Dinner on the Water

Every dinner is a special occasion in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

Dinner restaurants in the NH Lakes Region

From bistros to banquet halls to BBQ’s… Dinner restaurants in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire have a wide variety of dinner options to choose from. Whether it be causal family fun or gourmet fine dining, the Lakes Region Tourism Association is here to help you find your next favorite restaurant!  No matter where you are staying, we’ll help you find the top dinner restaurants picks in Meredith, Center Harbor, Ashland, Plymouth, Laconia, Tilton, Weirs Beach, Holderness or Wolfeboro!  There is a tasty surprise around every beautiful lakeside turn.


Akwa Marina Beach Bar - Laconia

Lake Winnipesaukee lakeside gazebo beach bar and restaurant; large post and beam pavilion the Arona Boat Bar is a must see.  Weddings under the tent for 2 to 250 people; After party at the Gazebo.  Come by car, boat, PWC or by Foot!

95 Centenary Avenue
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246


Broken Spoke Saloon & Museum - Laconia

NOW OPEN YEAR ROUND! We have everything from live music and friendly staff to GREAT FOOD and GREAT DRINKS!  Specials every day. Swing in and check us out. Open for Lunch and Dinner daily. 

1072 Watson Road
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246


Café Lafayette Dinner Train - North Woodstock

Nestled on the western slopes of the White Mountains, the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train is one of the area’s premier destinations.The beautifully restored railcars are a truly unique way to experience this beautiful region, while indulging in a distinctive culinary experience. The two-hour, 20 mile round trip train ride takes you south from North Woodstock, through the woods, along the river, past the Jack-O-Lantern Golf course in Thornton and returns on the same track. Indulge your senses with this most memorable dining experience – family owned and operated, Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train. All aboard!  

3 Crossing at Riverplace
North Woodstock, New Hampshire 03262


Camp at the Chase House Inn - Meredith

Welcome to our version of a real New England Camp – fieldstone fireplace, screen door and all! Try Fried Green Tomatoes, Pan-Fried Crabcakes, Campfire Steak & Smores for dessert! (Dinner nightly.) Open Year-round. Inside the Chase House at Mill Falls.

300 Daniel Webster Highway
Meredith, NH 03253


CANOE -A Restaurant and Tavern - Center Harbor

Enjoy porch dining, valet shuttle service from CH town docks, on and off premises catering, private function rooms at CANOE Restaurant. Sit back, Relax, and Enjoy! Open Year-round.

232 Whittier Hwy
Center Harbor, NH 03226


Cielito Mexican Restaurant - Bristol

Come into Cielito Mexican Restaurant today for an authentic Mexican meal, cooked to perfection! From our burritos and tacos, to our quesadillas and table-side homemade guacamole, stop by our restaurant for lunch or dinner in BRISTOL, NH for a fantastic dining experience today!  Open Daily at 11am.


50 S. Main Street
Bristol, New Hampshire 03222


Common Man (The) - Ashland

Since 1971, we’ve been serving great American dinners in our brick home on Main Street in Ashland. Enjoy fresh seafood and salads, hearty steaks, and seasonal and nightly specials. (Lunch & dinner daily.) Open Year-round.

60 Main Street
Ashland, NH 03217


Corner House Inn - Center Sandwich

Located in one of NH’s most picturesque villages, the Corner House Inn has been serving up a slice of New England hospitality over 150 years. Serving Dinner & Sunday Brunch year ’round and Lunch June through October.

22 Main St. Center Sandwich
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
603-284-6219, FAX: 603-284-6220


Crazy Gringo - Weirs Beach

Mexican and American favorites served at Crazy Gringo with the best Margaritas in the Lakes Region. 2018/2019 Winter Hours: Opens at 11:30am. Closed Tuesdays 

306 Lakeside Ave
Weirs Beach, NH 03247


Dexter’s Inn – Restaurant - Sunapee

Come join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at a beautiful & friendly country resort inn near Mount Sunapee. Panoramic views of Mount Kearsarge, Mount Sunapee and the surrounding countryside. Catering available.

258 Stagecoach Rd.
Sunapee, NH 03782
603-763-5571, 800-232-5571


Dive-NH, The -

Lake Winnipesaukee’s newest floating 2,400 square foot bar & grill and entertainment hot spot opening Summer 2018!  Two-level bar and quick order food venue. Come enjoy great food, ice-cream, drinks and a fun atmosphere with TV’s and music while we are anchored at one of the lake’s popular sand bars.  Or you can use our mobile app or website to order food ahead of time from wherever you are on the lake!  We’ll text you when order is ready and you pick up at the first-of-its-kind boat drive through window…no need to anchor or find dock space!  Private group charters for corporate outings, special events and weddings are also available. 

Ellacoya Barn & Grill - Gilford

Ellacoya Barn & Grill’s food, service and ambiance are unmatched in the region. Winnipesaukee’s hottest new restaurant. 7 days a week 11:30am til close. Featuring steaks, chicken, pasta, seafood and more. New event space for up to 65 people.

2667 Lakeshore Road
Gilford, NH 03249


Faro Express - Laconia

Sister business to the Lakes Region’s popular Faro Italian Grille at Weirs Beach, Faro Express features the same high quality ingredients & made-to-order Italian dishes as Faro Italian Grille but without the wait and at a lower cost. Fast, fresh Italian cuisine including pizza, pasta, subs, salads & more! Our “fast-casual” business model allows us to serve delicious authentic Italian dishes to diners in just minutes.  Dine in, take out or have your order delivered right to your door (within 5 miles of restaurant; does not include the islands). Open Tuesday-Saturday 11:30-8:00pm Year-Round.  “It isn’t fast food, rather it’s good food, fast.”

1135 Union Avenue
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246


Faro Italian Grille - Laconia

Owners Richard and Michael Ray, who grew up in the North End of Boston, channeled their passion for Italian food into Faro Italian Grille.  The menu features genuine Italian cuisine based on recipes from their grandmother, who grew up in Italy. In addition to offering amazing cuisine in a modern Italian atmosphere, Faro also offers an extensive wine list which includes over 30 wines from Italy, California, South America and New Zealand.  Sunday Brunch also offered.  Catering Private Events Available.  Located in Weirs Beach, NH.  Open Year-Round.  HOURS: Mon & Tues closed.  Wed-Thurs 4-9pm; Fri-Sat 4-10pm; Sun 10:30am-2pm/4pm-9pm

70 Endicott Street, N
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246


Foster’s Boiler Room - Plymouth

Traditional chop house menu with an unmistakable Common Man touch. The open, exhibition kitchen adds to the general ambience of our elegant dining room. Join us for dinner Sunday – Thursday from 5 PM until 9 PM, and Saturdays from 5 PM until 9:30 PM. We offer a wonderful Brunch Buffet on Sundays from 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM. Open Year-round.

At The Common Man Inn & Spa, 231 Main Street, Exit 26 off I-93
Plymouth, NH 03264


Fratello’s Italian Grille - Laconia

Great Italian cuisine, superb atmosphere, and the best value in the Lakes Region. Come on, Enjoy Life! Beef, seafood & all your Italian favorites.  Wood-fired Brick Oven pizza, great kids menu.  Live piano in the dining room from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays   Live entertainment in the lounge Friday nights 6:30 – 10:00  799 Union Avenue, Laconia, 155 Dow Street, Manchester and 194 Main Street, Nashua

799 Union Avenue
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246


Friendly’s - Laconia

Founded on ice-cream, built around families for the past 82 years.  From apps to pancake stacks, hot lunches and dinners to hot fudge sundaes, Friendly’s has just the thing for you. 

1160 Union Avenue
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246


Garwoods Restaurant & Pub - Wolfeboro

Overlooking Wolfeboro Bay with boat access, enjoy a great meal with spectacular views!  Raw bar, great sandwiches, pasta, seafood and classic entrees will make this a dining experience to remember.

6 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894


George’s Diner - Meredith

Just Good Food!  George’s Diner basic philosophy is that fresh and simple ingredients make the best meals possible. Whether it be our made to order breakfasts, quick turn around lunch specials or our more leisurely dinner specials followed by our homemade desserts, we hope you enjoy your meal.  Open year-round 7 days/week.  6am-8pm.

10 Plymouth Street
Meredith, New Hampshire 03253


Hectors Fine Food and Spirits - Laconia

A Lakes Region landmark destination with a tradition of excellence for over 35 years. Serving lunch and dinner Mon – Sat. Open Year-Round.


53 Beacon Street West
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246


Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Company - West Ossipee

A countryside tavern and brewhouse offering warmth, classic comfort food, and handcrafted beer at the foot of the White Mountains. 

2415 White Mountain Hwy.
West Ossipee, New Hampshire 03890


Homestead Restaurant & Tavern - Bristol

Homestead Restaurant and Tavern offers a wide selection our favorite comfort foods to include chicken, ribs, seafood, pasta, burgers and sandwiches in a beautiful setting. Located in an old two-story house built just after the Revolutionary War it is said to be the oldest standing house in Bristol. The original fireplaces and many different rooms offer a comfortable dining experience for all ages.  Visit our website for a full list of weeknight specials!  From hand cut steaks to fresh seafood, The Homestead is where you wanna go! 

Serving Dinner Monday – Saturday at 4:30, All day on Sunday starting at Noon

Route 104
Bristol, New Hampshire 03222


Inn on Main - Wolfeboro

Combining the comfort of a boutique bed and breakfast with all of the amenities you’ve come to expect from a full service hotel the Inn on Main is located on Main Street in historic Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, offering beautiful rooms, delectable food, and gracious hospitality.

200 N. Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894


Italian Farmhouse - Plymouth

Our Farmhouse offers fun Italian food and atmosphere, great brick oven pizza, and a unique Greenhouse for your special event! (Dinner nightly.) Open Year-round.

337 Daniel Webster Highway, Route 3
Plymouth, NH 03264


Lago Trattoria at The Inn at Bay Point - Meredith

Dine overlooking Meredith Bay at Lago Trattoria at The Inn at Bay Point with dining areas both inside and on the deck. Authentic Old World Italian dining experience.   Open Year-round.

1 US Route 25
Meredith, NH 03253


Lakehouse at Church Landing - Meredith

Introducing Lakehouse at Church Landing offering freshly prepared, creative American cuisine in an Adirondack-style setting on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith. Open Year-round.

281 Daniel Webster Highway (Rt 3)
Meredith, NH 03253


Liliuokalanis Ice Cream Shop & Coffee Bar - Laconia

Large variety of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt, desserts, hot dogs, chips & salsa and more!.  Three 40′ boat docks make it easy to come by car or by boat to this lakeside dining spot on Lake Winnipesaukee!  Beer & wine is also served from the spacious deck or down on the patio bar.  OPEN May through October.

956 Weirs Boulevard
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246


Little Red School House - West Campton

Fresh seafood, lobster rolls, burgers, sandwiches, ice cream and home-made crafts. Counter service restaurant with amazing mountain views overlooking the Pemi River. Everything is made from scratch daily and is sourced from sustainable resources.  We pride ourselves in providing the freshest top quality food and locally made products. Open Memorial Day Weekend to Columbus Day Weekend. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday May & June. Open 7 Days a week July & August. Open weekends Sept & October. 11am to 8pm.

1994 US Route 3
West Campton, New Hampshire 03223


Lodge at Smith Point, The - West Alton

New Restaurant in the Lakes Region opening January 2019! A gathering place for food, drink & conversation.  The Lodge will be open Weds-Friday at 4 pm, with the kitchen closing at 9 pm. Saturday and Sunday, we will feature a daytime menu and various sporting events on our 5 tvs, opening at Noon, again kitchen closing at 9 pm. These hours are expected to go to 7 days a week, Noon to close, 9 pm kitchen closure, once we are fully-staffed, demand increases and we can ensure a great, customer-focused experience to all of our guests.


1602 Mount Major Highway
West Alton, New Hampshire 03810


Makris Lobster & Steak House - Concord

Located on Rt. 106 North just south of the NH Motor Speedway, specializing infresh seafood & steak for over three generations! Featuring Concord’s largest outside patio & Bar. Enjoy Live Music on Friday nights! Visit their Specialty Store for all your BBQ, picnic & home-cooking needs. Great variety, cold beer & wines available. For Store call (603)226-6588. Check website for specials & events.

354 Sheep Davis Road
Concord, New Hampshire 03301


Manor on Golden Pond (The) - Holderness

Indulge yourself to an evening of delectable cuisine and comfortably elegant fine dining. New American Cuisine featuring Chateaubriand, Lobster Bisque, or try our Chef Tasting menu. Martini Menu, Piano Bar. Dinner served nightly. Wine Spectator Wine List AAA 4 Diamond.

31 Manor Drive
Holderness, NH 03245
603-968-3348, 800-545-2141


Morrissey’s Front Porch - Wolfeboro

Family restaurant located at beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.  We offer fresh lobster, incredible fried seafood, turkey dinners, over 30 flavors of premium ice cream, soft serve and more!  Open daily from mid-march until Thanksgiving. 

286 South Main Street
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894


O Bistro at the Inn on Main - Wolfeboro

Now open Wed – Saturday starting at 3:00pm.   Available for private parties, rehearsal dinners, etc.

Starters, salads, steaks & seafood. Call for reservations 603-515-1003


200 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894


O Steaks & Seafood at the Lake Opechee Inn - Lakeport

O Steaks & Seafood welcomes you to experience sophisticated dining overlooking Lake Opechee. Enjoy hand cut steaks and the freshest seafood complemented by a new world of wine and martinis. O, where the classics become new again. Serving lunch Monday – Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm. Serving dinner daily at 5:00pm.

62 Doris Ray Court
Lakeport, NH 03246


Owls Nest Resort & Golf Club - Campton

Situated on 600+ acres with panoramic mountain and forest views, Owl’s Nest Resort is two hours north of Boston and one hour from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  On-site luxury rental homes, delightful dining and drinks at Panorama Six82, New Hampshire’s only 18-hole Nicklaus Design Golf Course, and endless outdoor pursuits await guests of all ages and groups of all sizes. 

40 Clubhouse Lane
Campton, New Hampshire 03223


Pop’s Clam Shell - Alton Bay

Since 1945, no trip to Lake Winnipesaukee has been complete without a delicious meal at Pop’s! Family owned and operated, we feature generous portions of tasty, fresh seafood, fried clams, onion rings and more at reasonable prices. Indoor and outdoor seating available. We look forward to serving you!

55 Mt. Major Highway
Alton Bay, New Hampshire 03810


Route 104 Diner - New Hampton

Stop in at the 50’s themed Route 104 Diner and let the good times roll! Comfort foods and American classics just like Mom used to make. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday during the winter months). Get in here!

752 NH Route 104
New Hampton, NH 03256


Sap House Meadery - Center Ossipee

A rustic honey-winery offering tours and tastings every Saturday at noon. Reserve your tickets online! 

6 Folsom Road
Center Ossipee, New Hampshire 03814


Sawyer’s Dairy Bar - Gilford

A family tradition since 1945.  73 years making ice creams in the same location using only the best ingredients with no artificial growth hormones.  Come and join four generations of families enjoying our homemade ice creams, famous lobster rolls, fresh fried seafood, chowders, burgers, sandwiches and more!  Indoor and outdoor seating available.


1933 Lakeshore Road
Gilford, New Hampshire 03249


Shibley’s at the Pier - Alton Bay

Lots to watch while enjoying lakeside dining on Lake Winnipesaukee at Shibley’s at the Pier. Lunch or dinner 7 days/week spring, summer, and fall. Winter: Open Friday thru Sunday starting the third weekend in January

42 Mount Major Highway
Alton Bay, NH 03810


Smitty’s Cinema - Tilton

Smitty’s Cinema removes the stress of planning two events-dinner and a movie-in one night by combining them into one fun and highly entertaining event! And if you’re a traditionalist, of course we have popcorn, candy, and soda, too! Theaters open one hour before show time, so you can plan your day or night just the way you like.

630 West Main Street
Tilton, NH 03276


Steakhouse at Christmas Island, Inc. - Laconia

Re-Opening May 2017 under new management! A full service restaurant and lounge located minutes from Weirs Beach.  Superb Chef Dean serves up delicious dinner and pub cuisine daily.  Come on in!

Suna Restaurant - Sunapee

The latest addition to the Magic Foods Restaurant Group!
Suna Restaurant offers American Cuisine with a twist!

6 Brook Road
Sunapee, New Hampshire
(603) 843-8998


Tartaglia’s Pizza  - Campton

 New Specialty wood fired pizza shop and off site catering company in the Lakes Region.  Fresh made Pizzas, lasagna, salads, desserts and more right off of I-93 in Campton, NH.  We use only the highest quality ingredients. Dine-in at the restaurant, or let us come to you and cater your special event, making fresh pizza at your location with our mobile wood fired pizza oven for groups large and small.  New Outdoor Patio is Now Open!

Hours:  Thur 4pm to 9pm; Fri 3pm to 9pm; Sat 12pm to 9pm; Sun 11am-3pm; Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays.


250 Route 49
Campton, New Hampshire 03223


Tilt’n Diner - Tilton

It’s more than a Diner… It’s a way of life. Enjoy real 50’s food and atmosphere in an authentic steel diner. Craving a Vanilla Coke, Mom’s Meatloaf, or a Turkey Dinner? Try us! (Breakfast, lunch & dinner nightly.) Open Year-round

61 Laconia Road
Tilton, NH 03276


Tilton Inn & Onions Pub & Restaurant - Tilton

Centrally located in historic Tilton in the Lakes Region of NH, just minutes to the Tanger Outlets, NH Motor Speedway, mountains and more. Distinctly themed rooms and unique international style foods with inspiration coming from the Caribbean islands. Live sports and entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights.

255 Main Street
Tilton, NH 03276


Town Docks - Meredith

Dine lake-side! We’ve got a sandy beach, tiki bar, all-you-can-eat fish fry, homemade ice-cream, fresh seafood, lobster bakes for here or to go, and live music on the weekends! (Lunch & dinner daily.)

Route 3
Meredith, NH 03253


Twin Barns Brewing Co. - Meredith

Coming to Meredith in June 2019! Twin Barns Brewing Company will be brewing and pouring  proper handcrafted beer in the Lakes Region just a short distance from the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in a 1850s antique barn. Our head brewer, Sam, is piloting our signature TBBC brews to ensure we open with the right selection of the best brews. In addition to handcrafted beer, our kitchen will offer a great combination of dishes to complement whatever beers you select. If you just need a light bite, we’ll have soups, nachos, chili, and other appetizers.  Pizza fan?  Our signature offering will be thin crust pizza with only the freshest toppings baked to order. Rounding out the menu will be our sandwich series, including innovative paninis and the classics you’d expect.


194 Daniel Webster Highway
Meredith, New Hampshire 03253


Union Diner - Laconia

Dine in an authentic 1951 Worcester dining car filled with vintage 60’s and 70’s music memorabilia. We strive to create all your diner favorites along with reinventing some new ones. Our way of doing things is simple; great food made with fresh products at a fair price. Open year-round. Mon-Wed 6 am-3 pm, Thu-Sat 6 am-8 pm, Sun 6am-1pm (breakfast only).

1331 Union Ave
Laconia, NH 03246


UNO Pizzeria & Grill - Tilton

UNO Pizzeria & Grill features legendary Chicago Deep Dish pizza with other American favorites including juicy steaks, fresh seafood, crisp salads, home-style soups, all natural flatbreads, delicious pastas and award winning desserts. Tour Groups Welcome! Named America’s #1 Healthiest Chain Restaurant by Health Magazine & #4 Family Friendliest by Parents Magazine

122 Laconia Road at Tanger Outlets Center off I-93
Tilton, NH 03276
603-286-4079, FAX: 603-286-4097


Water Street Cafe - Laconia

Taste the difference! Best breakfast and lunch, 7 days. Open Friday nights until 8 p.m. Serving Prime Rib and AYCE haddock. Casual, family style. Off the beaten path, but worth finding!

141 Water Street
Laconia, NH 03246


Weathervane Lobster in the Rough - Laconia

Lobster, clams, shrimp, chicken and more, freshly prepared and served with a genuine smile. Come visit New England’s Favorite Seafood Restaurant.

279 Lakeside Ave
Laconia, NH 03246


Wolfeboro Inn (The) - Wolfeboro

Guests are welcomed in to the lobby of our lakefront forty-four room inn by friendly staff, delicious seasonal refreshments, and inviting furniture that’s perfect for curling up in with a good book. Over the fall and winter months you can cozy up to the fire and enjoy hot chocolate as you take in the amazing foliage, or watch as the snow gently cascades down. During the spring and summer months you can relax on our beach by the water, take a cruise around the lake on our 65-foot replica paddleboat, the Winnipesaukee Belle, or borrow one of our bicycles and set off on an adventure around town. Spacious suites feature balconies overlooking the lake and all guest rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, 32” flat screen televisions, robes, slippers, in-room or on-site dining at Wolfe’s Tavern. Some rooms are pet-friendly, handicap accessible, and/or have mini-refrigerators. Easy walk to downtown for shopping, dining, and waterfront activities.

90 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
800-451-2389, 603-569-3016


Wrap City Sandwich Company - Tilton

Off Exit 20 on route 3 in Tilton. The Wrap City team is committed to making fresh, consistent, great tasting food from our homemade potato chips to our endless selection of unique wraps and sandwiches.  We hope to earn a top spot as one of your go to destinations for lunch, dinner, catering or just a quick bite.  Sandwiches, wraps, salad and flatbreads, sweet treats and more.  Open year-round. 

215 Laconia Road
Tilton, New Hampshire 03276



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