Streamlined + Classic Diners in the Concord Region
If there is one thing that you expect to find in New England it’s a diner. Classic diners offer a variety of American dishes, served at a counter or in booths – cooked to order, and almost always followed by pie and coffee.
The great ones looked like streamlined rail cars, as they were prefabricated back in the day. The diners slowly faded away, but they have seen a revival of late. They are part of our past, and part of the New England landscape. And, in and around Concord, the diner is alive and well and growing with the recent opening of the new Red Arrow in Concord!
The first Red Arrow Diner opened in Manchester, NH in 1922. After nearly a year of planning a genuine Red Arrow Diner atmosphere, the fourth and largest Red Arrow Diner opened in Concord in 2017, a love letter to the genre.
112 Loudon Road, Concord, NH
The Tilt'n Diner in Tilton is a celebration of the traditional 50's diner just north of Concord. Complete with 50’s rock music and hearty America breakfasts served all day, including Baked Shepherd's Pie and White Mountain Meatloaf. Don't forget the classic frappes, flavored colas and home-made pies.
61 Laconia Road – Exit 20 off Route 93, Tilton, NH
About 20 minutes from Concord, this is the real deal – a classic 1930s diner, with chrome all around. The menu is as it should be with all the classics, such as croquettes, American chop suey, and eggs made to order. Not a recreation, but the real deal and a local landmark.
83 Henniker Street, Hillsboro, NH
The tribute diner is decorated in classic rock & roll memorabilia – and will take you back in time. Breakfast and lunch are great too, with a friendly staff and tasty food. Locals love it, and enjoy the very generous portions.
141 Main Street, Pembroke, NH
A local hangout with all the breakfast classics and a friendly staff. Reviews say that the food is excellent. Look for the black and white floors, classic dinettes, and chicken fried steak.
85 Allenstown Road, Suncook, NH