Manch, NH - great breakfast and comfort food.
We had some late nite & early am work to do in Manch. this week and stayed overnight. When leaving the hotel this am (too early) we asked for the closest McDonald's and they said "Oh no, for a good breakfast, you should really go to Pappy's Pizza on Elm St.". Wow, that was a great call. Great diner type breakfast.
Still working hard, by lunch we just wanted something fast and comfort food (with a waitress) so we were told that The Belmont Hall was good. Wow,, if you're looking for great comfort food (and don't mind winding through a somewhat seady area of Manch) this is the place. I had an excellent steak & cheese roll up (chunks of sirloin), with awesome sweet potatoe fries. Hubby had meatloaf special with mashed potatoes, carrots, gravy throughout!! Dessert took us over the edge, carrot cake that was a nice dense version rather then the typical cake type - very good and my to-die-for Chocolate Cream Pie (I know where I'm going to order my next holiday pies)! You can tell this was definately a locals place, everyone seemed to know everyone by name (we were the only strangers in the place).
Stayed at the Amoskeg Falls Inn - great price, awesome bed, good night sleep - when you are looking for just a good night sleep (and don't need any frills) this is it. We came in late, left really early - so spending 1/2 the price as all others in town, made a lot of sense.
Thanks very much for this report....is the Belmont Hall anywhere near the sports arenas/Verizon area?
No, not really. It's sort of north east of the Old Gill Stadium. Close to Elliot Hosp. if you need a landmark. tucked in a neighborhood - they have a hefty cater business and function halls too. Been there years ago (many moons) for a function.
I'm not surprised Pappy's has a good breakfast, everything else I've had there has been pretty good.
I may try them on Saturday (I'm in Manchvegas through Sunday).
The Belmont Hall sounds right up our alley- can't wait to try it. Also wanted to give a shout-out to another neighborhood place in Manch we recently tried, called Jewell and the Beanstalk, at 793 Somerville St, not far from where S Willow meets Elm. Very cozy and warm, with lovely, comfie food choices- and fantastic prices. We had breakfast- 2 Greek 'scrambles,' with rosemary potatoes, homemade muffins, coffee, and OJ for $20, and everything was just what we hoped for.