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“Best nachos!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Merlino's Steak House

Merlino's Steak House
1717 Rte 16, Next to Staples, North Conway, NH 03860
(603) 356-6006
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Ranked #63 of 86 Restaurants in North Conway
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Portland, Maine
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Best nachos!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is a comfortable restaurant which is one of the "valley originals", meaning it has been in business a long time. We went in to the lounge area just for drinks and an appetizer. We ordered the nachos with chili and when it arrived, the plate was huge! It was the best nachos we have ever received! The chili had real fresh vegetable chunks such as tomatoes,green peppers,onions,and of course beef,beans and halapenos. It came with salsa and sour cream as well. It was more than enough for two and was absolutely delicious! If you love nachos or have never found the best, this is the place to go! We also were very pleased with the staff and our bartender. Everyone was friendly and we received great service.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Don't eat here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

My wife and our 4 and 6 year old ate here. This was our first time in North Conway New Hampshire.They seated us upstairs and the service was horrible . They took our order after about 15 minutes of being seated. The food came out 50 minutes later not to mention how cold the food was and how much fat was on the steak I ordered. When we went to leave to go down the stairs they were making a handicapped person with a cane walk upstairs instead of seating the customer on the first floor where there were plenty of seating. My wife and I could not believe how unprofessional and inconsiderate they were. I never write reviews unless I feel the need to and this was one of them. I would never eat here again. Patron be ware.

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Enfield, Connecticut
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Good family restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Average food, service, and ambience. Convenient location along Rouite 16. Friendly wait staff. Not a bad option for families, or for a quick "comfort food" kind of meal.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Osgoode
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Hungry shoppers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This restaurant was across the street from the Holiday Inn Express. Food was terrific, we had the steak. would go back.

Visited November 2012
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New Hampshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Make another choice.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

The food was very average. The prices are not cheap but the portions are. It was average $18 per meal and you had to choose 1 side item a starch OR vegetable. The plate looked big without both. They do bring what they call a family sized salad to the table but its barely enough for two. Beware if you get the caesar salad as it drips dressing. I had a haddock dish and it was not fresh. Could tell it was a frozen filet. My Daughter had a sirloin and said it was good.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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