Best Dining Around The State
New Hampshire is blessed to have hundreds of places to eat out that are worthy of discovery. Fortunately, nearly 200 of our best restaurants and diners have been reviewed by NHToDo writers. We want to inspire you to experience the variety of cuisines in New Hampshire … as, let’s face it, one of the most enjoyable things ToDo when “getting away” is eating. Our writers are out exploring and review good places they’ve found for breakfast, lunch, and dinner … for families, friends, or romance … in our monthly Food Forethought feature in NHToDo magazine.
Browse the list below or select a region of New Hampshire from the map on the right. And enjoy!
Prepared Daily With Fresh Local Ingredients
With two locations you can find Burrito Me in Laconia’s historic train station downtown and on Main Street in the historic Fox Block in Plymouth. Burrito Me is a small taqueria founded by cousins Aaron and Reuben. The menu is simple, the prices are cheap and the spice level is up to you!
Glen Junction Family Restaurant
Big Appetites are Welcome Here!
Generous portions at affordable prices, bring your healthy appetite! Glen Junction Restaurant is the place for both visitor and local alike. We serve up hearty delicious breakfasts all day long. Our spacious booths and tables, the kids love our small train that winds its way throughout the dining room.
Family Friendly Atmopsphere
Mr. Pizza Restaurant Gorham New Hampshire Everything is fresh and made to order, so you decide what is on your pizza, if it is thin or regular crust, and if you like it crispy or very lightly cooked. Whether this is your first time ever visiting us, or your first time this week, you are treated and served with the same quality and continuity each and every time.
Yankee Farmer’s Market
Buffalo & Natural Meats
All of our buffalo are naturally fed and raised free-range. Our wide variety of buffalo meat products- from burgers and steaks to jerky and sausages- DO NOT contain growth hormones, stimulants, or antibiotics. And we guarantee that all of our products will arrive on your doorstep when shipped anywhere in North America.
Zeppelin & Kaleidoscope
Amazing Gifts and Grocery Selections
Come join us to enjoy our organic/fair trade (or equivalent) coffees, delicious vegetarian meals, house made vegan soups and baked goods. Our menu is completely vegetarian and filled with vegan options. We are happy to offer free Wi-Fi connection with purchase. Zep & Kal is not just the place to indulge your palate but also, while visiting us, you can shop our small but amazing gifts and grocery selections.
Beech Hill Farm
Just like the country stores of old, Beech Hill Farm’s Ice Cream Barn features a little bit of everything, from country products for the kitchen, to accessories for use outdoors. Along with fresh-baked goods, you may also purchase locally-made food items such as salad dressings, maple products, honey, jams, jellies, eggs, butters, relishes, pickles, and preserves.
Plain Jane’s Diner
A Classic American Diner!
Serving the best classic American food in the White Mountain and Lakes Region areas, Plain Jane’s Diner boasts the friendliest staff and the most authentic dining experience you will find. Stop by and enjoy our classic real life dining and atmosphere. See you at Plain Jane’s Diner where the cooking is from the pan, not the can!
M ‘n M Scoops
Cuisine Desserts and Ice Cream!
For a real treat, visit M ‘n M Scoops in Plymouth. They feature cuisine desserts, ice cream, free wi-fi and are kid friendly. With entrees under $10, its the best deal in town.
Great food and friendly atmosphere!
A quaint, small town coffee shop, we open at 6:03 a.m. daily. Breakfast and lunch are served all day. We use local products (mustard, syrup, milk and more), local attitude (good) and lots of fun.
A Family Owned Business
Come visit us where the dough is made from scratch each day, the sauce is homemade, and the veggies, meats, and cheeses are sliced on site. The menu is filled to the brim with a variety of interesting pizza and sub combinations, and of course the classics. The Concord store even features homemade cannoli, tiramisu, lobster tails, and more from the famous Mike’s Pastries in Boston’s North End.
Irish Pub & Restaurant
Welcome to New Hampshire’s destination for Irish music, live entertainment, freshly prepared Irish favorites, and creative contemporary cuisine. Presenting an authentic “pub house” experience to our guests – a fun, friendly and exuberant atmosphere. Taking great pride in providing our guests with excellent quality products and service. Our recipes are prepared on the premises, using only the finest ingredients. It is our promise to stay devoted to Traditional Irish Fare and remain passionate about the perfect pint.
Double Diamond Cafe & Tavern
American Fare & Live Entertainment at Sunapee
Open 7 Days a week 364 days. 7am to Late Night. Order any meal any time of the day. Breakfast all day! Best Tavern in the area and soon to be 7-nights-a-week entertainment. 8 HiDef TVs, soon to be 16! Friendliest staff around. Drop in and say howdy.
Ice Cream and Restaurant
The restaurant, ice cream stand, and country store in Jaffrey are popular with visitors from near and far. Kimball Farm in Jaffrey is on the site of Silver Ranch and receives deliveries of fresh ice cream several times a week.
Pizza Chef of Grantham
The pies that “hit the spot” every time!
The place most everyone goes for lunch in Grantham is the Pizza Chef, owned by Dimitrios Dimakis. They’ll make anything you want, pretty much to order. How about a Chicken Cordon Bleu pizza with ham, chicken, mushroom, onion, artichioke hearts, plus hot subs, salads, chili, and pasta.
Olde Post Restaurant
A cozy little place with Great Food
Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Homemade breads and soups, and shop for eraly primitive gifts.
15 Chester Street, Route 121, Chester … (603) 887-9971.
Northland Restaurant & Dairy Bar
When it’s time for a North Country Treat!
The secret is out about the raspberry pie! Known for being a “local hangout” situated just north of Berlin, the Northland Restaurant and Dairy Bar has over 50 years of perfecting their homemade ice cream, entrees and desserts. This is a perfect place for a casual meal with the whole family in a great atmosphere, trumped only by the wonderful service and good food.
Hellings Slopeside Restaurant
For an intimate dinner or a night out for the entire family!
Located in the only Henniker on earth directly across from Pats Peak and just minutes from New England College. Live entertainment every Friday night. Open for breakfast every Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM to 12 Noon. Best omelets in the Northeast and our Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s will be waiting!
Cafè Lafayette Dinner Train
The restaurant with the constantly changing view
Cafè Lafayette Dinner Train, Lincoln’s signature rolling restaurant is another one of New Hampshire’s fine restaurants. Enjoy two hours, twenty miles, and five courses of fine dining along the banks of the Pemigewasset River … (read more)
Parker’s Maple Barn
Casual Restaurant, Gift Shop, and Sugarhouse
Parkers Maple Barn in Mason has been a family establishment since the late 1960`s. It began with nothing more than a small Sugar House by the original Parker family and has grown to become a very popular country restaurant serving hearty breakfasts and lunch.
German John’s Bakery
Hearty German Sourdough Breads, Original Soft Pretzels, Crusty Rolls & Pastries
German John’s Bakery in Hillsborough uses their own homemade sourdough cultures, all-natural ingredients, no preservatives, and always made from scratch. Seasonal specialties like hearty German soups, bratwurst lunch, and German deli meats. Come and taste the only German fresh-baked goods in NH.
Award Winning North Woods Fine Dining in a Rustic and Casual Atmosphere
Since 1946, Tall Timber has been welcoming travelers to The Great North Woods. Originally catering mostly to adventurous fishermen and hunters known as “Sports”, today, Tall Timber welcomes guests from across the globe seeking quality accommodations and award-winning dining … (read more)
Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery
New Hampshire’s favorite getaway for food, fun and relaxation
Two in-house restaurants serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. We’ve got it covered — from casual to gourmet, Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery and the Clement Room Grill serve up some of the best dining in the area … (read more)
Petey’s Summertime Seafood & Bar
We Catch Our Own Lobster
Ocean view casual dining, outdoor rooftop deck with full bar, great kids menu, ice cream, and some of the best clams, lobsters, and scallops you’ve ever had! Whether you take out or dine in, you’ll find everything always delicious, always a good portion. Open year round!
San Francisco Kitchen
Eastern Cooking with a Western Flair!
Scrumptious food including a great selection of creative dishes, sushi, and hot pot … all at reasonable prices. Serving lunch and dinner, settle into the plush, soft-padded leather booths and peruse the menu over a cup of fancy tea or coffee, wine, or a drink from their full service bar.
The Old Ferry Landing
Celebrating 33 years on the waterfront!
Excellent fresh and affordable seafood with a great view of the Piscataqua River. Classic New England pub food done well with friendly service and a charming location right on the water at Portsmouth Harbor.
Join us often at our table and catch the spirit of Country Spirit
The Country Spirit is a place where people gather–local folks, friends from far and wide, and all the good spirits we are yet to meet. From the moment you walk through our doors you will feel welcome inviting turn of the century Henniker dècor of rustic post and beam.
Walter’s Basin Lakeside Dining
Come by land or by water!
Like a hilltop hideaway, Walter’s Basin Restaurant sits beside the serene beauty of Little Squam Lake. From fresh Maine lobster to peppered duck breast, Walter’s menu includes a wide variety of entrees to please any taste.
The Appleseed Restaurant
Casual Dining at Country Prices
Open year round, In the summer time enjoy your meal on our deck overlooking Lake Todd, or in the air conditioned dining room. In the winter our woodstove is always roaring providing a warm and cozy environment.
Puleo’s Steak & Seafood
There’s something for everyone.
Easy going family atmosphere where walk-ins are always welcome. Enjoy the outdoor seating during the warm season as you choose from a lunch and dinner menu that includes a wide variety of American fare. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Anchorage Inn at Sunapee
Casual Restaurant, Gift Shop, and Sugarhouse
Right on Sunapee Harbor, you’ll find nice outdoor seating, a large menu, a number of good local beers in bottles and on tap, and commendable service. Live pub music and the fun crowd make this the place to be throughout the summer.
Over the river and through the woods
Lighten your spirit as you step out of your world and into ours. Enjoy an enchanted five-course gourmet herbal luncheon with three seatings daily. Explore the Little Red Riding Hood museum and Gift Shop. Open year ’round.
Southern NH’s Finest Dining Experiences
Merrimack Valley and Seacoast
Welcome to MT Dining Group, New Hampshire’s most exciting collection of restaurants. We invite you to try all four of our award-winning restaurants: Surf Restaurant in Nashua, Surf Restaurant in Portsmouth, MT’s Local in Nashua and Buckley’s Great Steaks in Merrimack.