10 Best Fried Food Places in New Hampshire

Don’t feel guilty about indulging that fried food craving every now and again. Sometimes, nothing quite hits the spot like some fried chicken, fried clams, onion rings, mozzarella sticks…oh the list goes on! Next time you want to treat yourself to the delight that is fried food, check out these awesome places in New Hampshire. 

Petey’s Summertime Seafood, Rye, NH

Don’t let the name, Petey’s Summertime Seafood, fool you. Petey’s is open all year ‘round and serves up some of the best fried clams you’ll find in the Granite State. Eat in on take them to go. Either way you’ll perfectly indulge your fried food hankering.

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The Friendly Toast, Portsmouth, NH

Fried chicken comes in spectacular form at the Friendly Toast. Part of their chicken and waffles selection, deep fried chicken thighs sit atop a bed of mashed sweet potatoes with waffle wedges, and are topped with honey, maple sour cream and scallions. Yum!

Newick’s Lobter House, Dover & Concord, NH

You won’t find better fried fish than you’ll eat at Newick’s Lobster House. Perfectly battered and fried so the delicate fish taste shines through, you’ll eat to your heart’s content because the portions are ample. The service is top-notch, too.

Fat Belly’s Grill & Bar, Portsmouth & Dover, NH

You’ve likely had cheese curds on poutine, but have you ever enjoyed them deep fried? If not, a trip to Fat Belly’s is in your future. Tender, melted cheese curds—hot and crispy on the outside—will melt in your mouth. They’re the perfect appetizer or accompaniment to any burger or entrée on the menu. 

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BRGR Bar, Portsmouth, NH

People say they love BRGR Bar for their amazing burgers—and it’s likely they do. But BRGR Bar also serves the most amazing fries you’ll find in the Seacoast region. Crispy and flavorful, delicately seasoned, you’ll be hard-pressed to not wish they were your main course. Their truffle fries are nothing short of elegant. Order a side of both and see which are your new favorites.

Makris Lobster & Steak House, Concord, NH

There’s an appetizer at Makris Lobster & Steak House that serves customers some fried food perfection. Southwest egg rolls are filled with veggies, black beans and chicken, and then deep fried. When dipped in sweet & sour sauce or Cajun ranch dressing, it’s an explosion of flavor you won’t soon forget.

Street, Portsmouth, NH

The Subarashii at Street deserves a fried food mention. Another take on French fries, theirs are spicy and amazing. Sprinkled with an Asian chili spice blend, these fries are slathered with scallion mayo and served with kimchee ketchup for dipping. These are the perfect fries for a late-night snack, and they pair perfectly with your favorite beer.

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Fat Dog Kitchen, Dover, NH

Fat Dog Kitchen gives a southern tradition new life. They serve genuine fried tomatoes—wait for it—on their BLTs! This is a fried food lover’s dream come true. You get bacon and fried food on the very same sandwich. Green tomatoes are breaded and fried, and then combined with bacon and lettuce on plain or toasted bread. Slather it with mayo, and it’s nothing short of exquisite! But don’t count on eating this for dinner, since they’re only open for breakfast and lunch. Lunch—and the Fried Green Tomato BLT is only available after 11 a.m.

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Hanover Street Chophouse, Manchester, NH

There’s a deep-fried delicacy served at the bar or as an appetizer at Hanover Street Chophouse. If you’ve never indulged in avocado fries, it’s high time you did. Very lightly battered and deep fried until just crisp, these tender slices of avocado are then drizzled with a honey soy sauce. They are sublime! 

Country Tavern, Nashua, NH

The Country Tavern in Nashua has an intriguing appetizer on their menu. Called Shepherd Rolls, these are yet another amazing take on a traditional egg roll. Filled with beef, potato, corn and Gouda cheese, they are deep fried and served with beef gravy as a dipping sauce. These are delicious—and hearty enough to be a small meal by themselves. 

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