Lunch Restaurants in the NH Lakes Region

Lunch restaurants in the NH Lakes Region

Whether you’re looking to eat a big meal to last you a while or a small snack to hold you over till dinner, the lunch restaurants in the Lakes Region have it all! You will find sandwiches, pizza, salads, seafood and even places that rank as serving the “best burger in NH” and more! You’ll easily find food to fill your cravings here, plus everything just tastes better at the lake, right? The lunch restaurants in the lakes region of NH feature talented chefs that know how important your vacation experience is! Plan a foodie lunch tour around Lake Winnipesaukee!  From Weirs Beach, to Alton Bay, then on to Wolfeboro, Center Harbor, Meredith and Laconia…hope your vacation will be long enough! Food is just part of the fun when you are on vacation in New Hampshire

48 Main Cafe - Meredith

48 Main Cafe is right in the heart of Meredith NH…. Offering local roasted specialty coffee drinks, local loose leaf teas, real fruit smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, local bagels, sweet and savory crepes, bowls, salads and we offer gluten free and vegan options! We also have fresh baked pastries.

48 Main Street
Meredith, New Hampshire 03253

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

Boardwalk Bar and Grill - Weirs Beach

A Full service sit down restaurant overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Serving lunch and dinner. Dine inside or enjoy beach and lakeview tableside service with amazing views from our spacious deck overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee.  Full-service Cabana Bar offering craft beers, specialty cocktails, classic entrees and apps, lobster rolls, fish & chips, signature burgers, sandwiches, hand-tossed pizza, kids menu. Take-out available. Live entertainment Monday & Saturday Evenings and Sunday afternoon with fireworks on various Saturday nights!  Short walk from Weirs public docks. Dog friendly deck! Family Owned and operated. Open Mid May – Labor Day! 

45 Endicott Street N
Weirs Beach, 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

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

Cookies & Cakes HOORAY! - Laconia

Give your taste buds a treat at Cookies and Cakes Hooray! located in Lakeport, NH. We offer fresh baked breads, cakes, cookies, muffins, soups, coffee and more! Counter service breakfast and lunch items available.  We also create custom order cakes  and platters for any special occasion or event. Open Year-Round:  Tues-Friday 6am-3pm; Sat 8am-2pm; closed Sun & Mon. 

Crazy Gringo - Weirs Beach

Mexican and American favorites served at Crazy Gringo with the best Margaritas in the Lakes Region. Open Year-round.  2019/2020 Winter Hours:  Closed Tuesdays, Opens at 3pm Wed & Thurs; Opens Friday-Mon at 11:30am.

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. 

Dockside Seafood Steak Spirits - Alton Bay

Here at the Dockside we are passionate about food and friendships. Our goal is to be upscale…not uppity! We created an establishment that is elegant, yet casual and comfortable…Our food is over the top…not overpriced! Good Food. Good Friends. Happy Eating. That’s our motto! We are also interested in hosting your private events: business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. Open 7 days a week. Monday-Wednesday from 3pm-9pm. Fridays and Saturdays 11am-11pm and Sundays from 11am-8pm.



6 East Side Drive
Alton Bay, New Hampshire 03810

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

Fast, fresh Italian cuisine including pizza, pasta, subs, salads desserts & 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 (Mon-Thurs within 10 miles of restaurant; Friday & Saturday within 5 miles; does not include the islands). Open Monday-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

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

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

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

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

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

Lakes Region Community College - Laconia

Lakes Region Community College – Laconia 
The hospitality department offers degrees, certificates, and/or individual classes in Restaurant or Lodging and Conference Management; Baking & Pastry; and on the horizon is the new Culinary Arts Associate Degree program.  The curriculum incorporates opportunities to learn and work in a student-operated restaurant. 

Contact Pat Hall for information; 
379 Belmont Road 
Laconia, NH 03246 
524-3207 – Belmont (603) 267-1155

379 Belmont Road
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
603-524-3207 603-267-1155

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

Mello Moose Coffee House - Meredith

Coffee house in Meredith, NH offering Café Monte Alto coffee, espresso, teas, Cold Brew, Nitro, Kombucha, fresh baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, quiche, soups (seasonal), salads and light lunch offerings.  Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 6:30am-2:00pm Sundays 6:30am-11:00am  Open all-year.

136 Daniel Webster Highway
Meredith, New Hampshire 03253

Morrissey’s Porch & Pub - 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!  New pub area coming soon.  NOW OPEN YEAR-ROUND! .  Open Tuesday-Saturday at 11am.  Sunday’s 9-4pm.  Serving Sunday Brunch from 9-2.  Closed Mondays.

286 South 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

Pepper’s Landing Lobster Co. - Rochester

Opening new second location in Rochester NH at the Ridge Marketplace in April 2020! Named after Pepper Martin, grandfather of one of the owners with a “larger-than-life” presence and love for fishing, hunting and home beer brewing. Stop in for fresh, locally harvested seafood from Maine, great drinks and a great atmosphere. Open Daily 11am-10pm Year-Round.


The Ridge Marketplace, 120 Farmington Road
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867

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

Six Burner Bistro - Plymouth

Set in an 1850’s farm house, we offer local, seasonal New American fare and a warm cozy vibe. Located on the south end of Main Street in Plymouth, NH just steps away from Plymouth State University and The Flying Monkey Performance House. We pride ourselves in using high quality ingredients and locally sourced food whenever possible. We are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and offer counter service at lunch and full service for dinner.  Dinner reservations are highly recommended.  We also have an event space located on the 2nd floor…perfect for small gatherings up to 50 people for a seated event and 100 people for a cocktail reception. 


13 Main Street
Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264

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

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

The idea for Twin Barns Brewing was fermented by Dave Picarillo and Bruce Walton, a couple of traveling consultants by day who dreamed of brewing at night. For years they talked about pouring their home brewing hobbies and general love of all things beer into delicious craft brews they could share with the public.

Over decades (and many, many beers), business plans were drafted and locations were scouted but life always seemed to shelve their brewpub hopes. Until 2017, during a brewery tour in NH, when their passion to open a spot of their own was re-ignited. Two months later, in nearby Meredith, NH, they found a barn built in 1850, that would be the perfect place to make their dream a reality. After further inspection, one barn was actually two joined together and that’s how Twin Barns Brewing was finally founded in 2018.

Come visit our brewpub. It’s just a short hop from beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee and fine, craft beer brewed with choice ingredients and a big dash of passion is always on tap!


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

Vulgar Brewing Company - Franklin

Vulgar Brewing Company in downtown Franklin serves up handcrafted beers and New York style pizza, appetizers and salads in a laid-back, inviting atmosphere. Housed in a beautiful historic brick building, and part of Franklin’s revitalization project, Vulgar is a seamless blending of old and new.  It’s a place to make new friends, catch up with old pals, or just enjoy a pint and a pie.  Full menu available for take out.  Enjoy the outdoor seasonal patio. 


378 Central Street
Franklin, New Hampshire 03235

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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