Good Food Places in New Hampshire

From LibertyWin.org

We often get the question, "Where can I find great Mexican food in NH?", or "Where's the best BBQ place?".

There's lots of great food places in NH. Will the burritos be as good as your favorite burrito spot in San Diego? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ We'll let you be the judge. The places listed here were deemed good enough for someone to take the time to type an entry.

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Mac n Cheese

Mr Mac's

[1]

Chicken

Newfields Shell

https://www.zmenu.com/newfields-shell-newfields-online-menu/

Daves Hot Chicken

[2]

Daves has 3 branches in Nashua, Portsmouth and Manchester.

Farr's Famous Chicken

https://farrshamptonbeach.com/

Kennedy Fried Chicken

https://www.yelp.com/biz/kennedy-fried-chicken-manchester

The Chicken Connection

https://www.thechickenconnection.com/

They have a location in Plaistow

Steak

Buckley's Great Steaks

[3]

Tomahawk Tavern

[4]

Tuckaway Tavern

https://www.tuckaway.com/

BBQ

NH has some surprisingly good BBQ (for what little exists, remember it's New England), here are some ones to try:

Goody Cole's Smokehouse

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Website

Great BBQ. Some free staters say "the best", others disagree. But the one thing everyone agrees is "it's damn good".

Smokehaus

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No BBQ debate or conversation will be taken seriously unless Smokehaus is mentioned as a top contender. Their brisket is good -- really good. Be sure to check the board to the right of the cashier because they always have specials worth checking out. If you're lucky enough to be there when they're offering brisket chili, don't be dumb and not order it.

Traveling Texas Smoke Shop

Website

Rubbin Butts BBQ

Website

KC's Rib Shack

Website

Road Hawg BBQ

https://roadhawgbbq.com/

If their BBQ isn't to your liking you can't go wrong with their fried chicken.

Georgia's Northside

https://georgiasnorthside.com/home-1

Guerilla Grill

https://www.restaurantji.com/nh/keene/guerrilla-grill-/menu/

Diners

Puritan Backroom

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One of the oldest restaurants in New Hampshire, Puritan Backroom invented the fried chicken tender and mudslides. Many say it's got the best fried chicken tenders.

Red Arrow Diner

[5]

Chez Vachon

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French Canadian food. Huge portions for an affordable price. They have a banana bread French toast that is to die for.

99s

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You're not a Granite Stater until you've been to 99s. Hell, you're not a New Englander until you've been to 99s. The steak tips are good.

Roundabout Diner

[6]

Seafood

Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe

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Weathervane

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Surf

[7]

Row 34

[8]

Rye Harbor Lobster Pound

https://www.facebook.com/ryeharborlobsterpound/

Burgers

Wild Willy's Burgers

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This burger place offers burgers, angus burgers, and fancy bison burgers. They also do frappes (New England term for "milkshake").

Lexie's - Peace Love Burgers

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Pizza

FYI, any establishment with "House of Pizza" in it's name is cooked in a Greek style in a shallow pan with a focaccia bread crust.

Tilton House of Pizza

[9]

This is a good place to go if you like really stringy mozzarella. Their fried haddock, chicken fingers and spicy fries are also well liked by locals. Their sweet potato fries will change your opinion of sweet potato fries.

Elm House of Pizza

http://www.elmhop.com/

Wilton House of Pizza

https://www.wiltonhouseofpizza.com/

Wakefield House of Pizza

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Located in downtown Wakefield, this place may not look impressive but their pizza will knock your socks off.

Annula's Pizza & Deli

https://annulasnh.com/

Clemento's Pizzeria & Brew

https://www.clementospizzeria.com/

Big Ben Pizzeria

https://www.bigbenpizzanh.com/

Alley Cat Pizzeria

https://alleycatpizzerianh.com/

Nik and Charlies

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Located in Greenland, Nik & Charlie's passes the grease test when it comes to high-quality pizza.

G & P Pizzeria

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Located in Chester, G & P Pizzeria's alfredo sauce is basically boiled cream but their pizzas are great and the maple pizza is decadent and amazing.

Plus when King Sununu told all the restaurants to contact trace G&P dug out some kids old stained spiral notebook and told their customers "sign it or don't, we don't care".

Ramunto's Brick Oven Pizza

[10]

Luigi's West End Pizzeria

[11]

White Lake Pizza

[12]

Pizza Barn

[13]

They also have homemade ice cream.

Crush Pizza

[14]

Little Zoe's Pizza

https://littlezoes.com/

Flatbread Company

https://flatbreadcompany.com/

Paisano's

https://paisanosnh.com/

OakCraft Pizza

https://www.oakcraftpizza.com/

Tavern and Bar Food

The Oak House

Website

Savannah Kitchen

https://savannahkitchennewmarket.com/

Industry East

[15]

Portsmouth Gas Light Co.

[16]

Greek

The Gyro Spot

https://www.thegyrospot.com/menus

Italian

Tuscan Market

[17]

Mike's Italian Kitchen

[18]

Lui Lui

[19]

Gusto Italiano Market

https://www.gustoitalianomarket.net/

Mexican

"Wait, NH has good Mexican food?!", you gasp. Yes, it's true. Check out these spots for your Mexican food fix:

Vida Cantina

Vida Cantina

Margarita's

https://www.margs.com/newhampshire

Begy's Taqueria

http://orderbegystaqueria.com/

California Burritos

https://californiaburritosnh.com/

Puerto Rican

Cafe El Camino

http://www.cafeelcamino.com/

Pan Caribbean

Since a lot of Carribean cuisines tend to have similar range of foods we'll just make it it's own category (similar range of African and Indian influences). Anything from Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, Barbados, Saint Vincent etc will go here. (Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and just food with origins from Latino countries will go in it's own category)

Yahso Jamaican Grille

https://yahsojamaicangrille.com/

Indian Food

Himalayan Curry House

https://himalayancurrynh.com/

Taj India in Manchester

https://tajindia.co/

Himalayas General Store

https://www.facebook.com/himalayasgeneralstore/

They accept Goldbacks

Asian Cuisine

This will crisscross over various different East and Southeast Asian cuisines that people *tend* to serve together. (Yes, we are aware that Asia is bigger than that, no we don't care)

Saigon Market

https://saigonasianmarket.business.site/

Lanna Asian Market

https://www.lannaasianmarket.com/

Nikki's Banh Mi

https://nikkisbanhmi.com/

Buba's Pho

https://www.bubanoodle.com/

Golden Tao

https://www.goldentaonh.com/

Zhong's Restaurant

http://zhongsrestaurant.com/

They have really good turnip cakes and scallion pancakes.

Gorham Dynasty Buffet

https://www.gorhamdynastybuffet.com/

North Garden

https://www.northgardenrestaurant.com/

Euphoria Gourmet Vietnam

https://euphoriagourmetvietnam.com/

Kisaki Japanese Cuisine

https://kisakisushi.com/

Yama - Young's Restaurant

http://www.youngsmenu.com/

Saigon Tokyo Restaurant

https://www.saigondovernh.com/

Yokohama Restaurant

https://www.zmenu.com/yokohama-restaurant-gorham-online-menu/

Thai Food Connection

https://www.thaifoodconnection.com/

Bali Sate House

https://www.balisatehouse.com/

Ice Cream

People in NH love ice cream. Makes total sense considering it's freezing and snpowng half the year.

RoseLynn Ice Cream

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If you are into ice-cream, Roselynn in Epping makes their own, and were very vocal against snusnu for the lockdowns, even snubbing them and taking donations for their free breakfasts. Freshly made bread and muffins also

Vegetarian & Vegan

The Green Beautiful

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Restaurant offering a breakfast & lunch comfort food menu. Dishes include a breakfast hash, seitan steak, mac cheese, bagels, and more. Open Mon 7:00am-5:00pm, Wed-Sun 7:00am-5:00pm. Closed Tue. Kitchen closes at 3pm.

The Green Elephant

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Facebook

Serves Pan Asian vegetarian (and vegan) cuisine in a bright space with plenty of seating. Open Wed 11:30am-10:00pm, Thu-Sat 11:30am-1:00am, Sun 11:30am-9:30pm.

The Friendly Toast

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Facebook

Bedford Location: 125 S River Rd, Bedford, New Hampshire, USA, (603) 836-6238

Portsmouth Location: 113 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, (603) 430-2154

Serves meat, vegan options available. New England group of diner-style restaurants with bar. Offers all-day breakfast and marked vegan options, including vegan mac n cheese, pancakes, tofu scramble, breakfast burrito, veggie burger, and the impossible burger. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-9:00pm.

Fine Dining/Gourmet

Cotton

http://www.cottonfood.com/

Hanover Street Chophouse

https://hanoverstreetchophouse.com/

Campo Enoteca

https://campoenoteca.com/

The Birch on Elm

https://www.thebirchonelm.com/

The Foundry

http://www.foundrynh.com/

Moxy

Website

Black Trumpet

Website

North End Bistro

https://www.facebook.com/NorthEndBistro/