Jackson Restaurants: Try Delicious Traditional New England Restaurants

New England restaurants, although they have an array of fabulous specialties, are known for their delightful seafood dishes. Jackson restaurants are certainly no different, offering mouth watering selections that will please any appetite. Traditional New England delicacies are easily found when you know what you're looking for. Complement your stay at a Jackson Bed and Breakfast with a meal at one of these traditional restaurants.

The Wildcat Inn & Tavern
Route 16A
Jackson, New Hampshire

Lodging Reservations: 800-637-0087/(603) 356-8700
Dining Reservations: 800- 228-4245/(603) 383-6502
www.wildcattavern.com

With dishes like Lobster Macaroni & Cheese, Shrimp Scampi, Classic Crab Cakes and Seafood Fra Diavolo, how can you not place The Wildcat Inn and Tavern at the top of Jackson's most delicious restaurants. Add a romantic and quaint ski lodge ambiance, and you certainly have a winner despite the service, which tends to be slow. However, guests have the opportunity to indulge in warm bread with maple flavored butter that certainly holds anyone's attention during their wait. Dinner service begins at 5:30pm and runs seven days a week throughout the summer for both the dining room and gardens.

Thompson House Eatery
193 Main St
Jackson, New Hampshire 03846
(603) 383-9341
www.thompsonhouseeatery.com

Although Thompson House Eatery has a wide selection of entrees ranging from chicken, duck and lamb, the traditional New England seafood options sprinkled throughout the menu are superb. This includes a seafood medley cooked in tomato and sherry, and crab cakes dusted with herbed crumbs and pan bronzed in olive oil. The seafood served here is always fresh and made to order. There is also an organic menu available. Visitors will love every aspect of this restaurant, from the 19th century farmhouse decor, to the appealing and decadent wine menu. For dessert, think extreme and order a martini. The specialty drinks at Thompson House Eatery are delicious. Reservations are recommended, particularly on weekends. A truly wonderful addition to Jackson restaurants.

Red Fox Bar & Grill
49 US Route 16
Jackson, New Hampshire 03846
(603) 383-4949
www.redfoxpub.com

The Red Fox Bar and Grill is open for business seven days a week beginning at 4pm, with lunch starting at 12pm on weekends. The wood fire grill at Red Fox is certainly one of the restaurant's specialties. Entrees like the New York Strip topped with jumbo wood fire grilled shrimp, baby back ribs slow cooked and finished by wood fire, and Atlantic Salmon grilled on open flames and laid on a layer of sauteed spinach are top notch. Other specialty options include Polynesian Shrimp Stir Fry, Wood Grilled Spinach Ravioli, Braised Beef Shortrib, Haddock Florentine and Cajun Grilled Shrimp Kabob. Plenty of choices are available for the meat, seafood and vegetarian lovers in everyone.

Shovel Handle Pub
357 Black Mountain Road
Jackson, New Hampshire 03846
(603) 383-8916
www.shovelhandlepub.com

Near your Jackson Inn is the wonderful restaurant Shovel Handle Pub at The Whitney Inn. Besides delicious dishes like Lobster Orzo, Shrimp and Scallop Sautee and New England style Clam Chowdah, the Shovel Handle has a fantastic and friendly staff that make you feel right and home. Located within a 3-beamed barn, the rustic charm of the restaurant offers breathtaking views of Black Mountain Ski Resort. However, if you prefer to sit fireside, the crackling logs will keep you warm and cozy. Live acoustic and family friendly entertainment takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings. This is one of the Jackson restaurants that is both pleasing and appetizing.