Where to Eat in Bethlehem: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Darleen Reid

Bethlehem is a hillside town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,526 at the 2010 census. It is home to Cushman and Strawberry Hill state forests. The eastern half of the town is within the White Mountain National Forest. The Appalachian Trail crosses in the south.
Things to do in Bethlehem

1. Munroe's Family Restaurant

633 Route 3 South, Twin Mountain, NH 03595 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Diner, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 603-846-5542
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 311 reviews

Munroe's Family Restaurant

Located at mile marker 147.4 On Route 3 in Twin Mountain, NH.

Reviewed By Bob H - Woolwich, Maine

We happened upon this restaurant last year while visiting the Mt Washington area. It was a non-descript diner that had lots of cars in the parking lot which intrigued us. (You can read my previous excellent review on Trip Advisor.)

This year we specifically planned on breakfast there, and it was a godsend after our hugely disappointing dinner experience at Mt Washington Resort and Dining Room the night before.

As before, you hardly notice it from the road except for the congested traffic in their parking lot. Inside, it was humming with a continuing flow of both locals and tourists. The revolving ladies at the counter all knew each other, there were local regulars of all kinds, and a large middle-Eastern family was accommodated within a blink of an eye. Everyone blended transparently.

The family and staff who run Munroe’s have been there forever and it’s a marvelously smooth operation. Service was impeccable.

As I said before, the menu has some unique offerings (the cheese grits were the best; the Redneck Benny the most unique), but you can order any other combination you want to concoct. Both of our breakfast meals that we chose were superb, so feel free to select anything and enjoy.

And, prices are amazingly modest for the quality and quantity of the food they serve. Don’t drive pass it!

2. Polly's Pancake Parlor

672 Route 117, Hildex Maple Sugar Farm, Sugar Hill, NH 03586-4222 Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 16 +1 603-823-5575
Excellent
71%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 760 reviews

Polly's Pancake Parlor

Reviewed By Hopsing-NH - Gorham, New Hampshire

Arrived at 930am on a busy Saturday. Had 45 minute wait but we were happy with our breakfast. Got a great table in the corner and the views are awesome. Stacey C, our server was welcoming and attentive. I had Sugar Bills breakfast, 2 eggs scrambled, bacon, homefries and maple bacon biscuit ($11.29). Eggs were fluffy and delicious and I could have eaten a bucket of the home fries! Hubby had eggs Benedict ($9.39) which he said was good but hollandaise didn't seem homemade and was broken. He also had 1 gingerbread pancake on the side ($2). Bill came to $30.26 with coffee and soda. We will definitely come back.

3. Cold Mountain Cafe

2015 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574-4966 Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 30 +1 603-869-2500
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 306 reviews

Cold Mountain Cafe

Reviewed By Lynne C - Maidstone

What a find! This very popular restaurant offers top notch cuisine. It is extremely popular so advance booking is recommended. We did not book in advance and were squeezed in to eat at the bar, but only after waiting for an hour. Its was worth it. It closes out of season (last day this year is November 3rd) which is a great shame! Staff were very friendly and almost every menu item was, or could be made, gluten free. Also very good for vegetarians and vegans.

4. Tim-Bir Alley

7 Main St, Littleton, NH 03561-4007 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 603-444-6142
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 229 reviews

Tim-Bir Alley

Reviewed By Clinton S - Florida

We were in town for a wedding and when we asked for restaurant recommendations locals would tell us about restaurants and describe the food by the portion size. We prefer quality over quantity.

We read TripAdvisor and then we paid s visit to a few restaurants. This looked like that most sophisticated that we saw in town.

The restaurant is very tastefully decorated with brick walls, candles hidden in the brick, black and white prints and dim lighting. It small seating about 32 on 10 tables.

We started with wine by the glass - the best cab was a Kendall Jackson - just ok.

Then we ordered the Chicken Ravioli with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions and Balsamic Glaze - exceptional.

Next we received a salad with vinaigrette dressing and lots of sliced Parmesan cheese.

I ordered the cornmeal and red chili breast of chicken with avocado vinaigrette with lime crime fraiche. The main course was very good. It was served with au gratin potatoes, spinach soufflé, fresh carrots, asparagus, onions and sweet potato mash potatoes - too much. We would have been happy with the Augustin and asparagus of spinach.

My wife ordered the basil olive oil scented salmon with wild mushroom sherry sauce and loads of vegetables as explained above.

We were pleased with our meals - more sophisticated than expected for such a small town.

They served us two fudge bites as we departed.

We would return if ever in Littleton again.

Everyone was recommending these Diner restaurants, this looked more to our liking and it was a good choice.

We were lucky in Friday to walk in and get table on this Friday night. Every seat was filled - one server - that slowed it down a bit towards the end.

Return - absolutely.

5. Horse and Hounds Inn

205 Wells Rd, Franconia, NH 03580-5148 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol American Dinner +1 800-450-5501
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Horse and Hounds Inn

Reviewed By Heidi P - New Tecumseth, Canada

We stumbled upon this beautiful inn and restaurant. the setting is so beautiful and surrounded by nature. The service is excellent, and overall the meals are delicious. My only complaint is that the pork (Schweineschnitzel) was like deep-fried, greasy and not enjoyable. My companions' meals (steak, lamb) as well as the starches and sides were very good. Overall a great dining experience, but i wouldn't order the schweineschnitzel (pork cutlets) ever again.

6. The Maia Papaya

2161 Main, Bethlehem, NH 03574 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 603-869-9900
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

The Maia Papaya

Reviewed By Tileman1213 - New York

Great coffee.....we had the coconut. Also asked for a gluten free Hedgehog. OMG!!! So good we bought a second one!!!! Check the pics

7. Bishop's Homemade Ice Cream

183 Cottage St, Littleton, NH 03561-4201 Takeout, Seating American
Excellent
61%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Bishop's Homemade Ice Cream

Reviewed By Pat G - Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Great selection of flavors. Wonderful service staff, young and attentive. Cash or checks only. No credit cards. Oh yeah, EXCELLENT ICE CREAM! The blackberry was very good. The chocolate chip and just straight chocolate was terrific too! The other ice cream dishes looked pretty awesome.

8. Sugar Hill Inn

116 Route 117, Sugar Hill, NH 03586-4506 Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards American, International Dinner SGD 89 - SGD 89 +1 603-823-5621
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Sugar Hill Inn

Sugar Hill Inn is a romantic getaway known for culinary adventure. We have a European philosophy about dining. The table is yours for the evening. Take your time to enjoy the candlelight, cozy fire and amazing views with the combination of great food, wine and conversation. Our four course menu offers a well balance symphony of flavors and leads guests through a leisurely, romantic and artistic culinary experience. Great wines and a full bar selection enhances the experience. The Sugar Hill Inn has received the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA)"s Achievement of Distinction in Dining award and the Wine Spectator Award! Member of the Select Registry, Yankee Magazine Editors' Choice and featured in "Everyday with Rachel Ray.

Reviewed By JohnRCentralVermont - Central Vermont

Wife and I were staying at Inn at Sunset Hill (which has a restaurant but is open only 4 days a week and wasn't while we were there) and called to make a reservation at 7 PM, was told only 6:30 or 7:30 were available. OK, go for 6:30. We arrived at 6:15 and spent time talking with manager (owner?) until 6:30 when we were taken to our table. There was one other couple in the dining room. We were served (very well) an excellent meal. At 7:00 a foursome was seated in the dining room - no one came in at 7:30. Shortly thereafter we left and thanked the chef who was out of the kitchen by that time. Personalized service carried to the extreme!

9. The Coffee Pot Restaurant

30 Main St, Littleton, NH 03561-4009 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 603-444-5722
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

The Coffee Pot Restaurant

Reviewed By breb - Bemidji, Minnesota

Great food, awesome service, a lively atmosphere! It's a home-run!! The meatloaf special was excellent! Get the baked beans!! There were 4 in our party, we all ordered something different and everyone was very pleased! Go. Your taste buds will be happy you did.

10. Rosa Flamingo's

2312 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574-4946 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Bar, Pizza, American, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +1 603-869-3111
Excellent
38%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 250 reviews

Rosa Flamingo's

Reviewed By Kevin B

Went on a Thursday with my wife and friends. Sat in the downstairs bar area. Staff was friendly and welcoming. Place was clean and comfortable. We had wings and a spicy pizza. Both were great. Will add this to one of our regular stops going forward. Highly recommend it. Not open for lunch though.

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