Dining February 04, 2016
10 Restaurants You Have to Visit in New Hampshire Before You Die
From casual eats to fine dining, New Hampshire offers great restaurants that can compete with what’s on the menu anywhere else in the country. Next time you’re looking for a great meal, head to one of our Granite State restaurants.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. White Mountain Cider Company, Glen
The White Mountain Cider Company offers fine dining in the heart of the White Mountains. If you visit between September and December, you can see the cider presses in action, and taste cider that is as fresh as it gets.
2. Saigon & Tokyo, Dover
New Hampshire isn’t known for great Asian food, but Saigon & Tokyo will make you say wow, weather you prefer Vietnamese or Japanese cuisine. Saigon & Tokyo has hundreds of Yelp reviews, which average a solid 4.5 stars.
3. The Rainbow Grille and Tavern, Pittsburg
It may be way up in the woods, but The Rainbow Grille and Tavern is worth the drive. The Rainbow Grille serves up fine dining in a casual atmosphere, and you can often find game including bison, elk and venison.
4. MT’s Local Kitchen and Wine Bar, Nashua
MT’s is the new evolutions of Michael Timothy’s Bistro, which has been pleasing diners in Nashua for 15 years. MT’s offers high-quality, decedent dishes, working with local farms to bring you fresh ingredients.
5. Markey’s Lobster Pool, Seabrook
If you’re looking for no-frills dining and delicious seafood, Markey’s is for you. Just over the Massachusetts border in Seabrook, Markey’s has been delighting beach-goers with boiler lobsters, fried seafood and steamers for decades.
6. Laconia Local Eatery, Laconia
When we go out what we really want is good local food, and that’s exactly what the Laconia Local Eatery delivers.
7. Cotton, Manchester
Cotton is comfortable yet stylish, even attracting attention from The New York Times. Be sure to try the award-winning crab cakes.
8. Base Camp Café, Hanover
The college kids in Hanover love Asian food, but The Base Camp Café appeals to everyone with fresh, quality Nepalese food. That’s not something you often hear in New Hampshire, so be sure to give this one a try.
9. The Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth
A cold brew is great, but the Portsmouth Brewery promises “food as good as your beer.” The brewery offers a diverse menu with Middle Eastern, seafood and American inspirations that will please the whole family.
10. The Common Man, various locations
The Common Man restaurant chain has beautifully-decorated locations throughout the Granite State. The original Common Man restaurant, filled with New Hampshire charm, has seven locations throughout the state, and the chain also has themed spinoffs, including Lago, an Italian oasis in Meredith, and The Tilt’n Diner in Tilton.
For a small state, New Hampshire has plenty of diversity when it comes to dining.