The neighborhood offers its residents national fast food chains and restaurants, but also fine and semi-casual offerings. If you do not find what you are in the mood for, rest assure you are only a short drive away from downtown Manchester.
Enjoy an upscale, New American-style meal at Copper Door without feeling intimidated by a fancy atmosphere. Locals enjoy coming to this restaurant for its not too casual, but not too posh environment and most recommend coming for lunch. Try the soup and salad combo, ordering the beet and arugula salad with the tomato basil soup.
If you are in the mood for some ribs, head out to KC's Rib Shack Barbecue. Thanks to its reasonable prices and consistent service, locals enjoy coming to this joint to get their rib fix. Once you are here, order the pulled pork sandwich with a couple of sides, especially the dirty rice. It does get busy in this restaurant, but frequent diners say it is worth the wait.
Should you opt for a night out on the town in downtown Manchester, try the trendy Cotton. The restaurant serves up classic American dishes such as meatloaf with flare. Share an order of popcorn shrimp that the chef displays in an actual popcorn box, and for the main, get the house steak with the mashed potatoes. Even if you do not come here for dinner, the bar received accolades for its creative handcrafted cocktails, so drop in for just drinks too.
The nightlife in this area can be described as a casual one. Many restaurants house bars with happy hours for locals to enjoy. If you're looking for classic cocktails like an Bourbon Old Fashioned, go to Hanover Street Chophouse. Or if you want a view while you sip your drink, Black Trumpet Bistro and Wine Bar, gives patrons a nice view of Portsmouth's Harbor.