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New Hampshire Best Restaurants 2010

New Hampshire Best Restaurants 2010
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by in May 2010

Best Pancakes
LITTLETON DINER, Littleton
Pancakes are the signature dish, served all day at this gleaming yellow diner, a welcoming landmark since 1930. Choose from whole wheat, buckwheat, or buttermilk, made with flour that’s stone-ground down by the river. 145 Main St. 603-444-3994; littletondiner.com

Best Deli With WiFi
WENDLE’S DELICATESSEN, CAFE & THEN SOME, Franconia Village
Wendy Manning serves offbeat and delicious breakfast and lunch specials and daily from-scratch soups. A multicolored space with comfortable corners, the cafe offers WiFi and a menu of coffees and teas. 297 Main St. 603-823-5141; wendlesdeli.com

Best-Rounded Menu
SUNFLOWERS, Jaffrey
A cheery gathering spot that’s as good for locally sourced salads and great pastries as it is for Philly cheese steak and pan-seared duck. The mimosas are famous. 21 Main St. 603-593-3303; sunflowerscatering.com

Best Hard Cider
FARNUM HILL CIDERS, Lebanon
Sparkling and still ciders are crafted from heirloom apples at Poverty Hill Orchards overlooking the Connecticut River. Sales and tastings during the fall; ciders are available at markets throughout New England. July is pick-your-own berry season. 98 Poverty Lane. 603-448-1511; farnumhillciders.com

Best Road Food
THE FOOTHILLS, Warner
This good-value, family-run restaurant is just off I-89 at exits 8 and 9. Sit at the counter, by the woodstove, or in the sunny front dining space, and feast on the “Foothills” sandwich (turkey, bacon, tomato, Swiss on rye). 15 East Main St. 603-456-2140

Best Brasserie
L. A. BURDICK, Walpole
The ambience is as close to Paris as you’ll find in the Granite State, and the all-day menu ranges from charcuterie and cheese platters to steak frites. Around 5 p.m., white tablecloths and the dinner menu appear. Between meals, patrons sip Bordeaux, espresso, or the world’s richest hot chocolate. 47 Main St. 603-756-2882; burdickchocolate.com

Best Cider Donuts
WHITE MOUNTAIN CIDER CO., Glen
Light and tangy, the Yankee answer to the croissant has been perfected by Scott and Teresa Stearns. Gourmet deli items and meals-to-go at the country store, plus evening dining in the former farmhouse next door. Route 302. 603-383-9061; whitemountaincider.com

Best Culinary Journey
LUCA’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE, Keene
Chef Luca Paris, a native of Turin, Italy, takes you on a European tour, from French pate to Greek-style marinated lamb kabobs. 10 Central Square. 603-358-3335; lucascafe.com

Best Bistro
CAVA, Portsmouth
In the heart of the state’s most cosmopolitan area, this is a serious wine bar serving contemporary and classic Mediterranean tapas. Outdoor dining in season. 10 Commercial Alley. 603-319-1575; cavatapasandwinebar.com

Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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