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I certainly have nothing against big chain restaurants! Often times they have bigger kitchens and are better able to accommodate folks with dietary restrictions, which is really important these days. Just look at the 100 Grill, they basically give each patron an allergy test before you are seated! It's excellent!

But when people are visiting our fine state of New Hampshire, I like to direct them to the mom and pop shops that are unique to this area.

And I am not talking about the tourist traps that have a ton of hype and a three-hour wait for dinner (again, nothing against them). I am talking about the small "hole in the wall"-type places where the staff is made up of a husband, wife, and a few of their cousins cooking in the kitchen; family owned and operated! And maybe there is a quirky uncle working the bar, ready to whip you up a martini and tell you some dad jokes.

If you send people to those kinds of places, they will leave feeling like they got the "full New Hampshire" experience. If they wanted to go to a Chili's, they would have just stayed home!

When it comes to hidden gems in New Hampshire, YOU, our audience know best! Here are the ones that topped your list according our poll:

The Five Best 'Hole in the Wall' Restaurants in all of New Hampshire

Here are the best mom and pop owned restaurants and hidden gems that the Granite State has to offer. Guy Fieri should probably visit these but chances are he has never heard of them. HIS LOSS!

Did we miss any? I am certainly not opposed to a sequel! Leave your favorite "hole in the wall" restaurants in New Hampshire in the comments.

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