New Hampshire Dining December 31, 2018
The 10 New Hampshire Restaurants You Should Add To Your 2019 Dining Bucket List
As we enter a new year, we’re making a list of all the things we’ve loved about 2018 and all the things we want to try in 2019. Some of the things on our to-do list are totally unique things, others are things that are new-to-us. High on that list are restaurants that we’ve heard about but just haven’t had a chance to actually visit. These restaurants aren’t necessarily brand new, and they might not be the most luxury, but they just might be the most indicative of New Hampshire life and we’re excited about that! If you’re also looking for some new-to-you spots to try this year, consider starting with this list of restaurants we’ve covered in 2018.
1. Osteria Poggio, enter Harbor,
This mansion that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad has also hosted historical figures like Mary Todd Lincoln and Presidents Grover Cleveland and Ulysses S. Grant. Today it's one of the best Italian restaurants in the state. From hand-crafted pizza to exquisite desserts, you must stop by this historic spot at least once this year. You can learn more about it
Or, visit them at: 18 Main St., Center Harbor, New Hampshire.
2. El Rincon Zacatecano Taqueria, Manchester
Brighten up a drab New Hampshire day by ducking inside one of the brightest, most vibrant restaurants on this list. The food is authentic, spicy and filling. And the drinks? Both alcoholic and non are delicious. Learn more about it
3. The Burg, Pittsburg
This Great North Woods newcomer is something we're extremely grateful for. The inside is rustic and fun, but the food is second to none! They've got a great menu with things like burgers and chicken, but it's the blueberry pizza that folks rave about. It comes with smoked mozzarella, house bacon, and smoked maple syrup. It might sounds strange, but you might be surprised at how this unique combination works together. Visit them at: 8 Back Lake Rd., Pittsburg, New Hampshire. And learn more about them
4. Hart's Turkey Farm, Meredith
Family owned and operated since 1954, this homey restaurant is a must-visit for those who miss Thanksgiving. There's a good chance many of you have already been here, but there's nothing about a 2019 restaurant bucket list that says you can't revisit an old favorite. Learn more about them
Or, visit them at: 233 Daniel Webster Hwy. in Meredith, New Hampshire.
5. The Old Courthouse, Newport
This restaurant was once home to Superior Court for Sullivan County. Built in 1826 it was also a public school and home of the district court. Today it's on the National Register of Historic Places and you can eat here! The menu is small, but the ambiance and history can't be beat. Learn more about it
Or, visit them at: 30 Main St., Newport, New Hampshire.
6. Cabin Fever Restaurant, Bartlett
For those who don't want to be held to eating just one type of food, Cabin Fever has you covered. From burgers to pizzas to seafood, you'll find anything you want right here. But it's the ambience we truly love. Totally homey and cozy, you'll want to check this place out on a cold winter day. Learn more about it
Or, just visit at: 1395 Us Route 302, Bartlett, New Hampshire.
7. Chez Vachon, Manchester
This restuarant specializing in French-Canadian food has been around for over 30 years. One visit and you'll understand why. To cut to the chase, get the poutine. It's huge and delicious and the thing that poutine dreams are made of. Learn more about it
Or, visit them at: 36 Kelley St., Manchester, New Hampshire.
8. Red Arrow Diner, Manchester
While there are four locations of this beloved New Hampshire restaurant, the Manchester location is the heart and soul of the operation. Visited by tons of presidential hopefuls, this diner not only has history and great food, but you could say it's played a role in some of the most important presidential elections! For more on the history and the food selection check out
Or, visit them at: 61 Lowell St., Manchester, New Hampshire.
9. Bedford Village Inn, Bedford
Built in 1810, this restaurants is housed in an inn that was once a working farm house. You might want to save this one for a special occasion and include an overnight stay. Whatever you plans, be sure to arrive hungry because you might want to try everything on the menu. Visit them at: 1 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, New Hampshire. And learn more about them
10. LinCross, Bristol
Come here for the incredible roast beef, corned beef, and pulled pork creations, as well as their wide selection of soups and sauces. Everything is created fresh daily inside the unassuming looking little space they occupy right off the main road. Learn more about it
Or, visit them at: 16 Pleasant St., Bristol, New Hampshire.
And, while you’re at it, you’re going to want to make sure the
New Hampshire Donut Trail is on your 2019 to-do list!