2014 Family Favorites winners




More than 1,100 readers from across New Hampshire voted this summer in over 50 categories to determine the Family Favorites, the best the Granite State has to offer families. This year, in addition to our overall winners, we’ve included regional winners in most categories that range from Favorite Movie Theater to Family Favorite Restaurant.  So, without further ado…

OUT AND ABOUT

Amusement Park
Canobie Lake Park
85 North Policy St., Salem
893-3506
www.canobie.com

Indoor Play Place
Overall: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington St., Dover
742-2002 x103
www.childrens-museum.org

Lakes Region: Funspot Family Center
579 Endicott St. North, Laconia
366-4377
funspotnh.com

Greater Nashua: Bobo’s Indoor Playground
522 Amherst Street, Nashua
718-8721
www.bobosindoorplayground.com

Greater Manchester: Cowabunga’s
1328 Hooksett Rd, Hooksett
625-8008
www.mycowabungas.com

Water Park
Water Country
2300 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth
427-1112
www.watercountry.com

Ski Resort
Gunstock Mountain Resort
719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford
293-4341
www.gunstock.com

Movie Theater
Overall: Chunky’s Cinema Pub
13 Red Roof Lane Unit 1A, Salem
952-3030 x23
www.chunkys.com

Greater Manchester: Cinemagic
1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett
622-8879
www.cinemagicmovies.com

Seacoast: O’Neil Theatres
16 Orchard View Drive, Londonderry
434-8715
www.oneilcinemas.com

Sporting Event
Overall: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
1 Line Drive, Manchester
641-2005
www.nhfishercats.com

Greater Manchester: Manchester Monarchs
555 Elm St., Manchester
626-7825 ext. 6113
www.manchestermonarchs.com

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

Pizza
Overall: 900 Degrees
50 Dow St., Manchester
641-0900
www.900degrees.com

Greater Manchester: Alley Cat Pizzeria
486 Chestnut St., Manchester
669-4533
www.alleycatpizzerianh.com

Seacoast: Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
64 Market St., Portsmouth
430-8582
www.portsmouthgaslight.com

Pizza (Regional Chain)
Sal’s Pizza
Various locations
www.sals-pizza.com

Ice Cream
Overall: Puritan Backroom
245 Hooksett Road, Manchester
666-9893
www.puritanbackroom.com

Greater Nashua: Hayward’s Ice Cream
7 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua
888-4663
www.haywardsicecream.com

Greater Manchester: Goldenrod
1681 Candia Road, Manchester
623-9469
www.goldenrodrestaurant.com

Kid Friendly Menu
Friendly’s
Various locations
www.friendlys.com

Greater Manchester: T-Bones Great American Eatery
Various locations
488-2820
www.t-bones.com

Kid Friendly Menu (Regional Chain)
99 Restaurant
Various locations
www.99restaurants.com

Kids Favorite Breakfast
Overall: Parker’s Maple Barn
1316 Brookline Road, Mason
878-2308
www.parkersmaplebarn.com

Greater Manchester: Airport Diner
2280 Brown Ave., Manchester
623-5040
www.thecman.com

Seacoast: Friendly Toast
113 Congress St., Portsmouth
430-2154
www.thefriendlytoast.com

Greater Salem: MaryAnn’s Diner
29 E. Broadway, Derry
434-5785
www.maryannsdiner.com

Family Restaurant
Overall: T-Bones Great American Eatery
Various locations
488-2820
www.t-bones.com

Greater Nashua: Lui Lui
259 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua
888-2588
www.luilui.com

Greater Manchester: Puritan Backroom
245 Hooksett Road, Manchester
666-9893
www.puritanbackroom.com

ACTIVITES & LEARNING

Kid Friendly Museum
Overall: SEE Science Center
200 Bedford St., Manchester
669-0400
www.see-sciencecenter.org

Seacoast: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington St., Dover
742-2002 x103
www.childrens-museum.org

Greater Concord: McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
2 Institute Drive, Concord
271-7827
www.spacehop.com

Music or Entertainment Venue
Overall: Verizon Wireless Arena
555 Elm St., Manchester
644-5000
www.verizonwirelessarena.com

Lakes Region: Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford
293-4700
www.meadowbrook.net

Greater Manchester: Palace Theatre
80 Hanover St., Manchester
668-5588
www.palacetheatre.org

Seacoast: Prescott Park
105 Marcy St., Portsmouth
436-2848
www.prescottpark.org

Environmental and Educational Center
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road, Holderness
968-7194
www.nhnature.org

Greater Manchester: SEE Science Center
200 Bedford St., Manchester
669-0400
www.see-sciencecenter.org

Seacoast: Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd., Rye
436-8043
www.seacoastsciencecenter.org

Place for Arts & Crafts
You’re Fired
89 River View Park, Manchester
641-3473
www.yourefirednh.com

Musical Instruction
Overall: Manchester Community Music School
2291 Elm St., Manchester
644-4548
www.mcmusicschool.org

Greater Manchester: Ted Herbert Music School
922 Elm St., Manchester
669-9191
www.tedhebert.com

Greater Nashua: Music Together
102 Elm St., Milford
249-9560
www.musictogether.com

Greater Salem: Let’s Play Music
114 Rockingham Road, Londonderry
425-7575
www.letsplaymusic.com

Musical Instruction
Greater Concord: Concord Community Music School
23 Wall St., Concord
228-1196
www.ccmusicschool.org

Fitness Club
Overall: Planet Fitness
26 Fox Run Road, Newington
750-0001
www.planetfitness.com

Greater Nashua: Greater Nashua/Merrimack YMCA
24 Stadium Drive, Nashua
598-1533
www.nmymca.org

Greater Manchester: The Granite YMCA
117 Market St., Manchester
782-2801
www.graniteymca.org

Seacoast Favorite: The Works Family Health and Fitness
23 Works Way, Somersworth
742-2163
www.theworkshealthclub.com

Monadnock Region: Hampshire Hills
50 Emerson Road, Milford
673-7123
www.hampshirehills.com

Bowling Alley
Overall: Leda Lanes
340 Amherst St., Nashua
889-4884
www.ledalanes.com

Lakes Region: Funspot Family Fun Center
579 Endicott St. North, Laconia
366-4377
www.funspotnh.com

Greater Nashua: Merrimack Ten Pin Center
698 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack
429-0989
www.merrimacktenpin.com

Greater Salem: Park Place Lanes
16 Rockingham Road, Windham
898-4422
www.parkplacelanes.com

Mini Golf
Overall: Mel’s Funway Park
454 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield
424-2292
www.melsfunwaypark.com

Lakes Region: Pirate’s Cove Mini-Golf
Route 3, Winnisquam
366-5058
www.piratescove.net

Seacoast: Captain's Cove
814 Lafayette Road, Hampton
926-5011
www.smallgolf.com

Greater Concord: Chucksters
9 Bailey Road, Chichester
798-3555
www.chucksters.com

Martial Arts Studio
Overall: Manchester Karate Studio
24 Bridge St., Manchester
625-5835
www.manchesterkarate.com

Greater Nashua: Tokyo Joe’s Studio
854 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua
889-4165
www.tokyojoes.net

Greater Manchester: Bedford Martial Arts Academy
334 Route 101, Bedford
626-9696
www.bedfordmartialartsacademy.com

Greater Salem: American Kenpo Academy
150 Nashua Road, Londonderry
425-0085
www.americankempoacademy.com

Dance Studio
Overall: Kathy Blake Dance Studios
3 Northern Blvd., Amherst
673-3978
www.kathyblakedancestudios.com

Greater Nashua: Melissa Hoffman Dance Center
210 Robinson Road, Hudson
886-7909
www.mhdancecenter.com

Greater Manchester: Bedford Youth Performance Center
155 Route 101, Bedford
472-3894
www.bypc.org

Equestrian Center (tie for overall winner)
Apple Tree Farm
49 Wheeler Road, Hollis
465-9592
www.appletreefarm.org

Lucky 7 Stables
154 Litchfield Road, Londonderry
432-3076
www.lucky7stables.com

Ice Skating or Hockey Facility
Overall: Tri-Town Ice Arena
311 West River Road, Hooksett
485-1100
www.tri-townicearena.com

Lakes Region: Laconia Ice Arena
468 Province Road, Laconia
528-0789
www.laconiaicearena.com

Greater Nashua: Conway Arena
5 Stadium Drive, Nashua
595-2400 ext. 101
www.conwayarena.com

Gymnastics
Overall: Gymnastics Village
13 Caldwell Drive, Amherst
889-8092
www.gymnasticsvillage.com

Greater Manchester: Goffstown YMCA Gymnastics
116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown
497-4663
www.graniteymca.org

Greater Concord: Granite State Gymnastics
71 River Road, Bow
228-8424
www.granitestategymnastics.org

FOR THE PARENTS

Restaurant for Date Night
Overall: The Common Man
Various locations
641-0057
www.thecman.com

Lakes Region: Fratello’s Italian Grille
799 Union Ave., Laconia
528-2022
www.fratellos.com

Greater Manchester: Bedford Village Inn
2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford
472-2001
www.bedfordvillageinn.com

Spa Day for Mom
Overall: Not So Plain Jane’s
155 Dow St.,  Manchester
622-5971
www.notsoplainjanes.com

Greater Nashua: Innovations The Salon and Spa
228 Naticook Road, Merrimack
880-7499
www.innovationsnh.com

Seacoast: Wingate Salon and Spa
139 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham
772-8400
www.wingatespa.com

Greater Concord: Serendipity Day Spa
23 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke
229-0400
www.serendipitydayspa.com

FAMILY SERVICES

Pediatrician
Overall: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Pediatrics
100 Hitchcock Way, Manchester
629-1859
www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org

Greater Manchester: River Road Pediatrics
58 Hawthorne Dr., Bedford
622-8619
www.riverroadpediatrics.com

Greater Salem: Londonderry Pediatrics
25 Buttrick Road, Londonderry
425-6276
www.londonderrypediatrics.com

Children’s Dentist
Lindner Dental Associates
72 So. River Road, Bedford
624-3900
www.lindnerdental.com

Lakes Region: Children’s Dentistry of the Lakes Region
369 Hounsell Ave., No. 1, Gilford
527-2500
www.childrensdentistnh.com

Greater Nashua: Children’s Dental Center of NH
7 Route 101A, Amherst
673-1000
www.childrensdentalnh.com

Orthodontist
Overall: Lindner Dental Associates
72 So. River Road, Bedford
624-3900
www.lindnerdental.com

Lakes Region: Kennell Orthodontics
783 N Main St., Laconia
524-7404
www.kennellortho.com

Greater Nashua: Amherst Orthodontics
5 Overlook Drive, Amherst
672-0844
www.amherstorthodontics.com

Learning or Tutoring Service
Sylvan Learning Center
72 So. River, Rd, Ste. 203, Bedford
622-7772
www.sylvanlearning.com

Bank
TD Bank
Various locations
695-3014
www.tdbank.com

Credit Union
St. Mary’s Bank
Various locations
629-1438
www.stmarysbank.com

Place to Buy a Family Car
AutoFair
1477 So. Willow St., Manchester
634-1003
www.autofair.com

Hospital or Medical Center
Overall: Elliot Hospital
4 Elliot Way, Ste. 401, Manchester
663-8933
www.elliothospital.org

Greater Nashua: Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
8 Prospect St., Nashua
577-3035
www.snhhs.org

Greater Manchester: Catholic Medical Center
100 McGregor St., Manchester
668-8164
www.catholicmedicalcenter.org

North of Concord: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon
650-5000
www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org

Urgent or Immediate Care Center
Overall: Elliot Urgent Care at River’s Edge
4 Elliot Way, Ste. 401, Manchester
663-8933
www.elliothospital.org

Greater Nashua: Immediate Care of Southern New Hampshire
29 Northwest Blvd., Nashua
577-3035
www.immediatecareofsnh.org

Greater Manchester: Catholic Medical Center’s Urgent Care at Bedford
100 McGregor St., Manchester
668-8164
www.catholicmedicalcenter.org

Greater Concord: Concord Hospital’s Walk-In Urgent Care Center
250 Pleasant St., Concord
227-7000
www.concordhospital.org

Child Photographer
Overall: Picture People
1500 S. Willow St., E139, Manchester
644-0388
www.picturepeople.com

Greater Manchester: CLIX Portrait Studios
250 Commercial St., Manchester
471-3852
www.clixnewengland.com

Chiropractor
Overall: Healing Hands Chiropractic Family Wellness Center
156 Harvey Road, Londonderry
434-3456
www.healinghandsnh.com

Greater Nashua: Amherst Family Chiropractic Wellness Center
89 Route 101A, Amherst
673-0010
www.nhchiropractors.com

Greater Concord: Crossroads Chiropractic
556 Pembroke St., Pembroke
224-4281
www.crossroadschiopractic.com

Kids Hair Cut
Overall: Great Clips
116 March Ave., Manchester
627-0055
www.greatclips.com

Greater Nashua: Snip-its
317 Amherst St., Nashua
889-0000
www.snipits.com

Holistic Medicine & Health Services Practitioner
Whole Health Concord
91 North State St., Concord
369-4626
www.naturalmedicinenh.com

Mental Health & Counseling Services
Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester
401 Cypress St., Manchester
668-4111
www.mhcgm.org

OB/GYN
Overall: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Obstetrics, Gynecology & Nurse Midwifery
100 Hitchcock Way, Manchester
629-1859
www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org

Greater Nashua: St. Joseph OB/GYN Associates of Southern NH
30 Daniel Webster Highway, Suite 11, Merrimack
883-3000
www.obgynsnh.com

Greater Manchester: Bedford Commons OB/GYN
201 Riverway Place, Bedford
668-8400
www.bcog.com

Greater Concord: Concord Obstetrics And Gynecology
250 Pleasant St., Concord
225-2711
www.concordobgyn.com

Birthing Center
Overall: Maternity Center at Elliot Hospital
4 Elliot Way, Ste. 401, Manchester
663-8933
www.elliothospital.org

Greater Nashua: The Birth Place at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
8 Prospect St., Nashua
577-3035
www.snhhs.org

Greater Manchester: Mom’s Place at Catholic Medical Center
100 McGregor St., Manchester
207-329-4615
www.catholicmedicalcenter.org

SHOPPING

Clothing Consignment
Overall: M&C Clothing and Gifts
650 Amherst St., Greystone Plaza, Nashua
886-6727
www.mothersays.com

Greater Manchester: Lots For Tots
1525 S. Willow St., Manchester
216-6238
www.lotsfortotsne.com

Seacoast: Children’s Orchard
105 Gosling Road, Newington
436-8704
www.childrensorchard.com

Children’s Shoe Store
Alec’s Shoe Store Inc.
201 Main St., Nashua
882-6811
www.alecs-shoe.com

Greater Manchester: Bee Bee Shoe Store
(Store is now closed)

Seacoast: Red’s Shoe Barn
35 Broadway, Dover
742-1893
www.redshoebarn.com

Children’s Book Store (Local Chain)
Toadstool Bookstops of NH
614 Nashua St. (Lorden Plaza), Milford
673-1734
www.toadbooks.com

Children’s Toy Store
Overall: Toyland
321 Nashua St., Milford
672-1537

Seacoast: G.Willikers! Toy Shop
13 Market St., Portsmouth
436-7746
www.gwillikers.com

Greater Concord: Gibson’s (formerly known as Imagination Village)
45 S. Main St., Concord
224-0562
www.gibsonsbookstore.com

Bike Shop
Goodale’s Bike Shop
14B Broad St., Nashua
882-2111
www.goodalesbikeshop.com

Favorite Swingset/play systems (overall tie)
Swings-N-Things
16 Route 125, Kingston
642-4500
www.swings-things.com

Woodplay of New Hampshire
36 Route 101A, Amherst
249-9773
www.woodplayofnh.com

BIRTHDAY FUN

Bakery
Overall: Frederick’s Pastries
109 Route 101A, Amherst
882-7725
www.pastry.net

Greater Nashua: Klemm’s Bakery
297 Derry Road, Hudson
521-7786
www.klemmsbakery.com

Greater Manchester: Black Forest Cafe
212 Route 101, Amherst
672-0500
www.theblackforestcafe.com

Cupcakery
Overall: Queen City Cupcakes
790 Elm St., Manchester
624-4999
www.qccupcakes.com

Lakes Region: Lakes Region Cupcakes
285 Main St., Tilton
286-7776
www.lakesregioncupcakes.com

Greater Manchester: Cupcakes 101
132 Bedford Center Road, Suite A, Bedford
488-5962
www.cupcakes101.net

North of Concord: White Mountain Cupcakery
2757 White Mountain Highway, North Conway
733-5310
www.wmcupcakery.com

Candy Shop or Chocolatier
Overall: Van Otis Chocolates
341 Elm St., Manchester
(800) 826-6874
www.vanotischocolates.com

Lakes Region: Kellerhaus
259 Endicott St., Laconia
366-4466
www.kellerhaus.com

Greater Nashua: Swan Chocolates
(Store is now closed)

Greater Concord: Granite State Candy Shoppe
13 Warren St., Concord
225-2591
www.nhchocolates.com

Party Supplies Store
Party Center
290 South Broadway, Salem
898-1089
www.partycenterstores.com

Party Entertainment or Entertainer
Overall: Wildlife Encounters
152 Charles St., Rochester
923-1168
www.wildlifeencountersnh.com

Greater Manchester: A Party Palace
459 Shaker Road, Northfield
286-4555
www.apartypalace.com

Greater Salem: Mad Science
3 Squire Drive, Atkinson
362-9800
www.nhma.madscience.org

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