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The Old Courthouse

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30 Main St, Newport, NH 03773-1515
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 13:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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294 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was our first time here and it won't be the last. I started out with the crabcakes, small but delicious. I then had the scallops, fresh and nicely prepared, the vegetables on the side were excellent. For dessert I had the banana cream pie, a large and delicious portion. The service is professional, attentive and unobtrusive. The ambiance is... More 

Thank BaysideConnecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We had never eaten at The Courthouse and we were pleasantly surprise. The food was delicious and our waitress was delightful and interesting. We put it on our list to try again! Ann

Thank Ann S
Amherst, New Hampshire
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Nice to find a place that is an upgrade from "fast casual". Lovely setting, quiet and good food. Bacon jam on the steak was a hit, as were the empanadas.

1 Thank LG58
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Lunch at The Old Courthouse was a component of a recent one-day bus tour. Our 40 guests loved the atmosphere, the cuisine, the service. Our menu offered three entrée choices: Sea Scallops - N Y Strip Steak - Almond encrusted Chicken Breast. All three were outstanding. The restaurant's usual lunch menu features sandwiches and salads, but we opted for "dinner... More 

2 Thank oldenewengland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped in early on a Friday night on a whim and so glad we did. Elegance without being snobbish. Wonderful service and excellent food in a beautiful old building. If you get the opportunity spend a couple hours and order a bottle of wine and be sure to stay for dessert.

1 Thank Laura M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We have dined at The Old Courthouse numerous times in the past years and always have an outstanding experience. Creative menu, great preparation, delicious food, friendly and efficient service in a historic setting.

1 Thank Richard P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

The Old Courthouse has established itself, over many years of reliably superior cuisine and presentation, as a go-to restaurant in the Newport/Lake Sunapee region for special occasions or just a casual meal in a classy, comfortable (and somewhat quieter) atmosphere. Sunday Brunch is an especially popular regular offering. The menu changes often with creative dishes and thoughtful presentation. The staff... More 

2 Thank PolarBear73
Bradford, New Hampshire
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

The Old Courthouse are Polish food when we went so we got to try ethic food. We did enjoy it and the service is always great.

1 Thank Sheila D
Grantham, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Great chef that has been there since the beginning. Great old brick courthouse turned into a restaurant owned by the same friendly people for 19 years. Classy and elegant atmosphere . Fresh fruit and pastries . Quiches, spiral ham Omelet cooked to order , creme Brule french toast to die for. All served with a piano music and great service.... More 

1 Thank Maureen G
Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Food might be good but the meals seem to sit under a heater or something and they are dry when they arrive at your table. It is too bad because the staff really wants to please.

Thank momoqt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 13:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Main St, Newport, NH 03773-1515
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 603-863-8360

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