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Great Kid-Friendly Foodie Finds Near Storyland?

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foodymom Jun 15, 2009 06:32 PM

We are headed up to stay at a condo in Glen, New Hampshire next week. Any must-eat places for a family?

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    foodymom Jul 6, 2009 11:03 AM

    Thanks for the great advice! Here is my write up: They are all kid-friendly and relatively inexpensive.

    Moat Mountain-North Conway. The food here was fantastic! We ate the best hush puppies I have ever tasted. They tasted like the most delicious, freshly fried cake donut. Yet they were also savory and filled with corn kernels. My husband dipped them into the maple syrup that was served on the side while my toddler and I just devoured them plain. They also have wonderful flatbread style grilled pizza and addictive fried chicken wings (which are on the kids menu). I had a combination platter that I literally couldn't finish over 2 dinners. It consisted of moist chicken, meaty ribs with pork that fell of the bone and smoky pulled pork. On the side was a small skillet of cornbread that was just baked. I loved that it was filled with cheese and jalapenos though it was too spicy for my husband. We both enjoyed the homemade coleslaw that was full of fresh veggies. The weakest part of the meal was the fact that they only offer two barbecue sauces. I liked one, but it was also too spicy for my husband. The other tasted like pureed tomatoes. Needless to say, this meant that my 16 month old, instead of my husband, ate the brisket that on its own was just too dry. In terms of keeping toddlers entertained, they have a number of TVs stationed throughout the restaurant, as well as a porch for adults without kids.

    Glen Junction-Is great for children as there are two toy trains that travel on a track overhead. The prices were also reasonable, but our lunch (two wraps, grilled cheese and a hot dog) was mediocre.

    Red Fox Bar and Grille-This place is absolutely perfect for kids as they have a play room and movie room for those moments that kids need while waiting (for table, for food). It was a great value overall as we fed our family of 4 for $30. The kids had delicious grilled cheese and hamburgers. I enjoyed a rare steak sandwich with chipotle dressing, while my husband liked his wood grilled burger.

    Kringle's Country Store in Glen-a cute little store and pizza place. Decent pizza that was great for taking back to the condo when we could tell the kids couldn't handle another restaurant.

    Trail’s End Ice Cream has home made ice cream from Bobby Sues in Freedom. It was so good that we went back 3 times. The first location in Intervale is good for a quick stop. But the second location near Attatish Mountain in Bartlett is good for a whole activity as it has a large area for sitting and a fantastic playground for the kids. I loved the peach frozen yogurt which had huge chunks of sweet peaches, while my kids devoured every scoop they could eat. Even the chocolate chip had hand chopped shards of dark chocolate.

    Bagels Plus in North Conway-These weren't New York bagels, but they were very good and very friendly. They also have some unusual flavors such as whole wheat sesame, peanut butter and chocolate and spinach and garlic.

    Yesterday’s in Jackson-delicious breakfast. Sarah took over the restaurant 7 years ago and makes a variety of homemade breads and muffins each day. We enjoyed a delicious wrap with eggs, roasted tomatoes, goat cheese and basil, as well as plate sized pancakes. Very relaxed and reasonable prices.

    As You Like It Bakery and Cafe-for delicious baked good such as muffins and homemade donuts, in addition to bagels and toast. Also in Jackson.

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      MrPhil Jul 25, 2009 12:06 PM

      Got back from our trip to Storyland. Thanks to your writeup we tried Moat mountain (got the hushpuppies!) and red fox grill and enjoyed them both. We also went to trails end in intervale Specifically had the Bobby Sues (the also have hershey) and didn't find it to be anything special. oh well, taste differ.

      We'll be back next year and will try the other options. (with two toddlers, I figure we'll be going there for at least the next 5 years- We have relatives in VT)

    2. garnetmemory Jun 23, 2009 12:11 PM

      Last summer we stayed at Stonehurst Manor, on the north end of North Conway. Accommodations are beautiful, but the place is not as kid-friendly as other hotels in the area. All of the meals there were wonderful.

      The 5-year old in attendance is a foodie-in-the-making and she enjoyed it.

      Kid friendly options include various wood grilled pizzas.

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        PennyS Jun 23, 2009 11:06 AM

        For breakfast, our fav's are Peaches in N. Conway and Yesterday's in Jackson. We also enjoy The Red Parka and The Scarecrow Pub. The Shannon Door has good pub pizza. I would avoid Bellini's...overpriced and average at best IMHO.

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          Meesch70 Jun 17, 2009 06:31 AM

          Try the Moat Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery; it's one of our favorite stops in North Conway. I second the Flatbread Company also!

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            MrPhil Jun 17, 2009 06:49 AM

            I was going to mention the smokehouse as well. That and the flatbread company are where I was going to go on our trip, have to take a look at the others now.

            Having two toddlers, the Red Fox is looking like another choice.

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            momofdougie Jun 16, 2009 03:29 PM

            We LOVE the Red Foz Grille...Kind of up scale food and also great brunch. They have a kids movie room and toy room!

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            Red Fox Bar & Grille
            49 Rte 16, Jackson, NH

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              dagwood Jun 16, 2009 02:01 PM

              When I went last year we got take out pizza from The Spaghetti Shack, which is just up the road from Storyland, on rt 302. We didn't try anything else but if I remember correctly the pizza was quite tasty.

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                kirstart12 Jun 16, 2009 01:48 PM

                the red parka just down from storyland is very good food with a kids menu or in north conway the muddy moose and the blueberry muffin is the best for breakfast. there is also a railroad theme restaurant on the corner before storyland

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                  TheJuice Jul 26, 2009 08:47 PM

                  A friend of mine recommended the Blueberry Muffin as well, so I took my family there for breakfast on our recent Story Land trip. The coffee was good. I would be surprised if any of the rest of it was made fresh - the namesake dish definitely wasn't. It was all edible (except for the hash, which was just horrendous - although admittedly I was biased from the get-go because of its bright purple appearance; can't imagine why it would look like that unless it was made in a factory), but on the whole it was average at best and way overpriced for the quality, IMO.

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                  MrPhil Jun 16, 2009 09:55 AM

                  Let me know what you find, I'm going in July and the only thing that stands out is the Flatbread chain in North Conway (where I'm staying) . Most of the other choices looked pretty basic.

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