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Old 03-04-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default What are we Missing in the LR?

Hi Everyone,

From a restaurant perspective, are there any types or classes of places that we are missing or you would like to see close to you? Obviously our region is large and "as the crows fly distances" mean little when circling the lake.

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Old 03-04-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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A real good Mexican place. Not a "High End" joint... Just real good, with big servings.
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Teriyaki / bento.
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A real good Mexican place. Not a "High End" joint... Just real good, with big servings.
I am in Moultonborough so El Centenario in Wolfeboro is not a bad ride. I find that place to be good and authentic (don't get me wrong I love a Chili's restaurant fajita). Regarding the servings, I have never gone hungry but a little more would be nice
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A real good Mexican place. Not a "High End" joint... Just real good, with big servings.

As soon as I saw this thread title that was going to be my answer......... we could also use one in the Portsmouth or Exeter area! Real good, with big servings -- and reasonable prices!
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Now that there are Tio Juan's Margaritas in most cities down the road and having found the Mexican food around our lake to be wanting....Mrs. HC and I would love to see a Margarita's somewhere on the lake.........then we wouldn't have to drive to Concord, Manchester, Portsmouth, Salem and Exeter to get really tasty Mexican food.
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As soon as I saw this thread title that was going to be my answer......... we could also use one in the Portsmouth or Exeter area! Real good, with big servings -- and reasonable prices!
Ixtapa at Fox Run.
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Default Good food that's Good FOR you

I love the Mexican idea, too. I love Tio Juans, something along that idea would be great.

But another place I'd love is one that does soups and salads REALLY well. I've been to a few brew pubs that have specialized in them, and a hearty homemade soup with a good beer is a pleasure on a chilly day. And, I would go even in the summer! Summer soups can be done really well also! A variety of salads - not just iceberg or caesar. This place would use great ingredients, maybe even some fresh and local! Good food that's Good FOR you.
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A real good Mexican place. Not a "High End" joint... Just real good, with big servings.
How about the Crazy Gringo in the Weirs? Fantastic home made salsa and huge servings!

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How about the Crazy Gringo in the Weirs? Fantastic home made salsa and huge servings!

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Huge Crazy Gringo fan here. Regular stop, before heading thru the channel, to put the boat away in Paugus Bay.
However, can be a culture shock, if you've never been. Very much a Harley bar. But great people. Great drink. Very good food.
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WE need a really good pure steakhouse. Just my opinion while most restaurants serve steaks, I miss the attention that goes into a "steakhouse".
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WE need a really good pure steakhouse. Just my opinion while most restaurants serve steaks, I miss the attention that goes into a "steakhouse".
O Steak and Seafood in Lakeport is the closest to a "real" steakhouse up here.

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Ixtapa at Fox Run.
Oops, thank you, I keep forgetting that one -- and I don't work but 10 minutes from there......... (at the old hospital building in Portsmouth)...............What I relly would like to see, however, is a "real" Mexican restaurant by "real" Mexicans, like the one that actually was in Portsmouth a number of years ago -- owned by the Gamboas. Then there was one in Stratham in a plaza for awhile, they were also from Mexico, that place seemed to be doing well when all of a sudden the doors closed -- and this goes back about 5-6 years......
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WE need a really good pure steakhouse. Just my opinion while most restaurants serve steaks, I miss the attention that goes into a "steakhouse".
Now when you say steak house do you mean Outback, Lonestar, Texas Roadhouse or are we talking Ruth Chris's, Morton's, Smith and Wollensky?

We have the former chains nearby and it would be nice to have one near the lake.

The more upscale places could never survive. Not enough people willing to spend that kind of money.
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Oops, thank you, I keep forgetting that one -- and I don't work but 10 minutes from there......... (at the old hospital building in Portsmouth)...............What I relly would like to see, however, is a "real" Mexican restaurant by "real" Mexicans, like the one that actually was in Portsmouth a number of years ago -- owned by the Gamboas. Then there was one in Stratham in a plaza for awhile, they were also from Mexico, that place seemed to be doing well when all of a sudden the doors closed -- and this goes back about 5-6 years......
Las Pinatas in Laconia, located at the old train station, 9 Veterans Sq.
Ph 603-528-1405.
Haven't been there in a long time, been by it, just haven't stop to eat. Food was excellent, not your Pancho's or Margarita's chain type food, just real Mexican food done by real Mexican owners.
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What do we have for good Chinese on the North Side (Mboro, Tuftonboro, Center Harbor area) of the lake?

Also, great responses so far!!
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WE need a really good pure steakhouse. Just my opinion while most restaurants serve steaks, I miss the attention that goes into a "steakhouse".
Wouldn't need to be a Morton's, etc. Just open another location of Manchester's Hanover Street Chop House. This is as good as any Morton's I've been to. (Maybe just 1/2 notch below Ruth's Chris, but it's very close)
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Talk about Awesome steak! Check out the menu.
http://www.texasdebrazil.com/


PS, Can't get anymore authentic than Las Pinatas, the food is great!
Thanks for reminding me, Dave.
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Deli/convenience store at Glendale again!
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Wink How About A Sushi Place?

That Chinese food plaza in the Gilford strip mall isn't bad, but I'd like to see a real Japanese restaurant somewhere up here.

And I'm still trying to get the guys from Flatbread Pizza to open up in the Lakes Region...but I'm not holding my breath.
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Cheesecake Factory - I think that it would do quite well

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Vita Bene,

not so much a restaurant, but it would be nice to have a nice coffee house. Someplace like Cafe Vittoria down here in the North end where you can enjoy a nice cup of Cafe Mocha, a little piece of italian pastry, a nice hand rolled cigar, and the company and conversation of some good friends. This is one thing I miss while up at The Lake on vacation.
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The Village Perk in Meredith (except for the cigars) was a very nice coffee house, but seems to have closed, perhaps to open under a new owner. Mocha Rizing in Center Sandwich also may fit the bill. Nice people, good coffee, good food.
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned a place where you can settled down to a huge plate of Spam!! That's what the region needs! How about "House of Spam," or "Spam City." Perhaps "Spamalot" might be the name of the latest Lakes Region hot-spot....
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How about a Sonic Burger???
For those that have never been to one, it's a drive up style fast food place with burgers, tater tots, cherry lime-ade, corn dogs, shakes and so much more.

They're only as far north as PA that I know of, but "If I had a million dollars" I'd buy a franchise and put it here!!!!
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned a place where you can settled down to a huge plate of Spam!! That's what the region needs! How about "House of Spam," or "Spam City." Perhaps "Spamalot" might be the name of the latest Lakes Region hot-spot....
I suspect you're kidding, but you might actually be onto something there.

A good HAWAIIAN restaurant is a delightful thing.

There's one near me here on the left coast; many of there dishes incorporate Spam, which is a staple not only in Hawaii but on other Pacific Islands with a strong prior U.S. presence.

See, e.g. ... http://www.hawaiiancafe.com/menu.htm

My favorite, a real cholesterol bomb: Loco Loco Moco.
(A local Hawaiian favorite) One homemade burger, grilled onions,in a large bowl over sticky rice, smothered with my ono-licious homemade brown gravy, topped with 2 sunnyside up eggs.
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I noticed the post on "O" Steak and Seafood, and I'll make the observation there is something there that seems to be unique to the Lakes Region..correct me if I'm wrong. It is their Lobster Mac and Cheese. We had the pleasure when we were up there two years ago. It came in a huge dish, enough for two, and was insanely delicious! Never have heard of it before, but here is someone who can't wait to get there and have it again. Maybe I'll share my order...but...maybe I won't! "O" is absolutely tops!
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pizzaria reginas would be nice. wont be like the north end, but still pretty great.
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I am a big fan of Regina Pizza too! I will pick up pizza from places like that when I am on the road and have them not cut it, then throw it on a hot stone in a 550 oven when I get home. It is just like it came out of their oven.

I would love to see a great pizza place around- there are good ones, I mean really memorable (OK I have pizza issues )
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I noticed the post on "O" Steak and Seafood, and I'll make the observation there is something there that seems to be unique to the Lakes Region..correct me if I'm wrong. It is their Lobster Mac and Cheese. We had the pleasure when we were up there two years ago. It came in a huge dish, enough for two, and was insanely delicious! Never have heard of it before, but here is someone who can't wait to get there and have it again. Maybe I'll share my order...but...maybe I won't! "O" is absolutely tops!
Canoe also has a Lobster Mac and Cheese dish that is delicious!
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Canoe also has a Lobster Mac and Cheese dish that is delicious!
O's and Canoe share the same owner and chef- I have not had Mac and Cheese at O's but it is likely the same recipe. I need to try O's sometime.......so many places, so little time!
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O's and Canoe share the same owner and chef- I have not had Mac and Cheese at O's but it is likely the same recipe. I need to try O's sometime.......so many places, so little time!
Never knew that...thanks. O's is now on my list!
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How about a Kelly's Roast Beef? Not sure we could get them to export the Revere Beach seagulls, though....
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I'd love to see a Tripoli pizza/bakery up there. If you've ever been to Salisbury beach or the new one in Seabrook you will know what I mean. When there you either get Tripoli's or Christies. They have the full pizza/bakery in Lawrence, MA. The absolute best Italian bread you have ever tried. Nothing like picking up a warm stick and slathering it with butter when you get home. Unbelievable Italian pastries as well.
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What I relly would like to see, however, is a "real" Mexican restaurant by "real" Mexicans, like the one that actually was in Portsmouth a number of years ago -- owned by the Gamboas. Then there was one in Stratham in a plaza for awhile, they were also from Mexico, that place seemed to be doing well when all of a sudden the doors closed -- and this goes back about 5-6 years......
Ixtapa in the Fox Run Mall in Portsmouth, suggested by another poster, IS run by real mexicans. Their chile verde is excellent; the best I've had in years.

On the other hand, I had two bad experiences, two months apart, at Las Pinatas in Laconia, about 8 years ago, and have not been back since. Both times the food was WAY over salted; the second time so much so that I couldn't even eat the entree (and I was HUNGRY). However, some people appear to really like this place so I've been planning to try them one more time. I guess it is possible that I hit the two worst items on the menu, or the two worst days of the year, or something like that. I'll let you know if and when I give them a third try.
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Didn't realize there were so many "SAU16" towns represented. Sorry to derail one more time but no one's mentioned Las Olas Taqueria yet - it's on Portsmouth ave right near Walgreens.

I don't have that many needs, but a better Chinese place than Lee Wah would be good. It's also tough that over in the Moultonborough area your choices of dining in the summer comes down to either driving far or waiting a long time.
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Didn't realize there were so many "SAU16" towns represented. Sorry to derail one more time but no one's mentioned Las Olas Taqueria yet - it's on Portsmouth ave right near Walgreens.

.......... to SAU-16 North, lol! Isn't this a great place -- and thanks again, Don, for having us all as guests!

I think this is a great thread, kudos to VB for starting it. I find it interesting to observe that we've all leaned toward more ethnic but rather mainstream cuisines -- I haven't seen anybody say anything like vietnamese, or portuguese, or lebanese....
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A Legal Seafood would do well here. They could also incorporate fresh water recipes like rainbow trout.

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The Lakes Region also needs a decent Indian restaurant like you'll find in Portland. Saag, korma, nan, chutney etc.YUM! I've been to Shalimar's in Conway, but they are not as good as what you'll find in Portland.

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Canoe also has a Lobster Mac and Cheese dish that is delicious!

Canoe and "O's" same owner - great food - wish they were open weekends.

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Canoe and "O's" same owner - great food - wish they were open weekends.

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Pretty sure Canoe is open on the WEEKEND!
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Canoe and "O's" same owner - great food - wish they were open weekends.

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Not open weekends? Seems like that would be their busiest/most profitable time? Very curious!
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Not open weekends? Seems like that would be their busiest/most profitable time? Very curious!
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Just got off the phone to varify this information. It came from a "review" site not their own web site www.eatatcanoe.com. I could not find any information as to the hours of operation on their site? Maybe scott will see this and add it to the site?

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Hello, and welcome to Canoe. We invite you to come, sit back and relax in our quaint, rustic style restaurant. Located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, Canoe's atmosphere and the surrounding picturesque landscapes capture the essence of the Lakes Region. Come enjoy a meal with us, and we're sure you'll make Canoe a regular dining stop. Executive chef and owner Scott Ouellette and his talented, creative team of culinary artists will beckon your taste buds, with Canoe's exquisitely prepared cuisine. Canoe's friendly, cheerful wait staff will see to your every culinary and beverage need.



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Neighborhood: Center Harbor
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Price: $30 and under
Website: http://www.eatatcanoe.com
Email: canoe@verizon.net
Phone: (603) 253-4762
Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

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Executive Chef: Scott Ouellette
Dress Code: Casual Dress
Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
Offers: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View
Parking: Private Lot
Parking Details: off site, shuttle service, pick up from town dock if coming by boat
Banquet Contact: Scott, Sandy, Carmen (603) 253-4762
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Just got off the phone to varify this information. It came from a "review" site not their own web site www.eatatcanoe.com. I could not find any information as to the hours of operation on their site? Maybe scott will see this and add it to the site?

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Hello, and welcome to Canoe. We invite you to come, sit back and relax in our quaint, rustic style restaurant. Located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, Canoe's atmosphere and the surrounding picturesque landscapes capture the essence of the Lakes Region. Come enjoy a meal with us, and we're sure you'll make Canoe a regular dining stop. Executive chef and owner Scott Ouellette and his talented, creative team of culinary artists will beckon your taste buds, with Canoe's exquisitely prepared cuisine. Canoe's friendly, cheerful wait staff will see to your every culinary and beverage need.



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Dining Style: Casual Dining
Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
Neighborhood: Center Harbor
Menu: View menu on restaurant's website
Price: $30 and under
Website: http://www.eatatcanoe.com
Email: canoe@verizon.net
Phone: (603) 253-4762
Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef: Scott Ouellette
Dress Code: Casual Dress
Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
Offers: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View
Parking: Private Lot
Parking Details: off site, shuttle service, pick up from town dock if coming by boat
Banquet Contact: Scott, Sandy, Carmen (603) 253-4762

We went there for dinner a couple of weeks back on Saturday night. I assure you that they were open. The food was wonderful; they have a number of similar entrees to O's (same management) and the prices are lower.

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Talking Ice Cream...

Really good ice cream with the sizes similar to Kimball's in Westford, MA. ... and available by boat. I have been all over the lake by boat searching for good ice cream and nothing compares. The next best thing is to go to the IGA in Wolfeboro, buy a couple of pints of Ben and Jerry's and go out onto the lake and ride slowly... watching the sun go down, eating ice cream!

IG... ice out is coming!!!
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Really good ice cream with the sizes similar to Kimball's in Westford, MA. ... and available by boat. I have been all over the lake by boat searching for good ice cream and nothing compares. The next best thing is to go to the IGA in Wolfeboro, buy a couple of pints of Ben and Jerry's and go out onto the lake and ride slowly... watching the sun go down, eating ice cream!

IG... ice out is coming!!!
Hopefully the ice cream pontoon boat will be out on the lake again this year!!
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IG, Sounds like you have been missing { Liliuokalani's }. Great Ice Cream, coffee and homemade goodies!

956 Weirs Blvd. (603) 366-9323 A must stop for us whenever we were out and a'boat!

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Hopefully the ice cream pontoon boat will be out on the lake again this year!!
I remember one when I was little but didn't realize one was still operating. What was its route?
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Rumors on this site are just that - RUMORS.

Who ever posted that Canoe and O's are closed on Weekends?

I know a more recent post corrected the misguided rumor.

We've been to Canoe many times since their opening.
MARK MY WORDS, THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN CLOSED WEEKENDS.
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Rumors on this site are just that - RUMORS.

Who ever posted that Canoe and O's are closed on Weekends?

I know a more recent post corrected the misguided rumor.

We've been to Canoe many times since their opening.
MARK MY WORDS, THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN CLOSED WEEKENDS.
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Remarkably no where on the Canoe's website does Scott show what Days he is open. The Hours are posted not the days. I stumbled on a review of Canoe that had the Days and Times. I fallowed it up with a call to Canoe to verify it.

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Just got off the phone to varify this information. It came from a "review" site not their own web site www.eatatcanoe.com. I could not find any information as to the hours of operation on their site? Maybe scott will see this and add it to the site?

Canoe Restaurant and Tavern writes...
Hello, and welcome to Canoe. We invite you to come, sit back and relax in our quaint, rustic style restaurant. Located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, Canoe's atmosphere and the surrounding picturesque landscapes capture the essence of the Lakes Region. Come enjoy a meal with us, and we're sure you'll make Canoe a regular dining stop. Executive chef and owner Scott Ouellette and his talented, creative team of culinary artists will beckon your taste buds, with Canoe's exquisitely prepared cuisine. Canoe's friendly, cheerful wait staff will see to your every culinary and beverage need.



Dining FeedbackBETAfor Canoe Restaurant and Tavern
User Reviews: 2
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Dining Style: Casual Dining
Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
Neighborhood: Center Harbor
Menu: View menu on restaurant's website
Price: $30 and under
Website: http://www.eatatcanoe.com
Email: canoe@verizon.net
Phone: (603) 253-4762
Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef: Scott Ouellette
Dress Code: Casual Dress
Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
Offers: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View
Parking: Private Lot
Parking Details: off site, shuttle service, pick up from town dock if coming by boat
Banquet Contact: Scott, Sandy, Carmen (603) 253-4762
Seems the hours for canoe are posted as quoted and in bold. I drive by there all the time, and they do close for a couple hrs between lunch and dinner, but are definitely open weekends and weekdays too(as posted above)

Daily means everyday.
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but are definitely open weekends and weekdays too(as posted above)

Daily means everyday.
Closing a restaurant on weekends is like cutting one's throat!!!

Last post is the answer.........
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I too would love a Indian restaurant somewhere around the lake - the one in Concord is the closest I know - its a long way to go for dinner.

Would also like a good Mexican one - I've tried Las Pinatas twice and both times found the food pretty bland and uninspiring.

LemonGrass is definitely a good one for Asian - are they still open (I know Mike Love, the owner, died last year)

Wish there was a good small Italian one - Fratello's is OK, but not a place for an intimate meal - its too open for my taste.

And last - wished that restaurants had more than the one "token" vegetarian meal (which tends to be the same at all restaurants - some nondescript pasta concoction). After being a vegetarian for38 years, it gets tiring to always have the same option when going out to dinner with friends who don't want some "ethnic" food place where there are several vegetarian options. Though I should say things are way better than they were 30 years ago, when many restaurants had NOTHING vegetarian and no idea how to get my repeat business.
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Italian & in Wolfeboro.

There used to be a really great Italian place in Wayland MA that had killer lasagna and all the traditional Italian family style meals CHEAP. Around here it seems it's either pizza or high end Italian - I'd like to see a family place that someone could actually afford to take a family for under $50.
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Italian & in Wolfeboro.

There used to be a really great Italian place in Wayland MA that had killer lasagna and all the traditional Italian family style meals CHEAP. Around here it seems it's either pizza or high end Italian - I'd like to see a family place that someone could actually afford to take a family for under $50.
Rossi's Ristorante on Rt 104 in New Hampton, next to Irving Gas and Rt 93-exit 23, has traditional italian....very well prepared and okey-dokie prices.
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Anyone notice that Wal-Mart just recently changed the recipe and packaging for their Great Value brand, $4.50- sixteen inch, frozen pizzas, available in about five styles. Big improvement and there's no 8% tax like at a restaurant. ...who'd-a- thunk Wallyworld's new store brand pizzas could be so good....almost addictiive?
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Anyone notice that Wal-Mart just recently changed the recipe and packaging for their Great Value brand, $4.50- sixteen inch, frozen pizzas, available in about five styles. Big improvement and there's no 8% tax like at a restaurant. ...who'd-a- thunk Wallyworld's new store brand pizzas could be so good....almost addictiive?
One of the few times we will ever agree about anything The Wal-Mart pizzas are fantastic. They are fresh, packed with meat or veggies. The best selection is in the Concord Super-Wal-Mart. Many different kinds & styles. I buy a lot of them and put them in the frezzer. They are as good as most pizza you will find in ANY local place.
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I have seen some of the recent post regarding canoe & O steaks being closed on weekends.

I CAN ASSURE YOU WE HAVE NEVER BEEN CLOSED ON THE WEEKENDS. BOTH CANOE & O SERVE DINNER 7 NIGHTS A WEEK, CANOE OFFERS LUNCH 7 DAYS A WEEK AND O STEAKS SERVES LUNCH MON-FRI.
BOTH RESTAURANTS HAVE THE SAME HOURS 11:30-2:30 5PM TILL...

THE NORTH END IS THE ONLY RESTAURANT THAT IS NOT OPEN FOR LUNCH. WE ARE OPEN AT 4PM FOR DINNER STARTING MAY 14.

We are in the process of re-doing our web sites. all of that information along with new menus will be there, and if it is not their let us know. thank you.
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Rossi's Ristorante on Rt 104 in New Hampton, next to Irving Gas and Rt 93-exit 23, has traditional italian....very well prepared and okey-dokie prices.
Hi, also check out Karen and Barry's on Main Street in Meredith (near the PO). Good food at good prices!!
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Really good ice cream with the sizes similar to Kimball's in Westford, MA. ... and available by boat. I have been all over the lake by boat searching for good ice cream and nothing compares. The next best thing is to go to the IGA in Wolfeboro, buy a couple of pints of Ben and Jerry's and go out onto the lake and ride slowly... watching the sun go down, eating ice cream!

IG... ice out is coming!!!
Just read this thread. I do miss Kimballs. My wife and I lived in Acton for a year, 83, and used to visit there often. We went from there to Weston for almost 20 years before relocating/retiring here. I don't miss that Mass traffic one bit, just the food. Seems everytime we find a good restaurant around here, and the familys been coming here for 70 years, it closes shortly thereafter or changes ownership and goes downhill.
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If by Japanese Hibatchi you mean what I call a chop-chop-fry-fry there is one on 3A north of Bristol. I can't recall the name and they do other things. We went once and it was very good. It is on the west side of 3A.
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Hey Folks,

Don't forget the Lyons' Den - we are open year round, located at the Glendale Docks, by the Marine Patrol. One of Roland's frequent lunch specials is a Baked Lobster Mac'n Cheese and we often have Ahi Tuna, Pan-Seared Bass, Taco Salad and always the boneless Roast Stuffed Duck - Lunch and Dinner Tuesday through Sunday. There aren't too many restaurants around the lake that are open year round anymore, and we have an excellent lake view for dining.

Pardon the commercial... but the winters are long in the lakes region and we just want to make sure you remember that after 3 years we are still here.

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Don't forget the Lyons' Den - we are open year round, located at the Glendale Docks, by the Marine Patrol. One of Roland's frequent lunch specials is a Baked Lobster Mac'n Cheese and we often have Ahi Tuna, Pan-Seared Bass, Taco Salad and always the boneless Roast Stuffed Duck - Lunch and Dinner Tuesday through Sunday. There aren't too many restaurants around the lake that are open year round anymore, and we have an excellent lake view for dining.

Pardon the commercial... but the winters are long in the lakes region and we just want to make sure you remember that after 3 years we are still here.

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