Unique Dining Experiences in the White Mountains

Hungry for a unique dining experience while visiting the White Mountains? Here are six restaurants to excite your taste buds and fuel your next getaway.

If you are a wine lover, you don’t want to miss your chance to have dinner in the Mountain View Grand’s 1865 Wine Cellar. This fine dining experience is unlike any other. Surrounded by 6,000 bottles of wine, guests will enjoy a 3-course meal, and your server will help pair each course with carefully selected wines. The Mountain View Grand has been awarded Wine Spectators Award of Excellence since 2009. Reservations are required and business casual attire is required. They do keep the wine cellar between 55° to 60° F, so dress accordingly!

All aboard! For those looking to step back in time and enjoy an incredible dinner aboard a vintage train, the White Mountains presents two unique options for a night of romance, or a family outing. On the Café Lafayette Dinner Train in North Woodstock, you will enjoy a 2-hour trip alongside the Pemigewasset River on one of the restored train cars from 1924 and 1954. Sip on classic cocktails or an offering from their domestic and international wine menus while enjoying your meal that is prepared on board. The Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway has two separate White Mountains excursions to choose from. Aboard the 1929 Dining Car Chocorua, guests are served a 4-course dinner or a 3-course luncheon while taking in the beautiful scenery of Conway or Bartlett. The Hattie Evens is a First Class dining car experience where you can enjoy a 3-course luncheon while riding through the scenic beauty of Crawford Notch. Reservations are recommended.

When you’re craving a homemade breakfast with a kick of southern flair, head to Texas Toast Eatery, located in the converted mill building of the Lincoln Village Shops. This family owned and operated restaurant offers mouth-watering southern-style breakfast options such as the Eggsadilla and the Cantina Breakfast Burrito. With an open-kitchen concept, guests can watch their food being prepared exactly to their liking.

Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill has been family-owned and operated for 75 years and has been making homemade pancake creations since then! Once a seasonal operation, Polly’s is now open year-round and operating out of their newly expanded restaurant. Not only do they serve their famous pancakes and waffles, they also serve a lunch menu with an array of soups and sandwiches. Enjoy your meal at Polly’s with a side of amazing views!

Need a lesson on where to get fresh seafood, delicious burgers, and cold, creamy ice cream? Then let The Little Red Schoolhouse in Campton give you an education! The treehouse style restaurant is attached to an old schoolhouse that has been restored to what it would have looked like at the turn of century. The schoolhouse is also a gift shop with crafts and products made by local artisans. They are only open through mid-October, so make sure you get in there and try one of their famous lobster rolls.