively, the Three Dining rooms and Tap Room provide seating for over 400 guests. With sky-lit dining areas, a fireplace, wooden booths, and large round tables, The Galley Hatch boasts a charming and cozy New England ambiance.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 247 people are saying
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vipDonnaV
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from service to food was amazing. Our server, Jamie M., Wes outstanding…responsive and fast even after she had a party of 18 seated halfway through our meal. The only reason I didn’t give the noise level a 5 star rating was because of that party of 18, but that wasn’t the restaurant’s fault.

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MaryH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Even during these times of short staffing, our food and beverages were timely and delicious!!

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RobertO
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress staff excellent food excellent my favorite place to go

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food were excellent!! We hadn't been before but we will return for sure.

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Babs
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very efficient and very friendly. The food was excellent

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ShawnaD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food delicious and service excellent

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Russ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious food, friendly and attentive service, nice ambiance. Good value for a reasonable price.

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AliD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! Excellent service and ambiance, will be back again

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Cherie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress Debbie was wonderful. Attended to us with great service after a long day. Food was excellent. Very loud gatherings tho

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tamalam
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

servers are friendly and efficient but the food was school cafeteria quality. I hear they have good desserts though.

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elleno
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice local restaurant. Ravioli was very doughy. Plate size for prime rib dinner presentation was too small where we had to request another plate . Service very slow . Be prepared to wait whether the restaurant is truly busy or not. We were there in both situations.

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ER123
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention to detail and suggested menu items. Our server, Caroline, was pleasant, friendly and efficient. The food was cooked correctly and very well seasoned. Loved our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Freshest seafood and well prepared. One of our favorite go to restaurants. No problems with the service. Even if we did, my husband and I would be understanding considering the difficulties most restaurants are having getting help.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is great! Food is delicious.

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KatherineD
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t ever go wrong with a meal here. Everyone ordered something different and no one was disappointed! Excellent as always!

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vipDianeR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to place when at beach. Always a good meal and great bakery.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at bar for dinner. Good service. Smoked salmon app was a whole meal. Swordfish special very good also.

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DarleneL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Lianne was great! Right on top of everything. The baked haddock and Seafood platter were amazing! And the butternut squash is the best!! Always have a nice time when we dine here.

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CarolP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My family and I have been eating at The Galley Hatch for many years. The food is always good, as is the service, and they have awesome desserts.

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LindaG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance and food! We took my Mom out for her 90th birthday and the staff was great and made her feel very special.

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Redbone299
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Great place for date night.

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vipNoraC
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Old time seafood restaurant - lots and lots of people when we arrived. Took time for server to get to us. Food was excellent. Make sure to try the Portugese Seafood Stew! DEVINE and must have! Feta dip? Never had it before, but super delicious. Could have used more tomatoes and less olive tepanade, as the dip was salty. But hey, we still licked the plate (almost!) And then had to do dessert, right! You can't pass the bakery upon entering and be totally disciplined and say no to dessert. Great desserts too - moose and carrot cakes were had! A bit of a drive for us, but worth it!

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DorothyZ
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were very pleased with the service, the varied menu and the food, and will definitely recommend The Galley Hatch to our friends. And have already bought a gift card.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were traveling back home from Maine and decided to stop at the Galley Hatch. We had been there a few years ago and enjoyed it then so we wanted to go again. We were able to book our table during our drive down and when we arrived we were seated immediately. The restaurant had gone through a remodel since we were there last. The room we were seated in had been remodeled and was much brighter and up to date. There were now tables and chairs which were very comfortable. Our waitress was very pleasant and took our drink order right away. My husband and I both ordered the sword fish special with roasted squash and zucchini, over lobster ravioli. The meal was delicious. The portions were large. We both had enough left over to make another meal. We were too full to eat dessert but we stopped at the attached bakery to pick up some dessert for later.
Very glad we decided to stop back in, as we really enjoyed our experience. Would definitely recommend the Galley Hatch and will plan to stop again the next time we go up that way.

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RobMott77
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upscale dinning in a casual atmosphere.
Try to dine here every time we are in Hampton Area.

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MelanieL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had reservations for outside, but they outside ended up being closed, there was no rain, but it was a not sunny. I would have still enjoyed the outside. Anyway, we were in a very large, loud room, it was nice atmosphere, but the booths were really uncomfortable. We waited a bit to order because the waitress didn't have the beer list and had to go get one, but when she got back, we ordered right away. My husband ordered the veal parm on the specials, he was excited because he hadn't had a good one in a while, but they ended up being out. We attempted to add the large seafood casserole to my order of prime rib (as offered on the menu), but it ended up coming as it's own meal with the 2 sides. No big deal. But let's talk about the prime rib. I got the small cut, it was a nice portion, but I ordered it medium rare and told her I like it closer to rare. It came out medium well, and wasn't that flavorful, and no horseradish cream sauce. If I were the cook, I would have told the server there was no medium rare available, and see if the customer sill wanted to get that. It was good, nonetheless, not great, but good enough. It's probably better to stick with seafood. The seafood casserole was good, the lobster roll got good reviews even the pepperoni pizza my son ordered was good. We thought the waitress could have been more friendly. Someone said she's just busy, but you still need to be friendly. It was a pretty expensive night, not terrible, just nothing we got excited over.

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TammyG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The last two times we dined at Galley Hatch, the service was below par.

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vipTauntondriver
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I have been going up to Hampton for so many years but never been to Galley Hatch but once years ago when I was much younger. I brought my oldest and youngest last night. My fried clams were amazing , my oldest loved picking her salad choices to make a bowl. Youngest had a sub and didn’t eat much of it. Waitress was so sweet, friendly and always there to take plates away. I’d go back again but outdated and loud although is fine Dor us as my kids are older .

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TerrenceD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent food, great service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going to the Galley Catch for as long as we have been dating/married. 40 years! We love it there!!!

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JimH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went tg were there for our wedding anniversary. Loved every minute

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Brianf
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent beet salad! Server was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food….Great experience.

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RobMott77
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Hampton Treasure!
Great atmosphere,
Great service,
Great Food!

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SheilaL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had lots of gluten free options. I had a build your own bowl with lots of things to choose from. It was a large bowl so I had the rest for lunch the next day. I am also vegan and they had options.

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DarleneL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, very attentive! Food was great! Place was clean and staff was friendly. We always have a great experience when there.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service never leave hungry, try the Blueberry Mojito.

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Scott
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Galley Hatch has always been on the top of our list. They continue to provide smooth and professional service. The food is wonderful and always served warm/hot as required. The menu represents tastes for all pallets!

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SallyD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to this restaurant for lunches and dinners in the evening. The staff are excellent and the menu is yummy! One of my favorite places to go for a social occasion!

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DeniseL
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the Fishermans Platter. Clams melted in my mouth! All of the seafood was exceptional, french fries ere great, and the onion rings, to die for! Our waitress was fantastic, right on things! If you are tired of the "smaller mom and pops in the area" this is my new seafood restaurant...worth the drive, and worth the little bit extra in pricing!

FAQs

The Galley Hatch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (603) 926-6152.

The Galley Hatch is rated 4.5 stars by 247 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.