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Jan 8, 2010 01:39 PM

New Hampshire Lakes Region.

I will be going to New Hampshire lakes regiion and would like to hear of some really good restaurants. Went to the Woodshed several years ago and enjoyed it. Are there others there that are just as good but not so pricey?

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  1. lots of great places that many talk about on here. My family is up there so I do a lot. Where will you be staying around the lake and what type are you looking for:
    great casual in Holderness is Walter's Basin
    I love Corner House Inn in Sandwich (prob one of my favs)
    twice now been to a place in Gilford - Lyon's Den that I liked.
    Dad keeps raving about Ellicoya Grill in Gilford (but haven't gone yet)
    great breakfast in Meredith at George's diner
    Common Man owns a lot in the Meredith area and many don't do anything for me but I do like Church Landing (views are good and lunch is a good deal, dinner can get pricy)
    Great very casual in Ctr Harbor is Village Kitchen (very casual but fresh stuff)
    we love sushi and thai, vietnamese at LemonGrass in Moultonboro
    great thai place in Laconia - Sala Thai
    Sam n Rosies in Ctr Harbor - very good lobster roll

    have fun, I don't spend as much time in wolfboro area.

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    1. re: lexpatti

      Great list lexpatti! There were quite a few threads that you participated in earlier this year.
      Is O Steak still around?

      1. re: whs

        btw, going to New Orleans end of Feb,got any suggestions?

        1. re: whs

          omg, no way!! I'm sooooo jealous, you know we bought timeshare years ago just to go eat once a year in NOLA for a week. I grad from HS down there. do I have suggestions!!!

          1. re: whs

            It isn't your first time in NOLA is it???

            1. re: lexpatti

              We were there pre-Katrina so I'm sure things have changed. We went to Commander's Palace for lunch, Elizabeth's for breakfast, Ugelsitch's, Cafe du Monde of course, and a few other places that were "of the moment". Plus muffalettas and oysters and barbecued shrimp. YUM. Not a clunker in the bunch.

              1. re: whs

                awesome, I'll gather my thoughts for you, we just went in june and checked a couple new places.

                1. re: whs

                  We loved Couchon (new for us) and we always start our visit in NOLA at Mother's - we find them very welcoming (many say it's a tourist trap but we just love those ladies) and the food.

                  We didn't make it to Bon Tons but do enjoy that as well. To be honest, we don't go high end dining in NOLA (unless you count Emeril's) because we enjoy grazing all day - oysters here, po-boy there, red beans and rice here, jambalaya there, more oysters, a muffaletta, BBQ shrimp, beinets, etc. We didn't go last time but also love teh roast beef po-boys at parasols in the garden district. I like to try new places each time.

                  1. re: lexpatti

                    oh yeah, went to Bayona too...I think I'll take this to the NOLA board--sorry to hijack this thread!

            2. re: whs

              yes, O is still there and doing well last I heard -- I didn't suggest because it's a bit pricy.

            3. re: lexpatti

              Thanks so much for all the info. It's been a while since we were there, but I also remember The Corner House Inn. It was great. Glad to hear it still is. We will probably stay in the Holderness or Meredith area. Haven't made definate plans yet. If you think of any others, let me know. thanks

              1. re: basketwoman

                Sadly, Abondante in Meredith appears to no longer be an option.


                30 Main St Ste B, Meredith, NH 03253

                1. re: beaner2

                  oh, I didn't know or notice that they closed - I like them but they weren't consistent

                  1. re: lexpatti

                    I tried to post a link to the discussion on

                    Let me try again:


                2. re: basketwoman

                  We don't get up as much as we used to be met friends at The Homestead in Bristol (not far from exit 23/Meredith). The menu is decent, the service is always nice but I think the best part is that it's in an old rambling house with several small diningrooms.

              2. went to the Lyon's Den again for dinner - yum! Love this place. Had a fantastic wedge salad to start, and an app of grouper fingers in a great chili dipping sauce. Hubby got a nice lamb shank. Dad loved his fried scallops. Sister 1 got a beautifully seasoned salmon, Sister2 got a beautiful filet (cooked to perfection, pink pink pink), broth inlaw got a huge wedge salad and some nice onion rings. Nothin real fancy here or different but just excellently done and an awesome view (no ice).

                If you haven't been, it's really a solid place.

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                1. re: lexpatti

                  Thanks for the heads up. We have a July weekend in Guilford planned.

                2. Always pleasantly surprised with Walter's Basin. I'm expecting pub food but it goes well beyond. Had wonderful fish tacos the other night, Dad got this beautiful pasta with clam sauce special, Sis got a 'not so traditional wedge salad" loaded with tomatoes, bacon, blue cheese.

                  Walter's Basin
                  RR 3, Holderness, NH 03245