Monadnock Region NH Dining and Restaurants

Don’t forget the best part about traveling—the food! Whether you prefer a more traditional plate or something totally niche, the Monadnock Region’s distinctive food scene will not leave you wanting. The Monadnock Region of New Hampshire is home to countless fine dining establishments, as well as ethnic cuisines and other unique finds.

Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients are a point of pride for eateries here. This is a place where the farm-to-table experience and eating local are part of daily living. While fresh and delicious fare is the common denominator, restaurants explore culinary traditions from around the world.

In this special part of New Hampshire, you can savor the broth from a bowl of authentic Vietnamese pho, dig into a dish of Mediterranean-style mussels, or twirl up a forkful of handmade pasta that will have your mouth watering.

Not only will the food impress your palate, but you will also find that each setting has its own unique flavor. Whether you nestle into the corner of the local bookshop for a cup of soup or settle in for an evening of decadent dining while overlooking the river, the warm welcome and exceptional food will undoubtedly enhance your travels.

Beyond restaurants, discover new favorites, like freshly roasted artisanal coffee to fuel your adventures. Sample offerings from a growing network of nano-breweries and distilleries that are shaking things up. And sweeten your stay with something indulgent from one of the region’s outstanding specialty chocolate makers.

Be sure to explore the farmers’ markets as well – they are some of the best places to feel the heartbeat of the region. Rustic French pastries, handfuls of vibrant, green herbs, and spectacular wildflower bouquets are just some of the treasures you will come across. You can also choose handcrafted goods to enjoy back home or give as gifts, like stone and gem jewelry, hand-caned furniture, and goat-milk soaps and lotions.

There is simply too much to savor in just one day, so make sure you plan ahead to get a true taste of all that the Monadnock Region has to offer.

First header rotation image (Coopers Hill Public House) © Jennifer Bakos Photography

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Monadnock Country Cafe

42.8179305 -72.0186941 Eat

Category: Cafes & Bakeries,

80 Peterborough St, Jaffrey, NH 03452

Veteran Owned and Operated...

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Taste and See

42.9440143 -72.2787381 Eat

Category: Casual Dining, Fine Dining,

47 Washington Avenue, Keene, NH 03431

Building Community through Dinner Parties, Inspirational Speaking and Mentorship...

CC&D's Kitchen Market sign - take out - catering - market
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CC&D’s Kitchen Market

42.944934 -72.280969 Eat

Category: Catering,

79 North Street, Keene, NH 03431

Neighborhood Market offering award winning Southern BBQ and Locavore fare. Open Tues-Thurs for prepared meals, grab & go and take out and Lunch and Dinner. The Market is home to Charcoal Charlie Productions and Free Range Chick Catering – offering … Continue reading ...

Fitzwilliam Inn - white sided home on a tree-lined street surrounded by green grass and landscaping
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The Fitzwilliam Inn

42.780459 -72.145539 Eat

Category: Fine Dining,

62 Route 119 West, Fitzwilliam, NH 03447

The Fitzwilliam Inn is located on the village green in Historic Fitzwilliam NH. We offer full-service lodging in ten beautifully furnished rooms, all with ensuite baths. Our restaurant and pub with full liquor license serves freshly prepared fare with locally … Continue reading ...

Parker's Maple Barn store front with covered entrance, fresh pink flowers, and wagon wheel
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Parker’s Maple Barn

42.741351 -71.720103 Eat

Category: Casual Dining,

1316 Brookline Road, Mason, NH 03048

Step back in time to an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation. We offer seasonal tours of our rustic sugar house and visit our gift shoppe/country store for a wide variety of maple products, gifts and gourmet goodies! Our unique 1782 maple … Continue reading ...

Hancock Inn & Fox Tavern

42.973137 -71.983173 Eat

Category: Fine Dining,

33 Main Street, Hancock, NH 03449

New Hampshire’s oldest, continuously operating inn was built in 1789. Enjoy its colonial charm plus the comforts that appeal to today’s traveler, including its fine dining restaurant and Fox Tavern serving dinner and Sunday brunch year round....

Chesterfield Inn

42.897205 -72.52234 Eat

Category: Fine Dining,

20 Cross Road, West Chesterfield, NH 03466

Chesterfield Inn is the perfect place to take a break and enjoy the country life still found in Chesterfield, New Hampshire. This New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast has been beautifully renovated to offer 15 comfortable guest rooms where your every … Continue reading ...

Kimball Farm

42.8118858 -72.0117101 Eat

Category: Casual Dining,

158 Turnpike Rd, (Rt. 124, Jaffrey, NH 03452

Our Jaffrey location is a seasonal, roadside hangout serving up farm-fresh fried seafood and homemade ice cream in easygoing digs with a Country Store....

Yanni’s Pizza

43.111304 -71.9159287 Eat

Category: Casual Dining,

260 West Main Street, Hillsboro, NH 03244

Locally owned and operated restaurant specializing in subs and pizzas. The giant pizza is big enough for family of 4, but also has daily specials with slices and a drink. The chicken kabob sub is a local favorite....

Woodbound Inn

42.786636 -72.0062359 Eat


247 Woodbound Rd., Rindge, NH 03461

Located along the shores of Lake Contoocook and overlooking Mt. Monadnock, the Woodbound Inn offers a full restaurant and pub, guest rooms & function facilities....

Life is Sweet Candy Store

42.934444 -72.278977 Eat

Category: Cafes & Bakeries,

32 Central Square, Keene, NH 03431

Life is Sweet is a family owned and operated old fashioned candy store. We are located in the heart of downtown Keene right on Central Square. We are proud to offer 16+ kinds of home-made cupcakes every day! We also … Continue reading ...

The Birchwood Inn & London Tavern

42.820127 -71.85081 Eat

Category: Fine Dining,

340 NH Route 45, Temple, NH 03084

THE BIRCHWOOD & LONDON TAVERN Everything under one roof! Delightful Bed & Breakfast Seven Days a Week. Comfortable Tavern and Casual Dining Wednesday to Saturday 4:30pm – 8:00pm...

Hanna’s Diner

43.117688 -71.891464 Eat

Category: Casual Dining,

83 Henniker Street, Hilsboro, NH 03244

The traditional diner streetcar restaurant is family owned and offers breakfast all day along with many other great selections off of their lunch and dinner menu....

Bradys American Grill

42.891185 -71.94356 Eat

Category: Casual Dining,

225 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH 03458

Fresh Burgers with 12 to choose from, Hand breaded fresh Chicken Tenders the best in the area Homemade Soups, Pot Roast, Meatloaf and Roast Turkey dinners. We have a dining Room that seats 70 people and our Pub side seats … Continue reading ...