Best Places to Eat in Laconia, NH

The best restaurants in the Lake Region near Laconia, NH include family-owned restaurants, spots with live music and diverse food choices.

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Fratello's Italian Restaurant in Laconia, NH
Michael Conti

From the Golden Era of the 1950s to the quiet life on a turkey farm, Lakes Region residents have a buffet of unconventional dining venues.

Classic Cuisine

Lyons' Den Restaurant and Tavern is located in Gilford along the south of Lake Winnipesaukee. The Den features full lunch and dinner menus created from more than 20 years of experience. Among the Den’s delicacies are chicken nicole, steak au poivre and veal lauren.

Fratello’s Italian Grille offers an Italian-American cuisine that includes pastas, seafood, chicken and pizza as well as gluten-free dishes. Fratello’s serves these items in its casual dining atmosphere that often has live music. Fratello's has convenient locations in Manchester and Lanconia.


Opened in 1992, Tilt’n Diner sports a hip 1950s style. Tilt’n offers distinctively American items like fried pickles, biscuits and gravy and homemade pies. In September 2008, Tilt’n was named Best Company to Work For in the Food Industry by The Griffin Report of Food Marketing and was ranked as one of the Top 100 Private Companies in New Hampshire for the second consecutive year by Business NH Magazine.

Founded in 1954, Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant in Meredith is a local legend that has been in the Hart family for more than 50 years. The restaurant was developed from the family’s farm, and it has grown into a 500-seat establishment. The farm offers an expansive menu with an array of typical foods, as well as specialty turkey-based items like turkey marsala, turkey pie and turkey croquettes.

Watering Holes

Cactus Jack’s Grill & Watering Hole is a subsidiary of Great NH Restaurants, Inc., but it maintains its own unique identity. Some of Jack’s delicacies include its chipotle taco burger, its pan-seared prime rib meatloaf and its buffalo chicken saucewich. Many of Jack’s items are made from scratch, which helped it earn New Hampshire Magazine’s awards for Best Hamburger in the local chain category for the seventh consecutive year and Best Kid’s Menu.

Onions Pub & Restaurant is a family-run business that is located in the same building as the Tilton Inn, a site that has been investigated by the Ghost Hunters and classified as truly haunted. Onions features live entertainment and a varied menu that encompasses typical fare as well as specialty dishes inspired by Bermudan cuisine.

Opened in 1987, Patrick’s Pub & Eatery showcases a relaxed atmosphere thanks to its comfortable tables and booths; a 25-seat, U-shaped bar; and several high-definition televisions. These amenities and its quality menu helped Patrick’s earn the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association’s Restaurant of the Year award.

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