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Our Favorite Classic New Hampshire Diners

Water Street Cafe, Laconia, NH Just for fun, try their "Legend of the Lake Omelette" - 12 egg omelette served with homefries and toast. Think you can finish it? Winners receive the meal free along with a t-shirt. Hours: Mon-Thurs: 6am-2pm; Fri: 6am-8pm; Sat: 6am-2pm; Sun: 7am-1pm
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Colby's Breakfast and Lunch, Portsmouth, NH Known for their larger-than-your-face size pancakes, Colby's is family-oriented and cozy. Hours: Mon-Sun: 7am-2pm
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Mackenna's Restaurant, New London, NH Excellent, friendly service and just-like-home meals made to please. Favorites of locals include the lobster roll and humongous piles of onion rings. Hours: Mon-Sat: 8am-2:30pm; Sun: 8am-2pm
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The Newell Post, Concord, NH This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, to-go dinners, and caters! They offer different breakfast and lunch specials each week; enjoy their extra special french toast - thick slices stuffed with warm blueberry cream cheese and coated with powdered sugar. Hours: Mon-Sat: 6am-2pm; Sun: 7am-2pm
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Belmont Hall Restaurant | Beautiful Fruit Salad display
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Belmont Hall Restaurant | Manchester, NH A customer breakfast favorite are the "Ultimate Pan Fries" - grilled pan fries sauteed with onions, peppers, sausage, bacon and melted cheese, served with toast. Feeling fancy? Try their assortment of apple, strawberry, blueberry and banana crepes. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 6am-2pm; Fri-Sat: 6am-8pm
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The Friendly Toast, 3 locations in Portsmouth, NH, Cambridge and Back Bay MA The atmosphere is similar to an eclectic 70's diner - be prepared to enjoy heaping portions of anything you order! Favorites include the avocado toast and the "waffles of the Caribbean". Hours: (Portsmouth location) - Sun-Thurs: 7am-7pm; Fri-Sat: 7am-2am (Cambridge) - Mon-Sun: 8am-10pm (Back Bay) - Mon-Thurs: 7am-9pm; Fri: 7am-10pm; Sat: 8am-10pm; Sun: 8am-8pm
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The Village Kitchen, Moultonborough, NH The Village Kitchen claims to have the best comfort foods around. Be sure to try their chicken croquettes served with homemade gravy. Hours: Sun: 6am-1pm (breakfast only), closed Mondays except for holidays: (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Columbus Day for breakfast ONLY); Tues-Sat: 6am-8pm
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Polly's Pancake Parlor, Sugar Hill, NH Polly's Pancake Parlor has THE fluffiest, thickest pancake stack you could ever want to fulfill all of your breakfast cravings. But don't forget to top the stack with real Maple Syrup. Yup, New Hampshirites know how to do breakfast right. Hours: Open daily, 7am-3pm
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Young's Restaurant, Durham, NH Located downtown, Young's Restaurant offers fresh, sustainable food. Enjoy a "yogurt sundae" for breakfast with a giant frosted cinnamon roll. And what about a toasted BLT for lunch? Hours: Mon-Fri: 6:30am-2pm; Sat-Sun: 7am-2pm
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Young's Restaurant on Twitter: "Every day is a great day for a fruit sundae at Young's 🙂 #EatAtYoungs #freshfruit #breakfast https://t.co/XITRhY9XDN"
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Lou's Restaurant and Bakery, Hanover, NH Lou's is a Certified Green Restaurant. From crullers to cookies and bakery favorites, they also serve breakfast all day and lunch. Try their famous Cruller french toast; glazed crullers dipped in spiced egg batter, grilled until golden and dusted with powdered sugar. Did we mention they cater? Hours: (Restaurant) - Mon-Fri: 6am-3pm; Sat-Sun: 7am-3pm (Bakery) - Mon-Fri: 6am-5pm; Sat: 7am-5pm; Sun: 7am-3pm
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Cookie's Chuck Wagon - Hudson, NH - This restaurant is fondly known as a "hidden jewel". The wait staff is friendly, upbeat and offers several refills of coffee throughout breakfast. The cinnamon bun french toast is a hit with both kids and adults alike. Hours: Sun-Fri: 7am-1pm; Sat: 6am-1pm
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Benedict's Grill - Rochester, NH Home to the best hash around and several varieties of Eggs Benedict. Kids (and adults) love the Chocolate Girl Scout Cookie's pancakes - give them a try today! Hours: Tues-Sun: 6am-2:30pm; closed Mondays
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Banners Restaurant, North Conway, NH Belgian Waffles - what could be better? Located in scenic North Conway, this restaurant is home to locals and features breakfast, lunch and of course, a kids menu. Try one of chef's favorites, the apple and cheddar omelette. Hours: Mon-Sun: 7am-3pm
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The 104 Diner | New Hampton, NH | A great stop for homecooked style comfort foods like mac 'n cheese and shepherd's pie. Best loved dishes: their homemade pies, including the Grasshopper pie. Breakfast served all day. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 7am-8pm Fri-Sat: 7am-9pm
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Airport Diner | Manchester, NH | Located conveniently on route to the Manchester Airport, the Airport diner is a favorite of travelers and locals alike. Best loved items include their chocolate chip pancakes and peanut butter pie. Hours: Mon-Sun: 5:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tilt'n Diner | Tilton, NH | A diner that takes good service to heart. Known for their breakfast buffet and homemade root beer. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 6am-9pm Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
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Murphy's Diner | Manchester, NH | Favoring clean art-deco inspired design over 50's poodle skirt aethetic, Murphy's offers diner classics with modern twists, like their Captain Crunch French toast and maple bacon milkshake. it's not all about the sweets though, diners rave about their Reuben and corned beef hash. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 7:00am - 9:00pm Fri-Sat: 7:00am - 3:00am
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Red Arrow Diner | Locations in Londonderry, Manchester, & Milford, NH | New Hampshire's only 24 hour diner where breakfast is always served. Best loved dishes include the chicken fried steak, poutine, and the mug of bacon (exactly what it sounds like). Hours: Open 24/7
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Fast Eddie's Diner | Hampton, NH | A classic 50's style diner serving traditional and non-traditional diner fare. Guests rave about the Eggs Benedict options and kielbasa. Hours: Tue-Thu: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm Fri-Sat: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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