Our Favorite North Conway Restaurants
OK, we’ve all done it.
Drive into a town that you don’t know anything about and whip into a chain restaurant because you know the food won’t be terrific but it will be consistent.
Fear not! According to TripAdvisor, there are 88 restaurants in North Conway, NH!
There is a balance of chain and locally owned restaurants. Personally, I wish there were only a smattering of chain restaurants and about 83 locally owned businesses!
Many of our locally owned restaurants are members of a very active restaurateur group called “Valley Originals”. Any restaurant with a yellow flag sporting a plate and a fork waving proudly is a member of this group.
I know most of the Valley Original restaurant owners and can attest to the fact that they are committed to their restaurants, serve up insanely great food and are active and philanthropic in this wonderful community.
Show your love for small businesses and locally owned North Conway restaurants and consider eating local rather than fast food or chain restaurants!
BREAK THE CHAIN - EAT AT A VALLEY ORIGINAL
In no particular order I'll describe my 7 favorite, go-to North Conway restaurants where I know I'll get consistently good food, good service, a clean and crisp atmosphere and at a good price!
Located in North Conway just north of the Village area at 3465 White Mountain Hwy. Phone them up for take out orders at (603) 733-5955
This Irish tavern is is chef-owned-and-operated by Seammus McGrath.
Seammus (pronounced shA-mus) has a long history of making great food in the Mt Washington Valley.
For years he worked at several of the White Mountain's most popular restaurants and evidently, he took great notes not only of recipes but on running a successful business!
In 2011, Seammus took advantage of an opportunity to fulfill a dream and opened McGrath’s Tavern. Frequently, you will find family members working at the tavern and all will welcome you with warm hospitality!
Wild and Changing Menu!
There’s something on the menu for everyone. Seammus' signatures menu items include pistachio crusted salmon, port penne pasta and Seammus’ legendary pot roast (some have driven 3 hours for this alone).
Have a food allergy? Vegetarian? Gluten Free? Ask to speak to Seammus and he'll make sure your needs are met with the tastiest creations!
Like burgers? McGrath’s burgers were voted “Top 10 Ski Town Burgers” by Boston.com and “Viewers’ Choice Award” for burgers by WMUR TV!
Enjoy an appetizer like sesame crusted scallops, spicy asian wings, calamari or reuben skins, complimented by an ice cold local brew or a perfectly poured Guinness.
Their kids menu is sure to please the little ones*.
*Note: Not a reference to leprechauns. Leprechauns are notoriously hard to please, though a few have been known to crack a smile in McGrath’s.
Seating options for everyone:
Enjoy dinner with the family or in groups. They have a casual main dining room and an intimate fireplace dining room.
Irish Pub and Sports Tavern
One of the coolest spots in the White Mountains. Lean up to the granite bar or settle in at a high top table surrounded by exquisitely crafted stone and woodwork. Watch your favorite sports on several large screen HD TVs and dance the night away to live music on select nights.
Ahhh… dining with a view! The only thing better than great food, great drinks and great friends is enjoying them all in the fresh mountain air with views of Mt Washington. Enjoy the spectacular light show put on by the setting sun as it sinks behind the Moat Mountains and Cathedral Ledge. (open in-season)
Fun! - McGrath’s knows how to party!
Dance to the region’s hottest music acts at this North Conway restaurant every Thursday and on Saturdays during ski season.
Is it a holiday? Then there’s a party at McGrath’s!
McGrath’s is famous for its Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course St Patricks Day bashes. Pajama parties, toga parties and more!
If you try them out... please tell them Four Seasons Lodge sent you. You'll get a special surprise!
Of the North Conway restaurants, Stonehurst Manor is the most elegant for sure! The setting is very Victorian yet you can dine there in casual ski attire if you want. If you're looking to eat out in North Conway, consider Stonehurst Manor!
For the foodies out there, their menu combines tradition with new and inventive tastes. They strive to use fresh, local ingredients when available in their Italian dishes. The pasta is fresh and made on-site.
Every meal is complete with artisan sourdough bread which is prepared daily and wood-fire baked. Trust me, you'll be ordering a second basket of bread!
Stonehurst Manor's 4 Dining Room Options
Stonehurst Manor has four dining rooms including summer dining on the screened veranda, the fire placed library lounge, the maritini lounge and the main dining room. Their fine dining rooms have a casual atmosphere and include a variety of menu items ranging from Prime Rib to wood fired pizzas.
The fire placed library lounge is a very unique setting where you can have drinks or a light meal. The cozy and intimate setting is perfect for those late night meals.
They offer a two-for-one dinner night on Thursday's during Non-holiday weeks. Buy two entrees off a a special menu and the total for both is $28! It's a great deal for wonderful food!
Please don't be shy about food allergies at Stonehurst. They are very careful and accommodating to your needs.
Keep them in mind for breakfast too! Their Raisin Cranberry French Toast and Hunter's Hash is to die for! It feels so special to enjoy breakfast in a such a special place...
Stonehurst Manor is located at 3351 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03860. Reservations are encouraged (necessary for Thursday 2 for 1 specials) and you can call them at 603.356.3113
This wonderful cafe is one of the best breakfast restaurants in North Conway Village!
Walk up a few steps and enter the land of organic, local and inventive menu items at reasonable prices!
Breakfast - No problem if you want to sleep late because breakfast is served all day at the Stairway Cafe!
Their mouth watering breakfasts are the perfect way to start the day, even if you start your day in the PM!
No need to worry if you have any food sensitivities. They will do their best to accommodate your specific requests, too.
Full Breakfast Menu
Lunch - Delicious Sandwiches and Specials!You will remember our sandwiches for their generous portions of ingredients and the beautiful presentation of each dish! Take a look at some of the new entrees!
Full Lunch Menu
The owners are Catharine & Alexis Newcomb and they run the cafe as a family business. Mother and daughter love North Conway, cooking and experimenting with food, chatting with customers and having a fun time with locals who frequent their restaurant.
The Stairway Cafe is clearly "Steps Above The Rest"!
The owners describe their menu as:
Here's a review taken from TripAdvisor's reviews of Stairway Cafe and restaurants in North Conway. Stairway Cafe is rated 4.5 stars out of 5!
“Cozy, hearty breakfast and lunch menu!”This place is fantastic: hearty american lunch and breakfast menu with seasonal and home made ingredients (game sausages are absolutely amazing, as are vegetarian baked beans). Service is fantastic, decor is homey/knick knacks and has a deck.Stairway Cafe is located at 2649 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH.
Please phone them at 603.356.5200 for take-out orders and they are open 7 AM until 3 PM daily.
Red Fox Bar & Grille
The Red Fox has been through a lot in the past many years! The were located in a much smaller building in Jackson and when their business grew to epic proportions, they built this new and beautiful new restaurant.
A faithful clientele followed them to their new venue and the vacationers did too! Everything was going peachy until a nasty kitchen fire put them out of commission for months!
Once again, they rebuilt and reopened and whalla... they came. In droves.
The food is great, the prices are reasonable, they are kid friendly, they are verrrry food allergy friendly (they are featured on my blog entitled, "You're Allergic To What?"
Four Dining Rooms
Complete with 4 dining rooms, the Red Fox Bar and Grille offers a wide variety of dining atmospheres.
Each dining room has its' own unique design and style:
I have to admit I've never had a bad meal at Red Fox and out of all the restaurants in North Conway I've eaten, I like their wood fired pizza the BEST!
Gluten Free? NO problem... they will prepare a pizza for you with the delicious gluten free crust from Peace of Mind Baking Company!
Red Fox Pub and Grille is located in the beautiful Town of Jackson, right near the famous Jackson Covered Bridge. Located on Route 16 just 1.5 miles north of Storyland on the right.
Served Sundays: 7:30am – 1:00pmOnly $8.99. Children 4 years and under $3.99
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST MENU!
Red Fox Bar & Grille is located at 49 Route 16 in Jackson, NH.
Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week!
Monday through Friday the open at 4pm serving a full menu.
Saturday they open at 12pm and Sunday they open for their Famous Breakfast Buffet from 7:30am-1pm, followed with our full menu at 12pm.
Almost There - Great Restaurant - Great Staff!
Keep your eye out for the sign when you're headed to North Conway! It's on the left hand side of the road just before you enter Conway. You'll be glad you did!
Step inside and take a step back into the yesteryear of the North Conway Village feel. It's an old fashioned, hometown bar with great food.
I've sampled almost everything on the menu and had many of their daily specials too and I can attest that even though it's located in Albany, it's one of the best restaurants in the North Conway area!
They specialize in pub style food and man oh man do they deliver! This is no fashionista hot spot but what it lacks in atmosphere, it makes up for it in hot, fast, delicious food!
Tell Cowboy at the bar that Teena says hi. He just might have a joke or two for you...
Almost There is located at 1287 NH-16, Albany, NH 03818 and their phone number is 603.447.2325.
Delaney's is a tradition in the Valley for locals and visitors alike, for great food, drinks and fun times since 1994! Delaney's Hole In The Wall is also a family owned and operated restaurant. Anytime you stop by you're sure to see either Dick Delaney or or Mary Ellen Delaney.
The entire Delaney's team describe themselves as the Hole in the Wall Gang, which is made up of a bunch of creative bandits who round up the finest and freshest local ingredients to provide you with a delicious meal.
Delaney's uses the freshest organic and locally grown ingredients available! Whenever possible, they support local farmers, artisans and businesses to provide you with the best experience possible!
We are proud to offer our customers organic ingredients whenever possible, and as always, we are so proud to serve you our Delaney's family recipes!
Every item on their menu is made from scratch and menu items are one-of-a-kind Delaney family recipes. If you happen to be there on delivery day, keep your eye out for boxes of prepared and frozen food items... you won't see any!
Which leads me right to food allergies! If there is anything you are allergic to or don't like, tell your server! They'd be happy to add or leave out anything from your meal to make it more enjoyable for you!
Check out their Gluten Free menu
They have a pretty extensive gluten free menu for gluten intolerant guests. Please be aware that their kitchen is not gluten free and cross contamination may be possible. They do their best to serve your needs but make no guarantees to 100% gluten free.
Master Chef Steve Chen has created wonderful sushi dishes and made-to-order rolls for the past 8 years! They even won "Viewer's Choice Sushi in New Hampshire" in 2014
Check out their Sushi menu
Kids are always welcome at Delaney's too! Every table is covered in brown paper and there are plenty of crayons available for doodling while your delicious meal is being prepared.
You can find Delaney's Hole In The Wall Restaurant at 2966 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, New Hampshire 03860. Please phone in advance for take-out orders. 603.356.777
Ledgeview Grille at North Conway Country Club
Ledgeview Grille is my favorite place to unwind in the entire Mount Washington Valley! The deck has the BEST view of any North Conway restaurant and is the locals favorite spot to relax, enjoy the view and have a bite to eat or sample one of their local brews!
The Ledgeview Grille is located on the second floor of the North Conway Country Clubhouse. The menu is typical pub style offerings. Prices are low, service is great and the view cannot be beat!
Dynamic views of the Moat Mountain Range, Mt. Washington’s snowy cap and the Golf Course enhance our Guest’s dining pleasure from both the dining room and deck.
The grille is open daily for breakfast and lunch plus you can enjoy an adult beverage until 7 PM. The Ledgeview Grille’ staff often hears customers remark that the NCCC serves the “Best Breakfast in the Valley”.
Offering a wide selection of food and beverage options, the menu is reasonably priced. Why not join us for a snack and a cocktail while you discuss the joys and challenges of playing golf at the Club?
The North Conway Country Club has a phenomenal staff! From our cooks, who prepare the best in tasty food choices to our wait-staff and bartenders who look forward to serving you, our goal is to assure you have an excellent dining experience at the Club.
Separate seating may be arranged for small groups and, with reservations, a private room is available for breakfast and luncheon meetings.
Ledgeview Grille at North Conway Country Club is located at 76 Norcross Circle, North Conway, NH
Phone them for hours of operation at 603.356.9391
If you have any questions about these or other North Conway restaurants please don't hesitate to phone me at 603.662.5391 or email Teena@FourSeasonsLodge.com
We are locals and know the ins and outs of North Conway.