Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The most underappreciated restaurants in the Granite State

My wife and I travel all over the Granite State attempting to find restaurants that our readers are going to love and we have found many great ones over the years. There are some that I would categorize as underappreciated for whatever reason and certainly worth your time to check out. Here is a list in no particular order.



  1. Valentino's Valentino's is an Italian restaurant in Hudson. My underappreciated part is based mostly on Yelp reviews where they only received a 3-star average rating. NH Reviews Top Picks: Italian Wedding soup and Meatball Parmesan sandwich.
  2. Derry Pizza Derry Pizza is a Greek restaurant and is on the list more for the name because they are a full-service dining establishment. In other words, they have a lot more to offer than just pizza. NH Reviews Top Picks: Stuffed Peppers, this is a special typically on Thursday and Sunday nights.
  3. Ollie’s Named after the old Oliver and Hardy comedy team they are on here because the restaurant is off the beaten path. NH Reviews Top Pick: Potato Skins: Possibly the best in the state.
  4. CC Tomatoes Another Italian restaurant on Fisherville Road in Concord. Give them a try when you have a chance: NH Reviews Top Pick: Fried Garlic Mushrooms.
  5. River Road Tavern My guess is that many of you do not even know this place existed in Bedford on River Road. NH Reviews Top Pick: Hamburger.
  6. Bridge Street Bistro Not as popular as some restaurants in Portsmouth but worth a visit on the seacoast. NH Reviews Top Pick: Mushroom Crepe.
  7. Grassfield's Okay not in NH but just over the border in Andover, MA. NH Reviews Top Pick: Steak Tips.
  8. Bavaria German Restaurant. We just wrote about this one back in January but is definitely one for the list. NH Reviews Top Pick: Rinderroulade.
  9. The Bagg Lunch On Mast Road in Goffstown they serve breakfast and lunch. NH Reviews Top Pick: Fish fry on Friday night only.
  10. Applecrest Farm Bistro Given that we were not aware of this new Bistro in Hampton until recently I guessed that there were many others as well. NH Reviews Top Pick: Reuben Panini.
(Pictured burger River Road Tavern)

Contact Information:

Valentino's
142 Lowell Road
Hudson, NH 03051
Phone: 603-889-9900

www.valentinos.com

Derry Restaurant & Pizza
111 West Broadway
Derry, NH 03038
Phone: 603-432-2107

www.derryrestaurantandpizza.com

Ollie's
761 Mast Road
Manchester, NH 03102
Phone: 603-626-3711

www.olliesmanchester.com

CC Tomatoes
209 Fisherville Road
Concord, NH 03303
Phone: 603-753-4450

www.cctomatoes.com

River Road Tavern
193 South River Road
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: 603-206-5837

www.riverroadtavern.com

Bridge Street Bistro & Wine Bar
64 Bridge Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: 603-430-9301

www.bridgestreetbistro.com

Grassfield’s
207 North Main Street
Andover, NH 01810
Phone: 978-475-7996

www.grassfieldsandover.com

Bavaria German Restaurant
1461 Hooksett Road C7
Hooksett, NH 03106
Phone: 603-836-5280

www.bavaria-nh.com

The Bagg Lunch
679 South Mast Road
Manchester, NH 03102
Phone: 603-935-7053

www.thebagglunch.com

Applecrest Farm Bistro
133 Exeter Road
Hampton Falls, NH 03844
Phone: 603-926-0006

www.farmbistro.com

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