Best of NH 2019 Readers’ Poll Winners

You voted – now see who you've named as the best the state has to offer

The results listed here will be published in the July Best of NH issue, which is available on newsstands in late June, and will be revealed at the Best of NH Party on June 27. The annual bash features many of the food and drink winners that appear here, so don’t miss out on your chance to eat and drink your way around the state all in one location – Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of the NH Fisher Cats, in downtown Manchester. Click here to learn more about the party or to purchase tickets.

Category Place Town
Bakery – Overall Harvey’s Bakery and Coffee Shop Dover
Bakery – Overall Multi-location
Regional
Frederick’s Pastries Amherst, Bedford and North Andover, Mass.
Bakery – Concord Area Bread & Chocolate Concord
Bakery – Dartmouth/Lake
Sunapee Region
Blue Loon Bakery New London
Bakery – Great North Woods Region Polish Princess Bakery Lancaster
Bakery – Lakes Region Yum Yum Shop Wolfeboro
Bakery – Manchester Area Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries & Deli Manchester
Bakery – Monadnock Region The Bread Shed Keene
Bakery – Nashua Area Buckley’s Bakery & Café Merrimack and Hollis
Bakery – Salem Area Klemm’s Bakery Windham
Bakery – Seacoast Region Popovers on the Square Epping and Portsmouth
Bakery – White Mountains Region Leavitt’s Country Bakery Conway
Barbecue KC’s Rib Shack Manchester
Bartender Chanel Haskell at Giorgio’s Ristorante & Bar Manchester
Breakfast Place – Overall The Purple Finch Bedford
Breakfast Place – Overall
Multi-location Local
Tucker’s Multiple Locations
Breakfast Place – Concord Area The Newell Post Concord
Breakfast Place – Concord Area
Multi-location Local
Tucker’s Multiple Locations
Breakfast Place – Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region The Foothills of Warner Warner
Breakfast Place – Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region Multi-location Local Tucker’s Multiple Locations
Breakfast Place – Great North
Woods Region
Polish Princess Bakery Lancaster
Breakfast Place – Lakes Region The Farmer’s Kitchen Farmington
Breakfast Place – Manchester Area Chez Vachon Manchester
Breakfast Place – Manchester Area
Multi-location Local
Tucker’s Multiple Locations
Breakfast Place – Monadnock Region Parker’s Maple Barn Mason
Breakfast Place – Monadnock Region Multi-location Local The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Milford
Breakfast Place – Nashua Area The City Room Café Nashua
Breakfast Place – Salem Area Janie’s Uncommon Café Londonderry
Breakfast Place – Salem Area
Multi-location Local
MaryAnn’s Diner Derry, Windham and Salem
Breakfast Place – Seacoast Region 2 Home Cooks Dover
Breakfast Place – Seacoast Region
Multi-location Regional
The Friendly Toast Multiple Locations
Breakfast Place
White Mountains Region
Polly’s Pancake Parlor Sugar Hill
Brewery – Overall 603 Brewery Londonderry
Brewery – Concord Area Henniker Brewing Company Henniker
Brewery – Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille New London
Brewery – Great North Woods Region Coös Brewing Company Colebrook
Brewery – Lakes Region Kettlehead Brewing Co. Tilton
Brewery – Manchester Area Backyard Brewery & Kitchen Manchester
Brewery – Monadnock Region Elm City Brewing Company Keene
Brewery – Nashua Area Able Ebenezer Brewing Company Merrimack
Brewery – Salem Area Border Brewery and Supplies Salem
Brewery – Seacoast Region Stoneface Brewing Co. Newington
Brewery – White Mountains Region Woodstock Inn Brewery North Woodstock
Brewpub Backyard Brewery & Kitchen Manchester
Brunch The Old Salt & Lamie’s Inn Hampton
Burger – Overall Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery Raymond
Burger – Overall Multi-location Local 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 – Great North Woods Region The Burg Pittsburg
Burger – Lakes Region Patrick’s Pub & Eatery Gilford
Burger – Lakes Region
Multi-location Local
T-BONES Great American Eatery Multiple Locations
Burger – Manchester Area New England’s Tap House Grille Hooksett
Burger – Manchester Area
Multi-location Local
T-BONES Great American Eatery Multiple Locations
Burger – Monadnock Region Papa Joe’s Humble Kitchen Milford
Burger – Nashua Area Buckley’s Great Steaks Merrimack
Burger – Salem Area The Copper Door Bedford and Salem
Burger – Salem Area
Multi-location Local
T-BONES Great American Eatery Multiple Locations
Burger – Seacoast Region Tie Hop + Grind Durham
Burger – Seacoast Region Tie Wild Willy’s Burgers Rochester
Burger – White Mountains Region Black Mountain Burger Co. Lincoln
Burrito Burrito Me Plymouth and Laconia
Burrito – Multi-location Regional Dos Amigos Burritos Multiple Locations
Cakes Jacques Fine European Pastries Suncook
Cakes – Multi-location Regional Frederick’s Pastries Amherst, Bedford and North Andover, Mass.
Chicken Tenders The Puritan Backroom Manchester
Chili Tie Patrick’s Pub & Eatery Gilford
Chili Tie Taco Beyondo Hillsborough
Chili – Multi-location Local The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations
Chinese Restaurant Lilac Blossom Nashua
Chocolatier Van Otis Chocolates Manchester
Clam Chowder Newick’s Lobster House Dover and Concord
Clam Chowder
Multi-location Regional
Weathervane Seafood Restaurants Multiple Locations
Cocktails The Copper Door Bedford and Salem
Coffee Roaster Wayfarer Coffee Roaster Laconia
Coffee Roaster
Multi-location Local
A&E Coffee & Tea Amherst, Manchester and Goffstown
Coffee Shop – Overall Wayfarer Coffee Roaster Laconia
Coffee Shop – Overall
Multi-location Local
A&E Coffee & Tea Amherst, Manchester and Goffstown
Coffee Shop – Concord Area True Brew Barista Concord
Coffee Shop – Concord Area
Multi-location Regional
Aroma Joe’s Multiple Locations
Coffee Shop – Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region Lucky’s Coffee Garage Lebanon
Coffee Shop – Great North
Woods Region
Polish Princess Bakery Lancaster
Coffee Shop – Lakes Region Wayfarer Coffee Roaster Laconia
Coffee Shop – Lakes Region
Multi-location Regional
Aroma Joe’s Multiple Locations
Coffee Shop – Manchester Area Café La Reine Manchester
Coffee Shop – Manchester Area
Multi-location Regional
Aroma Joe’s Multiple Locations
Coffee Shop – Monadnock Region Union Coffee Company Milford
Coffee Shop – Nashua Area Riverwalk Café & Music Bar Nashua
Coffee Shop – Salem Area The Grind Rail Trail Café Salem
Coffee Shop – Seacoast Region Flight Coffee Co. Dover and Bedford
Coffee Shop – White Mountains Region Metropolitan Coffee House North Conway
Crab Cakes Surf Seafood Portsmouth and Nashua
Crab Cakes
Multi-location Local
The Common Man Multiple Locations
Cupcakes Queen City Cupcakes Manchester
Delicatessen Bubby’s NY Style Delicatessen Portsmouth
Diner – Overall Tilt’n Diner Tilton
Diner – Overall
Multi-location Local
Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations
Diner – Concord Area Northwood Diner Northwood
Diner – Concord Area
Multi-location Local
Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations
Diner – Dartmouth/Lake
Sunapee Region
Four Aces Diner Lebanon
Diner – Great North Woods Region N/A
Diner – Lakes Region 104 Diner New Hampton
Diner – Manchester Area Airport Diner Manchester
Diner – Manchester Area
Multi-location Local
Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations
Diner – Monadnock Region Peterborough Diner Peterborough
Diner – Monadnock Region
Multi-location Local
Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations
Diner – Nashua Area Joey’s Diner Amherst
Diner – Salem Area The Bacon Barn Londonderry
Diner – Salem Area
Multi-location Local
MaryAnn’s Diner Derry, Windham and Salem
Diner – Seacoast Region Roundabout Diner and Lounge Portsmouth
Diner – White Mountains Region Littleton Diner Littleton
Distillery Tamworth Distilling & Mercantile Tamworth
Doughnuts Donut Love North Hampton
Family-friendly Dining The Puritan Backroom Manchester
Family-friendly Dining
Multi-location Local
T-BONES Great American Eatery Multiple Locations
Favorite Restaurant
Overall
Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery Raymond
Favorite Restaurant
Concord Area
The Barley House Concord and North Hampton
Favorite Restaurant
Concord Area
Multi-location Local
The Common Man Multiple Locations
Favorite Restaurant – Dartmouth/
Lake Sunapee Region
Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille New London
Favorite Restaurant – Dartmouth/
Lake Sunapee Region
Multi-location Local
The Common Man Multiple Locations
Favorite Restaurant – Great North
Woods Region
Rainbow Grille & Tavern Pittsburg
Favorite Restaurant – Lakes Region Patrick’s Pub & Eatery Gilford
Favorite Restaurant – Lakes Region
Multi-location Local
T-BONES Great American Eatery Multiple Locations
Favorite Restaurant
Manchester Area
The Copper Door Bedford and Salem
Favorite Restaurant
Monadnock Region
The Stage Restaurant Keene
Favorite Restaurant
Nashua Area
Surf Seafood Portsmouth and Nashua
Favorite Restaurant
Salem Area
The Copper Door Bedford and Salem
Favorite Restaurant
Seacoast Region
Surf Seafood Portsmouth and Nashua
Favorite Restaurant
White Mountains Region Tie
Woodstock Inn, Station
and Brewery
North Woodstock
Favorite Restaurant
White Mountains Region Tie
Moat Mountain Smokehouse
and Brewing Co.
North Conway
Favorite Restaurant
White Mountains Region
Multi-location Local
The Common Man Multiple Locations
Fine Dining Restaurant Hanover Street Chophouse Manchester
Gluten-free Options Tie Laney + Lu Exeter
Gluten-free Options Tie Lucciano’s Café Londonderry
Gluten-free Options
Multi-location Regional
110 Grill Multiple Locations
Gourmet To Go All Real Meal Manchester
Greek Restaurant Amphora Derry
Ice Cream – Overall Hayward’s Ice Cream Nashua
Ice Cream – Concord Area Arnie’s Place Concord
Ice Cream – Dartmouth/Lake
Sunapee Region
Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream Sunapee
Ice Cream – Great North
Woods Region
Moose Alley Cones Pittsburg
Ice Cream – Lakes Region Jordan’s Ice Creamery Belmont
Ice Cream – Manchester Area Puritan Backroom Manchester
Ice Cream – Monadnock Region The Walpole Creamery Walpole and Keene
Ice Cream – Monadnock Region
Multi-location Local
Kimball Farm Jaffrey and Mass. Locations
Ice Cream – Nashua Area The Big 1 Ice Cream Stand Nashua
Ice Cream – Salem Area Moo’s Place Homemade Ice Cream Derry and Salem
Ice Cream – Seacoast Region Lago’s Ice Cream Rye
Ice Cream – White Mountains Region Bishops Homemade Ice Cream Littleton
Indian Restaurant Taj India/New Taj India Manchester and Nashua
Irish Pub The Holy Grail Epping
Italian Restaurant Patty B’s Ristorante Italiano Dover
Italian Restaurant
Multi-location Local
Fratello’s Italian Grille Manchester, Laconia and Nashua
Japanese Restaurant Tie Shio Japanese Restaurant Portsmouth
Japanese Restaurant Tie Moritomo Concord
Lobster Roll Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery Raymond
Lobster Roll
Multi-location Local
The Beach Plum Epping, Portsmouth and North Hampton
Locally Sourced Menu Republic Manchester
Mac and Cheese Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery Raymond
Mac and Cheese
Multi-location Regional
Mr. Mac’s Macaroni and Cheese Manchester, Portsmouth and Tyngsboro, Mass.
Martinis Cotton Manchester
Mediterranean Restaurant Mediterrano Turkish
& Mediterranean Cuisine
Hillsborough
Mexican Restaurant Hermanos Cocina Mexicana Concord
Mexican Restaurant
Multi-location Local
La Carreta Multiple Locations
New Restaurant Noodz Manchester
Outdoor Dining The Crown Tavern Manchester
Pastries Popovers on the Square Epping and Portsmouth
Pastries
Multi-location Regional
Frederick’s Pastries Amherst, Bedford and North Andover, Mass.
Pies Harvey’s Bakery and Coffee Shop Dover
Pies Multi-location Local The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Milford
Pizzeria – Overall La Festa Brick & Brew Pizza Dover
Pizzeria – Concord Area Constantly Pizza Concord
Pizzeria – Concord Area
Multi-location Regional
Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations
Pizzeria – Dartmouth/Lake
Sunapee Region
Lui Lui West Lebanon and Nashua
Pizzeria – Dartmouth/Lake
Sunapee Region Multi-location Regional
Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza Multiple Locations
Pizzeria – Great North Woods Region The Burg Pittsburg
Pizzeria – Lakes Region Tilton House of Pizza Tilton
Pizzeria – Manchester Area Alley Cat Pizzeria Manchester
Pizzeria – Manchester Area
Multi-location Regional
Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations
Pizzeria – Monadnock Region Athens Pizza House and Restaurant Keene
Pizzeria – Monadnock Region
Multi-location Regional
Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza Multiple Locations
Pizzeria – Nashua Area Nashua House of Pizza Nashua
Pizzeria – Nashua Area
Multi-location Regional
Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations
Pizzeria – Salem Area Granfanallys Pizza Pub Salem
Pizzeria – Salem Area
Multi-location Regional
Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations
Pizzeria – Seacoast Region Front Row Pizzeria Exeter
Pizzeria – Seacoast Region
Multi-location Regional
Flatbread North Conway and Portsmouth
Pizzeria – White Mountains Region Boston Brothers Pizzeria North Conway
Pizzeria – White Mountains Region
Multi-location Regional
Flatbread North Conway and Portsmouth
Pizzeria – Gourmet 900 Degrees Manchester
Restaurant With Best Beer List New England’s Tap House Grille Hooksett
Restaurant With Best Beer List
Multi-location Local
Thirsty Moose Taphouse Multiple Locations
Restaurant With Best Wine List The Bedford Village Inn Bedford
Sandwich The Nashua Garden Nashua
Sandwich Multi-location Local The Green Bean Exeter, Portsmouth, New Castle
Seafood Restaurant Surf Seafood Portsmouth and Nashua
Soup Collins Brothers Chowder Co. Nashua
Sports Bar Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill Manchester
Steakhouse Hanover Street Chophouse Manchester
Tacos Taco Beyondo Hillsborough
Thai Restaurant Thai Smile Plymouth and Durham
Vegetarian Green Elephant vegetarian Bistro Portsmouth
Winery or Vineyard LaBelle Winery Amherst and Portsmouth
Wings Wing-itz Portsmouth and Dover
AM Radio Station WGIR 610 Manchester
Antique or Vintage Shop REVIVED Furniture and Home Décor Derry
Art Gallery ArtHub Nashua
Automotive AutoFair multiple locations
Barbershop Lucky’s Barbershop and Shave Parlor Concord/Portsmouth
Bed and Breakfast Inn at Pleasant Lake New London
Beer Store Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett
Bike Shop Exeter Cycles Exeter
Bike Shop
Multi-location Local
Goodale’s Bike Shop multiple locations
Butcher Shop Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery Raymond
Campground Wakeda Campground Hampton Falls
Caterer Celebrations Manchester
Comic Book Store Jetpack Comics Rochester
Day Spa Wingate Salon & Spa Stratham
Family Friendly Resort The Inn at East Hill Farm Troy
Fitness Instructor Adam Gray – GetFit NH Concord
Florist Cobblestone Design Company Concord
FM Radio Station NHPR Concord
Garden Center Wentworth Greenhouses & Garden Center Rollinsford
Hair Salon Hair Daze Dover
Home Décor Shop REVIVED Furniture and Home Décor Derry
Independent Book Store Gibson’s Bookstore Concord
Independent Movie Theater Red River Theatres Concord
Independently Owned
Fitness Center
GetFit NH Concord
Indoor Cycling Cycle Fierce Portsmouth
Jeweler Bellmans Jewelers Manchester
Kids’ Clothing Shop Puddle Jumpers Exeter
Large Music Venue Bank of NH Pavilion Gilford
Lingerie Shop Top Drawer Boutique Exeter
Local Jeweler with Store Jonathan’s Jewelers Bedford
Men’s Clothing Shop George’s Apparel Manchester
Museum The Currier Museum of Art Manchester
NH Radio Morning Show Greg and the Morning Buzz, WHEB Manchester
NH Radio Talk Show “The Exchange” with Laura Knoy, NHPR Concord
NH Sports Team New Hampshire Fisher Cats Manchester
Pet Boarding Take Five Dogcare Lee
Pet Boarding
Multi-location Local
The Barking Dog Derry, Exeter and Hooksett
Pet Grooming Mac and Cooper’s Pet
Supply Outlet
Portsmouth
Pet Supplies Store Mac and Cooper’s Pet
Supply Outlet
Portsmouth
Pet Training Doggonit Training Gilford
Resort or Hotel Spa Omni Mount Washington Resort Bretton Woods
Second Hand Clothing Shop M&C Clothing and Goods Amherst
Ski Resort Gunstock Mountain Resort Gilford
Skin Care/Specialty
Makeup Boutique
Kriss Cosmetics Manchester
Small Music Venue The Tupelo Music Hall Derry
Specialty Food Store Angela’s Pasta & Cheese Shop Manchester
Summer Outdoor Attraction
Overall
Canobie Lake Park Salem
Summer Outdoor Attraction Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region Mount Sunapee Newbury
Summer Outdoor Attraction
Great North Woods Region
Bear Rock Adventures Pittsburg
Summer Outdoor Attraction
Lakes Region
Gunstock Mountain Resort Gilford
Summer Outdoor Attraction
Merrimack Valley
Chuckster’s Family Fun Park Chichester
Summer Outdoor Attraction
Monadnock Region
Inn at East Hill Farm Troy
Summer Outdoor Attraction
Seacoast Region
Hampton Beach Hampton
Summer Outdoor Attraction
White Mountains Region
Story Land Glen
Theatre/Performing Arts Venue The Palace Theatre Manchester
Toy Store Noggin Factory Dover
TV News Anchor Erin Fehlau, WMUR Manchester
TV News Reporter Ray Brewer, WMUR Manchester
TV Sports Anchor Jamie Staton, WMUR Manchester
Weatherperson Kevin Skarupa Manchester
Wine Shop WineNot Boutique Nashua
Women’s Clothing Shop Gondwana & Divine Clothing Concord
Yoga Studio Sol Power Yoga Bedford

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