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Glen, NH recommendations

I'm heading to Glen, NH for a week, starting 9/10, and I'm looking for some B/L/D recommendations. I've never been to the area. About the only thing I don't like is Indian food. I'll have a car, so driving up to an hour or so will be OK. Anxiously awaiting some great recommendations and tips from the Granite State residents!

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  1. LOL, Glen is not exactly a hotbed of ethnic cuisine, so I think you're safe as far as Indian food goes. In fact, the only thing in town is Story Land. Your best options are in Jackson and North Conway, and there are plenty of options. Lots of posts, do a search on this board.

    We like the Inn at Thorn Hill in Jackson for fine dining: http://www.innatthornhill.com/

    If you have a change of heart: http://www.shalimarnorthconway.com/ho...

    1. Yeah, whs is right - not much in Glen. But I highly recommend Moat Mountain Smokehouse, on the Glen side of North Conway. Great BBQ and really good beers. If you're going to stay for a week, it's worth investing in a growler of beer - they're $15 the first time, then you bring the empty bottle back and refills are only $9.

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      Moat Mountain Smokehouse
      3378 White Mountain Hwy North, Conway, NH

      1. Make sure you check out White Mountain Cider Company. It looks really rustic on the outside, but the food is out of this world, and the cocktails are fantastic. It's on route 302 just south of Glen.
        http://whitemountaincider.com/

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        1. re: Eatin in Woostah

          Eatin in Woostah - are jeans gonna get me tossed from White Mountain Cider Co? You know how you're sitting in the car thinking "there's something I forgot"? Well, in this case it was the bag with my slacks and shirts in it, so I'm going to have to live in jeans and mock-t's. The place sounds great and I'd really like to give it a go but I'd rather not be turned away for the wrong attire.

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          White Mountain Cider Co
          Us-302 Glen NH, NH

          1. re: bucksguy14

            Clean, non-shredded jeans are acceptable attire in almost any restaurant in the White Mountains, with the possible exception of the formal dining room of the Mt. Washington hotel or the Balsams. Relax and enjoy.

        2. Thanks for the responses folks! whs - there's no chance of "a change of heart" and Thorn Hill looks pretty good. sopobungalow - the Smokehouse will definitely warrant a visit. Eatin in Woostah - White Mountain Cider Co sounds EXACTLY to my liking! Looking forward to seeing lots of new sights and finding some good chow! I'll post a report after the trip.

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          White Mountain Cider Co
          Us-302 Glen NH, NH

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          1. re: bucksguy14

            Have fun--bear in mind N. Conway is outlet mall hell, avoid it like the plague on weekends. Here are a couple of good casual places in Jackson that we enjoyed. http://www.thompsonhouseatery.com/ and http://www.wildcattavern.com/

            1. re: whs

              Thanks, whs! I have one other question - recommendations on wine/beer stores in the area?

              1. re: bucksguy14

                Since you have a week in the area, rather than just a beer store, you will be but a short trip away from a true beer destination. Ebenezer's Pub in Lovell, Maine is traveled to by beer-seekers from all over the world. If that sounds interesting do a bit of Googling to learn more. I made my first visit there recently and am anxiously awaiting the next. One would be hard-pressed to find a better selection of draft and bottles within 1000 miles. Maybe 2000.

                1. re: Dave B

                  Thanks, Dave B. Ebenezer's does sound interesting after checking their website. However, I think I need something else to do in order to make the trek over there. Any suggestions on things to do or places to see?

                  1. re: bucksguy14

                    Bucksguy, I don't know the Lovell, ME area so not sure what to suggest as sights-to-see. One possibility might be to explore Kezar lake as it was very beautiful. Ebenezer's is almost on the lake.... a mile or so from it, I think.

                    Maybe rent a canoe from Kezar Lake marina? http://www.kezarlake.com/

          2. Getting ready to head out and here's my trip report:
            Stayed at a place with a full kitchen, found Hannaford's and therefore ate more meals in than out!
            Lunch - Had a very good arugula strawberry salad at Black Cap Grille after doing a little shopping at EMS next door. Had a pretty good Greek Shrimp Wrap at Wine Thyme.
            Dinner - Had an OK Barbeque Chicken Salad at Red Fox Inn on arrival night. The meal of the week was a half Cider Mill Salad and the Pork Schnitzel at White Mountain Cider Co.
            Takeout - Got a very good Mac & Cheese at White Mountain Cider Co. that became both a dinner and a lunch!
            Thanks to everyone for the recommendations. I'm going home a tired pup after trekking to about a dozen waterfalls and a few covered bridges. My pictures folder is about to burst!.

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              1. re: bucksguy14

                Thanks for reporting back! So glad you liked White Mountain Cider Co. It's a real hidden gem.

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                White Mountain Cider Co
                Us-302 Glen NH, NH