2016 Best of NH Readers' Poll winners




With more than 5,100 votes cast we're happy to congratulate this year's Best of NH Readers' Poll winners. Stay tuned for the list of Editor's Picks and Shops and Services ballot results. All of our winners will also be listed in the July Best of NH print and online editions of New Hampshire Magazine.

Category Winner Town
Bakery Bread Good Loaf Milford
Bakery Bread - NH Chain Me & Ollies Portsmouth, Exeter, Newington, Greenland
Barbecue KC's Rib Shack Manchester
Brewery Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery North Woodstock
Brewpub Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery North Woodstock
Brunch Old Salt Restaurant  Hampton
Butcher Shop Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery  Raymond
Cakes Jacques Fine European Pastries Suncook
Cakes - Regional Chain Frederick's Pastries Multi-location
Cheesemaker Sandwich Creamery Sandwich
Chicken Tenders Puritan Backroom Manchester
Chili Patrick's Pub & Eatery Gilford
Chinese Restaurant Lilac Blossom Nashua (two locations)
Chocolatier Van Otis Chocolates Manchester
Clam Chowder Petey's Summertime Seafood Rye
Clam Chowder - Regional Chain Weathervane Seafood Restaurants Multi-location
Coffee Roaster A&E Coffee Roastery & Tea Manchester and Amherst
Crab Cakes Surf Restaurant Nashua and Portsmouth
Crab Cakes - NH Chain The Common Man Multi-location
Cupcakes Queen City Cupcakes Manchester
Deli Biederman's Deli & Pub Plymouth
Family Friendly Puritan Backroom Manchester
Family Friendly - NH Chain T-BONES Great American Eatery Multi-location
Fine Dining Bedford Village Inn Bedford
Gluten-Free Options Patrick's Pub & Eatery Gilford
Gourmet Pizzeria 900 Degrees Manchester
Gourmet To Go Angela's Pasta & Cheese Shop Manchester
Greek Restaurant Amphora Derry
Hotel Restaurant Salt Kitchen & Bar New Castle
Indian Restaurant Shalimar India Restaurant Portsmouth
Indian Restaurant - Regional Chain India Palace Manchester, Nashua, Chelmsford
Irish Pub Holy Grail Restaurant & Pub Epping and Laconia
Italian Restaurant Tuscan Kitchen and Market Salem and Burlington, MA
Italian Restaurant - NH Chain Fratello's Italian Grille  Nashua, Manchester, Laconia
Japanese Restaurant Shio Portsmouth
Lobster Roll Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery  Raymond
Lobster Roll - NH Chain Beach Plum Portsmouth, N. Hampton and Epping
Locally Sourced Menu Republic Manchester
Lunch Spot Patrick's Pub & Eatery Gilford
Lunch Spot - NH chain T-BONES Great American Eatery Manchester
Macaroni and Cheese Mr. Macs Manchester
Margarita Hermanos Cocina Mexicana  Concord
Margarita - NH Chain La Carreta Mexican Restaurant Derry, Manchester, Nashua
Margarita - Regional Chain Margaritas Mexican Restaurant  Milti-location
Martini Cotton Manchester
Mediterranean Restaurant  Republic Manchester
Mexican Restaurant Hermanos Cocina Mexicana  Concord
Mexican Restaurant - NH Chain La Carreta Mexican Restaurant Derry, Manchester, Nashua
New Restaurant The Foundry Manchester
Outdoor Dining Town Docks Meredith
Pancakes Polly's Pancake Parlor Sugar Hill
Pastries Finesse Pastries Manchester
Pastries - Regional Chain Frederick's Pastries Multi-location
Pie The Pie Guy Manchester
Restaurant with Beer List New England's Tap House Grille Hooksett
Restaurant with Beer List - NH Chain Thirsty Moose Portsmouth, Manchester, Dover
Restaurant with Wine List Bedford Village Inn Bedford
Sandwich Biederman's Deli & Pub Plymouth
Sandwich - NH chain Green Bean Café Exeter and Portsmouth
Seafood Restaurant Surf Restaurant Nashua and Portsmouth
Seafood Restaurant - Regional Chain Weathervane Seafood Restaurants Multi-location
Soup Collins Brothers Nashua
Soup - NH Chain Green Bean Café Exeter and Portsmouth
Sports Bar Billy's Sports Bar Manchester
Steakhouse Hanover Street Chophouse Manchester
Sushi Shio Portsmouth
Tapas Tavern 27 Laconia
Thai Restaurant Thai Garden Keene
Vegetarian Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro & Bar Portsmouth
Winery LaBelle Winery Amherst
Wings Wing-Itz Portsmouth
     
Regionalized winners    
     
Burger    
Overall winner - NH Chain  T-BONES Great American Eatery  Multi-location
Overall winner  Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery  Raymond
Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille New London
Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee - Regional Chain Salt Hill Pub Lebanon, Newport, Hanover, Mount Sunapee
Lakes Region Patrick's Pub & Eatery Gilford
Concord Area The Barley House North Hampton and Concord 
Manchester Area New England's Tap House Grille Hooksett
Nashua Area Buckley's Great Steaks Nashua
Monadnock Region Papa Joe's Humble Kitchen Milford
Seacoast Region BRGR Bar Portsmouth
Seacoast Region - Regional Chain Lexie's Joint Portsmouth, Newburyport, Newington
North Country Black Mountain Burger Co. Lincoln
Salem Area Granfanallys Pizza Pub Salem
     
Pizza    
Overall winner 900 Degrees Epping and Manchester
Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Lui Lui Nashua and Lebanon
Lakes Region Tilton House of Pizza Tilton
Concord Area Constantly Pizza Concord and Penacook
Manchester Area Alley Cat Pizzeria Manchester
Nashua Area Lui Lui Nashua and Lebanon
Nashua Area - Regional Chain Portland Pie Co. Nashua and Manchester
Monadnock Region The Pasta Loft Hampstead and Milford
Seacoast Region La Festa Brick & Brew Pizzeria Dover
Seacoast Region - Regional Chain Flatbread Company Hampton, Portsmouth, North Conway
White Mountains Shannon Door Jackson
White Mountains - Regional Chain Flatbread Company Hampton, Portsmouth, North Conway
Salem Area The Pasta Loft Hampstead and Milford
Great North Woods Mary's Pizza Gorham
     
Breakfast    
Overall winner - Regional Chain The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Manchester, milford, Londonderry
Overall winner Tucker's Hooksett and New London
Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Country Kitchen Newport
Lakes Region Kitchen Cravings Gilford
Concord Area Cityside Grille Concord
Manchester Area Airport Diner Manchester
Nashua Area The D.W. Diner Merrimack
Monadnock Region Parkers Maple Barn Mason
Seacoast Region The Friendly Toast Portsmouth
White Mountains Polly's Pancake Parlor Sugar Hill
Salem Area MaryAnn's Diner Derry
Great North Woods Rainbow Grille & Tavern Pittsburg
     
Diner    
Overall winner - Regional Chain The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Manchester, milford, Londonderry
Overall winner Tilt'n Diner Tilton
Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Blackwater Junction Restaurant  Andover
Lakes Region Miss Wakefield Diner Sanbornville
Concord Area    
Manchester Area Airport Diner Manchester
Nashua Area Joey's Diner Merrimack
Monadnock Region Lindy's Diner Keene
Seacoast Region Roundabout Diner and Lounge Portsmouth
North Country Littleton Diner Littleton
Salem Area MaryAnn's Diner Derry
     
Bakery    
Overall winner - Regional Chain Frederick's Pastries Multi-location
Overall winner Bread and Chocolate Concord
Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Lou's Restaurant & Bakery  Hanover
Lakes Region Laconia Village Bakery Laconia
Concord Area Jacques Fine European Pastries Suncook
Manchester Area Finesse Pastries Manchester
Nashua Area Crosby's Bakery Nashua
Monadnock Region Black Forest Cafe & Bakery Amherst
Seacoast Region Harvey's Bakery Dover
White Mountains Vintage Baking Company Glen
Salem Area Klemm's Bakery Windham
Great North Woods Le Rendez Vous Bakery Colebrook
     
Overall - Favorite Restaurant    
Overall - Local Chain T-BONES Great American Eatery   
Overall  Copper Door  
     
Regional Favorite Restaurants    
Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Flying Goose Brew Pub and Grille New London
Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee - NH Chain The Common Man Multi-location
Great North Woods Rainbow Grille & Tavern Pittsburg
Lakes Region  Laconia Local Eatery Laconia
Lakes Region - NH Chain The Common Man Multi-location
Concord Area The Barley House Concord
Concord Area - NH Chain The Common Man Multi-location
Manchester Area Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery  Raymond
Nashua Area MT's Local Kitchen  Nashua
Monadnock TIE The Restaurant at Burdicks Walpole
  The Stage Keene
Seacoast TIE Moxy Portsmouth
  The Kitchen Portsmouth
White Mountains Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery North Woodstock
White Mountains - NH Chain The Common Man Multi-location
Salem  Area Tuscan Kitchen Salem
Salem Area - NH Chain The Common Man Multi-location
     
Regional Favorite Coffee Shops    
Overall BeanTowne Coffee House Hampstread
Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Dirt Cowboy Café Hanover
Great North Woods Moose Muck Coffee House Colebrook
Lakes Region  Wayfarer Coffee Roasters  
Concord Area True Brew Barista Concord
Manchester Area A&E Coffee Roastery & Tea Amherst and Manchester
Nashua Area Riverwalk Café Music & Bar Nashua
Monadnock  Prime Roast Coffee Keene
Seacoast  Breaking New Grounds Portsmouth and Durham 
White Mountains Metropolitan Coffee House North Conway
Salem Area Grind Rail Trail Café Derry
     
Regional Favorite Ice Cream    
Overall Puritan Backroom Manchester
Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream  Sunapee
Great North Woods Moose Alley Cones Pittsburg
Lakes Region  Jordan's Ice Creamery Belmont
Concord Area Arnie's Place Concord
Manchester Area Goldenrod Drive-In Restaurant Manchester
Nashua Area Hayward's Ice Cream Nashua
Monadnock  Kimball Farm Jaffrey
Seacoast  Lago's Ice Cream Rye
White Mountains Moose Scoops Warren
Salem Area Moo's Place Homemade Ice Cream Derry
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