Where to Eat in Amherst: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Matilde Konrad

Amherst is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 11,201 at the 2010 census. Amherst is home to Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary, Hodgman State Forest, the Joe English Reservation and Baboosic Lake.
Things to do in Amherst

1. Black Forest Cafe & Bakery

212 State Route 101, Amherst, NH 03031-1732 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 9 - SGD 26 +1 603-672-0500
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Black Forest Cafe & Bakery

Offering Comfort Foods with a Creative Twist, from scratch, by hand, since 1988. From our full service kid-friendly, vegetarian-friendly dining room to our fantastic Marketplace offering meals to go, coffee and espresso bar, soups, wraps, and our killer, made from scratch bakery, we have something to satisfy every craving. Need a quiet space for grownup time? Try our wifi lounge on the 2nd floor. Traveling and need a break? We've got great amenities, so stop and stretch your legs. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed By t w - Alexandria VA

I went to the Black Forest for the first time on 10/27/17. I passed this place several times on 101 on my way to KEENE, but never stopped. OMG, I was missing out on this gem. The vegi chilli was AWESOME! The bread-AWESOME! the vegi...MoreThank you so much T W for your enthusiasm! I love when customers "get us" and you clearly got us. I also love your liberal use of your special rating of awesome. Awesome is awesome!! Hope to see you again very soon! Martha W

2. Moulton's Market

10 Main St, Amherst, NH 03031-2909 Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Grill, Pizza, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 3 - SGD 18 +1 603-673-2404
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Moulton's Market

Located in the heart of historic Amherst, New Hampshire, Moulton's provides area residents and visitors with the highest quality prepared foods to fit today's busy lifestyle.

Reviewed By lolavictrola - Nashua, New Hampshire

I've never had a bad meal here. Heck, I've never had an "okay" meal here. Moulton's subs are really extraordinary, and their pizza is tied for first place in my estimation. They are efficient and consistent, with fresh ingredients and an ever-widening selection of options. My personal favorites are the #2 sub (Thanksgiving year-round!) and the #4 sub (turkey, Swiss, coleslaw). The barbecue chicken pizza is also really great.

3. Mile Away Restaurant

52 Federal Hill Rd, Milford, NH 03055-3542 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 603-673-3904
Excellent
60%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Mile Away Restaurant

Reviewed By sweetieBoston_ma - boston,ma

This use to be our favorite restaurant, but tonight not so much. My meal was great, but my husbands was not. The meal he had was very dry.
The service,(waitress) was terrible. It took along time for everything. Nobody asked if everything was alright . The waitess never came back to give us our bill, another waitress did. We never saw our waitress again.
The restaurant was not busy, because it was the Friday night before Valentines day.
We probably won't be back for a while.

4. Buckley's Great Steaks

438 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054-3614 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 79 +1 603-424-0995
Excellent
60%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 343 reviews

Buckley's Great Steaks

Reviewed By Jean H

The steak was cooked perfect. The dining area I'm not a big fan of. I don't like small rooms. They sat us upstairs right at the railing The waitress was rushing us when you spend $400 for dinner no need to rush.

5. A&E Coffee Roaster

135 State Route 101a, Amherst, NH 03031-2248 Takeout, Seating Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 603-478-3338
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

A&E Coffee Roaster

Reviewed By CaseyfromBoston - Home Usa

Truly delicious espresso, enjoyed again yesterday with a group of business colleagues on the way to a meeting. But it does take forever; we ordered three double espressos and one cappuccino and they came out serially over a five minute period, making it pretty tough for a group.

6. Union Coffee Company

42 South St, Milford, NH 03055-3783 Takeout, Seating Cafe, American Breakfast
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Union Coffee Company

Reviewed By EmperorFabulous - Amherst, New Hampshire

I enjoy going to Union Coffee. It's decent coffee in a relaxed, comfortable, interesting setting. I am thankful that it's in Milford, and I look forward to visiting on weekends. However, I do agree with the reviewer who commented on the slow service. I would visit far more often on weekdays if there was a substantially faster way of grabbing a simple cup of drip coffee and getting on with my life, as I do at Moulton's or the Good Loaf. I wish I could, but I can't spend 15 minutes in a single line behind all of the special orders.

7. The Riverhouse Cafe

123 Union Sq, Milford, NH 03055-4231 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 603-249-5556
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

The Riverhouse Cafe

Reviewed By CvonC - Saint Louis, Missouri

I chose this restaurant because I thought they would have tables overlooking the river. There was but one and it was occupied.

My wife had scrambled eggs, my mother had French toast and I had a Rueben. All the food was great. The service was solid. No complaints except for wanting to have a leisurely meal while watching the river flow past.

8. Lobster Boat Restaurant

453 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054-3611 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner +1 603-424-5221
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 193 reviews

Lobster Boat Restaurant

Reviewed By NapDonna - Merrimack, New Hampshire

I really wanted baked stuffed lobster but there aren't that many places that actually serve it. We went to Lobster Boat and I ordered a 1.5 pound baked stuffed lobster. It was fantastic. Many restaurants over cook it but this was cooked to perfection, plenty of stuffing, and the claws were still juicy. My husband had the seafood dinner, which he loves. Our server, Melanie, is the best! I would definitely go back for this lobster.

9. PastAmore

103 State Route 101a, Amherst, NH 03031-2216 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 603-578-9696
Excellent
53%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 101 reviews

PastAmore

Reviewed By Gianni P - Nashua, New Hampshire

Having moved from Mass to NH, I was looking for a good Italian restaurant that I could frequent with my wife. We found PastAmore and it has become my favorite restaurant.
The owners both work there and make sure to keep the quality up. We always enjoy the whole meal. They bring their freshly baked bread to the table. We usually start with their Supli (Arancini) or Ceasar salad both are excellent.They have weekly specials and a decent menu.My wife usually gets the Chicken Saltimbocca (Delicious), and because they are a scratch kitchen, I usually get a variation of what is on the menu. (Gnocchi - baked with their Bolognese sauce).
They gladly accommodate my requests.. I am so glad we found this restaurant.

10. Papa Joe's Humble Kitchen

237 South St, Ste 1, Milford, NH 03055-3737 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 603-672-9130
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Papa Joe's Humble Kitchen

Reviewed By thecorkmaster - Nashua, New Hampshire

Good burger many varieties and choices. Great onion rings, too, large portion. Not a lot of seating in dining area, though in good weather plenty outside tables. Fairly priced and good quality.

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