Dover is the oldest settlement permanently inhabited by Europeans in New Hampshire. Nowadays, you’ll receive some of that old-worlde charm when you arrive, but you’ll also find some of the best of modern cuisine too. We list the best places to eat local food here.
Christopher’s Third Street Grille
Christopher’s Third Street Grille is something of a unicorn among restaurants; a place that serves fascinating, gourmet quality meals far under the price you might expect to pay for them. The chefs take time selecting the best and freshest ingredients, and then they like to let them speak for themselves. The added spices and flavor combinations bring out the best in the ingredients. This is a great place to come for seafood, whether its in the form of their delicious New England clam chowder or the sumptuous lobster macaroni and cheese.
Christopher’s Third Street Grille, 16 Third St, Dover, NH, USA, +1 603 740 0044
7th Settlement is more than just a craft brewery. They’re actively engaged in trying to bring Dover together, and they’re using their brewpub to do just that. They personally know all of the farmers, fishermen, and others who bring them the ingredients that they use to put together each item on their menu, which adds to the very personal quality of the food and the whole brewpub. And they make the beer right there, as owning a microbrewery was the lifelong dream of the two brewers; therefore, they really put their all into making it the perfect watering hole.
7th Settlement Brewery, 47 Washington St, Dover, NH, USA, +1 603 373 1001
Adelle’s Coffee House
The bright and colorful Adelle’s Coffee House is the ultimate incarnation of warmth and friendliness. They have some of the best coffee in the city, which comes in almost any variety you can imagine and is always expertly made and delivered hot and fresh. They also have cold drinks for when you need refreshment, such as lemonades, frappes, and iced coffees and tea. If you’re hungry, they always have bagels with various spreads and plenty of other tasty baked goods to go with your drink. Check out their calendar too, because they often host community-friendly events such as game nights.
Adelle’s Coffee House, 3 Hale St, Dover, NH, USA, +1 603 742 1737
For a fancy Asian food experience, go to Oriental Delight, which serves Chinese and Japanese food in beautiful surroundings. Their menu is predictably long and jam-packed with all of your Chinese and Japanese food favorites. In addition to Chinese lunch combination specials, they also have all-day special combinations, which allow you to get an entrée with your choice of several appetizers for very low prices. On the Japanese side, they have sushi, tempura and teriyaki.
Oriental Delight, 436 Central Ave, Dover, NH, USA, +1 603 742 5611
La Festa Brick & Brew Pizza
Pizza and beer; you’ll find both at La Festa Brick & Brew Pizza. They have a wood-fired brick oven, something that contributes to the high quality of the pizzas, which range from simple and traditional to daring recipes such as the Philly cheese steak pizza. If you’re in the mood for something else, there are also sandwiches, salads, and pastas. Don’t forget a cannoli for dessert.
La Festa Brick & Brew Pizzeria, 300 Central Ave, Dover, NH, USA, +1 603 743 4100
Thirsty Moose Taphouse is the proud home of over 70 beer taps. Even the most knowledgeable beer drinkers will find something new and exciting, and the bartenders are always happy to advise you in your quest to find your absolute favorite brew. Their menu includes a whole section of beer bites, which are perfect options to fill up that center part of your table while you’re chatting with friends. They also have a Sunday brunch, so you can come in, relax, and bask in the fact that the weekend hasn’t ended yet.
Thirsty Moose, 83 Washington St, Dover, NH, USA, +1 603 842 5229
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