Goffstown Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Goffstown

April 14, 2018 Flossie Demartino

Goffstown is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 17,651 at the 2010 census. The compact center of town, where 3,196 people resided at the 2010 census, is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as the Goffstown census-designated place and is located at the junction of New Hampshire routes 114 and 13. Goffstown also includes the villages of Grasmere and Pinardville. The town is home to Saint Anselm College (and its New Hampshire Institute of Politics) and the New Hampshire State Prison for Women.
Things to do in Goffstown

1. Apotheca

24C Main St, Goffstown, NH 03045-1708 Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Cafe, American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 866-479-4594
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 29 reviews

Apotheca

Reviewed By Kim N

Love to sit and have a latte and do a little shopping afterwards. It's got great atmosphere and delicious beverages. I've also had a snack on occasion. It is rather pricey in comparison to a Dunkin Donuts but much more quaint. I recommend.

2. Hanover Street Chophouse

149 Hanover St, Manchester, NH 03101-2235 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 31 - SGD 72 +1 603-644-2467
Excellent
76%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 448 reviews

Hanover Street Chophouse

We are committed to serving food that will be creative, yet “classic,” service that will be impeccable but not intimidating, in an ambiance that will be elegant, yet comfortable and inviting, ensuring a dining experience that will be extraordinary and memorable!

Reviewed By MrNeverHome - Bedford, New Hampshire

Manchester is certainly seeing an influx of great restaurants lately. Lots of venues are bringing creative menus that you would come to expect of a bigger city like Boston. That being said, the Chophouse feels more like an established, classic institution that has been around forever (even though it’s fairly new).

The staff were the caliber you would expect from a high end restaurant. Knowledgeable, professional but not pretentious. They make for a great experience.

The menu was very good and large enough to satisfy almost anyone. The specials were thoughtfully prepared using local ingredients that were seasonally appropriate.

Seating is good with most having a view in to the open kitchen. Quiet booths and a private dining area are available if you want more privacy. Our table was probably the worst as it was right by the front door but it was still pleasant and didn’t ruin the night at all.

When making the reservation they inquired if it was a special occasion and I remarked that it was my wife’s birthday. When we arrived, they had flowers, a nice card and a candle lit dessert at the end.

Valet parking is the best option as the parking lot is a bit small. Dress code is fairly casual. Most men had a coat and tie or coat but I think some guests looked just as comfortable in jeans/business casual.

All in all, the Chophouse is probably the place to have a more “high end” dining experience in Manchester. Excellent experience.

3. The Blue Moose

20 Main St, Goffstown, NH 03045-1708 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch +1 603-345-0479
Excellent
85%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 13 reviews

Reviewed By luckycatGoffstown_NH - Goffstown, NH

Stop in at the Blue Moose Café in downtown Goffstown and you will be pleasantly surprised. An extremely friendly staff, wonderful sandwiches, pastries, and cupcakes to die for. The prices are very reasonable too. Lunches are terrific too and everything is made from scratch. when the weather permits you can sit out on the patio and enjoy the surroundings. You will be back!!

4. Just Like Mom's Pastries

353 Riverdale Rd, Weare, NH 03281-5546 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 603-529-6667
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Just Like Mom's Pastries

Reviewed By SunnyFinn52 - West Grove, Pennsylvania

We often stop at Just Like Mom's on our way from NH to Pa. to get a little sustenance for the trip. The pastry is excellent; the service very good. I have allergies so I need to be careful about ingredients. The owner helps me with choices and I have NEVER been disappointed. The strawberry/ rhubarb pie is superb. My husband loves the tarts. Stop by and enjoy real homemade pastry. You will love it.

5. Bedford Village Inn

2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, NH 03110-5957 Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 800-852-1166
Excellent
59%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 322 reviews

Bedford Village Inn

Reviewed By Linda R - Manchester, New Hampshire

My husband and I went for dinner on Saturday evening, which was our 40th wedding anniversary. After we had placed our dinner order and were enjoying some wine, the fire alarm went off. We looked around, and noticed staff leaving the restaurant. No one alerted guests as to what was happening. One of the managers finally came up and indicated we should leave. We went outside (stairs were icy) and had to wait for the fire department. It was cold and rainy out. We were told we could go back in by the fire department, but the staff wouldn't let us in. When we did get back in, we were informed by our server we would receive a free dessert, which was fine. When our bill came it was $125.00. I had received a $100 AMEX gift card as a present from my company. When we attempted to use it, we were told it was declined. I know for a fact, all they had to do was contact AMEX to have the charge approved. My husband ended up paying cash. I was not happy. Although the meal was fine, I was disappointed in how the staff reacted when the fire alarm went off and not being able to use the gift card. Our server was polite and attentive however. At this point, I seriously doubt I would go back for another meal nor will I recommend it to others.

6. Republic Cafe

1069 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101-1808 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 12 - SGD 33 +1 603-666-3723
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 499 reviews

Republic Cafe

Republic is a European style cafe serving lunch and dinner 7 days and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday with locally roasted coffee and a full bar.

Reviewed By Joe W - Boston, Massachusetts

The restaurant is centrally located on Elm Street. We did have to circle the block for parking on a Sunday evening. Met another couple there for drinks and dinner.

Small cafe with a very nice bar for drinks. Martinis and on tap beers. Bartender was attentive. Drink prices very reasonable. The restaurant was very quiet, fortunately as they do not take reservations for parties less than 5. We were sat at one of the booth tables. The waiter was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with making choices from the menu. Steak frites were excellent and uniquely seasoned with fried capers. Eggplant special dish was a bit over cooked and the Turkish chicken was fine. Chocolate cake was very good.

All around a good meal and reasonable pricing. We were not rushed, which was very nice.

Certainly worth the try.

7. Sawyer's Main Street Breakfast

13 Main St, Goffstown, NH 03045-1707 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch +1 603-497-2996
Excellent
44%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Sawyer's Main Street Breakfast

Reviewed By PetenSue2014 - New Boston, New Hampshire

Nice local place to grab breakfast. Food is always good, so is the service. And they have a nice flat screen tv if you want to watch morning shows while enjoying your brekafast.

8. Cotton

75 Arms St, Manchester, NH 03101-1112 Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 21 - SGD 38 +1 603-622-5488
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 622 reviews

Cotton

Cotton features the cooking of multiple award-winning Chef/Author/Owner Jeffrey Paige. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire’s historic millyard district, Cotton is known for exceptional farm to table comfort food, friendly yet professional service and an inviting, casual upscale atmosphere. It’s the place the New York Times calls “hip”. Both a classic neighborhood restaurant, named “One of the ten best neighborhood restaurants in the Northeast” by Bon Appetit Magazine, and a destination for diners throughout central New England, Cotton features classic American and worldly comfort food, an extensive wine list featuring over 40 wines by the glass and holds the distinct honor of “Best Martinis in New Hampshire” by New Hampshire Magazine year after year after year. Reservationrecommended on Friday and Saturday evenings. Visit us on

Reviewed By pluto1075 - New Hampshire

Went here for dinner for my husbands birthday. Definitely get a reservation. The place isn't huge and it is very busy. First off we loved the atmosphere. We had a great table. I got a martini but it was very strong, not my cup of tea. Hubby had a Bloody Mary and a Mint Mule. According to him both were ok, run of the mill, nothing special. Ok drinks aside, the food!!! It was amazing!! We indulged and enjoyed every bite. Asian Dumpling and Crab Cake appetizers, best we ever had. He had Delmonico and I have a Lobster/pasta special. So extremely good. We took home half and were so thrilled to enjoy it all over again for lunch the next day. For dessert we split a raspberry creme brulee, it was to die for. We look forward to another kid free night to go enjoy a very scrumptious, adult evening again!

9. Copper Door

15 Leavey Dr, Off Old Bedford Rd - Visible From 101/114 Gps Location 32, Rt. 101, Bedford, NH 03110-4437 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 20 - SGD 46 +1 603-488-2677
Excellent
45%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 599 reviews

Copper Door

Approachable New American and Upscale Comfort Foods" is how we describe our Executive Chef's culinary creations. Guests at the Copper Door(R) enjoy a wide ranging, exciting and inventive combination of tastes featuring local sources, New England seafood, classic yet inspired stone oven creations, hand-cut Reserve Premium Steaks, unique salads, and House specialties that personify Copper Door's passion & respect of fine food and classic culinary technique. We have also been praised for our exciting, reasonably priced and deliciously diverse luncheon and bar menus.

Reviewed By MO4975678910 - Amherst, New Hampshire, United States

Normally the Copper Door is a great experience, cordial staff and food prepared with care, This visit was on April 2, but I kept feeling that at any moment someone was going to shout "April Fools" and things would return to within my previous experiences. Walking in the door the area at the Host Station was jammed up with confused customers and staff who seemed to be overwhelmed. Although the parking lots were full, inside there were not a lot of customers sitting in the area around the bar. I was able to make my way to the bar, and was promptly greeted by the Bartender. Looking at the April Specials I noticed that none of the choices was a "Cuban Panini". Having spent a lot of time in the Carribean I have a passion for a well made Cubano, so ordered the Special. A properly made Cubano has a nice marriage of flavors, such that each of the elements is present. What I received looked great, however the first bite was a disappointment. There was no complex flavor profile, it was one flavor, with the exception of the few places which had a chance of pickle the flavor was a singular taste situation. Opening the sandwich I saw that both the pork and the ham were shredded or ground up. The result was a boring sandwich, which I did not finish. I have a hip that needs to be replaced, so walk with a cane. As I left the restaurant one of the staff rushed up to the door, treating me as if I was infirm as well as ignorant of how to operate the automatic door function.. Even though I told her that my problem was walking and that my upper body strength could handle opening the door, she still reached around me to push the button. The situation was insulting and demeaning.

10. The Bagg Lunch

679 Mast Rd, Pinardville, Goffstown, NH 03102-1417 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Diner, American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 603-935-7053
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

The Bagg Lunch

Reviewed By hollybelle210 - Bedford, New Hampshire

I had discovered The Bagg while picking up a sandwich, and we went back for breakfast before a Saturday morning hike. The food is very good, and the folks that work there are super friendly!

The pancakes were the size of your head! I had an omlette and it was super! Reasonably priced, easy to find.

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