Best of NH 2011 Regional Restaurants and Dining

Here they are – Your Readers' Poll choices for favorite restaurants form each region of the state.

Concord Area: The Barley House Restaurant & Tavern in Concord has great beers, entertainment and delicious pub food such as its Best of NH-winning burgers.

Concord Area (Local Chain): The Common Man in Concord offers their signature American fare with New England flare, plus it features an expanded lounge and deck area.

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee: With two wins in a row, Jesse’s Steaks, Seafood & Tavern in Hanover proves that it’s the spot for fresh seafood and juicy steaks.

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee (Local Chain): A recent addition to The Common Man family is this inn and restaurant housed in a Claremont mill on the Sugar River.

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee (Regional Chain): Six-time winner Three Tomatoes Trattoria in Lebanon has been serving rustic Italian cuisine for 20 years.

Great North Woods: The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch is home to the multiple Best of NH award-winning cuisine from the Grand Dining Room, the Panorama Grille and The Tavern.

Lakes Region: Originally opened in 1954 in Meredith, Hart’s Turkey Farm serves Thanksgiving dinner all year round.

Lakes Region (Local Chain): The Common Man in Ashland, opened in 1971, is the local chain’s flagship location. After dinner visit the Company Store gift shop across the street.

Manchester Area: No surprise that Manchester’s Puritan Backroom is a 10-year Best of NH winner. This perennial local favorite has served up famous mudslides and chicken fingers for decades.

Manchester Area (Local Chain): The Common Man in Merrimack is housed in the former Hannah Jack Tavern — once home to Matthew Thornton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Monadnock: Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar in Milford, owned by the Sklavounos family, is the place for Mediterranean food and excellent cocktails.

Nashua Area: Five-time Best of NH winner The Peddler’s Daughter in Nashua has everything an Irish pub should — great beer, live music and traditional dishes like its bangers and mash.

Salem Area: Chef Annibale Todesca has been perfecting his authentic Italian cooking since 1987. His Colosseum Restaurant in Salem has won a Best of NH award four years running.

Salem Area (Local Chain): The recently renovated Windham The Common Man, located in a classic red barn, now features a second-floor grill area that serves lighter fare.

Seacoast: The Portsmouth Brewery’s award-winning beers are served alongside food that rises above the typical pub fare.

White Mountains: The seven-time Best of NH winner Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery in North Woodstock is part country inn, part brewery and part pub.

White Mountains (Local Chain): Since 1985 the cozy The Common Man in Lincoln has become a favorite stop for travelers.

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