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1717 Rte 16, Next to Staples, North Conway, NH 03860
(603) 356-6006
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loved our experience at Merlinos

We had 12 of us for lunch - but they let us order from the dinner menu as well. Everyone of the 12 was more then satisfied with what they ordered. Merlino's sweet potato fries were the best we ever had. Several of us got their lobster roll which was so large one had to eat some of it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
junie W
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North Conway, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had 12 of us for lunch - but they let us order from the dinner menu as well. Everyone of the 12 was more then satisfied with what they ordered. Merlino's sweet potato fries were the best we ever had. Several of us got their lobster roll which was so large one had to eat some of it with... More 

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

ok so it a bit pricey but the steak,fillets, steak tips all very good. sure beats the outback. service was ok ,not great but ok. I gave and excellent for the steak ..cooked perfect for all and we had a rather large party. the only thing is this resteraunt is very dark ...and I mean dark. to read the menu... More 

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Boston
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For starters I HATE giving bad reviews but when they are needed you say it like it is. I have worked in the service industry for over 12 years so I am custom to tipping very well and appreciating good service. This visit did not merit anything. I would have left a 1cent tip if the girlfriend would have allowed... More 

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Winterport, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The cozy dark steakhouse with booths for the single business traveler is perfect. Lots of noise and conversation...don't feel alone even if you are. Good menu...pricy specialty steaks and affordable daily specials. my dinner tonight I is the Roast Beef Dinner with Ceasar Salad. if I had to spot an issue the sald is on a plate way too small.... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This place was older and old fashioned but the staff was nice and friendly. The food was really pretty good but not outstanding. I had a prime rib that was very good and nicely cooked with a tasty gravy on it. I got mashed-potatoes as a side and they were good too. The dessert was wonderful. My wife got a... More 

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new hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Worked very late and just needed something quick to eat. We were the only ones in the place and it was close to closing time but the bartender was very attentive and made us feel welcome. I had a nice salad and a shrimp appie. The margarita was ok.

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North Truro, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I was in North Conway this past week with a friend and visited Merlino's in search of a simple steakhouse experience. I got that, and more. The staff is the friendliest, most courteous, and most helpful I've experienced in a long time. (I currently live on Cape Cod, where much of the time it's made clear to diners that they're... More 

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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128 reviews 128 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner here just recently, it was many years since we had. Well, all I can say is, what a turn around. To me this place is over priced for the quality of food that is served. I believe that you are better off eating at the 99 Restaurant right down the street.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What a great meal we had here the steak was cooked to perfection it just melted in your mouth if we had of stayed longer in North Conway we would have eaten here every day. The owner of this steakhouse must be proud of his staff they were fantastic..

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Halifax, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Usually order prime rib, but took a chance on lamb chops this time. It was a good choice. Two thick chops done perfectly. Our waitress Tina was very nice and did a very good job. My wife had a great steak. Just wish they had more vegetable choices. But overall a very good dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1717 Rte 16, Next to Staples, North Conway, NH 03860
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  North Conway
  • Phone Number: (603) 356-6006

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Bar

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