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Old 10-02-2022, 06:06 AM   #1
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As I've posted in the past, The Bob House has been one of my favorite restaurants, but when we visited a few weeks ago after a bit of a gap I was surprised to see how much the prices have increased. One of my favorites, the seafood platter, is now $39, something like $10—or 30%—higher than last year. With tax and tip, that one plate alone is over $50, and with the other increases, our family's bill is way over $100 even when ordering cheaply. It's still a great place, but we just can't afford it like we once could.

Since then, we've visited three restaurants we don't typically frequent, and I was impressed to see that all have done a very good job of keeping prices low and quality high.

Please add to this list, if you can.

Jake's Seafood and Grill (Ossipee): after returning the boat to MVM yesterday, we thought we'd take a drive to Yankee Smokehouse but remembered we'd wanted to try this place but it was closed when tried the first time. $90 total bill for three included a seafood platter rivaling Pop's (not quite, but very close), sodas, clam chowder, and two desserts (that were AWESOME). Totally recommend this place if you're in the area.

Buckey's: I've written about my recent experiences on the Buckey's thread; $27 or so for a full rack of ribs that leaves ME with leftovers is pretty sweet.

Route 104 Diner: the surprise of this weekend. The turkey dinner for $14 is a steal, and everything we got (except the bread pudding) was awesome. The only problem here is that so much sounds so good and is so inexpensive that we were wayyyy overstuffed...AND had leftovers.

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Old 10-02-2022, 07:27 AM   #2
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Right up there in the category of value (quality and quantity) would be Farmer's Kitchen in Farmington. https://farmerskitchen-nh.com/


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Agree on Bob House. Over the summer their prices have gone up 20% on the items i usually get. With summer over we will see if they drop them
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Agree on Bob House. Over the summer their prices have gone up 20% on the items i usually get. With summer over we will see if they drop them
Where have you been going instead, or are you just absorbing the increases?

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Village Kitchen is still a very good value. And with Seth / Anna (they have been there all along!!) the new owners, we are happy to help them sustain and grow this business. We have been the last two weekends now that they are open for dinners Thursday-Saturday.
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Johnson's in New Durham:
http://www.johnsonsseafoodandsteak.com/node/9

405 Pub & Grill:
https://www.405pubandgrill.com/

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Village Kitchen is still a very good value. And with Seth / Anna (they have been there all along!!) the new owners, we are happy to help them sustain and grow this business. We have been the last two weekends now that they are open for dinners Thursday-Saturday.
I think Seth is only charging $12 for his turkey dinner.Not sure what night it runs but thats a good value
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My take on this? Lakeside across from Walmart, T-Bones/CJ in Laconia, Village Kitchen in Moultonboro. Outstanding values for 'comfort food'.
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I am now gone for the winter but ate twice before i left at lemon grass. Great food at reasonable prices. And the entire meal is creative. No plain green beans
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My take on this? Lakeside across from Walmart, T-Bones/CJ in Laconia, Village Kitchen in Moultonboro. Outstanding values for 'comfort food'.
Agree on the Lakeside, our go to breakfast stop (today included) and lunch on occasion. Also agree on T-Bones/CJ if you take advantage of their Paybacks. Also 25% off for Vets on Tuesday.

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....haven't been there in probably 2 or 3 years, but Rossi's was always very good for no-frills Italian. Not much atmosphere, but huge portions, good food, and reasonable prices.
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Goto value is the Union Dinner. Difficult to get that way this season due to all the construction. Never disappointed


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Goto value is the Union Dinner. Difficult to get that way this season due to all the construction. Never disappointed


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Absolutely agree. Unfortuneately with the condos close to completion across the street it will be very difficult to get in there in season. Great for Rose, stinks for us.
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We like Patrickís a lot! Good food at a fair price and always good service! They are probably one of the busiest restaurants in the Lakes Region and have been for quite some time so they are doing something right!

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....haven't been there in probably 2 or 3 years, but Rossi's was always very good for no-frills Italian. Not much atmosphere, but huge portions, good food, and reasonable prices.
LOVE Rossiís in New Hampton! They are still there serving up the best classics and delicious pizza Wednesday thru Sunday starting at 4:00. And Margo is still there working her tail off, tending to her friends who come to dine.
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As I've posted in the past, The Bob House has been one of my favorite restaurants, but when we visited a few weeks ago after a bit of a gap I was surprised to see how much the prices have increased. One of my favorites, the seafood platter, is now $39, something like $10—or 30%—higher than last year. With tax and tip, that one plate alone is over $50, and with the other increases, our family's bill is way over $100 even when ordering cheaply. It's still a great place, but we just can't afford it like we once could.

Since then, we've visited three restaurants we don't typically frequent, and I was impressed to see that all have done a very good job of keeping prices low and quality high.

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Jake's Seafood and Grill (Ossipee): after returning the boat to MVM yesterday, we thought we'd take a drive to Yankee Smokehouse but remembered we'd wanted to try this place but it was closed when tried the first time. $90 total bill for three included a seafood platter rivaling Pop's (not quite, but very close), sodas, clam chowder, and two desserts (that were AWESOME). Totally recommend this place if you're in the area.

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Jake's has always been good. Started eating there in the early 90's. Unfortunately, it's not on my way to N. Conway anymore after moving.

My go to for breakfast is Sunshine and Pa's in Meredith. Great breakfast at a good value and great service.
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I'm surprised to not see George's Diner in Meredith mentioned.
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I have not been in too long but have always like George's Sea Food in Plymouth. The opposite of fancy but always good and affordable.
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We also like Jake's but really really miss Jena's Lobster Quest that was on Rt 16 in Ossipee. They had the best clam chowder and fried clam bellies in the area. So sorry it closed.
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We also like Jake's but really really miss Jena's Lobster Quest that was on Rt 16 in Ossipee. They had the best clam chowder and fried clam bellies in the area. So sorry it closed.

A new fish market has opened at that location to rave reviews. Here's the link https://www.thefishmarketmarblehead.com/ossipee
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A new fish market has opened at that location to rave reviews. Here's the link https://www.thefishmarketmarblehead.com/ossipee
Thanks for the info mcdude. Will definitely give it a try when we return next summer.
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I just noticed this on line. Thought it might be of some interest to those not living on the Walmart side of the lake
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Scallops and bacon for $2 a pop?! I'd buy them things like candy!

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