The White Mountains of New Hampshire are a mecca of snow sports in winter, and that means skiers, boarders and other outdoor adventurers need lots of hearty, healthy food to keep fueled and to keep going. A very helpful White Mountains dining guide is a great resource for restaurants, pubs, and other eateries. Here are some of our favorites. Enjoy!
Red Fox Bar & Grille, 49 US Route 16, Jackson, NH — The Red Fox Bar & Grille is in the heart of Jackson Village, and across from the famous Jackson Covered Bridge (very close to Storyland and the Mount Washington Valley). Food here is hearty and expertly cooked. Grilling (including grilled pizzas) is done over a wood fire in the acclaimed Josper Oven. There is an award-winning all-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet. Yelp reviewer rave over the burgers, surf ‘n’ turf and sauces. And, there’s a working fireplace. 603-383-4949. Menu. Open weekdays, 4-9 p.m.; Saturdays, noon-10 p.m.; Sundays, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Map.
Adair Country Inn & Restaurant, 80 Guider Lane, Bethlehem, NH — Flavorful New England style cuisine made of the freshest ingredients. Friendly, expert service. The dinner menu includes a selected wine list, beers and a variety of cocktails. The Library Bar is open to serve drinks during dinner hours. Atmosphere is casual elegant. The dining room has a fireplace and beautiful views of the outdoors. Reservations are recommended. All major credit cards are accepted. 603-444-2600. Wine list. Open Wednesday-Sunday, dinner served 5-8:30 p.m. Map.
Stonehurst Manor, 3351 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway, NH — This beautiful country inn serves meals at its Wild Rose Restaurant, a charming space with mountain views. Chef Avi Deiter and his staff serve wonderfully tasty wood-fired bread and pizza along with creative salads and grilled plates. Everyone enjoys the Friday Night Pizza Special. Seafood is from the nearby coast of Maine. Baked Lobster dish is a favorite special. For extra luxury, enjoy a nightcap in the elegant library martini lounge. 603-356-3113. Breakfast menu, 7:30-10 a.m.; dinner menu, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Map.
Black Mtn. Burger Co., 264 Main Street, Lincoln, NH – Classic and super-hearty comfort food to fuel you up for mountain activities from rock climbing to downhill skiing. Dig into angus beef and bean chili, homemade mac n’ cheese, soups, appetizers, vegetarian options, sandwiches. If you are at the end of your day of exploration and exertion, bottle and draft beers and ciders will ease those hard-worked muscles. There’s a homey a couch area to enjoy beverages and appetizers if you have to wait for your order. Take out. 603-745-3444. Menu. Hours: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Map.
Gypsy Café, 117 Main Street, Lincoln, NH — This restaurant is co-owned by Chef Dan Duris. He describes the food as “flavorful dishes from all over the world with a New England twist.” The menu includes some globe-spanning names, like Red Dragon Sirloin, Thai Red curry Duck, Greek Lamb, and Argentine Fajitas. Full bar; homemade desserts. The restaurant décor is colorful and delightful, with lots of mosaics and fanciful details, much of the work from local artists. Atmosphere is casual and fun. 603-745-4395. Lunch menu. Dinner menu. Open Thursday-Sunday; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinner, 5-9 p.m. Map.
Foster’s Boiler Room, 231 Main Street, Plymouth, NH — Part of the Common Man restaurant group and located inside the Common Man Inn & Spa. American foods, from light to hearty. There’s a lively pub and the Abenaki dining room. There’s a fireplace in the Boiler Room Lounge and a large-screen TV. 603-536-2764. Lunch and dinner menus. Wine, spirits and beer menu. Late night menu. Open Monday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m.; open until 11 p.m. on Fridays; Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Map.