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What's good in Tamworth/ Ossipee NH?

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Its been a couple of years since I've been to the area and I'm wondering if there is any restaurants, vendors, etc that we shoudl check out?

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  1. Rosie's on Rt 16 in Tamworth has great breakfasts. Jake's Seafood on Rt 16 in Ossipee is good.

    Otherwise, a restaurant wasteland.

    How far can you venture?

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    1. re: harry_sparrow

      Day trips are fine. Ideas?

      1. re: edinaeats

        We like
        The Inn at Crystal Lake in Eaton . Also, The Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich. Either is
        is about a 30 minute ride from Tamworth. Enjoy.

    2. I agree on Corner House Inn. For someplace a bit closer, what about the re-opened Sunny Villa on Route 16 in Ossipee, next to Green Mountain Furniture? I can't recall the name or recommend from personal experience, but have heard very positive comments from others in the area. Can anyone confirm?

      Corner House Inn
      Main Ctr, Center Sandwich, NH 03227

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      1. re: beaner2

        Oops. I forgot about Sunny Villa. We have been there and the food was good. It was renovated after a fire and now has a fresh, nice interior. The bartender and wait staff are competent and friendly.


      2. corner house inn would be my first vote, love that place . Also venture over to wolfboro, great day trip, neat town. Do East of Suez (they are only open for like 6-8 weeks). Get a great lobster roll in cntr hrbor @ Sam&Rosy (across from the beach). I think you take a day trip and go around lake winny eating your way around the lake. Breakfast in wolfboro (cant remember name but on main st, been there forever), lunch in gilford (Elacoya Grill or Lyons Den), stop @ The Weirs for a lil fun on the boardwalk, apps/drinks in meredith (Largo or Church Landing)dinner in cntr sandwich (corner house inn), back in ossippee for a night cap... Have fun!

        East of Suez
        775 S Main St, Wolfeboro, NH 03894

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        1. re: lexpatti

          For breakfast in Wolfeboro, were you perhaps thinking of either Lydia's Cafe or the Strawberry Patch, located practically across from each other on North Main St? Another very nice, new addition to the Wboro breakfast/lunch scene is the Downtown Grille, which opened earlier this year in the building that formerly housed Hall's Pharmacy (across from the Post Office). Excellent food & very friendly service. They did a beautiful overhaul of the space, opening up the back to views of Cate Park and the town docks. This month they added an outdoor deck. I presume you weren't referring to the Yum Yum Shop, which isn't worth the calories, IMO. If you're looking for decent baked goods, you're better off visiting the in-store bakery at Hunter's IGA.

          Strawberry Patch Restaurant
          50 N Main St, Wolfeboro, NH 03894

          1. re: beaner2

            lol, I was thinking Yum Yum only because it's an icon. Honestly, haven't been to Wolfboro in ages , need to change that soon and do East of Suez

            East of Suez
            775 S Main St, Wolfeboro, NH 03894

          2. re: lexpatti

            lexpatti, I always like it when you have suggestions, because we seem to like the same type places. (especially Corner House Inn) I'm going up again in Sept for a couple of weeks in the lakes region. If there are any new restaurants I need to visit let me know. I'm definately going to try Lyons Den on your recommendation. Have never been before. Looking forward to it.

            Corner House Inn
            Main Ctr, Center Sandwich, NH 03227

            1. re: basketwoman

              I have to say, we were originally gonna go to the Lyon's Den but the dining room had a stiff feel to it, both the room and the menu. While the bar area did look over boats, there was no deck and it didn't feel completely like being on the water. Thus our decision to go the cheaper more casual route to Sawyer's down the road.

              1. re: Joanie

                If you're in the area of Laconia (lakeport) the Opeechee Inn has a great restaurant; O Steak and Seafood. We have a place in Gilmanton and this is one of my favorite stops. Nice bar, friendly bartender and if you like to eat outside their porch is a nice place to linger. I almost always get their pops which are little meatballs made with bacon and bleu cheese. I know lobster mac & cheese is getting to be old hat, but I still enjoy their version and their apple dessert is not only amazing but large enough to share.

                1. re: Pegmeister

                  MMM, I do love O as well but haven't been in a while - I still cannot believe it's the same owners as the Canoe of Ctr Harbor (the service there is just soooo pitiful that it reallly really annoys me and I just can't spend any money there). Service is excellent at O. You would think training would have some kind of consistency. I think they opened another O, maybe concord or manchester - I should give it a try.

                  1. re: lexpatti

                    Totally agree about the service at Canoe, fortunately O is much more convenient for us. I just wish they were open on Saturdays for lunch.

          3. On the other side of the lake, we stopped into Sawyer's in Gilford for a quite decent lobster roll last week. No atmosphere or water or anything, but it was a nice overstuffed lobster roll without too much mayo, on a not so greatly grilled bun (a good grilled bun adds a lot for me). Basic order at the counter kind of place, onion rings looked good, price was right.