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Eat, drink and be merry in Mt.Washington Valley


Few things in life compare to the warm embrace of a cozy restaurant after spending the day out in the snow. And there’s no shortage of options in the Valley—where the food is locally produced, the people are sincere and the craft beer flows freely.

To get a taste of what the Valley offers, we've gathered a sampling of comforting eateries you’ll want to revisit every time you return.


Valley Originals

Eat local, dine original: this is the promise Valley Originals makes to its customers. Valley Originals is a group of over 25 locally owned and operated restaurants that work together to celebrate and promote what the true experience of a local eatery should be: a welcoming atmosphere, with high-quality food and the discovery of something you can only find in Mt. Washington Valley. Check out all the Valley Original restaurants here.  


New to the Valley

Mountain Moose Noodles & Asian Street Food

Inspired by the casual and trendy energy of Asian street-style cuisine, this new restaurant—conveniently located in Settlers Green—immediately welcomes you in with its colorful mural and spunky vibe. Their signature noodle and rice bowls are a self-proclaimed “taste of tradition with a modern twist”.


Tongue in Cheek

New to the neighborhood, Tongue in Cheek showcases their artistic and funky vibe through their vibrant, graffiti-style wall art. They specialize in tapas-style small bites, allowing you to sample a bit of everything on their locally sourced and intuitive menu. Try out their lamb skewers, vegetarian mezze plate and Mumbai Sand.


Featured Breakfast and Lunch

Big Dave’s Bagel & Deli

Everything’s big at Big Dave’s. Their signature, award-winning bagels make for the perfect breakfast before hitting the slopes. This local favorite is such a hit, it was even featured on the popular show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Dave is also very involved in the community, working with nonprofits like Best Buddies New Hampshire. Don’t miss out on the Kweenie, a French-inspired version of the Kouign-amann, is trademarked and shipped worldwide.


Featured Coffee Destinations

Frontside Coffee Roasters & The Met Coffee House

Properly caffeinate before starting your day at these local hot spots. Frontside prides itself on craft roasting its coffee (right next door) to yield the highest quality product possible. For delectable specialty lattes and yummy bites, head over to at The Met Coffee House, located across the street from Frontside (and a second location at Settlers Green), and cozy up in one of their reading nooks on the second floor. Pro-tip: If you’re heading out for a ski day, start your morning at Frontside and end it at The Met.



Tuckerman Brewing Company

For a wide variety of well-crafted local beers, make sure to stop by Tuckerman—one of the longest-running, owner-operated breweries in the state. If you’re not sure what to order, we highly recommend Tuckerman’s signature: the Tuckerman Pale Ale. The brewery also offers many styles including stouts, brown ales, kolsch, pilsners, New England Style IPAs and hard ciders. Pair it with one of their brick-oven pizzas and you’re sure to leave full and satisfied.


The Tap House

New to Attitash Grand Summit Hotel at Attistash, The Tap House offers a distinctive blend of cozy, industrial and alpine vibes. Crafted with sustainable elegance, the space features reclaimed wood from Maine and New Hampshire barns, adorned with Pennsylvania barn wood on chairs, and tables boasting exquisite pine slabs from Maine. Led by Chef Carey, The Tap House promises a memorable culinary journey with its rotating menu of meticulously prepared dishes.


Matty B’s Mountainside Café

Located right across from Attitash MountainResort, Matty B’s is the perfect place to indulge in the tradition of après-ski. Their hand-spun pizzas, monstrous burgers and classic poutine are acclaimed by locals and tourists alike.

Matty B’s Mountainside Café has proudly been serving mouth-watering comfort food to locals and guests alike for 18 years. Photo credit: Corey David

Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub

Complete with live music every Friday and Saturday, a dance floor, a full-service bar and delicious food, Red Parka is the local go-to destination for après-ski. If you’re looking to unwind with great music and an even better ambiance, it’s the perfect place. It’s the closest you’ll get to “Cheers.”


Cathedral Ledge Distillery

Cathedral Ledge Distillery is an award-winning distillery where you can sample handcrafted spirits. The interior is rustic and cozy—the building itself is a converted barn, and the barrels used to make the spirits are on display throughout the top and bottom floor. You can try their organic vodka, gin, liqueur, bourbon, whiskey or aquavit in a five-pour flight or a signature cocktail.


Cathedral Ledge Distillery offers flights of five different spirits, including organic vodka, gin, liqueur, bourbon, whiskey or aquavit. Photo credit: Corey David

To learn more about where you can eat, drink and be merry in Mt. Washington Valley, visit

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