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Dining in the White Mountains

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I am heading up to the Loon/Cannon Mountain area in New Hampshire for a long weekend in February and am looking for suggestions on a romantic place for a Valentine's Day dinner.

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  1. Actually, I'm curious about this too. The Lincoln area has not always had the greatest food, but man, there are a LOT of places to eat. Is there something really good in Lincoln?

    We have gone to the 2nd William Tell Inn, which is about three miles east of Campton off of route 49 (mile marker 87.) However Lincoln is mile marker 102, so it would be nice to hear some feedback about places much closer to Loon.

    By the way (in case anyone cares) the 1st William Tell Inn is about seven miles north of Alton Bay up route 11. (the west Lake Winnepesaukee shore).

    1. Although it's part of a NH chain, the Common Man is pretty good for that area, best I've found so far. But I'm partial to the Sunny Day Diner, I could eat all of my meals there when I'm in the area.

      1. We wanted to try the Notchland Inn in that area for our 5th anniversary. Unfortunately it was closed for a private party. Ended up at the Snowvillage Inn which was excellent but it might be a bit out of the way for you. If I were you I would try the Notchland and then you can let us know what you think.

        1. try the beal house inn in littleton nh. heard it was great!

          1. started great after a long drive.drink, apps good. disaster after that. sent out prime rib and rack of lamb they knew were
            crap,but figured maybe they would get by. lose the address of Common Man

            1. don't miss polly's pancake house...amazing pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner...enjoy

              1. Last year, we ate a wonderful meal at the Landmark Restaurant in Woodstock. It's a Greek place so you'd do better to get a Greek dish. The moussaka I had was fantastic -- better than what the church ladies make at the Greek festivals in the Boson area.

                I don't get what is so great at the Sunny Day Diner. We ate there several times and the service was horrible. The food is hit or miss. WHen it's on, it's great -- which made us go back for the second time. Then the food was just "eh". We tried again and waited 30 minutes in a half empty diner for breakfast to be served. Not worth the aggravation.

                They had a Phantom Approved sign on the door from the Phantom Gourmet. Seems whenever I see that the place disappionts.

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                1. re: three of us

                  You know, I think the Phantom Gourmet has become more of an advertisment of sorts. I really don't get it.

                  Polly's Pancakes is good, but a bit expensive. And the fact that your waitress has to cook your pancakes, that weirds me out. I mean, their clearing dirty plates and then cooking your food?

                  Lincoln is scary in a tourist trap kind of way, but I like the mini golf place there called Hobo something or other.

                  We ate at the Common Man in Ashland and it was ok, nothing exceptional.

                2. common man restaurant in lincoln---awful food and service