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Every New Hampshire restaurant Guy Fieri visited on ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’

Every New Hampshire restaurant Guy Fieri visited on ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’

Tuckaway Tavern, photo courtesy of Stacy Milbouer.

By Stacy Milbouer

June 28, 2024

Learn about all six eateries that brought Guy Fieri and his hit show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” to New Hampshire.

Granite Staters are foodies — there’s no doubt about it. That’s why it’s good to know that we are Fieri-worthy.

New Hampshire eateries have been featured seven times on Guy Fieri’s Food Network program, “Diners, Drive-Ins and, Dives.” Here’s a bit of information about each one, including the cuisine that led the reality star to their establishments.

Every New Hampshire restaurant Guy Fieri visited on ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’

1. Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery

58 Route 27, Raymond

Season 25, Episode 9 – “Big Food, Small Towns,” and Season 32, Episode 3 – “Takeout: Home Delivery”

$12-38.

Fieri was so taken with this iconic eatery that he featured it twice on his show.

The food star was drawn to the family-style restaurant’s prime meat offerings that make their way from the attached butcher shop to the dining table, including, steak, homemade sausage, and Fieri fave, chili and cheese holes. He also included the restaurant in his Covid-era episode about the best places for takeout and delivery and featured some of the restaurant’s impressive choice of burgers and appetizers, like customer favorite  Rooster Balls ($9.50) shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, blue cheese cream cheese, veggies, and cilantro pepita ranch which has been on the menu since the restaurant opened in 2012. Décor includes wooden pigs, vintage photos, and life-sized cow figures.

As one customer said in a review on the show’s site; “Just cannot get any better!!  Food quality is off the charts!  Best of all, the staff are so friendly, professional and courteous.  Tuckaway Tavern is the best in New England!  Their portions are huge and delicious!  Keep up the great work all of you!”

2. Street Food 360

801 Islington St., Portsmouth and 8 Clifford St., Exeter, and 76 North Main St., Concord 

Season 25, Episode 6 – “Sausage, Seafood and Shawarma”

$8 – 23.

Fieri found this seacoast gem and was taken with the restaurant’s international street food theme. He especially raved about their take on Lamb Shawarma ($18) and the fish version of a Mexican Cemita sandwich ($17) with a seafood patty on a sesame-seed bun with cheese, pickled onions, cilantro, and chipotle mayonnaise. The restaurant’s colorful and eclectic décor including original artwork and chalkboard art, complements the casual and hip vibe of the menu.

One diner wrote a review on the show’s site saying “Just went here with a party of 10, including kids, and we absolutely loved everything we ordered.” Street 360 also has locations in Exeter and Concord. 

3. Red Arrow Diner

 61 Lowell St., Manchester

Season 1, Episode 8 “House Specials”

8.50 – $20. 

It seems fitting that Fieri picked an iconic and authentic New Hampshire eatery for the first season of what’s now a landmark food show on the air for the past 17. Enter the Red Arrow Diner, a landmark in the Queen City for 102 years — open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

On his visit to Red Arrow’s original location, Fieri sampled New Hampshire mainstays American Chop Suey with Garlic Toast ($11.50), Pork Pie (Our Mémère’s Homestyle Recipe) ($15.99)  a reflection of the city’s Franco-American culture, and Red Arrow’s Dinah Fingers ($2.60) – their giant version of a Twinkie. The interior is all about a long red counter with rotating red stools and booths of booths with plaques named for famous customers, including that of Manchester native Adam Sandler, a regular at the joint and the namesake of the diner’s Adam Sandler Burger ($11.50).

Red Arrow has four other locations including Concord, Londonderry, Manchester, and Nashua.

4. The Kitchen

171 Islington St., Portsmouth

Season 25, Episode 8 “Burgers, Buns and Bagels”

$12 22

On the show, Fieri noted that he was surprised this eatery, which was inspired by New York City-style delis, prides itself on their St. Louis-style spare ribs, which are still on the menu. You can get three large and caramelized ribs bathed in a red wine vinegar brine, slow roasted, with the house barbeque rub and Agrodolce sauce for $14. The Food Network personality also loved The Kitchen’s “Apu Nahasapeemapetilon” Burger ($15), Indian spiced lamb burger, feta cheese, jalapeno-mango chutney, cilantro-lime mayo, and crumbled pistachios.

The Kitchen opened in 2011 and has become a go-to destination for locals and tourists alike. It’s intimate, with a long bar, high-tops, and a sweet little patio. The Kitchen is especially proud of its house cocktails like the Sugar Shack, made with Maker’s Mark bourbon, Ben’s Sugar Shack maple candy, black walnut bitters, muddled Luxardo cherry and orange, and the Hunny Bee — Barr Hill Gin, Lillet, rotating infused honey, lemon juice, sparkling water and bee pollen.

5. Moxy

106 Penhallow St., Portsmouth

Season 25, Episode 07 – “Cosmopolitan Comfort”

$8-17 dollars per dish

Moxy is more than just the name of this spot, it also defines the attitude of James Beard chef-owner, Matt Louis,” wrote Fieri on the  “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” website. The seacoast restaurant specializes in modern American tapas that source local products from area farms and fishmongers.

The eatery offers its twists on traditional New England dishes like Fieri’s pick, the “New England Dinner 2.0” ($17) generous corned beef brisket served with pickled vegetables, fresh Napa cabbage leaves, crispy potatoes, and maple mustard aioli and Whoopie Pie Sliders ($9) with chocolate dipping sauce ($9).

In a recent review, one diner described the atmosphere of the restaurant as “quaint” with outdoor dining and serving “some of the best food I ever had.”

6. Vida Cantina

2456 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth

Season 25, Episode 10 – “From Port to Port” 

$6 – $35

Fieri raved about this “former fast-food joint” turned Mexican restaurant that “dances with vibrant colors and serves bright, beautiful dishes to match.”

Vida Cantina has a wide selection of specialty tacos, all $6 each (rice and beans are an extra $5), including a Fieri and fan-favorite: confit pork belly tacos with house-made tortillas, jicama slaw, Cotija cheese, and mango salsa. There are plenty of selections for vegetarians, too, like the fried avocado taco with strawberry Chamoy sauce, pistachio salsa matcha, and queso.

This article first appeared on Good Info News Wire and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.Every New Hampshire restaurant Guy Fieri visited on ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’Every New Hampshire restaurant Guy Fieri visited on ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’

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  • Stacy Milbouer

    Stacy Milbouer is an award-winning journalist and has covered New Hampshire for many publications including the Boston Globe, New Hampshire Magazine, and the Nashua Telegraph.

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