If you have been following our adventures for awhile now, you know that we love a good road food joint. When you have young children, there is one rule of dining: In and out, and nobody gets hurt.
Since we don’t eat out a ton when we are RVing, it is important to us that the places we do try are truly worth the hassle of braving a restaurant with three young kids. For this reason we always consult Jane and Michael Stern’s Roadfood and look for some great, casual eats in the area we will be visiting. We also grill the locals and other fellow travelers. There were definitely fewer food options in the region of New Hampshire that we traveled this summer, so we were very excited to find a couple of treasures worth sharing.
Sunny Day Diner, Lincoln
We visited the Sunny Day Diner for breakfast and it delivered on all of the diner basics: good coffee, great pancakes, crispy hash browns, and a very solid, no frills eggs benedict.
The service was fast and friendly. This restaurant is located right down the street from Clark’s Trading Post, making it the perfect alternative to theme park fare.
Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery, North Woodstock
We ate at The Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery after a long, rainy drive down the Kancamagus Highway. The warm, inviting restaurant was perfect place to dry off and fill up.
The brewery offers a great and tasty variety of beers, if that is up your alley. In the food department we recommend sticking to the basic cheeseburger and french onion soup pub fare. If you pick some of the more creative menu offerings, you might be disappointed.
Littleton Diner, Littleton
Turns out the Littleton Diner is one of those places in New Hampshire where the politicians eat pancakes during the presidential primaries. We can see why. Everything about this restaurant is small town eating, from the friendly and efficient service to the potato chips and pickle slices.
We all cleared our plates quickly and then had a lovely conversation with the family sitting at a nearby table. That is just the kind of place it is.
In case you ever wondered where the longest candy counter in the world was…we have the answer for you. Chutters has 112 feet of glass candy jars that offer a greater variety of gummy animals than we ever thought could exist.
The boys had a marvelous time filling up their brown candy bags and the price was not prohibitive given the fun experience for the kids. This is the type of thing you can use to get your children through a tough hike…promise them Chutters.
By the end of our trip, it seemed to us that this is what you should expect when you visit New Hampshire: hearty, traditional fare from small town eateries. If you focus on what a place does best, you will never be disappointed…