A Visitor's Guide to the Best Peterborough, NH Restaurants

Peterborough, NH restaurants owe their existance to the history and founding of the town. It is just one more industry that benefits from the town's rich cultural and art establishments. There are a number of restaurants dotting the Peterborough landscape. Since Peterborough was founded specifically as a place to allow artists to practice their craft in quiet seclusion, the town has a reputation as an art colony with a population of 6,284 (according to the 2010 census) and is located in Hillsborough County. Both the Contoocook River and Nubanusit Brook offer numerous sites for watermills, and so Peterborough became a properous mill town as well. Here are BBOnline's recommendations for the best Peterborough, NH restaurants:

Peterborough Diner
10 Depot Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
(603) 924-6710

This popular green and cream railroad car diner is open daily, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with something for everyone: eggs, pancakes, sub sandwiches, New England chowder and a Kids' menu. The 1950s Worchester Lunch Car Diner is popular with locals as well as visitors. They even cater special events, such as weddings, birthdays and graduations. Before retiring at your Peterborough Inn after a full day of festivities, stop here for lunch.

Harlow's Pub
3 School Street
Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
(603) 924-6365

Harlow's Pub is also a deli and cafe besides being one of the best Peterborough, NH restaurants. However, it is closed on Sundays. With the warmth and fun found at a small Irish or British pub, Harlow's Pub is quaint with wooden tables, low ceilings and posters of jazz musicians and art. Music, food, wine, beer and interaction with the locals will delight any visitor.

Brady's American Grill
225 Brady's Plaza, Route 202
North Peterborough, New Hampshire
(603) 924-9322

Brady's American Grill serves sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, appetizers, omelets, desserts, dinner and kid's meals. Chicken, beef, turkey, pasta, fish, pork and Italian and Mexican dishes are available. If you do not have the time to stay and absorb the atmosphere, order the food to go and enjoy it back at your Peterborough Bed and Breakfast.

Bowling Acres
32 Elm Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
(603) 924-3801
Fax: 603-924-0992

Bowling Acres has something for every family member. A large HD screen television shows the favorite sports games in progress. The bowling alleys and arcade will entertain the children. Pizza, burgers, submarine sandwiches and more are featured on the menu, as well as a bar with over 60 bottled beer varieties and eight different beers on draft.

Pearl Restaurant and Oyster Bar
1 Jaffrey Road
Peterborough, NH 03468
(603) 924-5225

Offering innovative southeast Asian foods, Pearl Restaurant's menu changes seasonally, utilizing foods that are fresh and locally produced, such as meats, fruits, seafood and vegetables. There is a bartender and an excellent wine list for your enjoyment.