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Shovel Handle Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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357 Black Mountain Rd, The Whitney Inn, Jackson, NH 03846-4200
Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We dined here on a girls weekend and the Shovel Handle Pub lived up to its reputation. The food was excellent. I had the lobster risotto which was delicious..lots of lobster and perfectly cooked. My friends raved about the sirloin tips and brie chicken. The live entertainment was super and the wait staff friendly and accommodating. Jen went out of... More 

Thank Patty1406
Jackson, New Hampshire
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have always been pleased with both the service and the food at the Shovel Handle Pub. In addition to a lovely setting (inside barn), they often have singers/performers on weekends, and that has always been pleasant. There is plenty of space, both on the main level, and in the upper loft and lower levels. Recommend calling ahead, as they... More 

Thank CJK50
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two meals in The Pub. It is a very quaint and rustic pub, great staff good cjlice of food ...and entertainment, perfect for an relaxing night out.

Thank GuitarmanKent
Wallington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Having been given rave reviews from the hotel we stayed in ,the family were looking forward to a great meal. The pub only served up to 9pm and although we were there in time, we were refused a table as there were at least 2 other parties waiting, the pub is obviously very popular but we felt the organisation on... More 

Thank Thecocksfamily
Londonderry, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

What a fun way to eat and drink. It's a cool different type of atmosphere, country looking. Good entertainment and the food was good also.

Thank toni5552015
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

What a beautiful cabin environment nestled into a hillside where you can expect to see horses graze. The environment, the service and the FOOD were AMAZING. My husband melted over his duck, my son inhaled the mac and cheese and my salad was literally the most amazing thing I have ever eaten, to date. Of all our traveling in New... More 

Thank Rebecca R
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We like to go here when they have entertainment (music). You are in a barn with country atmosphere. The food is good and I think you will enjoy it.

Thank 536judithm
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Exhausted from a long day climbing Mt. Washington, I had dinner at the bar and enjoyed the lobster, shrimp, and scallop dinner. Seasoned well and quite tasty. I also enjoyed the two singers that performed there on Thursdays. Great end to a memorable day.

Thank MizuTamagawa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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154 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This place is so cool inside, like an old converted barn with a bar and a restaurant area. It's very warm and cozy, especially on a windy cold New Hampshire winter day. Very good service and drinks. I've only had appetizers at the bar, but thoroughly enjoyed everything. Definitely plan to have a real sit down meal here soon.

Thank DLM212
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We did not expect the talented live performers on a Thursday evening which enhanced the rustic atmosphere and wonderful food we experienced. The staff was attentive and the wine selection extensive. Overall an outstanding night out!

Thank David G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 357 Black Mountain Rd, The Whitney Inn, Jackson, NH 03846-4200
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: 603-383-8916

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?