12 Bucket List Worthy Restaurants To Try In New Hampshire, One For Each Month Of The Year
When a new year begins we’re often encouraged to make the most of the next few months. Get out and get active, get our minds calm, make new friends, and organize the clutter. And the list goes on and on. Rather than make a long list of things you feel you’re supposed to do, we think it’s time to make a list of things you want to do. And for us, that means checking out the best restaurants in New Hampshire to visit this year!
1. January: The Library, Portsmouth
Library Restaurant, 401 State Street #5, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
Winter is a great time for staying cozy in New Hampshire and
this library-themed restaurant
is a great way to do it. With dark walls and the aesthetic of an actual library (it once was!) you'll feel warm and cozy (and full!) all over.
2. February: The Inn at Whitefield, Whitefield
Inn At Whitefield, 381 Lancaster Rd, Whitefield, NH 03598, USA
In New Hampshire, winter lasts a little longer than in other states, but if it means visiting cozy inns with great comfort food, we're all for it. This is another
you'll love. But be prepared for a trip since it's located a bit off the beaten path!
3, March: Holy Grail Food & Spirits, Epping
Holy Grail Restaurant and Pub, 64 Main St, Epping, NH 03042, USA
We think this is a great time to check out an Irish pub hiding out in a former church. Located in Epping,
this fun spot
offers great drinks with a fantastic menu to enjoy alongside it.
4. April: Waterhouse Restaurant, Peterborough
Waterhouse Restaurant, 18 Depot St, Peterborough, NH 03458, USA
While it's still not quite spring in New Hampshire there are likely to be some warmer days as we get into April. That's why we love this spot with its lovely outdoor dining area. Learn more about it and check out some
with great views.
5. May: Italian Farmhouse, Plymouth
Italian Farmhouse, 337 Daniel Webster Hwy, Plymouth, NH 03264, USA
We're getting close and closer to summer, which means more and more reason to dine outdoors. This beautiful Italian restaurant is considered one of the most beautiful in the state and it's a great way to enjoy a warm day. Check out this and
other beautiful spots
in the state.
6. June: Martingale Wharf Restaurant, Portsmouth
99 Bow St suite w, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
Summer is here and we're all about spending time in some of the most fun spots in the state. Portsmouth offers tons of history, shopping, and food including this spot overlooking the water. Check it out along with some of our
other favorite restaurants
7. July: The Dive, Laconia
The Dive, 451 Weirs Blvd, Laconia, NH 03246, USA
What better way to celebrate America's birthday than by enjoying some time on the lake in New Hampshire?!
This unique spot
is a bar and restaurant floating at the dock on Lake Winnipesaukee.
8. August: Town Docks Restaurant, Meredith
Town Docks Restaurant - Summers Only, 289 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith, NH 03253, USA
We always feel a little bit sad when August rolls around because we know that summer will soon begin to become fall, but that's never stopped us from enjoying waterfront fun! You can do the same with a visit to this spot in Meredith. Learn more about it and find
other waterfront spots
to enjoy . Please note that this restaurant is open seasonally and is closed in winter.
9. September: Little Red Schoolhouse, Campton
The Little Red Schoolhouse, LLC, 1994 US-3 West, Campton, NH 03223, USA
This little restaurant
was once a schoolhouse and the vibes you'll find are quirky and fun. They're open seasonally.
11. November: Tall Timber Lodge, Pittsburg
Tall Timber Lodge, 609 Beach Rd, Pittsburg, NH 03592, USA
If we're lucky we'll have already seen snow in November and that makes a trip to
this cozy, comfort food restaurant
even better. It's located in the boonies, so you can also anticipate a gorgeous drive.
12. December: Christmas Farm Inn and Spa, Jackson
Christmas Farm Inn and Spa, 3 Blitzen Way, Jackson, NH 03846, USA
What better way to enjoy a great meal in December than by visiting
this cozy spot
with Christmas in its name? The ambiance is great and the food is even better.
What are some of your must-visit New Hampshire restaurants? Let us know in the comments so we can check them out!
Not on this list but an absolutely must-visit is
this unique milkshake bar in Portsmouth, which is the only one of its kind in New Hampshire!
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The Best Food In New Hampshire
What are the most iconic foods in New Hampshire?
The most iconic foods in New Hampshire are:
Apple Cider Donuts. These autumnal treats can be found all over the state, especially at farms during the apple-picking season.
Spiked Cider. New Hampshire loves its cider, and they warm it up with rum and cinnamon during the cold months.
Clam Chowder. The clam chowder in New Hampshire is true New England Clam Chowder and is at many coastal restaurants.
Maple Syrup. While most people just put this on pancakes and waffles, New Hampshire residents put it on nearly everything.
Find out about several more of the most iconic foods in New Hampshire.
What are the oldest restaurants in New Hampshire?
The oldest restaurants in New Hampshire include:
Library Restaurant. What started as a hotel in 1883 known as The Rockingham is now renovated as a fine steakhouse in Portsmouth.
Three Chimneys. This inn and restaurant has been up and running since the 1600s. It was the first home built in Durham and has great steak and seafood.
Dinnerhorn. This is one of the first family-owned restaurants in New Hampshire, which was opened in 1960 by the Kamakas family. It’s known for burgers, shakes, and fried seafood.
The Foundry. This farm-to-table restaurant in Manchester creates its menu from locally-sourced ingredients and changes up the menu with the seasons.
What are the best lakeside restaurants in New Hampshire?
The best lakeside restaurants in New Hampshire are:
Lake House Grille. Located in Meredith, this steak and seafood restaurant on the shore of Meredith Bay in Lake Winnipesaukee has excellent chowder and an elegant yet rustic ambiance.
The Anchorage. This Sunapee Harbor restaurant overlooks the marina and is a great place for clams and oysters.
Wolfetrap Grill and Rawbar. On the shore of Back Bay in Wolfeboro, this restaurant is a local favorite for fresh seafood, whether you prefer raw offerings like oysters or fried fish of several kinds.
Ledge Water Steak House. This spot at Newfound Lake in Bristol has food as lovely as the views and is open seasonally.
Discover more about these and a couple more of the best lakeside restaurants in New Hampshire.