Where to Eat in North Conway: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Harland Bartelt

North Conway, part of New Hampshire's scenic Mount Washington Valley, has been dubbed the offspring of a quintessential New England village and a Gap outlet. Historic buildings, quaint antique shops, bookstores and bakeries coexist peacefully with big name outlet stores like J. Jill, Nike and Dansk. For seasoned shoppers, it represents the best of worlds, part old-country charm, part new-world bargains. Plagued for years by busy routes and traffic jams, the new North-South road has made it somewhat easier to get around and enjoy all the area has to offer. In addition to shopping, visitors will find ample opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing and rock climbing in the majestic White Mountains. In fact, North Conway is home to the renowned International Mountain Climbing School, which attracts climbers from around the world. Accommodations range from cozy inns and historic bed and breakfasts, to full-service resorts, ensuring a comfortable haven for all tastes and budgets.
Things to do in North Conway

1. May Kelly's Cottage Restaurant and Pub

Route 16, Route 16, 03860, North Conway, New Hampshire, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 +1 603-356-7005
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

May Kelly's Cottage Restaurant and Pub

Reviewed By rdw64 - Birmingham, Alabama, United States

This place was recommended to us by several locals so we took their advice. So glad we did. When you first open the door, you realize that you're in for a treat. The whole place is like a funhouse/museum/pub. Seriously, there is not a square inch of this place (walls, ceiling, etc.) that is not covered with something interesting. I'm not sure if she is the owner but a delightful woman with a charming accent took our names and quickly seated us. To add to this, several other ladies also had the same beautiful accent. The menu was fairly extensive and our food was delicious. But it all combines to give us a wonderful and memorable experience. Don't miss it!

2. Metropolitan Coffee House

2680 Main St, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5112 Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 603-356-2332
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Metropolitan Coffee House

Reviewed By Kevin D - Binfield, United Kingdom

Located in the heart of the town close to the old train station on the main road. Sit inside, outside or upstairs. Good snacks, cakes and a varied selection of flavoured coffees and teas. Reasonable prices. Easy access with one step to access. Parking right outside and to the rear. Would recommend. If this helps give me a ‘like’.

3. Old Village Bakery

50 Seavey St, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5355 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast +1 603-356-8989
Excellent
86%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 72 reviews

Old Village Bakery

Reviewed By Kathryn B - Ellicott City, Maryland

After eating lunch, we were looking for a little cookie or cupcake. We used the trip advisor review and ended up at Old Village Bakery, it was amazing! I wanted to order one of everything, however I stuck with the 3 oatmeal cookie options, oatmeal raisin, oatmeal chocolate chip and oatmeal cranberry, OMG, they were all amazing? Soft, warm and by far some of the best cookies I have ever had!
The bread also looked great and the scone flovours sounded so inviting!
A definite find in North Conway!

4. Ledges Restaurant

87 Fairway Dr, Mailing: P. O. Box 1828, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5922 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 25 - SGD 39 +1 603-356-7100
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 292 reviews

Ledges Restaurant

Spectacular mountain views are offered in Ledges Restaurant and serves breakfast daily from 7 am to 10 am Monday through Saturday and 7 am to 9 am on Sunday. Serving dinner daily from 5:30 to 9 pm. Specialties include nightly specials, Friday Night Seafood Fest, and Grand Sunday Brunch are served every week. Lunch is served in the Tullamore Tavern daily from 11:30 am May through October. Panoramic mountain views, impeccable service, and award-winning cuisine are the highlights of Ledges dining room. Offering a family friendly menu that features homemade soups and salads, tasty appetizers and sandwiches, Lite Bites and Signature Entrees. Homemade desserts are not to be missed. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two or a family celebration. Piano entertainment on the weekends.

Reviewed By Michael C - Portland, Maine

Boy-- one of the nicest Sunday brunches we've ever had! Lovely room, great views, terrific piano player, friendly, attentive service, and did I mention the great views?
The brunch is fine, the food nicely prepared, and the serving area is well designed, and there is something for everyone. That said, there is a bit less than there might be for those who avoid pork. There was bacon and sausage, and a ham for carving-- fine. But the frittata had bacon in it, the chicken was made with ham. There was no chicken dish without pork, no beef or lamb dishes at all save corned beef hash (which was quite nice). The desserts were lovely and fun-- and came in small sizes, which made it fun for the kids, and nice for those who wanted to have a bit of this and that. The rice and green beans were unattractively labeled "starch" and "vegetable."
The restaurant had a lot of children, but such was the design, that noise from that quarter was not the least unpleasant, and indeed, the place is very kid friendly, making for happy children.
We had a great time and we plan to return when next we come to the area! Highly recommended. (Oh, and as of January 2018, the price is reasonable).

5. Frontside Coffee Roasters

2697 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway Village, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5120 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, American Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 +1 603-356-3603
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 226 reviews

Frontside Coffee Roasters

Coffee Shop

Reviewed By YatriForever - Chennai

It was a pleasant surprise to discover this. The coffee's flavour was great, something very different from the other store chains. We had some bangles too, nice ones. The ambiance is great and inviting. We were in no hurry to drive out, so we enjoyed the time spent here. Will sure return here as and when we drive nearby in White Mountains.

6. White Mountain Cupcakery

2757 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5123 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 603-733-5310
Excellent
56%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 304 reviews

White Mountain Cupcakery

Reviewed By Marian L - Mass

We went to their little shop in the mall and not at the town and it was terrible. The lady was rude and had an attitude. Everyone had to speak up to her and when you raised the voice for her to hear she rolled her eyes. Then the frost shots are not even worth it. Little cups with no kids. She also was in a hurry to talk to family that had come into the small bakery.

Cupcakes are good though.

I pray she was not the owner.

7. Big Dave's Bagels & Deli

1130 Eastman Rd., North Conway, Conway, NH 03860 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 603-356-3283
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 174 reviews

Big Dave's Bagels & Deli

Reviewed By Ann M - Syracuse, New York

My husband and I were on our way through the White Mts, and he had seen this establishment's ad in a local travel magazine. So glad we stopped! The ingredients are fresh, and your order is custom made. My husband had the Cuban-ham, Turkey, Swiss cheese with a deli pickle on a jalapeno parmesan bagel. I ordered the Chococura-grilled chicken, pesto with roasted red peppers and fresh mozzarella on a whole wheat sesame seed bagel. Everything was delicious. Lots of choices, and I only wish I had room for one of the yummy looking desserts-whoopie pies, brownies, applecrumb cake and other delicious looking desserts. Don't miss Big Dave's!

8. Abenaki Trail Restaurant & Pub

2284 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5148 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, American, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 21 +1 603-356-6565
Excellent
67%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 426 reviews

Abenaki Trail Restaurant & Pub

Opening in December 2013, we have climbed from number 60 of 60 restaurants to number 16 in 2 years! Now at number 5, we try hard to please, and if we did, we thank you, and if we didn't, call owner operator Danielle Jones at the restaurant and she will help you. We are a family friendly restaurant and pub offering guests a relaxing lunch or dinner and friendly service. Unlike big corporate chains, we bring in our seafood, chicken, steaks, and burgers FRESH, not frozen. We also own Frank Jones Restaurant & Pub in Barrington, NH - home of Frank Jones Ale with wings and rings nominated the past 4 years running for Best Of NH!

Reviewed By jjsemail759 - Tampa, Florida

Danielle, we are still talking about your great grand dad's beer!!!!

We want to find it here in Florida. But serious, you need to advertise the story.
Beer Followers love to try beers with a history!

And we were talking about your burgers the next day! Awesome girl.

We were the couple with the 14 yo who was on his first snow trip having lunch on Monday.

Thanks again, Danielle, for the great burger, a beer to remember, and to for having the last chance to make a snowman outside before we left.

Leave it up to you to finally have snowman snow - when couldn't make one during the beginning of the trip.

9. Flatbread Company

2760 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5110 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 603-356-4470
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Flatbread Company

Reviewed By gwilkinson03139 - North Conway, New Hampshire

When I first arrived at the Flatbread Company the aroma of cooking flatbreads filled the air making me anticipate the experience I was about to have. This would be my first Flatbread pizza.
The service was prompt and pleasant. Our server took the time to explain the different varieties of flatbreads helping us make our choice with confidence.
When the pizza arrived we dug right in and was quick to devour the scrumptious thin crusted pizza. This was a very pleasant surprise. I couldn't believe we ate the whole thing.
Since that time we would stop in the Flatbread Company on a regular basis enjoying their food and drink.
A must go place in North Conway, New Hampshire

10. Peach's

2506 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5221 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 603-356-5860
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Peach's

Reviewed By Tyke9 - England

I wanted to go back to the sunshine shack, but was persuaded to give Peaches ago, after good recommendations. The restaurant was fairly quiet, and had a 50s style decor which was quaint. The welcome wasn't over friendly, but fine. We ordered and our food came really quickly, and as the title says the pancakes were delicious. I would definitely recommend this spot, but if I was to choose, I would go for the sunshine shack.

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