The Best Places to Grab a Bite in the Merrimack Valley

Lunch at LaBelle Winery and Bistro in Amherst, NH.
Codex | Nashua, NH | A Prohibition-themed Gastro Bar. A great place for a drink- if you can find it!
The Foundry | Manchester, NH | The Foundry offers deliciously balanced dishes, unique cocktails, local micro & craft brews, and an eclectic wine and whiskey list that appeals to all tastes. The Foundry is the largest certified Farm to Table restaurant in New Hampshire and with seasonal menu changes there is always something bold and new to try!
Beefside | Concord, NH | Casual American joint with patio dining specializing in roast beef and hickory-smoked BBQ.
Buckley's Great Steaks | Merrimack, NH Buckley’s Great Steaks has been serving award-winning steaks in the heart of Merrimack, NH since 2005. Chef/owners Michael and Sarah Buckley founded the restaurant with the single goal of serving the finest, most flavorful steaks imaginable. Like their other restaurants – MT’s Local and Surf – Buckley’s Great Steaks combines extraordinary food with a warm, inviting atmosphere.
Belmont Hall | Manchester, NH | Our chefs strive to maintain tradition by using top quality foods freshly made from scratch everyday in our kitchen. What you will see are proven family recipes that have made Belmont Hall & Restaurant famous for three generations since 1932.
Alan's | Boscawen, NH | A local favorite for over 25 years, Alan's offers fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Our menu offers a wide variety of foods including Prime Rib, Seafood, Pasta, Stir-frys, Fajitas, Sandwiches, Burgers and more.
900 Degrees | Manchester, NH | 900 Degrees Wood Fired Pizzeria is an idea born from a passion for high quality food and building a community around a positive dining experience. Utilizing wood fired brick ovens, an authentic dough recipe, and the freshest ingredients, 900 Degrees embodies the rich tradition of true Neapolitan pizza making.
Burtons Grill | Nashua, NH | A perfect lunch or dinner spot for shoppers and locals, also great for power lunching or socializing after work, celebrating something special or enjoying fine wine with appetizers in our beautiful bar and lounge area. A seasonal outdoor patio is the ideal escape from the office, late afternoon cocktails or a relaxing dinner with friends.
Cookie's Chuck Wagon | Hudson, NH | Cookie’s opened in 1992 with the idea of being different from the average eat and leave diner. Everyone is invited to make themselves at home and even bring in a personal coffee cup to use when visiting. We want to know your name and we want you to know ours. Asking for your favorite server happens all the time and is always welcomed. Then there’s the food. Portion sizes are generous and reasonably priced. And the selection is almost endless.
COTTON | Manchester, NH | COTTON features the cooking of multi-award winning Chef/Author/Owner Jeffrey Paige. Located in Manchester’s Historic Millyard District, Cotton is known for exceptional food, friendly yet professional service and an inviting, casual upscale atmosphere. Cotton features sophisticated and eclectic American comfort food and an extensive wine list featuring over 40 wines by the glass.
Dante's Bistro Bar & Grill | Barrington, NH | Since 1991, our meals have been prepared to order, in the purest and simplest fashion using the freshest and most local ingredients. We work with many local organic growers for our produce and strive to bring you organically fed, locally raised meats and fish.
The Copper Door | Bedford, NH | Guests at the Copper Door enjoy a wide ranging, exciting and inventive combination of tastes featuring local sources, New England seafood, classic yet inspired stone oven creations, hand-cut Reserve Premium Steaks, unique salads, and House specialties that personify Copper Door’s passion & respect of fine food and classic culinary technique.
The Derryfield Restaurant | Manchester, NH | Nestled on acres of historic farmland, The Derryfield is a picturesque haven created for dining, special events and occasions. Discover this graceful treasure overlooking the grounds of Derryfield Country Club.
Fratello's Italian Grille | Manchester, NH | A casual Italian-American restaurant featuring wood-fired brick oven pizza, steaks, seafood and Italian favorites.
Giorgio's | Merrimack, NH | Welcome to Giorgio’s where Italian and Greek food amazes the senses and the atmosphere makes you feel at the Mediterranean. Order wine, cocktails or a famous Martini to go with any meal and you will be awed. All our food is handmade from scratch and fuses two historical cultures to give you a taste of history.
Haluwa Restaurant | Nashua, NH | Conveniently situated in the Nashua Mall off Exit 6, we offer a wide selection of Chinese, Polynesian & Szechuan Food. Come visit us for Karaoke on Thursday night and Live Bands every Friday and Saturday night. We offer both a spacious dining room for the family experience along with an enjoyable lounge for the adults.
Hermanos Cocina Mexicana | Concord, NH | Located in a turn of the century brick building just off Main Street in downtown Concord, Hermanos is a local favorite for its friendly atmosphere, authentic Mexican fare, lively jazz music scene, and the best margaritas anywhere!
Hanover Street Chophouse | Manchester, NH | Nestled in the heart of downtown Manchester, only a few blocks from the Verizon Wireless Arena and the Palace Theatre, you’ll find a classic steakhouse menu with a wide selection of hand cut steaks, chops, fresh fish, shellfish and an Award-Winning 200+ bottle wine list. We have received the Wine Spectator Award every year since we opened in 2005.
Lui Lui | Nashua, NH | Lui Lui (Pronounced Louie Louie) is an award winning wood fired pizza and pasta restaurant & bar serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. We make our dough “on site” every day. Even our croutons are made with the bread we bake.
The Homestead Restaurant & Tavern | Merrimack, NH | Enjoy your meal in one of our comfortable dining rooms or, when the weather permits, venture out to our spacious patio. With a wide variety of appetizers and salads, and entrees that include selections of the freshest seafood, prime beef and pasta, there is something to satisfy everyone in your party.
King Kone | Merrimack, NH | Ranked #1 Ice Cream Shop in New Hampshire by Foursquare users, King Kone is best known for its wide variety of soft serve flavors.
Makris Lobster & Steak House | Concord, NH | Makris is a family-friendly and wallet-friendly seafood restaurant conveniently located on Rt. 106 in Concord, NH. A great place for a lobster dinner or lobster fettucine alfredo. Try our excellent fried oysters and clams!
Margaritas | Manchester, NH | Concord, NH | Nashua, NH | Salem, NH | At Margaritas we offer the flavors, culture and hospitality so you can experience the best of Mexico with us. Visit our website to check out our daily food and drink specials!
Stark Brewing Company | Manchester, NH | Stark Mill was the first brewery in the city, and was brought to life through the efforts of Brewmaster Peter Telge. In 1999, the brewery underwent a rebranding to keep up with the times and opened back up as Milly's Tavern. Stark Brewing Company is proud to continue its proud legacy as being Manchester's only brewpub, bringing fresh beer, delicious food, and great times to the people of New England.
Martha's Exchange Restaurant & Brewing Co. | Nashua, NH | Nashua's original brewpub has been serving great food and outstanding hand-crafted beers in a friendly, lively atmosphere. During the summer months we offer the largest outdoor dining area and serve a range of classic comfort foods hailing from all over the world, from jambalaya to lobster mac 'n cheese.
Mint Bistro | Manchester, NH | We are passionate about bringing Manchester a new level of sophisticated cuisine with our contemporary fusion menu and brand new Sushi Bar! Hand-picked herbs and spices blended with market fresh seasonal produce are magically transformed in the hands of our award-winning culinary team. Our chefs offer an array of globally inspired flavors throughout our contemporary fusion style menu, changed seasonally to showcase the freshest ingredients.
Mr. Mac's Macaroni & Cheese | Manchester, NH | Here at Mr. Mac’s you can come and enjoy everyone’s favorite comfort food, macaroni and cheese. We offer 21 signature entrees that each have a unique combination of cheese and other ingredients. Each entree is made to order so you can add in or take out any ingredients you want, or you could even Create Your Own macaroni and cheese dish.
Murphy's Taproom | Manchester, NH | Visit Murphy's Taproom today for a thrilling night of live music and beer. We have 120 beers on tap, so you better come soon if you want to try them all! Our menu is filled with pub favorites and classic Irish comfort food.
Newick's Lobster House | Concord, NH | Newick's Lobster House began on the bountiful shores of Great Bay in 1948. Today, after three generations, the tradition continues. With legendary classics, like the lobster roll unchanged ins 1948, and new modern classics, like the Seafood Shepherd's Pie, there is something for everyone.
The Peddler's Daughter | Nashua, NH | Located in the heart of Downtown Nashua the Peddler’s Daughter is known for having a great, warm atmosphere. We pride ourselves on featuring the best from traditional Irish cuisine as well as items with our own modern and eclectic spin. You’ll find dishes ranging from a Scotch Egg and Burren Smoked Salmon to a Corned Beef Quesadilla and Irish Style Nachos.
Portland Pie Co. | Manchester, NH | Nashua, NH | Portland Pie Company offers premium gourmet pizzas, appetizers, salads, pastas, and sandwiches along with a full bar to its customers.
The Puritan Backroom | Manchester, NH | From its opening in 1917, the hard work and caring of the Pappas and Canotas families have lent a tremendous amount of pride to the Puritan name. "Chicken tenders" actually originated at the Puritan and to this day are still the most requested dish on the menu!
The Red Blazer Restaurant & Pub | Concord NH | We specialize in fresh seafood and hand-cut steaks and also serve a great selection of Pub Fare, Soups, Salads and Sandwiches.
Shorty's Mexican Roadhouse | Bedford, NH | Manchester, NH | Nashua, NH | We create handmade dishes from scratch using only the best quality ingredients. Our goal is to serve our guests wonderful, simple food that highlights the natural flavors of quality ingredients.
Speaker’s Corner Bistro | Nashua, NH | For a sumptuous menu in a bistro setting, stop by Speaker’s Corner. Our Executive Chef, Todd Lytle, has designed menus with seasonally inspired ingredients to please any palate. Enjoy our Prime Rib Buffet every Saturday or top off your weekend by joining us for the Crowne Plaza’s popular Sunday Brunch.
Strange Brew Tavern | Manchester, NH | New Hampshire's original craft brew bar. Since 1999, we’ve been New Hampshire’s favorite for live music, great food, fun, and the best and largest selection of craft beer and imports on tap in New Hampshire.
Surf Seafood | Nashua, NH | Everyday we send our seafood buyers down to the piers in search of the freshest seafood available. They meet with the fishermen and captains and inspect the day’s catch carefully, before handpicking only the choicest fish and shellfish selections. We go to such lengths to secure the freshest seafood for one reason – our high standards of excellence demand that every ingredient we use is the best.
T-BONES | Bedford, NH | Derry, NH | Hudson, NH | We work harder, and you can taste it! When we say it's "homemade," we mean made-from-scratch. We develop all of our recipes in our own kitchens, making every sauce, soup, salad dressing, and dessert, right down to hand-peeling potatoes for our own creamy mashed potatoes or our signature Yukon Gold Potato Chips!
Ignite Bar & Grille + Hooked Seafood | Manchester, NH | At Ignite & Hooked, we are continually striving for consistency and high quality. Our management team and crew are skilled hospitality professionals. Our chefs demonstrate a passion for cooking by using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Our service staff understands and delivers a standard of customer service that goes beyond expectations.
Luisa's Pizza | Manchester, NH | Since 1980 Luisa's has been serving the greater Manchester area with great food at reasonable prices. Pizza served just the way you like it with the best ingredients and baked right here in our oven just for you…or by the slice. Calzone made the way they should be, packed with love and the best combinations of ingredients. Luisa's also serves classic Italian Pasta and sauces, cold subs and specialty sandwiches.
110 Grill | Nashua, NH | 110 Grill is where contemporary dining and innovative cuisine meet. Here we are passionate about pure flavor, quality ingredients, and the cultivation of an inviting atmosphere that can play perfect host to an intimate dinner, a family celebration, or a cocktail with friends during the game.
O Steaks & Seafood | Concord, NH | Chef and owner Scott Ouellette redefines the classic steak house by using only the freshest ingredients and complimenting the hand-cut steaks with inventive seafood dishes, like the signature Lobster Mac & Cheese.
The Shaskeen Irish Pub and Restaurant | Manchester, NH | Opened in November 2005, the Shaskeen was the creation of traditional Irish musician and pub owner, Tommy McCarthy, and world renowned flautist of the Chieftains, Matt Molloy. Bringing together the traditional Irish concepts of public houses, food and music under one roof, the Shaskeen follows a lineage of grea Irish pubs established by Tommy and Matt, such as the Burren, the Skellig, and Matt Molloy’s.
The Yard Restaurant | Manchester NH | Join our friendly and courteous staff at The Yard Restaurant for an evening of fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Our award winning prime rib has been a lure for countless customers and has resulted in a loyal following of regulars.
Tuscan Kitchen | Salem, NH | In Italy, a true Artisan combines simplicity in the freshest ingredients with time honored scratch preparation. At Tuscan Kitchen, enter a world of regional Italian cooking where we celebrate the culinary traditions from all over Italy. All of our pastas are made fresh, our bread crafted daily in our artisan bakery and our desserts are carefully created by master pastry chefs.
UNO Pizzeria & Grill | Concord, NH | Nashua, NH | UNO was founded in Chicago in 1943 when Ike Sewell developed deep dish pizza and opened a new type of restaurant. Ike served a pizza unlike any that had been served before. He created a recipe that combined authentic Italian spices and quality tomatoes with more cheese than people could believe and then baked it for nearly an hour.
La Carreta Mexican Retaurant | Nashua, NH | Manchester, NH | At La Carreta, we want you to enjoy yourself. We'll do everything possible to make you feel right at home. We are dedicated to superior customer service. Our friendly staff will greet you with a smile and treat you like family. Not all Mexican food is hot! All of our dishes are meticulously prepared with an authentic, yet mild flavor.
Grand Slam Pizza | Manchester, NH | At Grand Slam Pizzeria, we pride ourselves on offering you delicious combination of the most fresh ingredients and flavors, that will make your experience of tasting our pizza a thing you will remember.
Blake's Restaurant | Manchester, NH | Blake's Restaurant, first opened in 1963, featured sandwiches, light lunches and Blake's old fashioned ice cream. Today, Blake's restaurant continues to thrive at their original site on Main St. and at their 2nd location on Hooksett Rd. The menu has evolved through the years to now include breakfast (served all day), and dinner as well as lunch and ice cream.