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New Hampshire casual dining restaurants treat the guest as king

New Hampshire's casual dining is a treat of magnificent variety in style and traditions. You’ll find something for everyone and for every taste and whim from comfort food to classic cuisine to smoothies and shakes. Accompanying your meal is relaxed indoor and outdoor seating, cozy or majestic settings, and welcoming hosts. Chefs know their customers and offer creative menus from full plate to lighter and late night fare. Pubs, bistros, cafés and that favorite little restaurant turn local ingredients into simple and savory dishes. Fabulous beer lists abound as do children’s menus at most establishments.

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Dining at the Little Red Schoolhouse - Lakes Region Tourism Association - New Hampshire
Lakes Region Tourism Association

61 Laconia Road Tilton, NH, 03276 Phone: 603-286-8008 Toll-Free: 800-605-2537

If you love to eat, you’re going to love this region’s vibrant, varied restaurant scene

The Lakes Region loves to eat! Come join the locals at family-style restaurants, fine-dining establishments, chop houses and old-fashioned diners. You’re sure to leave with a few favorite places you’ll want to revisit next vacation. What are you in the mood for: a candlelit dinner with your significant other? An al fresco feast on a lake patio with your family? Something new, like pan-Asian cuisine or a new twist on great smokehouse barbecue or authentic Mexican fare? Or something tried and true like a sizzling steak, a burger in a sports pub or a turkey dinner with all the fixings? No matter the reason, or season, you’ll find something for everyone in this vibrant region just south of the White Mountains.
Carriage House Restaurant - Castle in the Clouds - Moultonborough, NH
Castle in The Clouds

Route 171 - 455 Old Mountain Road Moultonborough, NH, 03254 Phone: 603-476-5900

Panoramic views make dining at Castle in the Clouds an even more desirable destination

The only thing better than a great meal is a dining experience with magnificent scenery, and visitors have been admiring the view from the Carriage House Restaurant terrace at Castle in the Clouds for years. The seasonal restaurant looks out over Lake Winnipesaukee, with mountain peaks in the distance. The menu features a combination of classic favorites and original recipes. The Music Night Series takes place in summer, with genres from folk musicians to tribute bands. Watching the sun set over Lake Winnipesaukee while dining and listening to live music makes for the perfect evening. Visitors also enjoy the ice cream offered over at Café in the Clouds near The Meadows by Shannon Pond.
Casual Dining 500x250 - Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club - Jackson, NH
Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club

179 Carter Notch Road Jackson, NH, 03846 Phone: 603-383-9111 Toll-Free: 800-966-5779

Comfort food with a creative twist, and stunning views, all on this restaurant’s menu

One of the delights of vacationing in the White Mountains is dining with a mountain view. At the Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club, the Eagle Landing Tavern has been providing that service to guests and locals for years. Today, the restaurant offers a modern, and local, twist on classic comfort food along with panoramic views of the mountains and the Wildcat River. Enjoy everything from fish and chips ad lobster ravioli to ginger chili crispy duck legs in the restaurant’s dining room. (Save room for desserts like the maple bread pudding) Or, enjoy a cocktail (there’s a “mojito of the day, for instance) and some light bites in the quaint, historic bar. The restaurant also serves hearty country breakfasts, so ask about the resort’s bed-and-breakfast and other dining packages.
Casual Outdoor Dining - Hampton Beach Village District - Hampton, NH
Hampton Beach Village District

115 Ocean Boulevard Hampton Beach, NH, 03843 Phone: 603-926-8717

If you have a taste for casual, fun dining with an ocean view, there’s an eatery here for you

Hampton Beach, NH is not only a feast for the eyes — it’s also a feast, period, with the variety of restaurants, cafes, taverns and take-out eateries available to lucky vacationers. Stop in a popular tavern for a burger and a beer, or enjoy authentic Mexican food, fresh local seafood and New Orleans-style beignets, subs in homemade Syrian bread, or award-winning lobster rolls and “chowdah.” Start your morning with fresh donuts and local coffee or a full beach breakfast. Marvel at the ocean view from several waterfront restaurants, or head inside for live music. Sip a frozen concoction at a tiki bar or a creative coffee drink at a neighborhood coffee shop. Pick up a bucket of famous pressure-cooked chicken for the beach, or stroll the boardwalk with oh-so-good fried dough.
Lakeside Bar - Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee - Laconia, NH
Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee

76 Lake Streeet Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-524-5210 Toll-Free: 800-627-4283

Dine on seasonal favorites, signature cocktails while enjoying breathtaking lake views

With a tempting menu, superior service from a professional wait staff and a soothing waterside atmosphere, the Gazebo Beach Bar at The Margate on Winnipesaukee has been a guest favorite for summertime lunches and dinners for years. Dine on popular seasonal favorites, including Angus beef burgers, fish tacos and a selection of fresh salads. Enjoy specialty cocktails as well as a selection of wines and seasonal and craft beers while you look out over the picturesque lake, perhaps enjoying a spectacular sunset. There’s a kids’ menu – and some delectable desserts. The resort also serves a hot breakfast buffet during the summer season and other high-occupancy periods, and complimentary coffee and fresh fruit in the Courtyard Bistro area adjacent to the main lobby.
Enjoy a Slice! - Mt. Washington Valley Chamber - North Conway, NH
Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

A feast of different dining experiences in the Mount Washington region

The menu of food experiences in the Mount Washington Valley region is extensive indeed. Go for something traditional like Indian pudding at the Indian Head Resort or a lobster roll at The Little Red Schoolhouse. Or try something a little different, like the Woodstock Inn Brewery’s duck wings, or the veggie burrito at the Margarita Grill. Want something really different? How about lunch or dinner aboard a train as it chugs up a mountain? Or a (literal) farm-to-table meal at a family farm? From burgers cooked over open flames to blueberry delights at a pancake parlor to delightful nibbles at farmers markets and general stores, there is something for every casual diner in the popular region. Click above to visit our website or call our friendly concierge at 800-337-3563 for more info on first class lodging and exciting events to plan your next adventure!
Cubano Sliders - Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train - North Woodstock, NH
Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train

3 Crossing at Riverplace North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: 603-745-3500

Dinner train, station-side restaurant offer memorable menus, delightful atmosphere

The atmosphere and service are matched only by the menus aboard the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train and in its station-side restaurant, The Depot. Aboard the vintage 1950s rail cars of the dinner train, you’ll be served a five-course meal as you travel along the Pemigewasset River Valley, through woods and over three trestle bridges. The ever-changing menu is seasonally inspired, and there’s a full bar with an extensive wine, beer and special cocktail list. At The Depot, you’ll want to share the small-plates offerings from street corn and jerk shrimp to Mongolian short rib and cranberry gorgonzola salad. There’s also a selection of flatbreads and desserts as well as intriguing cocktails including a Midnight Manhattan, Jalapeño Margarita and, of course, house-made red or white sangria.
Dining - The Wolfeboro Inn - Wolfeboro, NH - Credit Callan Photo
The Wolfeboro Inn

90 North Main Street Wolfeboro, NH, 03894 Phone: 603-569-3016 Toll-Free: 800-451-2389

Good food, good drinks, good company: Come enjoy the dining experience at this inn’s tavern

For more than 130 years, Wolfe’s Tavern at the Wolfeboro Inn on Lake Winnipesaukee has been a popular gathering place for guests and locals – the perfect spot to relax over a casual dinner and creative cocktail or bountiful Sunday brunch. Start your dinner with local artisan cheeses or clam chowder, then feast on fried chicken, fish and chips, a tavern burger or marinated sirloin tips. Sunday brunch features short-rib Benedict, a garden scramble, breakfast tacos and lunch items like a pork belly Cuban or catch-of-the-day tacos. Both dinner and brunch have kids’ menus and lots of gluten-free and vegetarian options. Come see why the tavern is known as the place for good food, good drinks and good company.