Below we've listed a wide, though by no means exhaustive, selection of Concord's eateries – try them all!
Angelina's Ristorante Italiano: 11 Depot St., (603) 228-3313
Date-night pick: Dedicated to serving fine Italian cuisine. Rumor has it that they offer gluten-free versions of many dishes.
Arnie's Place: 164 Loudon Rd., 228-3225
Award-winning barbecue and homemade ice cream.
The Barley House: 132 N. Main St., (603) 228-6363
Across from the State Capitol, a restaurant by day, a great hangout by night. Weekly trivia nights. Enjoy live music, a game of pool, or darts downstairs.
Bread & Chocolate: 29 South Main St., 228-3330
Superb cakes, tarts, pastries, bread and coffee.
Checkmate Pizza: 41 Washington St., 228-0555
Just about as close as you could get to UNH Law. Pizza, calzones, salads, and more.
Cheers: 17 Depot St., (603) 228-0180
Full family restaurant upstairs, bar downstairs. A good place to shoot some darts, watch the game, and drink some beer. Outside seating in warmer months.
City Side Grille: 25 Manchester St., (603) 227-0884
Great for the morning after a night out – breakfast until 2:30 p.m.
The Common Man: S. Main St./Water St., (603) 228-3463
You can count on a good meal here. And for a less expensive evening out, grab a drink at the bar and take advantage of the unlimited free cheese and crackers.
Corner View Restaurant: 80½ South St., (603) 229-4554
Popular breakfast place.
Granite Restaurant and Bar: 96 Pleasant St., (603) 227-9000
Seasonal menus influenced with French, Mediterranean, and Asian style using local New England products whenever possible. Excellent Sunday brunch.
Hermanos Cocina Mexicana: 11 Hills Avenue, 224-5669; Takeout: 228-5788
Great margaritas, and a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Live jazz Sunday through Thursday nights.
House of India: 6 Pleasant St, (603) 227-5266
Craving curry? Tandoor? Naan? You'll find all the basics and more at this downtown restaurant.
Margaritas: 1 Bicentennial Square, (603) 224-2821
In the former Concord jail, this Mexican restaurant was rated by UNH Law students as their favorite place to go in a Concord Insider feature in 2008.
Moritomo: Fort Eddy Shopping Center, (603) 224-8363
Great sushi – highly recommended by UNH Law students and alums.
Old Europe Mediterranean Fine Dining, 76 N. Main St., (603) 856-7181
Elegant dinners, tapas lunch offerings. In warm weather, take advantage of terrace seating to have a drink and look out over Main Street.
O Steaks & Seafood: 11 S. Main St., (603) 856-7925
Hand-cut steaks, inventive seafood dishes, like the signature Lobster Mac & Cheese. Extensive wine list, outdoor terrace seating next to Concord's independent movie theater downtown.
Penuche's Ale House: 16 Bicentennial Square, (603) 228-9833
Behind Margarita's in the alley. Cheap beer, local bands, special happy hours.
Siam Orchid: 158 North Main St., (503) 228-1529
A taste of Thailand, with many vegetarian as well as meat and fish offerings.
Sunny's Table: 11 Depot Street, (603) 225-8181
Eclectic menu featuring local ingredients, with an Asian flair. Definitely worth a visit.
Tea Garden: 184 North Main St., 228-4420
Great Chinese food.
Washington Street Café: 88 Washington St., 226-2699
Adjacent to the law school. Homemade muffins and other goodies for breakfast. For lunch, try their grinders. Student discount available.
White Mountain Gourmet Coffee: 15 Pleasant St., 228-3317
Coffee roasting on site, great place to pick up coffee by the pound. Affordable lunches, great ice cream shakes.