New Hampshire Food & Dining December 22, 2017
This Jail In New Hampshire Is Actually A Restaurant And You Need To Visit
Jails aren’t exactly known for their tasty food — and certainly not for their cocktails. But you might not know that one tasty and popular Concord restaurant was once a jail — and to this day you can still eat inside the cells! This is decidedly not your average Mexican restaurant experience.
The Concord location of popular New England restaurant chain Margaritas was the Concord Police Headquarters and Jail from 1890 to 1975, and for all those years, it played host to criminals thrown in jail for a night or longer.
The restaurant has a mix of booths out in the open and tables tucked away in the old jail cells.
Creepy as that sounds, they're actually rather cozy, and perfect for a date or for a small group.
Just know that you might not have as much privacy as you think — legend has it that the restaurant is haunted by an old prisoner the staff refers to as George. Servers and customers alike have seen him move glasses and chairs — but he seems like a friendly trickster.
Though the setting steals the spotlight, the food here is darn tasty, too. Like the other locations in New England, this Margaritas serves up some seriously delicious food.
And, as the name suggests, they mix a darn good drink. You won't be able to resist having a couple here.
It's the perfect place to gather with friends — just be sure not to break any laws here, and remember to save a seat for George!
You can find Margaritas at 1 Bicentennial Sq, Concord, New Hampshire.
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