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Shovel Handle Pub

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub
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357 Black Mountain Rd, The Whitney Inn, Jackson, NH 03846-4200
+1 603-383-8916
15:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 22:00
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New England
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fantastic food, excellent beer selection, and fantastic waitstaff make this place an absolute favorite! Well worth the side trip up the mountain for a great time! Best burgers, wings, and triple chocolate dessert! Joy our server was beyond kind, funny and accommodating! Cannot wait to go back!

Thank lap333
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I hosted our daughters wedding here in November and while visiting the area in December decided to have dinner at Shovel Handle Pub. Food was great, staff attentive and the beer was cold.

Thank keater04
Frederick, Maryland
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beef tips were out of this world! Great live entertainment (daughter-father acoustic duo...I forget the name but they were excellent).

Thank Dave H
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 41 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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34 reviews
27 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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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 23 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

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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?