New England Restaurants take casual dining to an entirely new level. All six New England states are home to exceptionally good casual dining restaurants, chef-owned cafes, pizzerias, brew pubs and sub shops. We urge you to try a local New England casual restaurant and share your reviews and suggestions. Contact us for information about featuring your New England business in NE Living Magazine.
New England Casual Dining Restaurants
Vermont Cafes Bistros Pizza & Pub Fare
The Green Mountain state is a great place to eat casual fare. We found amazing burgers with a view in Brattleboro, a sensational bistro in Manchester, an historic pub in Norwich and a whole lot more. A visit to Bennington, Vermont should include a stop at one of the most unique Bed and Breakfast Inns in the state. Check out Safford Mills Inn & Cafe for delicious dessert and libations. More information about Vermont Casual Dining may be found at vtliving.com.
Bistro Henry, 1778 Rts. 11 & 30, Manchester Center, VT 05255
One of the Hottest Spots in Southern Vermont, with fabulous food, an award-winning wine list and country charm. Bistro Henry, a contemporary Manchester Vermont Mediterranean food restaurant is specializing in southern French, Northern Italian, and eclectic cuisine. Recommended by Gourmet Magazine, Wine Spectator, Food &Wine, Fodor's, and AAA. We agree and so will you.
The Marina, 28 Spring Tree Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week with Sunday Brunch Buffet. A beautiful view of the water from almost every seat in the restaurant. Enjoy amazing sunsets from our outdoor, dockside seating area. Located where the Connecticut and West Rivers meet on Route 5. The Marina is a memorable, casual dining experience.
Safford Mills Inn & Cafe, 722 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont 05201 | 802-681-7646
Sensational sweets, libations and bed and breakfast accommodations in Bennington Vermont. Safford Mills Inn and Café offers the ambiance of the past with the modern amenities of today. We are not a typical Out in the Country, Peace & Quiet kind of B&B, but more of an In-Town, Night life "A&A"...Accommodations and Aperitifs. Every Weekend Our Martini Bar & Cafe is a buzz with activities, going on until around 10:30pm.
Ramuntos Brick Oven Pizza, 111 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (On the roundabout, Exit 3, off I-91) | 802-579-1226
Welcome to Ramunto’s - a taste of the North End right here in Brattleboro. At Ramunto's we’re passionate about providing an unforgettable dining experience. Ramunto’s combines great service, a warm family-friendly atmosphere, and high quality food made fresh daily. Authentic New York Pizza, fresh salads cut to order, pastas from scratch, and signature subs, Ramunto’s offers something for everyone including catering services. Open Daily for lunch, dinner & Take-Out.
Allen Brothers Farms, 6023 US Route 5, Westminster, VT 05158 | 802-722-3395
We are a uniquely Vermont combination of practical and beautiful. We have an inhouse bakery featuring cider donuts, pie, cakes and cookies , a deli with signature Mac & Cheese, pizza and other warm options as well as made to order sandwiches, a country store filled with local Vermont products, locally grown seasonal produce with our own apples, corn, strawberries, and squash and pumpkins, a gas station, a nursery and garden center. Come and see what we have for you at exit 5 off I-91, easy off and on
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Morgan's Tavern - Middlebury Inn, 14 Courthouse Square, Middlebury, VT 05753
Upscale American cuisine with a fresh Vermont flair is the best way to describe Morgan's Tavern. One of the area's finest lunch and dinner options - an experience in delicious and skillfully prepared fresh cuisine. Enjoy an extensive wine list, including some picked, fermented and bottled right here in Vermont!
Waybury Inn, Route 125, E. Middlebury, VT 05740
The Waybury Inn offers casual dining options, choose a casual meal in our rustic Pub that is the social epicenter of the locals with items such as fish & chips, Shepard's pie, fabulous burgers or satisfying salads. Our Coach room offers a more formal rendition of Vermont produced items, such as steaks, venison, salmon, sea scallops and duck. The enclosed Porch offers a sunny venue to watch the sun set in summer months, as well as the blue stone terrace for "al fresco" dining. We are partners with the Vermont Fresh Network - we use the freshest produce and products from small family run farms from all over Vermont. Reservations are recommended.
McGrath's Irish Pub at the Inn At Long Trail, Route 4, P.O. Box 267, Killington, VT | 802-775-7181
Killington's first and foremost Irish Pub, serving a truly fine pint of Guinness and a delicious pub menu daily, with live Irish Music on the weekends. Sample the Chef's award-winning cuisine in the main dining room Thursday - Sunday and Holidays.
The Norwich Inn, 325 Main Street, Norwich, VT 05055 | 802-649-1143
The Norwich Inn is a historic Vermont inn located just across the river from Hanover, New Hampshire. The Norwich Inn offers an extensive, diverse and moderately priced menu incorporating traditional pub favorites with elegant dinner options. We have nightly dinner and wine specials that can be enjoyed in our pub or dining room 7 nights a week. An Inn has been on the site since 1797; the current Victorian Structure since 1890. We offer 38 guestrooms, Pub, Dining Room, and Microbrewery.
Baxter's Restaurant at Rutland Country Club, 275 Grove Street, Rutland, VT 05701 | 802-773-9153
Baxter's is a full service restaurant open year round for lunch and dinner. We can accommodate up to 175 people in our banquet room, which is available for your business meetings, luncheons, bridal showers, holiday parties or weddings. We have outdoor seating for the warmer seasons here, with a beautiful view of the Vermont mountains.
Juniper's at The Wildflower Inn, Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851
You'll find great family fare, spectacular views, steaks, seafood, and more at Juniper's at the Wildflower Inn, home of the best burgers and largest selection of Vermont Brewed Beers in the Kingdom. Casual Dining Menu includes; Crab Cakes, Buffalo Tenders, T-Bone Steak, Grilled Meatloaf, Chicken Broccoli Fettuccine, Mushroom Swiss Burger, Chocolate Decadence Cake, and Apple Pie a la mode. Entrees $7.99 and up. Children's menu and family dining hour available. Open to the public.
Positive Pie, 87 S. Main Street, Hardwick, VT 05843 | 802-472-7126
Visit Positive Pie in the downtown Hardwick for award-winning pizza, lunch, dinner and dessert specials. Check out the fantastic selection of beer of tap. Find out why Positive Pie has won awards from Seven Days, USA Today, NY Times, and Zagat's.
Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge, 1899 Mountain Road, in Stowe, VT
Piecasso is a fun place filled with modern style, eclectic music, and great vibes. Come visit, enjoy traditional New York style pizza, authentic Sicilian pastas, fresh seafood, fine wines, fun martinis, and Vermont micro brews.
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Winfield's Bistro and Charlie B's Pub & Restaurant, 1746 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
Joining the ranks of North America's finest restaurants offering creative cuisine, excellent service and upscale surroundings, Winfield's Bistro and Charlie B's Pub & Restaurant have been awarded the prestigious AAA 4-diamond award for 2003. Executive Chef Weiss' innovative New American cuisine is featured in the two restaurants. Be sure to try a selection from our wine list - the six-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
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The Whip Restaurant at Green Mountain Inn, 18 Main Street, Stowe, VT 05672
Boasting Stowe's first liquor license, an impressive collection of antique buggy whips & a brass dumbwaiter. Enjoy hand-cut steaks, creative fresh seafood dishes, vegetarian dishes, homemade breads & more in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Sip a VT microbrew, fine wine or drink specialty by the fire. Serving Sun. Brunch, Lunch & Dinner daily. Kid's menu available. Located at the historic Green Mountain Inn, Main St., Stowe.
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Positive Pie, 65-69 Main Street, Plainfield, VT 05667 | 802-454-0133
Positive Pie is committed to making from-scratch, eclectic and delicious plates while always hand-tossing our pizzas. Our benchmark beer, wine & spirit menus are carefully crafted to compliment our food. We practice friendly, honest and knowledgable service and are devoted to providing you snapshots of our heritage – all at a great value. We also reserve the right to throw a party, book a band or clear the dining room to make room for dancing!!!
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Positive Pie, 22 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 | 802-229-0453
Positive Pie in Montpelier is the place to go for great food, craft beers and live entertainment. Positive Pie supports the arts and music! Check out the latest line up of Local & National acts by visiting the website. Visit Montpelier, VT to enjoy fresh brews and live music!
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Idletyme Brewing Company, 1859 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672 | 802-253-4765
Real food, real drink and real good people with a few surreal stories thrown in for good measure. Lunch, Dinner, Martini's, Fine Wines and a traditional take on classic European brewing with a healthy dose of the Vermont hop culture thrown in for good measure. Whether your brew preference is brown or pale ale, Helles Lager, or our famous Idletyme Double IPA, you will not be disappointed.
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Positive Pie, 219 N. Main Street, Barre, VT 05641 | 802-622-8051
Find award-winning pizza and craft beer and ale at Postive Pie. Seven Days, USA Today, NY Times, Zagat's all agree! Our family independently owns and operates over 20 restaurant locations with the immediate family operating 6 additional stores in NY and Vermont.
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NH Cafes Bistros Mexican Food & Pub Fare
Get to New London, NH on the north side of Lake Sunapee to find amazing fries and hearty burgers – and wash it down with your favorite brew. Try the local lagers. You’ll be back. More NH dining gems at NHLiving.com.
The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille, 40 Andover Road, New London, NH | 603-526-6899
The Flying Goose Brew Pub is a family run restaurant with 17 of our Handcrafted Brews on tap with panoramic views of Mt. Kearsarge in the quaint town of New London. Whether it be for a quick bite, a cold brew, or a place for family and friends to gather, we extend our "home" to you. Voted Best of NH Regional Favorite Restaurant for 3 years, we offer a relaxing environment to all who walk through our doors.
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Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery, Rt. 3, North Main, No. Woodstock, NH 03262 | 603-745-3951
Woodstock Station Restaurant, voted a White Mountains favorite by NH Magazine, Hidden Gem award and "Worth a Journey" says Phantom Gourmet. Experience Woodstock Inn Brewery with tours at noon, more often in season. Lounge features some of NH's best live entertainment. Awarded "New England's Best Brewpub" by NECN. Savor a craft beer by the fireplace or in our beautiful patio garden in the summer. Our famous country breakfast is included with your stay. Close to all White Mountain Attractions and Ski Areas.
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The Old Salt Restaurant at Lamie's Inn, 490 Lafayette Road, Hampton NH 03842
Bring your children, parents, and friends to The Old Salt Restaurant, where you will find great local flavor in a comfortable atmosphere. Come for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch, and enjoy great food and great company!
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Six Burner Bistro, 13 South Main Street, Plymouth, NH 03264
The Six Burner Bistro is located located in an 1850's farmhouse on South Main Street in Plymouth, NH. Our dining room is intimate with a cozy wood burning fireplace and our pub is quaint with outdoor seating in nice weather. Chef Rob Kelley uses locally raised beef and shops daily for the freshest produce gathered from farms in the Plymouth area. Lunch: 7 days a week 11am - 4pm, Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday from 5pm.
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Hart's Turkey Farm, 233 Daniel Webster Hwy., Jct. Rtes. 3 & 104, Meredith, NH 03253 | 603-279-6212
Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant specializes in delicious food and customer service. Make Hart's your destination with its dining rooms, tavern, "NH Made" gift store, catering service and facilities for Bus Tours. Hart's is a landmark for people visiting the NH Lakes Region.
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Polly's Pancke Parlor, 672 Route 17, Sugar Hill, NH 03585 | 603-823-5575
Polly's Pancake Parlor has been serving yummy home cooked meals for over 75 years. Enjoy a stack of Oatmeal Buttermilk, Buckwheat or Whole Wheat pancakes. Sit back and savor a waffle of your choice smothered in real New Hampshire maple syrup or come for lunch and have a slice of quiche made with local Harman's cheese. Shop for gifts, pancake mixes and NH Maple Syrup. Reservations taken on weekends.
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Rosa Flamingos, 2312 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574 | 603-869-3111
A local favorite featuring classic Italian comfort food plus the best pizza, wings and homemade desserts. Real food by real people in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Patio dining, outside bar & entertainment. Dinner nightly at 5pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
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Ramuntos Brick Oven Pizza, 76 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431 | 603-357-3555
Welcome to Ramunto’s - a taste of the North End right here in Keene. At Ramunto's we’re passionate about providing an unforgettable dining experience. Ramunto’s combines great service, a warm family-friendly atmosphere, and high quality food made fresh daily. Authentic New York Pizza, fresh salads cut to order, pastas from scratch, and signature subs, Ramunto’s offers something for everyone. Open Daily for lunch, dinner & Take-Out.
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George's Seafood & BBQ, 588 Tenney Mountain Hwy, Route 25, Plymouth, NH 03253 | 603-536-6330
George’s Seafood and Bar-B-Que restaurant is a great year round family eatery nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains in Plymouth NH. Serving fresh seafood, steaks, burger and sandwiches. Clambakes, Fried Seafood, Chowders, Surf N' Turf, BBQ Ribs. Daily specials. Combo Baskets, Kid's menu available. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
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Dowd's Country Inn, 9 Main Street, Lyme, NH 03768 | 800-482-4712
Family owned Bed & Breakfast in Lyme, NH - just 8 miles north of Hanover. 18th century home renovated into a 20 room Inn. Every stay includes a full country breakfast and afternoon tea. New Tavern open on-site. We seed to provide every guest with a true home-away-from-home experience. Join us today!
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The Little Grille Littleton, 62 Cottage Street, Littleton, New Hampshire 03561 | 603-444-0395
World Class Burgers, Sensational Sizzling Platters, Mexican Specialties and an amazing "All-You-Can-Eat" Brazilian Barbeque / Churrasco Night featured every Friday & Saturday Night! Tell them NH Living sent you and enjoy. Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days. Take-Out and Catering Available.
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Comida Mexicana, 55 Smith St, Woodsville, NH | 603-747-2777
Authentic and sensational Mexican Specialties; Tacos, Burriots, Mexican Sizzling Platers. Try the Fish Taco or Fish and Chips. Fantastic World Class Burgers and FriesThe seafood night buffet has another great menu to offer! New England clam chowder, chilled balsamic shrimp over greens, mussels and smoked sausage in a tomato and fennel sauce, clam strips, steamed crab legs, coconut lime shrimp over rice, fried haddock, seared salmon with a habanero maple glaze and fried sea scallops!
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The Little Grille Bath, 7 Lisbon Road (Rt. 302) Bath, Bath, New Hampshire 03740 | 603- 747-2255
World Class Burgers and Fries, Whole Belly Clams, Fresh New England Fried Seafood. Delicious Seafood Baskets served with Apple Cranberry Cole Slaw. Open Wednesday - Sunday.
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Wentworth Golf Club, 153 Main Street, Jackson, New Hampshire 03846 | 603-383-9641
The picturesque course provides outstanding views of the majestic Presidential Range and the scenic splendor of the Wildcat and Ellis Rivers as they meander throughout the course. The Wentworth Golf Club offers all of the amenities you would expect from a top resort facility. Enjoy a relaxing round of golf, new equipment or help with your golf swing. The professional staff ensures that your golf experience exceeds all of your expectations. Before or after golf, visit Madeline’s Sandwich Deli for a delicious meal, hearty deli sandwiches, and your favorite beverages.
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Merland's Deli and Draft, 96 Main Street, North Woodstock, NH 03262 | 603-745-8599
At Merlands Deli and Draft we have a great assortment of amazing draft beer and ale. We will custom build your sandwich, sub, salad or wrap on fresh baked breads with first-quality Boar's Head meats and chesses. In a hurry? Call us in advance and pick-up your order to go.
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Truants Taverne and Resturant, 96 Main Street, North Woodstock, NH 03262 | 603-745-2239
Visit Truants Tavern and Restaurant for lunch, dinner, draft brews, and fantastic signature cocktails. Dine inside or outdoors on the patio. Open for Lunch and Dinner daily at 11:30am. Try our famous fries and onion rings (cut thin and crispy). Steak and cheese French dip, Burgers, Fried Haddock and Daily Specials. Large assortment of Draft Beer. Simple American fare in a comfortable atmosphere.
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Maine Fried Seafood & Casual Fare
There’s nothing quite like fresh fried seafood in Maine. Famous for seafood – whole clams, Maine crab rolls, lobster rolls, scallops, fried haddock and local shrimp can be found at roadside stands and casual restaurants in Maine. Sample our favorite Maine casual restaurants below. You’ll be back for more. Eat at local Maine restaurants from Maine Living.
DiMillo's on the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-772-2216
DiMillo's is where you'll dine on lobster, clams, shrimp, scallops and fish that are absolutely the freshest on the waterfront and prepared with ingredients that enhance rather than disguise their flavors. The perfect place for dinner, weddings, parties and office functions. Simplicity, freshness and quality are the recipe for DiMillo's amazing menu choices since 1954.
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Maine Diner, 2265 Post Road (US Route 1),Wells, ME 04090 | 207-646-4441
Featured on "The Today Show", Phantom Gourmet, Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and others. Maine blueberry pancakes, pies, lunch and dinner specials and more. World Famous Food Like Grandma Used To Make. Try Maine Diner's famous Lobster Pie, Seafood Chowder, Codfish Cakes. Breakfast anytime. Remember the Maine Gift Shoppe, Maine Products. Open Daily at 7AM..
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The Kennebunk Inn, 45 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043 | 207-985-3351
If you are searching for an historic inn with affordable class and fabulous food in southern coastal Maine - The Kennebunk Inn is the place. Beautiful beaches, nature preserves, museums, galleries, antique shops, and more. We look forward to sharing our special place in the land of the pointed firs.
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Cape Neddick Inn & Restaurant, 1273 Blue Star Memorial Highway, US Route 1, Cape Neddick, ME 03902 | 207 351 1145
The historic Cape Neddick Inn has been a Maine landmark since 1926. Cape Neddick Inn is the perfect spot for casual dining, family gatherings, romantic dinners, reunions and banquets. American Grill Cuisine is available for both the dining room and the Tavern. Extensive wine list and home made desserts. We look forward to seeing you! AAA approved, and we have received Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the year of 2012, 2013, and 2014. Open 7 nights for dinnner, open for lunch Wednesday thru Sunday. View our lunch, dinner, lighter fare, and children's menus online.
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Stones Throw Hotel, 123 Long Beach Ave, York ME 03909 | 207-361-3116
Stones Throw offers the perfect Maine beach vacation. Located on Long Sands Beach in York Maine. Stones is your one stop Maine coast vacation destination. Oceanfront rooms. Maine Lodging and Casual Dining - with a luxurious view and scrumptious food! Specialty cocktails, Serving Breakfast and Lunch. Open 7 Days a Week - Hours Subject to Change.
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CT Cafes Bistros Thai Food, Sub Shops, Pub Fare
Avellino's Italian Restaurant, 1813 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 | 203-254-2339
Just a short walk from great shops and downtown Fairfield businesses. Come in and enjoy true Italian cuisine at this cozy trattoria. Enjoy Lunch, Dinner or a wonderful meal to take out after a busy day of work or play.
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USS Chowder Pot III | 560 East Main St., Branford, CT 06405 | 203-481-2356
Enjoy award winning seafood, slow roasted prime rib and USDA Choice steak. Chowder Pot III has two large dining rooms, air-cooled patio and a very popular Captain's Lounge featuring an amazing raw bar. Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3:30p-6p. Chowder Pot III has won numerous awards from Connecticut Magazine and for 17 years in a row been voted Best Seafood by the New Haven Advocate. Pick out your own live lobster - 1-15 lbs.!
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