Newick's is right off of Route 4 in Dover, New Hampshire. It's the perfect place to go to after a day at the beach. They served fresh boiled lobsters, great fried seafood and baked seafood too. They do have a kids menu with stuff like cheeseburgers and chicken fingers too. It's extremely casual. There are long bench seats that you may share with another family, but the view of the Great Bay is amazing and really worth it! The prices are reasonable as well.
Favorite Dish: Onion rings are my favorite food in the universe, and theirs are the best. Their portions are way to huge for even my entire family to eat.
Pollys Pancake Parlor. it´s not only for Breakfast. Here you can have all the Pancakes and Waffles and French Toast and of course Sandwiches and Homemade Bread etc. you want.
They use no prepared mixes, the maple sirup and maple sugar is made by themselfes also.
The house itself was built in 1830 and is a view itself.
Restaurant open weekends 7AM April, early May, late Oktober and November
OPEN DAILY mid-May thru Mid-Oktober 7AM
Favorite Dish: Walnut- Pancakes with Maple Sirup of course!
This little diner is in Plymouth, which is only a minute or two from the Cold Spring Resort, where we stayed in Ashland. Classic diner with fun signs on the walls, stools at the counter for fast service...and a fabulous Reuben sandwich! Corned beef was lush. Give it a try if you are in the area....and many thanks to ElaineCatherine of VT for the tip!
They bill it as "Incredible Edibles" and that it is. Sandwiches built to order...or try one of their creative combinations. Salads of most any description...daily specials, sweets, fruits, and fresh baked. Catering also available, (in case you are staying in the area). Green Mountain Gourmet Coffee, Boar's Head Meats...a long list of accompaniments.
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.
Ashland is the home of the original Common Man restaurant but there are a number of them scattered throughout the territory. You feel as if you are in an old barn filled with memorabilia on the walls... friendly wait staff to make things seem homey. Good American food, homemade deserts. At the entrance you will find collections of old magazines on hunting or other collectible subjects...and the honor system is used for purchase of those. There was a St. Patrick's Day party on the 2nd floor when we were there, so we were treated to lots of Irish music.
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.
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.
Benton's is a traditional New England sugar shack, producing it's own maple syrup on-site for 4 generations! They sell an extensive variety of all things maple-y... candies, spreads, syrups, etc. And every weekend, they open up their kitchen and have an awesome pancake breakfast!
While you're waiting for your table (no reservations) you can look at exhibits and sugaring paraphernalia they have around the restaurant. But the stars are the pancakes! People come from all over the region - locals and tourists alike. It's a real unpretentious, downhome kind of place.
Benton's is only open on weekends for breakfast, though they may have increased hours of operation during the sugaring season (Feb thru Apr). I consider this place to be a great alternative to the overpriced and more well known Polly's Pancake Parlour in Sugar Hill.
On our last trip through NH, returning from upstate NY, we stopped in Concord for one evening. Next to our Inn, was The Common Man, recommended to us a great eating spot. The restaurant is located in an old "barn-like" atmosphere with different levels and a very warm feeling. From the opening "help-yourself to the salads and cheeses" to the final desserts, this was a great eating experience - not only for just the food.
Favorite Dish: My wife had New England scrod and I had blackened Cajun catfish - both were excellent. The total cost with drinks and a tip was US$65. The downside is that this particular building is hanging under the axe for demolition to allow an expansion of the next-door Interstate highway.
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.
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.
It's a diner located in Rumney, NH.... we've been going there for years when it was known as Glory Jean's, but it was sold in 2000 and the new owners have fixed it up, cleaned extensively, and just made it look much better. The front portion of the restaurant is an original diner, complete with counter/stools and booths. In the back is an addition with tables and chairs. The staff is extremely friendly...not obnoxiously so, just plain neighborly-friendly, and the food is as good as always.
Favorite Dish: Their breakfasts are great....regular American big breakfast with waffles, french toast, eggs, etc.....and free coffee refills of course!
I do believe turkey would be their specialty!! It's a huge place, able to serve over 400. This is an institution in the Meredith/Lakes region and probably anyone who's ever been in the area has eaten there. We did think the prices were a little high....$10.25 for the small portion of turkey pie with side dishes.
Favorite Dish: The first time we went there, I ordered seafood---I'm such a weirdo! Anyway, this time I ordered turkey pie and it was very good. Staff is friendly and they have a gift shop also where you can buy kitschy souvenirs or locally handmade items.
PPP is a nice pub in the middle of Sanbornville, NH, right on Rt. 109. The food is great, the beer fresh, and the atmosphere is of that small town "everyone knows everyone" type that just makes you feel right at home.
Favorite Dish: The burger I had was pretty good.
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