Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Northern NH

Check out some of our favorite breakfast places in northern New Hampshire. Offerings include: Polly's Pancake Parlor, Yesterdays, Texas Toast Eatery, Benton's Sugar Shack and more.

Polly's Pancake Parlor

Believe the hype. Polly's has served fabulous pancakes with real maple syrup since 1939 and the tradition continues on strong. Grains are ground onsite for fresh and wholesome flavor. Mix any of their five batters with any of the four mix-ins. Don't worry, no combination is wrong. Your server cooks your order in two sets, so they are piping hot when you savor them. The bacon is great too.

672 Route 117
Sugar Hill, NH
(603) 823-8849

Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
After May 12 open daily 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Stix

It's a bit off the road, but not far from I-93 in Campton, next to the Tru-Value. This rustic eatery offers homemade goodness. Try the fish cakes with eggs your way. When you become a regular you can sit in the back room with the bar and TV.

18 Six Flags Road
Campton, NH
(603) 726-8787

Monday-Thursday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.


This Jackson spot has been there for years. Sarah took it over 12 years ago and bakes the bread and serves her regulars. Try her oatmeal bread toasted with maple cream and the hearty hunter's hash.

Route 16A
Jackson, NH
(603) 383-4457

Daily 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Cute as a button, this popular spot serves up a nice crêpe. The back porch seating features views of the mountains.

2506 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH
(603) 356-5860

Open daily 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Model trains running overhead and creative versions of pancakes — what's not to like in this Lincoln hotspot? Try the spice pancakes served with real maple syrup for no extra charge.

149 Main Street
Lincoln, NH
(603) 745-8226

Monday & Thursday-Friday 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Texas Toast Eatery

With a pancake place in town, this eatery tucked into the Lincoln Village mall has dolled up their French toast into a thing of beauty. The chef/owner trained under a top toque in Texas and presents his orders in an extraordinary way. It re-opens in mid-May.

6 Inn Season Dr., Lincoln
(603) 745-9977

8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Benton's Sugar Shack

Classic New Hampshire off-the-beaten-track maple sugar operation with loads of charm. In season, watch them boil it down; otherwise, order a plate of pancakes or their French toast made from bread baked by an elderly couple down the road. Smother in maple syrup. Congratulate yourself for finding this place. Take the kids — they'll love feeding the ducks in the pond.

2010 Route 175, North Thornton
(603) 726-3867

Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kitchen Cravings

What a breakfast place should look like — this sunny spot has plenty of windows and loads of quaint kitsch for your amusement. The owner has traveled extensively and brought back his favorite versions of breakfast classics. The hash in the Benedict is cooked down in cream for a less salty taste. Challenge the chef to make a pancake in any animal shape. ($4.99)

15 Airport Road
Gilford, NH
(603) 528-0001

Open daily 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Stairway Café

Head up the stairs next to Cool Jewels in downtown North Conway for a real treat. The space is nicely decorated in an eclectic manner. One treat is the Benedicts offered with game sausage. Coffee from White Mountain Coffee Company is a step above too.

2649 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH
(603) 356-5200

Open daily 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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