Best Places to Eat: Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith NH, Lakes Region, New Hampshire – Restaurants to Check Out

To trust any kind of restaurant reviews, you’ve got to know the reviewer:

  • Married, 2 kids – most of the time we’re out as a family, and the best restaurants have something for everyone
  • I’m Celiac, so I eat a gluten free diet – but I’m the only one in the family that does so
  • I like meat, bbq, tacos, breakfast sandwiches (& breakfast tacos too), burgers, and benedicts
Frog Nachos Are the Best

Frog Rock Tavern (67 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253)

  • Burgers with Gluten Free buns
  • Beers on tap
  • GF drink options
  • Nightly drink specials, nightly happy hours
  • Best nachos in New Hampshire
  • Friday night prime rib special
  • Tied with The Mug for best local hang out

Town Docks (289 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253) – Common Man: Open May – October

  • Best view
  • Best beach bar
  • Best lobster rolls – best novelty lobster roll with one pound of meat (it’s the real deal). Warm butter and mayo salad style lobster rolls.
  • Great beach and boat drinks – try the Painkiller in a bucket, good margaritas, good liquor selection
  • Good smashburgers, wraps, chicken fingers
  • Great for kids
  • Good ice cream stand

Camp (298 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253) ,
Lago (1 NH-25, Meredith, NH 03253),
Lakehouse Grille (281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253) – Common Man

  • Camp for burgers, onion rings, ribs, stuffed jalapenos, mason bar drink specials
  • Lakehouse Grille inside of Church Landing at Mill Falls resort for steaks, seafood, salad, specialty cocktails, great views of the lake, great burgers
  • Lago for Italian, great views of the lake
  • Great burgers, gluten free buns
  • Great cocktails
  • Chicken sandwiches, hotdogs, grilled cheese, tater tots, onion rings, fried pickles
  • Great music, fun, easy-going local vibe
  • Surfside website
  • Wonderful deli sandwiches – hot and cold
  • Great reuben, awesome Italian sub
  • Gluten free breads, very allergen friendly
  • Cookies, drinks
  • Call ahead
  • Nice outdoor seating, wonderful view of Meredith Bay
  • Website
  • Amazing pizzas – including specialty pizzas like chicken bacon and ranch, four cheese, white pizza
  • Delicious calzones
  • Salads
  • Bar, music, outdoor patio
  • Amazing view of the Mill wheel from the patio
  • In the running for best breakfast on the lake
  • Across from Ace Hardware, with views of the lake and the Mt Washington
  • Bakery, coffee store and more
  • Gusto! Website
  • Great decor, welcoming ambiance – authentically Italian
  • Sparkling red Lambrusco wine on tap!
  • Hot, fresh Italian coffee
  • Gluten free options – breads, desserts, bakery
  • Great list of desserts
  • First visited November 2021
  • The best night out of good dining on Lake Winnipesaukee, or anywhere in the Lakes Region
  • A true hidden gem, hidden in plain site
  • Inventive and creative menu delivering on traditional recipes with new twists
  • Reliable feels good, welcome home food – and adventuresome new tastes
  • Great cocktails
  • Great meats – including the occasional ‘Ron Swanson Special’ featuring three different kinds of ribs
  • Gluten free options, including GF pizza, breads
  • Great sandwiches, great pasta, wonderful and inventive appetizers
  • Canoe was our first favorite restaurant to love in New Hampshire; great gluten free options, wonderful escargot (our kids love it), delicious entrees, a deep bar, great margaritas, and a good wine list
  • O Steakhouse has two locations, the one in Lakeport in the Opechee Inn is a great night out, one of the best steakhouses, has a great bar, great GF options, and is very reliable!
  • Rubbin’ Butts is a BBQ (I hate this pun), is a mostly reliable take out only joint that serves many of the great meat components from Magic Foods. Great family take out options.
  • 48 Main has now moved from 48 Main down the Street
  • Best crepes – breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and savory – in all of New England
  • Best coffee in Meredith
  • Great bakery and other treats
  • Two locations in walk-able downtown Laconia
  • Awesome coffee, espresso, latte, mocha
  • Delicious waffles – including gluten free ham and cheese waffles
  • Local farm to table options on par with Osteria Poggio
  • Outstanding list of cocktails, great wine list, local beers
  • Local entrees, great meats, pork, fish, chicken
  • Amazing hamburgers
  • Wonderful salads – some of the best in the Lakes Region – try the beet salad!
  • Fantastic gluten free options including gluten free pizza
  • Wow, it’s 20 minutes off of Lake Winnipesaukee, but this restaurant delivers with a gastro pub modern menu, beautiful views, and regular live entertainment
  • Great gluten free options – burgers, appetizers, drinks, specials
  • Spicy Asian cuisine on the menu
  • It’s a long drive from Meredith to get to the East shore of the lake!
  • Best Mexican food, great margaritas
  • Great gluten free GF options
  • Awesome tacos
  • Great taco salad
  • Great salsa, queso fundido and guacamole
  • The original ‘barn and grille’ – Best Decor!
  • Great gluten free, GF options
  • Tasty ribs, steaks, entrees
  • Creative salads, burgers
  • Tasty wings
  • Often with great evening entertainment – nice outdoor dining
  • Amazing views, dining on the water, on the deck
  • Classic fried fish, lakeside dining
  • Great burgers, wraps, and other comfort food
  • Best breakfast
  • Best breakfast sandwich – with gluten free toast
  • Great burgers, great sandwiches

Mello Moose (136 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253)

  • Best coffee, best coffee shop
  • Snacks, gluten free egg bites, gluten free quiche bites
  • Beautiful view
  • Traditional American lake food
  • Great chicken sandwiches, good Caesar salad
  • Some gluten free options

George’s Diner (10 Plymouth Street, Meredith, NH 03253)

  • Where locals go for the best diner food
  • Great breakfast, burgers, dinner specials
  • Okay Mexican food convenient to the docks
  • Cool old barn – but Ellacoya is just as cool
  • Good steaks – but not as good as Osteria, O Steakhouse or Canoe
  • Nice bar – but not as nice as Lakehouse Grille, Surfside, or many others
  • It’s amazing to see the cars in this parking lot – it looks like downtown Boston
  • Not worth the hype – with our experience the prices were high, the staff was focused on other ‘regulars’ and did not seem to care about new diners

The Lakeview Tavern (7 Main St, Meredith, NH 03253)

  • Reliable burgers, wings and pub food
  • Not a big list of gluten free (“GF”) options

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