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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
+1 603-383-8916
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 22:00
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

One of my favorite things abut the Shovel Handle is that there is no paint! It used to be an old barn and they've done their best to keep it that way. Great food along with a beautiful atmosphere. Though Saturday nights are usually booked for a function. Check before you go.

1 Thank JohnN59
Goffstown, New Hampshire, United States
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

What a hopping place this is..loved the food,staff and atmosphere..great place to wind down,also entertainment..

Thank Dee G
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were there when the doors opened and had to wait 5 minutes to be seated; 15 minutes to get our appetizers; 25 minutes to get our entrees. Those time were AFTER we ordered. People who arrived after us were done before we were so chalk it up to very poor service. However, that does not account for the fact... More 

1 Thank Jumbo F
New Albany, Indiana
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Ate at the shovel handle our first night in Jackson. It came highly recommended by the proprietor of the B&B we stayed at and didn't disappoint. Had the pasta and loved it. My wife and daughter enjoyed their meals as well.

Thank Gordon H
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this pub yesterday and loved the beautiful old building, full of character and attractively lit. I had pork chops with caramelised apples and onions - really nicely cooked and a large portion. My husband raved about his pulled pork sandwich. Live music was an asset

Thank JaneGDartford
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I've now been to the Shovel Handle Pub on 3 occasions. The first time I got the ribs, which came glazed in a savory BBQ sauce and the meat falls off the bone. I did get to steal a steak tip from my wife which is what brought us back a second time. While I had the steak tips on... More 

Thank Benjamin S
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 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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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 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

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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
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: +1 603-383-8916

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?