Where to eat outside in western NH

If you live or are venturing to the western part of the state (Keene, Peterborough or Hanover), here's where you'll want to check out for outdoor dining options.

Step away from Main Street where tables line the sidewalks and enjoy decks, patios and riverfront views in a relaxing setting. Here’s where you can find al fresco dining in western and northwestern New Hampshire.

The patio at Waterhouse in Peterborough captures the essence of outdoor dining.

Coach House Restaurant at the New London Inn in New London
Small twinkle light-lit patio in back is perfect for evening dining.

353 Main St., New London
(603) 526-2791

Common Man in Claremont
One of the most dramatic outdoor settings in the state is offered by a Common Man Family restaurant. The Sugar River thunders by the outcrop of land that serves as a patio for their Claremont location, a gorgeous renovation of mill buildings for the restaurant and Common Man Inn.

21 Water St., Claremont
(603) 542-0647

Pine Restaurant at the Hanover Inn in Hanover
The expanded outdoor seating was part of a multi-million dollar renovation several years ago.

2 E. Wheelock St., Hanover
(603) 646-8000

Waterhouse in Peterborough
What outdoor dining should be — a magical moment under the stars. At the Waterhouse, trees lit with twinkling lights set the stage for great conversations on the patio on the banks of a quiet river in endless motion.

18 Depot St., Peterborough
(603) 924-4001

Wickets on the Green at Hampshire Hills in Milford
Pleasant setting on a deck overlooking the sports club’s activities with occasional evening entertainment.

50 Emerson Rd., Milford
(603) 673-7123

Greenleaf Restaurant in Milford
This award-winning farm-to-table restaurant from chef Chris Viaud is not to be missed.

54 Nashua St., Milford
(603) 213-5447

Bantam Grill in Peterborough
Classic American and modern Italian dishes in the heart of the Monadnock Region.

1 Jaffrey Rd., Peterborough
(603) 924-6633

Machina Kitchen & ArtBar in Keene
Sit back and find out why everyone raves about Machina’s cocktails and bartenders. Cheers!

9 Court St., Keene
(603) 903-0011

Oak & Grain Restaurant at the Inn at Pleasant Lake in New London
Enjoy a decadent dish on the charming patio at this lovely inn prepared by Chef Bryan Leary.

853 Pleasant St., New London
(603) 873-4833

Categories: Outdoor dining