This part of New Hampshire has countless wonderful, family-owned restaurants, each with its own distinct character and style. Franchises and chain restaurants are rare here. The establishments listed here are some favorites of the people who put this list together. This is – by no means – a complete list.

  • Asian Delight

    Photo asiandelight-thai-restaurant.business.site/ Asian delight is desrcribe as “A hidden gem in Franklin.” The amosphere and the prices receive high praise. One user says “I love their Pad Thai and Fresh Spring Rolls!”   The generouse vegetable tempura is easily shared. The Thai Iced Coffee is an exotic and delicious treat. There ...

  • Black Mountain Burger Co.

    “Brilliant Burgers & Brews!” Google Street View With a variety of offerings to choose from… salads, homemade angus beef & bean chili, homemade mac n’ cheese, soups, appetizers, vegetarian options, sandwiches, burgers (of course!), hotdogs, desserts, rootbeer and orange cream floats, specialty margaritas, fresh brewed southern tea, over 40 bottled beers & cider with a wide variety ...

  • Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train

    “Located in the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire, a trip on the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train offers something totally different and we promise that you will enjoy a memorable dining experience. Featuring a two hour train ride complete with a 5 course dinner aboard restored vintage rail cars, ...

  • Camp

    Proud member of the Common Man Family of Restaurants Camp in Meredith, N.H. brings back memories of summer camp on the lake in this quaint Adirondack-style restaurant. Opened in 1998 in Chase House at Mill Falls, across the street from Meredith Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee, Camp serves up great comfort food. ...

  • Ciao Pasta

    “Welcome to CIAO PASTA, where “DESIGNER DISHES” are our specialty! photo www.facebook.com/ciaopastanh “Just pick your pasta, choose a sauce and add on the goods. You will enjoy selecting from over 10 sauces and pastas along with add-ons from Parmesan Crusted Veal, Cajun Salmon, Sausage and Meatballs, plus many more add-ons to choose from. “I guess ...

  • Covered Bridge Farm Table

    The dining room and the outdoor patio enjoy spectacular views of the river and of the bridge. The Covered Bridge Farm Table Restaurant & Bar is located on the beautiful Pemigewassett River right next to the historic Blair Bridge. With a menu featuring “Fresh Fusion.”  A Farm to Table attitude ...

  • Flying Goose Brew Pub

    “The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille is a family run restaurant offering our own Handcrafted Brews on tap paired with delicious meals to satisfy every member of the family! Our goal is to provide a relaxing environment to all those who walk through our doors. Whether it be ...

  • Giuseppes

    A  Full-Service Restaurant with a Festive Italian Atmosphere Serving Gourmet Pizza, Pasta, Steak, Veal, Chicken, Seafood, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Salads, Sandwiches and delicious Desserts. Featuring a great selection of fine spirits, wine and beer, two full bars, and live musical entertainment 7 nights a week! Reservations highly recommended! photo www.giuseppesnh.com/ Located across from Lake Winnipesaukee at the historic ...

  • Grandma’s Kitchen

    photo www.facebook.com/Grandmas-Kitchen-192608094102913/ Grandma’s Kitchen has been serving breakfast, seafood, burgers, comfort food, pies and more for decades. The waitstaff is friendly, and the atmosphere is homey. photo www.facebook.com/Grandmas-Kitchen-192608094102913/ photo www.facebook.com/Grandmas-Kitchen-192608094102913/

  • Gypsy Cafe

    photo www.gypsycaferestaurant.com The Gypsy Cafe is a fun, casual restaurant located in Lincoln, NH. Co-owned by award winning chef Dan Duris, the Gypsy offers the best food around and an unparalleled atmosphere to match. Our recipes are authentic and time-tested. The ingredients are always fresh. The result is a menu that bursts with ...

  • Hart’s Turkey Farm

    Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant, locally owned and operated by the Hart family since 1954, specializes in delicious food and customer service. Make Harts your destination with its dining rooms, tavern, “NH Made” gift store, catering service and facilities for Bus Tours. Hart’s is a landmark for people visiting the Lakes Region. ...

  • Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Company

    An idyllic countryside tavern and brew house offering warmth,   history, classic comfort food, and handcrafted beer at the foot of      the New Hampshire White Mountains.​

  • Jake’s Seafood & Grill

    WMUR 2013 viewers choice. #3 in New Hampshire for best seafood restaurantListed on “only in your state” as one of the best seafood restaurants in NH 2017 “Jake’s Seafood and Grill in West Ossipee, NH, open every day from 11AM to 9PM, was established in 1994 and is known far ...

  • JJ Woodfired Pizza

    Photo www.facebook.com/jjswoodfiredpizza/ JJ Woodfired Pizza is a gem. It is atmospheric with high ceilings, high top tables, an attractive bar, and an open feeling. The wood fired oven is immediately behind the counter where patrons can watch the chef creating pizzas. The Margharita pizza and the White ...

  • Lago

    LAGO is a proud member of the Common Man family of restaurants, and offers an eclectic mix of  rustic Italian specialties, Italian-American favorites and World Fusion inspired by the travels of Marco Polo combined with stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, N.H.  NNECAPA Photo Library Located inside ...

  • Lucky Dog

    photo www.luckydogtavernandgrill.com/ The Lucky Dog Tavern & Grill is located in Plymouth, NH,  close to the White Mountains, Lakes Region, Ski Resorts, and snowmobile trails. We are the place in town to go! Our delicious food is offered in our family friendly restaurant upstairs and also in our casual, fun tavern ...

  • M&M Scoops

    Open daily 11:30a – 9:00p Photo www.facebook.com/MNMScoops/ A great place to stop for some fun, meet some interesting characters, and while you’re here you might as well try the amazing ice cream and yummy soups!! A classic ice cream parlor and soda-fountain with old-fashioned candy on historic Main Street of Plymouth. photo ...

  • Onions Pub & Restaurant

    From www.onionspub.com/about The Tilton Inn and Onions Pub and Restaurant are owned and operated by Kathy and Allan Powell, formerly of the town of St George in Bermuda. In Bermuda they owned and operated Wharf Tavern and Freddies Pub.  Anyone who may have traveled on the Majesty (Royal Majesty, NCL) ...

  • Rosa Flamingos

    Creative pizzas & sandwiches, plus gourmet mains, in cozy quarters with a large patio & cellar bar.

  • Rosie’s

    ENTER AS STRANGERS, LEAVE AS FRIENDS From their (truly entertaining) website: “Our fabulous staff will be happy to serve you a delicious breakfast, lunch and coffee with a side of love and humor. “Rosie’s Restaurant hatched on June 26, 1987 and 30 years and over 3 million eggs later, she is still happy ...

  • Six Burner Bistro

    “Six Burner Bistro is located in an 1850’s farmhouse on South Main Street in Plymouth, NH. The dining room consists of 3 small intimate rooms with a cozy gas fireplace in the main dining room. Our Pub is quant and friendly with high top tables and a large gas ...

  • Songbird

    Highly reviewed Chinese cuisine in a rustic New Hampshire setting. Friendly wait-staff and excellent food.

  • Thai Smile

    Thai Smile restaurant proudly offers authentic Thai cuisine and also other Asian cuisine such as Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese, produced by our great experienced chefs. We are a choice of a fine dining for vegetarian, meat and seafood lover with various kinds of healthy flavorful food in Plymouth, NH area. ...

  • The Common Man – Ashland

    From The Common Man website: The Common Man restaurant in Ashland, N.H. is our flagship location. Opened in 1971 by owner Alex Ray, the Common Man Ashland serves great American fare with flair! Prime rib, home made baked macaroni and cheese, and our famous crab cakes, voted Best of NH five ...

  • The Last Chair

    From their website: “The Last Chair offers a destination unlike any other. Showcasing a menu developed with respect for the handcrafted woodfired oven, and offering dishes that are uncomplicated, yet elevated, in an atmosphere that is casual, yet exceptionally special, guests can expect to want to stay a while. Enjoy a ...

  • The Main Street Station

    photo themainstreetstationnh.com BREAKFAST & LUNCH SERVED ALL DAY  The Main street Station, built in 1945, is a classic style diner located in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Located in downtown Plymouth across from Plymouth State University, The Main Street Station is the perfect place for a hearty breakfast or lunch in a unique ...

  • The Manor on Golden Pond

    photo www.manorongoldenpond.com/ The Manor is a beautiful, huge inn with a spectacular view of Squam Lake. Experience fine cuisine in the Van Horn dining room with relaxed, country-elegance. photo www.manorongoldenpond.com/

  • Town Docks

    Town Docks is the place to be in Meredith, N.H. during the summer, offering lake-side outdoor seating on Lake Winnipesaukee, free tie-ups to come by boat, and a sandy outdoor Tiki Bar where you can dig in your toes and relax by the water. New in 2018, we closed in our ...

  • Truant’s Taverne

    Truant’s Taverne has been a town staple for 40 years, catering to both locals and tourists to deliver delicious food and the best spirits! Join us daily at 11:30 for lunch or stop by later for drinks in our Varsity Room sports bar open until 12:45 pm.  Find the dining room ...

  • Tucker’s

    From their website: OUR STORY Our story is like so many others… we love what we do! We have been in this industry for years; it is our passion and our calling. We love starting each day seeing our customers’ friendly faces and having the opportunity to work alongside the greatest group ...

  • Walter’s Basin

    From the Walter’s Basin website: Dine lakeside in style. Like a hilltop hideaway, Walter’s Basin Restaurant sits beside the serene beauty of Little Squam Lake. Join us for the most beautiful view in all the lakes region of New Hampshire.

  • Woodstock Inn & Brewery

    From the Woodstock Inn & Brewery website: come hungry We’ve created a cozy home-style menu with a few adventurous twists! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available with indoor and outdoor (seasonal) options! Sample any of our beers, straight from the source at one of our four unique on-site pubs. ONE LOCATION FOUR EPIC PUBS The ...