Best of NH 2018 American & Seafood Restaurants

Craving finger-licking BBQ? A juicy burger? Comforting mac and cheese? Overflowing lobster roll? Check out these Best of NH winners for all your American and seafood favorites.

KC’s Rib Shack in Manchester is a perennial reader favorite for BBQ. Perhaps the legendary shovel has something to do with it … Photo by Jenn Bakos

Pulled Platter: Indecisive diners (and barbecue fans) will love the 3 Amigos at Kirby’s Q in Alstead. The dish includes some of your favorite barbecue basics — pulled pork, brisket and pulled chicken. Add on the collard greens for the complete experience. Ken Urbanski, originally from Tennessee, has perfected low-and-slow barbecue over the course of three decades.


Reimagined Classics: Chef Corey Fletcher has done a lot to raise the standards for dining in our capital city, and Concord foodies are reveling in his creation of his own restaurant, Revival Kitchen and Bar, which sits snugly on a downtown side street. The restaurant name refers to the chef’s personal take on classic dishes using farm-to-table sensibilities and an intimate knowledge of where and when to find the best local ingredients.


Texas-style BBQ: Gabi’s Smoke Shack in Londonderry is both a restaurant and a mobile kitchen complete with hickory smoker. Stop in any time of the week or year for beef brisket, pulled pork or pulled chicken — either in sandwich or taco form — and definitely do not forget to order a side of mac and cheese. On weekends they serve beef brisket chili (winter only) and the pork ribs (half or full rack) fresh from the smoker.


Readers’ Poll Winners

Barbecue
KC’s Rib Shack
Manchester

Burger – Overall
Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery
Raymond

Burger – Overall
Multi-location Regional
Lexie’s Restaurants
Multiple Locations

Burger – Concord Area
The Barley House
Concord and North Hampton

Burger – Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region
Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille
New London

Burger – Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region
Multi-location Regional
Salt Hill Pub
Multiple Locations

Burger – Great North Woods
The Black Bear Tavern
Colebrook

Burger – Lakes Region
Patrick’s Pub & Eatery
Gilford

Burger – Manchester Area
New England’s Tap House Grille
Hooksett

Burger – Monadnock Region
Local
Keene

Burger – Nashua Area
Papa Joe’s Humble Kitchen
Milford

Burger – Salem Area
Granfanallys Pizza Pub
Salem

Burger – Seacoast Region
BRGR Bar
Portsmouth and Portland, Maine

Burger – White Mountains
Black Mountain Burger Co.
Lincoln

Chicken Tenders
Puritan Backroom Restaurant
Manchester

Clam Chowder
Multi-location Regional
Wethervane Seafood Restaurants
Multiple Locations

Clam Chowder
Newick’s Lobster House
Dover and Concord

Crab Cakes
Surf Restaurant
Nashua and Portsmouth

Crab Cakes
Multi-location Local
The Common Man
Multiple Locations

Lobster Roll
Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery
Raymond

Lobster Roll    
Multi-location Local
The Beach Plum
Epping, Portsmouth and North Hampton

Mac and Cheese
Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery
Raymond

Mac and Cheese     
Multi-location Regional 
Mr. Mac’s Macaroni and Cheese
Manchester, Portsmouth and Tyngsboro, Mass.

Seafood Restaurant    
Surf Restaurant
Nashua and Portsmouth

Steakhouse
Buckley’s Great Steaks
Merrimack

Wings
Wing-Itz
Portsmouth

Categories: Best of NH Winners

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