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“Nice lunch: Sun room very nice on a cold winter day”

Merlino's Family Steakhouse
Ranked #49 of 93 Restaurants in North Conway
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Luciano family welcomes you to Merlino's Family Steakhouse, a Landmark in North Conway, New Hampshire since 1967 Sports Tavern, steaks, lobsters, family Italian recipes, and a Merlino's Famous Sunday Buffet! The Classic Northern New Hampshire restaurant with longtime, local servers and bartenders, and great food! Reservations welcome and please fill out our comment cards at the end of your party. Thank you!
Sanbornville, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
379 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Nice lunch: Sun room very nice on a cold winter day”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Dropped in for a quick lunch after a casual drive up Rt 16. The parking lot seemed to have a few cars, so looked like a safe bet. When we came in, turned out only 2 other tables with customers... LOL! We were told to pick a table anywhere and selected a booth out in the "sun room." GREAT choice on a cold winter day! The sun was warm and the natural light was a great enhancement to the meal.

Lunch was good: My haddock melt was HUGE and very tasty. My husband totally enjoyed the clam chowder (full of LOTS of good stuff!) and the fried scallops (huge and very sweet). The serving sizes were big, the leftovers gave my husband ANOTHER lunch the next day. :-)

Service was good initially but then the server just disengaged. Not sure why. I needed to hunt her down (she was reading at the bar) to get the final bill.

A good stop!

  • Visited February 2014
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Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quick service, great food”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Lots of choices, even for those who are not beef eaters! Quick service, courteous and friendly waitstaff.

Visited January 2014
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USA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

The food here was GREAT. Family has had dinner here twice and each time the food was really really good. We had appetizers, entrees, items off the kids menu and dessert and we all enjoyed our picks. I would have given this place 5 stars had it not been for the 'just ok' drink from the bar and the not so great service from the waitress. Service was definitely laid back but still friendly nonetheless. Compared to other choices in the area, this is a top pick.

  • Visited January 2014
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Southington, Connecticut
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296 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great bar area”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

I can only review the service and food in the bar area since we were there to watch a football game. The service was wonderful - very efficient, attentive but not overly so. We ordered a few appetizers and thought everything was well done, served hot and came within a short amount of time. Don't know what the main menu was like or the service but if you are looking for a bar with a TV and good appetizers, this would be the place.

  • Visited January 2014
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RI
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“needs some updates”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

i've gone to this place several times over the years. the food is good but the place itself really needs some updating. i've been coming here every year since I was a child and I don't think the place has changed anything (im 34 yrs old). i used to love their homemade cucumber ranch dressing but they don't make it anymore :-(

Visited January 2014
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