Food Offerings – North Conway, NH

Fresh Homemade Treats & Award-Winning Dining

Cookies on dining table

Lodging at this award-winning inn includes a homemade gourmet breakfast with items prepared to suit most dietary restrictions, including gluten-free. Enjoy the morning sun and the view to start your day. Complimentary tea and beverage service with homemade and locally baked goods are available every afternoon. Enjoy your treats in front of the living room fireplace, or in warmer weather, settle into one of our Adirondack chairs to take in the natural vistas.

The Buttonwood Inn on Mt Surprise is known for its culinary accomplishments providing guests with a variety of items for breakfast and afternoon refreshment. In 2013, The Daily Meal included the Buttonwood Inn on Mt Surprise in “The Top 50 US Bed and Breakfasts for Food.” The Travel Channel named Buttonwood Inn on Mt Surprise one of the “Top 10 New England Bed and Breakfasts” in 2010. The Inn won the Best Food in 2009-10 from and their Best of New England award in 2010-11.


Breakfast menu

Doug and Donna-Marie prepare everything from scratch with fresh local ingredients. Their gourmet breakfast entrees are creative with unique flavors and food combinations. They serve award-winning maple syrup purchased from Fuller’s Sugarhouse in Lancaster, New Hampshire. With prior notice, most entrees can be modified for gluten-free, vegan, diabetic, or vegetarian diets. One morning a savory breakfast entrée is served and the next morning a sweet breakfast is served. The savory morning breakfast starts with either a quick bread or muffin and juices, including their special concoctions. Homemade granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, and toast and jam are also available if you prefer a lighter start to your day. The sweet breakfast entrée will start with a freshly cut fruit salad topped with a raspberry puree or warm apple compote topped with yogurt and granola. Sweet breakfast entrees are served with either pork sausage patties or thick-cut bacon and New Hampshire made maple syrup. Check out the full breakfast menu for more details:

Example Menu Options

Early coffee and tea are available on the buffet table at 7:30 am.

Breakfast is served from 8:00 to 9:00 am.

We can provide a travel breakfast for guests who must leave the inn before breakfast as long as we are informed at least 24 hours in advance.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea

A variety of English teas, hot chocolate (in colder months), or lemonade and iced tea (in warmer months) are served each late afternoon in our Dining Room along with homemade and locally baked goods. This is a great time to replenish your energy after a busy day, visit with other Inn guests, and make plans for dinner in town.

Guests can enjoy their refreshments in either our spacious but cozy Living Room or Mount Surprise Room warmed by the fireplaces when it’s cold outside. On warmer days, guests like to relax in one of the rockers on the front porch watching the hummingbirds or sit in an Adirondack chair near the flower gardens taking in our mountain views.

Dinner Options

Friends eating dinner together

We’ll be glad to help you with dinner plans at one of many area restaurants listed below, which offer everything from local to ethnic cuisine in a casual or fine dining atmosphere.

Area Dinner Recommendations

  • Tuckerman's Restaurant & Tavern - North Conway, 603-356-5542 - Moderate - $-$$
    • Cozy rustic cabin-themed hangout with outdoor seating, offering everyday pub dishes and 20 beers on tap.
  • May Kelly’s Cottage – North Conway, 603-356-7005 – Moderate $-$$
    • Consistently delicious traditional Irish fare and American dishes.
  • Black Cap Grille – North Conway, 603-356-2225 – Moderate $-$$
    • Open, airy restaurant with delicious casual menu, create your own burger toppings, and other new American entrees made with fresh ingredients.
  • Vito Marcello's Italian Bistro - North Conway, 603-356-7000 – Moderate - $-$$
    • Charming bistro with an ample bar & robust wine list offering upmarket Italian classics.
  • Worth The Drive

  • Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub – Glen, 603-383-4344 – Moderate $-$$
    • Consistently delicious steak from locally raised beef.
  • White Mountain Cider Company – Glen, 603-383-9061 – More expensive $$-$$$
    • Excellent new American cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients served in unique plate presentations.