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Sep 21, 2007 01:12 PM

Breakfast in Nashua, NH?


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  1. Crap, I hit enter to quick. Any recommendations for breakfast in Nashua, NH?

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    1. re: EvanWilliams

      In Manchester, which is just north of Nashua, you should go to the Red Arrow diner. It is one of those "legendary" places which one should at least try once - if only for the history (I am actually recommending good food here - but you should judge for yourself). There is also some really good food to be had for other meals in both Nashua and Manchester.

      1. re: cornFusion

        I second the Red Arrow as well if in that area, for lunch or dinner too. It's really a great place. Sweet potatoe chips are awesome. I've picked up some salmon pies too. I haven't had breakfast but I've had lunch and dinner there. Can only imagine, breakfast must be good - it's such an icon in Manchester.

    2. Jackie's Diner on Main Street was voted best breakfast by Hippo Press. The City Room Cafe on W. Pearl Street is also good, tho service can be slow. Poor Pierre's on S. Main St has that old Nashua flavah--can't remember if they serve poutine, but you can definitely get baked beans. The Dream Diner just south of the border in Tyngsboro is owned by one of the sisters who also own the legendary Owl Diner in Lowell.

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      1. re: whs

        I'm from Nova Scotia, and coming to Boston in November for Springsteen. I'm looking for good breakfast spots.

        We'll probably stay in Burlington, so Lowell's not too far away, I don't think.. Is the Owl Diner worth the trip? Any other DINAH recommendations in the area?

        1. re: TBedell

          Sooooo soooo worth it. Especially if you love Eggs Bennedict - you'll be spoiled! Welcome - I love Nova Scotia - my family is from Nova Scotia. Still have an Aunt in Delaps Cove.

          1. re: lexpatti

            BTW - Just went to Owl Diner this morning, and as usual, their Eggs Bennie was really great.
            The pancake special that my girlfriend got was really good -- 2 pancakes with fresh blueberries, strawberries and walnuts. Def. worth it.
            While folks may have problems getting parking in their lot, and in the spaces right in front of the diner, there generally is plenty of street parking.

            1. re: Keithel

              Oh man, I'm due for a dose of the Owl. Sometimes they'll have a funkie version of the benie with salmon or spinach - either way, they know how to do it.

        2. re: whs

          I'll second Jackie's Diner - My favorite but be advised that it is small and you might have to wait on weekends. You can also get a good breakfast at Bud's Restaurant at 295 Lake St, and the Nashua Diner at 200 Temple St.

        3. I recommend the Black Forest Cafe in Amherst-always been reliable for me. They have a seasonal focus to their menu.

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          1. re: blushingpeach

            You are right on the money with the Black Forest Cafe...and you can buy some baked goods for dessert that night when you are on your way our after eating breakfast.

            1. re: RandyL

              I live up the hill from BFC, and it is very good, though it's at least 30 minutes from Nashua. If the OP wants to venture further afield, there are good choices in Milford and Manchester. Yankee Chef always has a crowd--it's in the same strip mall as County Stores in Milford.