Rec's for Eating Good on the Cheap in Tourist Trap North Conway
Born and raised NH so the annual family trip to North Conway is something of a mixed bag-love it cause you can't argue that its a real nice place this (or pretty much any) time of year....hate it because $26 bucks for an Applebee's quality meal is probably my least favorite thing on earth. We've been going once during the summer for probably 18 years now and have yet to find a reasonably priced meal that hidden jewel status.
Can it be done? Amazing (or at least pretty darn good) restaurant in the area with dinner entrees under $15. Part of the problem is that North Conway is a mecca for the kind of tourist trappy places we're trying to avoid, so we'd have no problem driving to a nearby town (Glen, Littleton, etc.) if its worth the trip. Bonus points for ambiance or ethnic fare.