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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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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

Menu matched by the views at this mountain-top carriage house restaurant

Great food, great service, great views: Who could ask for more in a dining experience? The Carriage House Restaurant at Castle in the Clouds features an appetizing array of classic recipes like homemade mac and cheese as well as twists on old favorites (like maple hummus with those sweet potato fries). The lake and mountain views from the restaurant’s winter location, the Winnipesaukee Room, are spectacular. In the warmer months, enjoy those sweeping vistas from the outside terrace, or go for something truly fun by dining inside what, way back in the day, were horse stalls! The restaurant menu at this breathtaking estate has plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as kid-friendly choices. And stop in for the Sunday brunch buffet!
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

Classic comfort food, ageless ambiance elevate these resort restaurants

For almost a century and a half, visitors have been enjoying the ambiance and rustic charm of the Eagle Mountain House and Golf Club. Part of that charm is the comfortable, casual dining available in the resort’s three restaurants. The Highfields Restaurant, with panoramic views of the mountains and the Wildcat River, offers twists on classic comfort cuisine like fish and chips as well as more sophisticated entrees like maple miso salmon. At the Eagle Landing Tavern, guests enjoy classic cocktails and relaxing light meals. And, in season, you cannot beat dining outdoors on the Veranda Cafe, set on the resort’s amazing 280-foot wraparound veranda, where you can dine watching the sun set over the White Mountains.
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

Casual dining a specialty at this resort, tucked against the shores of Paugus Bay

The dining options at The Margate on Winnipesaukee are a fun part of every vacation at this resort on the shores of picture-perfect Paugus Bay in the popular Lakes Region. Pick up your complimentary grab-and-go breakfast in the courtyard bistro before heading out for a great day by the lake (there’s a private sandy beach), or exploring the natural beauty of New Hampshire. In the warm weather, the Gazebo Beach Bar is the perfect option for lunch or dinner. At Blackstone’s Restaurant, dining is casual, with options ranging from burgers to the freshest seafood. (Please make sure to check the resort’s website for the latest information on its response to Covid-19, including restrictions and temporary closures of resort amenities and services.)
PINE Restaurant New - Hanover Inn - Hanover, NH
PINE Restaurant at the Hanover Inn

Two East Wheelock Street Hanover, NH, 03755 Phone: 603-643-4300 Toll-Free: 800-443-7024

Simple flavors served with flair in a charming atmosphere this restaurant’s specialty

Bright American flavors inspired by New England’s culinary heritage making dining at Hanover Inn Dartmouth’s PINE Restaurant an experience not to be missed. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (and Saturday and Sunday brunch) in a welcoming, casual ambiance, including a scenic patio, the restaurant showcases seasonal menus sourced from regional farms and markets. Simple yet vibrant dinner offerings might include small plates of gnocchi or tuna tartare and bigger-plate offerings from slow-roasted salmon to grilled prime strip loin. Sip a seasonal cocktail or glass of wine, and relax in a lovely setting overlooking the Dartmouth College green.
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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.
Tacos - Pease Golf Course Grill 28 - Portsmouth, NH
Pease Golf Course/Grill 28

200 Grafton Drive Portsmouth, NH, 03810 Phone: 603-433-1331

Grill 28 and Bar open year-round to the public

Challenging golf and great food and drinks go together at this popular golf course on the New Hampshire seacoast. Meet friends in this relaxed setting. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Grill features casual fare and special “Tee” golf function menus specifically designed for golf tournaments played on the Golf Course. The Reds, Whites, Blues, and “Tips” menus offer options that include deli, grill, and entrée selections. Food is prepared with American and Mediterranean influences and you’ll find local beer and international wines. Starters include pork bellies, olive tapanade, Italian Meatball sliders and 8rish Nacho’s. Tasty appetizers, salads and soups introduce flatbread pizzas, classic sandwiches, a salmon stir fry, and signature steak tips finishing with great desserts including chocolate mousse.
Hampton Inn Littleton Casual Dining - Hampton Inns New England
Hampton Inns of New England

Whether you’re skiing, shopping or just relaxing, start your day with a hot breakfast

There’s so much to explore when you stay at one of the Hampton Inn Hotels of New England in New Hampshire. And how better to start your getaway adventures than with a piping hot breakfast? Complimentary hot breakfasts with options from eggs and waffles to fruit and pastries are just one of the many amenities at Hampton inns. All of the hotels also have free wifi, spacious rooms, flexible booking options with free changes and cancellations and great service. Many also have business centers, indoor pools and fitness centers and shuttles to nearby transportation hubs, shopping areas and other attractions. Those attractions range from ski resorts near the Littleton inn to the USS Albacore Museum near the Portsmouth hotel.
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

A pub, a mug and the finest in comfort food in the Lakes region

Be part of the tradition at Wolfe's Tavern, the lake’s region only authentic New England pub. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily with brunch served each Sunday. Enjoy your favorite comfort foods with a sophisticated spin, like Short Rib Shepherd's Pie and Challah French Toast. House-cured meats and local ingredients add depth to simple, savory dishes. With one of the best beer lists in the region, Wolfe’s Tavern is known for the Mug Club featuring 100 different local, domestic, and imported beers. Earn your own personalized pewter mug to hang from the tavern ceiling and is yours to take or to use whenever you come back. Mug Club members get $1 off draught beers for life while the General’s Club loyalty program helps you earn points along the way.