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Spring Dining Ideas in Mt. Washington Valley!


Plan your spring vacation in North Conway, NH - and its surrounding towns around Mt. Washington Valley's dining scene! You'll find fun and hard-working locals who will not only pour you a beer, and serve you a burger, but answer your questions on where to go and what to do next on your vacation! Live music can be found at ski taverns, and bands are regularly scheduled at breweries, where you can design your own tastings tour with Mt. Washington Valley's wineries, and distilleries too! For a list of all restaurants in Mt. Washington Valley, click here!

One thing the Mt. Washington Valley is known for, is a band of 20-plus restaurants called The Valley Originals. This group of locally owned restaurants have joined together to offer an experience of local dining unique in ambiance, recipes, and service. Look for the designated yellow flag outside each Valley Original and you’ll know you’re in the right spot!

Through The Valley Originals you’ll find: outdoor dining, fine dining and casual pub fare; diverse flavors like Indian, Italian, and Irish cuisines; mainstays like steakhouses and fresh seafood.

Local restaurants in Mt. Washington Valley promise a really great meal, and friendly service! photo c/o Corey David Photography.

One option is Chef’s Bistro, located right in North Conway Village, serving oysters, world-class charcuterie, ice-cold grapefruit cosmos, and more!

If you’re looking for a cup of coffee to start your vacation off right, we suggest making a stop at J-Town Deli, a Valley Original serving breakfast and lunch.  Grab a large-and-in-charge breakfast sandwich made-to-order, or if you’re stopping for lunch, a favorite sandwich is the Turkey Chipotle Club with bacon and chipotle mayo. Insider tip: be sure to ask for it toasted!

Date night in Mt. Washington Valley is covered by The Valley Originals with casual fine dining options at restaurants led by chefs that are James Beard-nominated, like Chef Jeff at Thompson House Eatery; and chefs trained at the Culinary Institute of America, like Chef Jonathan Spak at The Oxford House Inn.

Do you want to know where to get great homemade barbecue? Or some of the best ribs, wings, and pizza in town? The Valley Originals have you covered there too with pulled pork and nachos at 302 West Smokehouse, ribs from Red Parka Pub, and wings and pizza at The Shannon Door Pub!

When you dine locally in Mt. Washington Valley, your server most likely just got off the slopes themselves, and can share insider tips on not only the best thing to order off the menu, but where you should go and what you should do next when you finish your meal! Photo c/o

Ski pubs also hold their own in Mt. Washington Valley’s dining scene. After listening to music at Ptarmigan’s Pub, you’ll find a great menu and funny bartenders across from Attitash Mountain Resort at Matty B’s (hint: get its burger). Or bask in live music at Zip’s Pub at the base of Cranmore Mountain Resort, where you can enjoy a beer and appetizer, before heading out to your main meal at local favorites such as Red Fox Bar and Grille, and Wicked Fresh Burgers. For brunch, make a stop before hitting the slopes at 27 North or Sweet Maple Cafe!

To check out the complete list of dining options in Mt. Washington Valley, click here. For complete trip planning resources and information, explore, or call 800-367-3364 (800-DO-SEE-NH) to talk to a Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce rep. To learn more about New Hampshire vacations, go to

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