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“Not your average dinner out” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Laconia Local Eatery

Laconia Local Eatery
Ranked #4 of 83 Restaurants in Laconia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Local Eatery features a year-round menu using as much local food as Chef Kevin Hallifan can find. Even through the winter produce will be preserved from summer surplus or greenhouse grown by special arrangement with local farmers.
NH
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not your average dinner out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

The place is very small and can be loud. The food is fresh local products and very good. The menu changes with whatever is ripe and ready. Half price apps and wine Tuesday and Wednesday are a great way to try it out but you will be tempted by the meals and even more so by the dessert. This is not a place to go if you want plain food. Go and try something new and different.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank RoxyNh
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English first
Coral Springs, Florida
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201 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Chef Tries Hard to Please”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had dinner here while on vacation in the lake district. The restaurant is situated in the old train station and was very busy when we arrived so we elected to eat at the bar. The room is moderately attractive. My wife and I shared a Greek salad which was very good and then had the pork schnitzel for our main course. The dish was prepared with the pork on top of a mound of mashed potatoes with butter sauce. While the pork was tasty it was overwhelmed by the considerable amount of mashed potatoes that consumed the entire plate. The chef came over to ask how we liked the place and our food which was appreciated by us. The restaurant has only been open a short while and they need to get their act together.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Quest2Go
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Kevin has created another winner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have eaten plenty of delicious meals at the Laconia Village Bakery, so I was eager to try Local while I was home visiting friends & family. We were a party of seven and were able to sample a variety of drinks, appetizers and entrees. I LOVE the concept, the location is fantastic and the food was delicious! Our adult beverages featured blueberries, strawberry, rhubarb and even our basic drinks were delish too. From calamari and oysters to gnocci and ravioli, we ate just about everything on the menu and managed to cleaned our plates! I will definitely return to LOCAL and refer my friends & family. Nice work, Kev!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank soveryblessed
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Keeps getting better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We discovered this gem this year and it quickly has become our favorite spot for when we travel visit our vacation home at the lake. The area was in need of palace like this as the food is so unique and one of a kind dishes. They serve as much local products as they can and the open kitchen adds a nice ambiance to the setting as you see the different dishes being delivered to other tables.

The menu changes often so it is typical to always have new surpries to try. Great staff and outstanding service with specialty drinks has made this the place for us to go without a second thought.

Visited July 2013
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Thank fredspwds
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New Hampshire
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A new local favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

We have tried Local a couple times over the past few months and are always impressed. The staff is warm and welcoming. The place is very small so reservations are a must. Food is fresh and all locally sourced which is great for the community. Menu changes weekly and offers a wonderful variety for all tastes. Kevin has done an amazing job bringing a top notch establishment to downtown Laconia.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TigerLily312
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