Friday, September 14, 2012
We were staying overnight in Gorham, NH at the Top Notch Inn. Not far from the Inn, was the DYNASTY BUFFET a Chinese Restaurant. I have to say it was a very good buffet. It even offered crab legs for Hansi. Also offered were soups - Wonton & Egg Drop, Salad Bar, Egg rolls and Spring Rolls, Boneless Spare Ribs, Fried Rice, Chow Mein, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Beef with Broccoli, Shrimp Dishes (also peel & Eat Shrimp) & much more plus a small dessert bar, including ice cream - all for $11.25.
They also offer a Lunch Buffet for $6.50 and Sunday Buffet for Lunch $7.95 and Dinner $9.95
10% off for Senior Citizens 60+ (dine-in only).
Monday to Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
We got the inside scoop on Johnson's from an antique dealer ... and he was sooo right. He told us there would be a big bunch of cars out front so we couldn't miss it, and he was right. We got seated quickly and enjoyed a great lunch,...fresh, and reasonably priced.
I had a baked fish....excellent. My husband had fish and chips... and my son chose grilled chicken.
They specialize in great ice cream. We were warned to choose a small cup and 2 spoons. Well, we agreed to try the peanut butter ice cream (my husband's favorite) and 3 spoons. The guys wished they each had their own serving.. naturally... but it was rich and tasty... and we really didn't need any more.
Probably the best peanut butter ice cream I've eaten. Maybe another day... just ice cream...like about 4 different flavors maybe?
Favorite Dish: very fresh fish
This family restaurant is located amidst the many outlet stores of North Conway. It's a nice and relaxing place to have lunch/dinner in combination with your shopping.
The restaurant is situated in an old farmhouse and they serve grill and seafood.
Favorite Dish: Clam chowder
POB 413 N. Woodstock NH 03262
Casual dining: lunch, dinner. Open daily at 11:30 a.m. Appetizers, unique sandwiches, fine dinners.
I was really looking forward to this place. We had done a great but tough hike and were just starved. We pulled up and saw this very fancy looking Inn and were nearly afraid to go in. We were still in our hiking gear and had not had a shower in two days. Quite simply, we looked a mess. After closer inspection, we noticed that while the upstairs dining area was indeed a bit formal, there was a pub area downstairs and this is where we headed. It was a boisterous place showing the Red Sox/Yankees playoff game and a great way to unwind from a great day of exploring nature. Another plus aside from the great service was free Internet so you can check your mail.
Favorite Dish: They have great brick oven pizzas and while you wait there is a huge barrel of peanuts that you can help yourself to as well. Very handy for starving hiker types. Though their house-brewed Autumn Ale was a bit over the top on the pumpkin pie spices, the Old Man Stout was nice example of the style and the Pemi Pale Ale was a surprising treat. It was a very big pale ale with a huge dose of malt that nicely balanced the citrusy hoppy palate. Needless to say, we came here more than once.
Step back into the 50's and 60's to a diner with music & ambience to match and a menu with the food of the times. Such as meatloaf, shepard's pie and the good ole hamburger and fries.
The breakfast is terrific!
Favorite Dish: Breakfast buffet.
We were curious about the "German-Swiss" food that they advertised. And to our surprise they offered indeed some German/Swiss/Austrian dishes. We had original German beer (Paulaner), Wiener Schnitzel with red cabbage and Rösti (they were so nice to serve the Rösti instead of the Spätzle) for main course (not as good as you can get it in Germany/Switzerland/Austria but better than just ok) and delicious cake for dessert.
The service was quick, attentive and competent (except that he gave me a lecture about beer which I found to be totally out of place).
Later, back in Germany, I noticed there was an incident with the payment: They had charged my credit card twice. Once with tip and once without. Very weird. They noticed and corrected themselves a few days later.
It wasn't the day for ice cream - cloudy, a bit too cold - but we decided we had to try Ben & Jerry's at least once. Everyone raved about it, eh? We had waffle cones, cannot recall the exact flavour but I think it was chocolate for me. I found it to be a bit too sweet (tons of sugar in it I guess). Nothing to write home about but not bad either.
The plan was to have lunch at that restaurant. We learned that many others had planned the same - so you better make a reservation in advance. The service was surprisingly slow. We had a waitress who spoke French and Spanish besides English, of course, but again no German ... she was quite funny and nice, so we didn't complain that she was really slow (probably had too many tables to wait). Anyway, we ordered a soup for each of us (clam chowder for me, very good), then had a chocolate cake for dessert. Yummy and beautifully presented! We used the vouchers for the check.
Woodstock Station is part of Woodstock Inn & Brewery. The restaurant is housed in a restored train depot. The interior is lovely and the atmosphere great. The food was okay. They serve typical American food like sandwiches, burgers, steak, pizza but also some mexican items. They have a huge menu. There is something for everyone. And of course you should try their own brewed beer.
Favorite Dish: We had the fresh meatloaf, which we thought was quite good.
Lloyd died about 100 years ago but he'd be pleased with the crew that runs the restaurant these days. We dropped in on the Bethlehem diner for breakfast before heading out sightseeing. The friendly locals greeted us and made us feel at home. Pecan Malt Belgium Waffle was a no brainer for me and it hit the mark. The rest of my crew had eggs and omlets. We'd return again and it makes for a nice restaurant if you're looking for a taste of northern New Hampshire.
Favorite Dish: Pecan Malt Belgium Waffle
"STILL In A Pinch Cafe" opening soon. Beginning of November looking to be the grand opening to the new and LONG awaited location.. We will be introducing all new items like cappaccino with our top of the line cappaccino and espresso machine, along with delicious and healthy fruit smoothie combinations, get a booster for energy or look for our other blends! try our brand new blended coffee drinks or fresh hot paninis!! also different salad options will be availiable and look for our new soup, salad and sandwich specials brought to you by our new chefs comming soon! Incredible Edibles and Delicious Delights or in the works with the name you trust growing more every day. Choose us for healthy alternatives to fast food with fresh ideas and quick and friendly service! see you there! 2 pillsbury street suite 102 concord, NH 03301 easy dissability access
Favorite Dish: anything with hummus and sprouts. try the new ukranian bread!! low carb NO trans Fat and its made with brown sugar sweet to the bite but hearty like multigrain with a hint of sunflower seeds baked in the bread d-e-l-icious!
We didn't eat at the Castle in the Clouds, but it would be a nice spot to have a quick lunch and sit enjoying the amazing views. They serve the basic hot dogs, burgers, fries, and such. It's an interesting building (the carriage house....see my Castle tips) and there is a good historical photo display on the walls.
Hart's has been around for a very long time. Their specialty is obviously...turkey. In all forms, and for very reasonable prices...this is a typical American family sort of restaurant. We were in the mood for simple turkey, gravy, and mashed potatoes that night. worked out fine.
Specializing in a broad range of coffees...this little spot also has deli sandwiches and pastries. The day we were there (St. Patrick's Day) they offered a bit of Irish Cream in your coffee. It's friendly, warm and charming. Don't miss it. We're real coffee freaks, so these little places are absolutes when we travel.
This is in Meredith. The Village Perk offers the usual extended list of coffee varieties...but there is a fireplace and comfortable sitting room (behind Christopher in this picture) where groups come to have small meetings, order wedding photos, buy from an independant dealer's catalogue....or just kick back in front of the friendly fire.
100 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, United States
Good for: Business
Stayed last psring and this summer and every time the service, accomodation and staff were amazing....more
21 Front Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, 03102, United States
Good for: Couples