I'm hungry. Where can I eat in Weirs Beach?

EATING PLACES AT CENTER OF WEIRS BEACH
NAME OF
EATING PLACE

PHONE
TYPE OF CUISINE

LOCATION
MEALS SERVED
Patio Garden
Restaurant

366-5800 Italian & American Cuisine
• Fresh Seafood
• Steak
• Lobster
• Surf & Turf Combinations
• BBQ Ribs
• Pasta
• Salads
• Chef’s Specials
• Delicious Deserts
• Beer, Wine & Cocktails
• Frozen Drinks
Winnipesaukee Marketplace
21 Weeks St

• Hidden away behind the Winnipesaukee Marketplace in Weirs Beach
• Free parking behind builiding

• Open 5pm-9pm Mon-Thurs; 5pm-10pm Fri; and 11am-10pm on Sat & Sun
Lunch & Dinner

• Kid’s Menu

• Casual

• Affordable
StageView
SubShop

366-5800 Deli-Quality, Subs & Burgers, Seafood

Enjoy our delicious food while watching the free entertainment on the outdoor stage!
Wednesdays at 7:30; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7-10pm in July & August.
Winnipesaukee Marketplace
21 Weeks St
Lunch & Dinner
JB Scoops
Ice Cream

366-5800 Enjoy over 50 flavors of Ice Cream, made right here in New Hampshire!

We also make delicous Fresh Fruit Smoothies!

Winnipesaukee Marketplace
21 Weeks St

Snack
New Hotel Weirs Ice Cream Parlor, 1923
Click here to enlarge and for a bonus picture

Half Moon
Pizza Stand

366-4315 For over 40 years the best Pizza in Weirs Beach!

240 Lakeside Ave

Located at the corner of Lakeside Avenue and New Hampshire Ave.—
right across the street from the train station in the center of Weirs Beach!
Lunch & Dinner
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about Weirs Beach restaurants, hotels, and attractions
Hart's Slush 366-2181 Slush,
Ice Cream
248 Lakeside Ave Snack
Anthony's Pier Restaurant 366-5855 American Winnipesaukee Pier
263 Lakeside Ave
Lunch & Dinner
Kevin's Cafe American Winnipesaukee Pier
263 Lakeside Ave
Lunch & Dinner
Weathervane 366-9101 American 279 Lakeside Ave Lunch & Dinner
Anthony's Bottega
& Tower Hill Tavern


366-9100 American 284 Lakeside Ave Lunch & Dinner
Crazy Gringo

366-4411 Mexican 306 Lakeside Ave Lunch & Dinner
Paradise Beach Club 366-2665 American 322 Lakeside Ave Lunch & Dinner
Weirs the Beef American 329 Lakeside Ave Lunch & Dinner
     The little diner in the lower right corner of this circa 1935 black & white photo shows the location where the Weathervane is located today
Karl's, later the Crossroads restaurant, was located at the intersection of Routes 3 and 11B in Weirs Beach. The building burned on October 21, 2005.
The parcel is currently vacant.

EATING PLACES AT ENTRANCE TO WEIRS BEACH
NAME OF
EATING PLACE

PHONE
TYPE OF CUISINE
LOCATION
MEALS SERVED
Weirs Beach
Lobster Pound
366-2255 Lobster, Seafood 70 Endicott St North Lunch & Dinner
Restaurant 38 Endicott St North Closed
Blazin' Bills 366-2627 American 1187 Weirs Boulevard Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Donna Jean's Diner 366-5996 American 1208 Weirs Boulevard Breakfast & Lunch
Restaurant Alpenrose Plaza
36 Endicott St East
Closed
Dunkin' Donuts 366-9370 Coffeee & Donuts Alpenrose Plaza
36 Endicott St East
Breakfast,
Snacks
Click here to enlarge the above photo of the New Hotel Weirs dining room, as well as to see a bonus picture of the Banquet Hall of the New Hotel Weirs


EATING PLACES ELSEWHERE IN WEIRS BEACH
NAME OF
EATING PLACE

PHONE
TYPE OF CUISINE
LOCATION
MEALS SERVED
Naswa 366-4341 Italian &
American
1086 Weirs Boulevard Breakfast & Dinner
Liliuokalani's 366-9323 Ice Cream 956 Weirs Boulevard Snacks
Christmas Island Steakhouse 366-4664 American 630 Weirs Boulevard Lunch & Dinner
Kellerhaus 366-4466 Waffles 256 Endicott St North Breakfast
Looney Bin 366-2300 American 554 Endicott St North Lunch & Dinner
Heat 366-2110 Pizza 604 Endicott St North Lunch & Dinner
Tamarack 366-9300 American 691 Endicott St North Lunch & Dinner
Restaurant 1065 Watson Rd Closed
Broken Spoke Saloon 366-5511 American 1072 Watson Rd Lunch & Dinner
  Which of the above eating places feature entertainment or are popular nightspots?

          At the
Patio Garden Restaurant, you can sit outside on the front lawn, bleachers or deck; or under cover at the bar or seated in the cocktail lounge. Solo or duo performers on Friday nights, rock bands on Saturday nights, and the Boardwalk Jazz Quartet on Sunday nights.

          At the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound, there is karaoke on Thursday night and reggae on Sunday night.

         The Looney Bin hosts a blues jam on Sunday afternoons.

         The Christmas Island Steakhouse features entertainment on Wednesday nights.

          The Crazy Gringo is a perennial local favorite. The small bar attracts quite a large crowd. (In its previous incarnations, this Mexican restaurant was known as Rita's, and prior to that, as Nothin' Fancy). Live entertainment on Wednesday and Saturday nights.

          The Paradise Beach Club features the largest dance floor in Weirs Beach. Rock and roll bands on Fridays and Saturdays, country night on Thursdays, and big band night on Sundays.

          The Tower Hill Tavern is Weirs Beach's newest nightspot. Blues bands on Fridays and Saturdays and a Blues jam on Wednesday nights.

          At the Naswa Resort, you'll feel like you're in the tropics at the fantabulous Beach Bar, where there are live bands on most Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday afternoons . You'll also find entertainment at the Nazbar on Friday and Saturday evenings.

          At the "Saloon Corner" at the intersection of Route 3 and Roller Coaster Road, you'll find a saloon that caters primarily to the biker crowd. The Broken Spoke Saloon has multiple locations, with branches at the four largest US motorcycle rallies (in order of size, they are Sturgis, SD; Daytona, FL; Laconia (Weirs Beach), NH; and Myrtle Beach, NC). The Saloon is a very popular nightspot during Motorcycle Week, when there are bands, contests, and some really wild shows.

Weirs Beach at night, circa 1959.
Click here to enlarge this time-lapse photograph.

          In contrast to today's thriving nightlife scene, over a century ago, Weirs Beach was a "dry" town, no doubt due to the influence of the Methodists, who had their annual camp-meetings here. We do not know exactly when it became legal to serve alcoholic beverages in Weirs Beach. Here is an interesting excerpt from an August 31, 1885 Nashua Telegraph newspaper article, covering that year's reunion in Weirs Beach of NH civil war veterans.
          "The crowds that arrive on every train seem very orderly. There is little rowdyism, little drunkeness. This happy state of affairs is perhaps somewhat due to the efforts of the local police backed by the most influential people of the place, who are determined that the rumseller shall not curse this place and ruin its hopeful prospects and otherwise healthful influences, by carrying on his destructive trade. Arrests have been made of persons detected in selling liquors, and fines promptly imposed and paid, or in default of payment or bonds the jail has received the convicted persons. Rev. C. Libbey, the resident pastor, has been very efficient in creating the strong temperance sentiment of the place."
          None other than the very symbol of the temperance movement, Carrie Nation, stayed at the New Hotel Weirs in the early 1900's. At the time, she was in the employ of Dr. J.A. Greene, the Hotel's owner, advertising Dr. Greene's Nervura patent medicine at the nearby Belknap County Fair. However, it seems she did not use her hatchet on the Hotel's liquor cabinet.

         

       
According to Freeman C. Willis, who managed the Hotel at the time, "I always kept liquor in my hotels...we carried all kinds of wines and cordials; whiskeys, gin and beer. Once the Deputy Sheriff tipped me off that we were going to be raided. I took the precaution of going to the Judge. 'What's the fine this year on selling liquor?', I asked him.'On whiskey...hard-liquor...about $35 or $40... beer, less...about $5 or $10,' he told me. But they didn't raid me, after all...There were never any drunks in my hotels. People years back knew how to use liquor, at least the class of folks which came to my hotels did. They weren't liquor hogs; didn't try to run the glasses over, to get a spoonful more. One drink was enough...or, perhaps, two...I was very careful who I sold to. If a man came around who was known to be inclined to drink too much, I'd say, "'Bar's closed.'"


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