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Apr 29, 2011 06:03 AM

Dublin NH

Starting to plan our trip to Lake George NY and on the way out we will stop at Friendly Farm in Dublin. Anyplace nearby for lunch? Kids eat anything.

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  1. It would be helpful to know which direction you're traveling from. Your best bets for lunch are probably either in Keene or perhaps in Peterborough, but I'm not sure if you'll hit one before vs. after your time at the farm, since you probably won't want to backtrack for lunch.

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    1. re: erin_grogan

      Live in Nashua...we'll hit Friendly Farm at opening and when the boys get tired, we'll continue our drive westbound.

      1. re: rizzo0904

        Great, helpful! I think that Keene would probably have some good options for you (it should take you about 20 minutes to get there from Dublin). I'm guessing your kids are on the younger side given the stop at Friendly Farm, so I'll suggest a few places with pretty big, diverse menus that are pretty quick, assuming that you'll want to get in and out to get back on the road:

        1. Elm City Brewery has lots of space, with options to eat outside or in a family-friendly dining room. Menu is large:

        2. If you all like Thai Food, Thai Garden is really fast, very attentive service, and really fresh, non-greasy food that can be ordered to your preferences:

        3. Fritz restaurant does a wide variety of sandwiches, is known for their hamburgers, and has amazing hand cut french fries; the emphasis here is on local ingredients:

        4., 5. & 6. If you want very casual atmosphere with option to take-out, you could go with Keene Fresh Salad Company (BIG salads, homemade bread, organic local ingredients): ; Armadillo's Burritos: ; or even sandwiches/bagels from The Works Bakery Cafe:

        I like the food at all of the options I've mentioned, but there are also many more restaurants in Keene. If you're looking for a more comprehensive list of other "sit-down" restaurants, then you might check out this info on our first annual Keene Restaurant Week:

        Armadillo's Burritos
        82 Main St, Keene, NH 03431

        Works Bakery Cafe
        15 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101

        Thai Garden
        118 Main St, Keene, NH 03431

    2. If it's a nice day, the Dublin General Store on Route 101 has good sandwiches and homemade baked goods and they have a deck with tables outside in the back. In Peterborough, Harlow's Pub has a lot of kid friendly choices (sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads). They also have a deck in front to sit outside if it's nice. Sunflowers Cafe is about a 15 minute drive from Dublin ( (take Route 137 south from 101 in Dublin to Main Street/Route 124 take a right and it's on the left). They have a lot of kid friendly options for lunch (burgers, mac and cheese, sandwiches, salads and great sweet potato fries). Kimball's Farm in Jaffrey has sandwiches, fried seafood, lobster rolls and ice cream. Take a left on Route 124 to get to Kimball's. Have fun at the Friendly Farm.

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      1. re: Tedmom

        I've got to add that I was not that impressed with Sunflowers as a lunch stop. While the food was well-presented and fresh, I really thought the prices were a bit high for what you get. The kids menu did have enough of the usual kid fare and the place was bright and comfortable, but I wouldn't go out of my way again to go there. I'd say continue on to Keene for more options if you can make it!

        1. re: solargarlic

          Kimballs is a bit out of the way, but a good idea on a nice day. They do a pretty decent lobster roll there, and have a nice cooked to order hamburger/fries and watermelon slice for a good price.