No matter the season, the White Mountains area of New Hampshire has lots of activities for the whole family. But one thing that can be tricky is finding a great place to eat. Restaurants tend to close earlier than you’d expect, and Kraft mac is almost guaranteed on the kids menu. During our trips to the White Mountains, we’ve found a few restaurants we’ve been really happy with! These are all year-round family favorites, but the majority of them have nice bar areas that are also fun for those rare adults-only nights!

Moat Mountain Brewing Company

My family loves Moat. During the pandemic they added outdoor seating that’s been turned into a full patio/yard experience. This is fun for everyone because adults can enjoy a delicious craft brew, the brisket is amazing, the main menu includes kid-friendly shareables, and the kids menu includes real food like grilled chicken and sliders.

Matty B’s

Living on the South Shore, we are definitely a bar pizza family — BUT the pizza at Matty B’s is truly a slice above. They also have different varieties of poutine, plus a honey sriracha wings sauce that is delicious. The kids menu has your usual suspects — burgers and Kraft — but their chicken “nuggets” are actually tenders and can come with homemade chips (yum), greens, or fries. (This restaurant is closed Monday through Wednesday.)

White Mountain Cider Co.

We’ve not dined in the restaurant, but if you’re looking for cider donuts, coffee, or sandwiches to go, this is your place. They also have a lot of fun New Hampshire gifts for sale, plus homemade take-home food items in their refrigerated section.


This is a great restaurant because you can catch a sports game on one of the televisions and not worry about potential noisiness with a small child. They offer steak on their kids menu and even have a junior Caesar salad. This is also a larger restaurant with two levels of seating.

Red Parka Pub

We try to explore new restaurants when in the White Mountains, but when a restaurant’s hours don’t work for our schedule, we make our way to the Red Parka Pub. Their kids menu includes an ice cream sandwich and drink. The restaurant is open until 9 p.m., and they have a pub area open until 11 p.m.


Though it is a chophouse, Tuckerman’s has a dining area and a more casual seating area that works out for families. The kids menu has (you guessed it) Kraft and a personal pizza as an option.

Delaney’s Hole in the Wall

This restaurant is always packed. We’ve often ended up making alternate plans when we couldn’t get a table here, but when we’ve been at Delaney’s it’s never disappointing. They have sushi on the menu, and their kids menu has mac and cheese bites!

Courtney was raised a Navy brat, growing up in Washington, South Carolina, and Virginia before her family put their roots down in Florida. She studied at Loyola University New Orleans earning her degree in communications PR with a minor in English, and she earned her master's in marketing from SNHU. She moved to the Boston area in 2008, where she met and married her partner-in-crime, John. Mother of a 16-month-old, stepmom to two 12-year-olds (boy and girl), and dog mom to Abita and Riley, Courtney is raising her family with a love of the outdoors, scary movies, and lots of laughs. Courtney works in marketing/PR and events and lives on the South Shore. She has a passion for cooking and traveling. She volunteers her time as a Gold Award advisor for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and serves on the friends board to her local library. She loves days that start with coffee and end with champagne.