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You don’t have to go far to find excellent restaurants in North Conway NH. This small town in the White Mountains is one of the most popular destinations in the Granite State, and you’ll find plenty of eateries for every kind of traveler!
Whether you’re in North Conway in the fall for leaf-peeping along the Kancamagus Highway, in the summer for hiking the Appalachian Trail, or in the winter for skiing Cranmore Mountain, you’ll find your new favorite New Hampshire restaurant in this list. That goes for mountaineers needing to fuel up, picky kids who only like chicken fingers, and honeymooners looking for a romantic and quiet meal.
These are some of our favorite restaurants in North Conway NH, one of the best dining destinations in the state, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
This post was most recently updated in May 2023.
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Moat Mountain Smokehouse & Brewing Co.
3378 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH // (603) 356-6381
There are a lot of top-notch spots to stop in for a bite or a beverage along White Mountain Highway — however, Moat Mountain Smokehouse is one that can’t be missed. You’ll find a delicious menu awaits you, one that is full of dishes smoked on site like Texas-style brisket and Carolina-style pulled pork. There’s also pizza and burgers to choose from, as well as gluten-free and vegan options — so everyone can get their favorite things.
A Moat Mountain meal isn’t complete without a beer to sip, and we consider it one of the best breweries in New Hampshire. Fortunately, this brewing company has quite the selection, including those on the regular rotation, like the Boneshaker Brown Ale, and seasonal delights like the Clockwork Mandarina. The beer sampler is the biggest one we’ve seen in New Hampshire, with eight different beers in a single flight!
What to get at Moat Mountain: If you’re a meat and potatoes type of person, then the combo platter, which features pulled pork and chicken, as well as BBQ brisket, is the definite way to go. The New England-style hush puppies are also a fan favorite, and the Thai peanut chili is a great option for vegetarians and vegans alike. We at New Hampshire Way love to drop in for a bowl of Texas chili at Moat Mountain, even when it isn’t time for dinner.
Table & Tonic
3358 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH // (603) 356-6068
Just next to Moat Mountain is a great place for anyone on the hunt for a good deli or farm-to-table experience. Table & Tonic is the cafe inside of the Local Grocer, and they offer excellent food, including lots of plant-based products, made from the freshest ingredients. Plus most of the produce is organic and natural, and much of the food is locally sourced within New England.
Table & Tonic is a casual dining experience perfect for anyone looking for a quick and healthy meal. The menu has something for everyone, but they are an especially good option if you’re a vegetarian or vegan. They also offer bakery items, espresso drinks, and fresh pressed juice as well.
What to get at Table & Tonic: Their menu varies, but the morning options, like breakfast sandwiches, wraps, and burritos are all delicious and always a hit. The build-your-own-farm-salad is a great option for lunch or dinner if you really want to taste the freshness of the ingredients too.
Vito Marcello’s Italian Bistro
45 Seavey St, North Conway, NH // (603) 356-7000
If you’re craving al dente pasta while you’re in the White Mountains, Vito Marcello’s Italian Bistro can’t be beat. This restaurant is charming and offers a great atmosphere while enjoying the surroundings. When weather permits, you can dine outdoors on a delightful patio area and take in the mountain backdrop.
This is a local favorite and reservations are recommended. It’s the perfect place for a romantic dinner with a scenic view, though it’s not an ideal spot if your party has a lot of people. However, if you’re exhausted from a long day of climbing mountains and just want to go back to your North Conway hotel, takeout is always an option.
What to get at Vito Marcello’s: Italian classics like veal parmigiana and chicken Florentine are this restaurant’s specialty. Kids can enjoy the cheese ravioli, and the fettuccine primavera is a top pick for vegetarians.
May Kelly’s Cottage
3002 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH // (603) 356-7005
The eye-catching yellow exterior of this Irish Bar may be what draws you in at first, but you’ll stay for the warm and tasty pub food. The menu items are part of authentic Irish cuisine, but the ingredients they are made with are all local to New Hampshire, giving each dish an authentic taste and fresh flavor. What could be better after a day of hiking or skiing?
Perhaps even better than the food is the inviting atmosphere. With a dedication to upholding traditions like Sunday Afternoon Seisiúns where musicians come and play, you’ll find that a trip to May Kelly’s won’t soon be forgotten.
What to get at May Kelly’s: The traditional shepherd’s pie is a must for any lover of Irish food, but for a fun twist on familiar flavors, try the Gaelic pizza that is made with mashed potatoes. There are also burgers for kids to enjoy and a grilled portabella sandwich for vegetarians.
Delaney’s Hole in the Wall
2966 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH // (603) 356-7776
Anything but an actual hole in the wall, Delaney’s good food in a cute tavern setting. Those searching for a casual bite or to catch a sports game on TV will enjoy this restaurant.
The Cranmore dining room at Delaney’s is dedicated to celebrating the White Mountains’ ski history. Vintage skis and pictures line the walls, adding a coziness to the pleasant atmosphere.
The menu is decorated with American classics made from family recipes, like New England clam chowder and shrimp po’ boys. However, there’s a separate fresh sushi menu for anyone looking for Japanese fare.
What to get at Delaney’s: Sports bar classics like wings are done to perfection at Delaney’s. Lovers of Asian cuisine should try the spicy tuna crunch roll, and vegetarians will enjoy the black bean quinoa burger.
6 Mountain Valley Blvd, North Conway, NH // (603) 733-5550
The best Mexican Restaurant in the North Conway area is also one of the most beloved restaurants in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The exterior is easy to dismiss as it blends in and may even be mistaken for a chain restaurant, but Fiesta Jalisco is one of a kind.
This is the place to go if you’re looking for authentic cuisine and premium beers from Mexico. They also have delicious margaritas and a festive environment, so it’s a great spot for group outings or family celebrations.
Most diners can find something to enjoy on the menu, as it has a broad appeal. However, if food allergies or dietary constraints are a concern, they offer great service and will happily accommodate special requests.
What to get at Fiesta Jalisco: Nachos Supremos are a crowd pleaser, and great to share. There are also plenty of vegetarian options, but the quesadilla Jalisco is one of the best, filled with lots of fresh veggies. If everything looks good, then your best bet is to get the dinner special sampler plate, so you can try a bit of everything from chalupas to enchiladas.
Ledges Restaurant at the White Mountain Hotel
87 Fairway Dr, North Conway, NH // (603) 356-7100
Ledges Restaurant is one of the best places for fine dining in the Mt. Washington Valley, and our top choice for where to celebrate a special occasion in North Conway. The main dining room features windows that offer perfect scenic views of the White Mountains and the natural beauty of New Hampshire.
Breakfast is reserved for hotel guests, but Sunday brunch, as well as daily lunch and dinner are open to the public, though reservations are advised. The menus feature delightful New England cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood, celebrating local favorites like lobster mac n’ cheese.
This is the perfect place for special occasion dinners, like anniversaries and celebrations, because the combination of the upscale environment and world-class dishes make any dinner feel special. You also won’t want to miss Friday Night Seafood Fest, which offers a seasonal menu of fresh seafood classics.
What to get at Ledges Restaurant: Seafood is what Ledges Restaurant does best, so try the jumbo lump crab cakes or Togarashi ahi tuna. Those looking for something with ingredients from land might enjoy the grilled filet mignon.
2760 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH // (603) 356-4470
Flatbread Company is a local chain that delivers delicious pizzas to satisfy every eater. They’re also a community favorite here in North Conway, not just because of their good food, but also because they source as much as possible from local producers. We also love this spot for vegans and gluten-free diners.
The meats used are all free-range and the produce is organic, so everything tastes fresh and delicious. However, you’ll enjoy your flatbreads most because they are made traditionally in clay ovens, which add to the ambiance of the rustic restaurant with an open floor plan.
What to get at Flatbread Company: Locals love the pesto margarita flatbread, with traditional pizza flavors plus the addition of spinach and basil pesto on top. Looking for something offbeat? Mopsy’s Kalua Pork Pie is a great choice for anyone who loves pineapple on pizza or wants to try homemade Mango BBQ sauce. Nearly everything on the menu can be made gluten-free as well.
2506 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH // (603) 356-5860
Peach’s Restaurant is one of the standout spots on White Mountain Highway, the main street in North Conway. Peach’s is the place you come for breakfast, lunch, or brunch, made with delicious home-cooked love!
The cute spot offers an all-day menu with breakfast favorites like Eggs Benedict and French toast sold at a very reasonable price. The service here is great, and you’ll be treated like a member of the extended family. Diners will be able to relax and enjoy the warm, comforting atmosphere while they try homemade pastries and baked goods.
What to get at Peach’s: The “Your Favorite” is a delightful take on corned beef hash, and the Lobster Benedict is a unique and delicious option for any seafood fan. Those looking for something on the sweeter side will enjoy the apple cinnamon crepes with walnuts.
Muddy Moose Restaurant
2344 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH // (603) 356-7696
Muddy Moose Restaurant might be the coziest spot in North Conway. Part of that is because of the giant fireplace in the dining room, but it’s also due to the fact that this is a great spot with friendly staff and a warm wilderness-themed atmosphere.
The restaurant is reminiscent of a lodge with an unpainted wooden interior and moose heads hanging on the walls. Their menu offers a hearty array of American classics. You can find typical pub fare like nachos and onion rings, alongside pastas and NY Strip steak, all of which is sure to delight.
What to get at Muddy Moose: The Buffalo Burger is one of the tastiest dishes on the menu, though Fred’s Baked Haddock and the Muddy Moose Rack of Ribs stand out as well. Vegetarians can try the Moosini Vegetini pasta dish, and kids will love the Hot Diggity Dog & Fries.
27 Seavey St, North Conway, NH // (603) 730-5318
If you’re passing through the Mount Washington Valley and want the best breakfast, brunch, or lunch around, look no further than 27 North. They’ve won awards for their breakfast, and it’s not hard to see why. Step in for the fine dining from morning until 2:30 PM.
Their menu offers takes on American favorites, but each with a twist (as well as a fun name and a bit of humor!) From the Balboa, a skillet meal with shaved ribeye that comes with everything, including cheese whiz, to the homemade hash found in the St. Patty, each dish is divine.
What to get at 27 North: If you have a sweet tooth, go with the Waffle Charcuterie. The Mac Muffin is great for lovers of classics like sausage, egg, and American cheese. If you’re particular, you might also enjoy building your own omelette, so you can make it your own.
The Wild Rose Restaurant at Stonehurst Manor
Stonehurst Manor, 3351 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH // (603) 356-3113
A romantic trip to the North Conway area wouldn’t be complete without visiting the historic building that is beautiful Stonehurst Manor. This 19th century hotel offers a luxury resort experience, and best of all, one of the best places for fine dining.
The service is phenomenal, friendly, and attentive, and the stunning mountain views can’t be beat. There are four dining rooms, so parties of all sizes can be accommodated, and even pets can join on the gorgeous patio.
Best of all is the menu, which features a scrumptious blend of French, Italian, and New England cuisines. Everything from pizza to New England-style clam chowder to Provencal bouillabaisse can be found on this menu, and all of it is delicious.
What to get at the Wild Rose: If you’re here for a splurge, you can’t go wrong with the baked stuffed twin lobster tails. The pork osso buco is another favorite dish among guests, and the apple fig baked brie makes a lovely appetizer.
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