Rochester has been in existence since 1722, so those interested in American history will love this place. It has a number of beautiful old buildings, and all the charm of a small New England town. More than that, though, it has a great restaurant scene for a town its size. Yes, seafood is a definite highlight, but there’s something for everyone. Here are our 10 favorite places to start.
New Hampshire is very tightly connected to its revolutionary history, so Revolution TapRoom & Grill takes its name very seriously. Beer lovers will immediately find a home here, as they have plenty of taps and an ever changing, varied list of microbrews from near and far. Their menu is no less enticing, particularly because they use locally caught fish, locally raised beef, and locally grown vegetables. For a really fun night out, they have menu of small plates, or tapas-sized dishes that you can share with your friends.
Revolution TapRoom & Grill, 61 N Main St, Rochester, NH, USA, +1 603 244 3022
Jimmy Jones Locker’s heading plates of seafood won’t be winning awards for presentation, but that’s because they try to cram as much of their amazing food onto the plate as possible. Their menu is a veritable paradise for seafood lovers, and you can rest assured that the quality of each and every item you’ll find here is backed up by years of both experience and good reviews. If you can’t decide what to order, try the first mate’s plate and get a taste of just about everything.
Jimmy Jones Locker, 531 Columbus Ave, Rochester, NH, USA, +1 603 332 9447
Good barbecue in New England can be a difficult thing to find, but not in Rochester. Little Miss Sophie’s Country Kitchen has something for any time of day, from a full breakfast menu to the main event: the barbecue. They have BBQ brisket, pulled pork, and pork ribs, all of which will put you in mind of somewhere much more southerly. Order them as stand alone entrees or in sandwich form, or have them throw the pulled pork into a burger with pepper jack cheese.