A Culinary Staycation in NH

NH Lobster DinnerOne of the best things about living in southern New Hampshire is that this is the state where people from other states come to vacation. No need to travel far afield to enjoy relaxing at the beach, in the mountains, or on the lake. And one of the best parts of any getaway? The food! Even if you’re planning to stay close to home this summer, there’s no need to sacrifice the culinary benefits of being on vacation. We have a list of places to check out wherever your day trip or overnight takes you.


If you’re heading to the Seacoast:

Some of the best seafood restaurants in New England are located in the Hampton Beach area. Ron’s Landing is a favorite for oceanfront dining. For a more casual atmosphere and great takeout, The Beach Plum is a delicious standby well known for its lobster rolls.

Earth Eagle Brewings in Portsmouth is a great spot for those who love seeking out unique craft beers. The pub food is a bit upscale

Also in Portsmouth, Street offers flavors from around the world. Its international menu features empanadas, Korean fried chicken, falafel, and curry fries, to name just a few examples. There’s a kids’ menu, as well, for when the youngest members of your family might be feeling a little less adventurous.

In the White Mountains:

Don’t miss a chance to customize your own burger at Wicked Fresh Craft Burgers in North Conway.

Treat yourself to a fine dining experience in Littleton at Tim-Bir Alley. Fresh farm-to-table ingredients combine for a meal you won’t forget.

When the Lakes Region is calling your name:

Start your day with breakfast in Sanbornton at Heritage Farm Pancake House. It’s a family-owned working farm with a lot to see and do.

In Wolfeboro, Burnt Timber Brewing & Tavern is the place to go for local beer and a sandwich or nachos.

For true summertime, lakeside dining or just refreshments, head to Town Docks in Meredith. You can even get there by boat and use one of the restaurants free slips.

For the times when hiking in the Monadnock Region is how you spend your summer days:

There’s no better reward for burning off calories than ice cream from Kimball Farm in Jaffrey. They also serve up fresh seafood and burgers.

The Peterborough Diner is a staple of the region. Perfect for families to satisfy any appetite for breakfast, comfort food, and more.

Further west, in Keene, stop by Fritz for Belgian beers, fries and a variety of delicious fare.

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