Restaurants near Storyland (N Conway, NH)

Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 5:07am
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We will be visiting the N Conway area in June and staying for 3 night. I am trying to find out about safe restaurants in that area. I remembered reading a post where someone mentioned the Red Parka Pub. I recently emailed the restaurant asking if they can accomodate someone with peanut and tree nut allergies. I thought I would share the response I received from them:

We do have peanuts in the Pub area, but they are not allowed into the Dining Room at all. We do not cook with peanut or any nut oils. We do offer walnuts for sundaes and they are in the Mud Pie, but other than that, no nuts except for those of us who work here...

We also have an "Allergy Book" which lists the ingredients of every item on our menu. If you choose to dine with us, make sure you come into the Main Dining Room and tell the host that you cannot dine in the Pub due to allergies. Ask your server for the Allergy Book if you have any questions on any item. And if you have any other questions, we will do our absolute best to get an answer for you.

Please feel free to contact me if I can assist in any other way.

Sincerely,
Terry O'Brien
Owner/Manager
Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub
PO Box 173
Glen, NH 03838

I was very encouraged by this email and I think we will eat here when we visit NH in June.

Does anyone have any other experiences with this or any other restaurants in that area? Thanks!

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Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 5:10am
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Original poster here. I just wanted to add that the "frown" smilie at the top of my post was unintentional. I think the info I received from the restaurant is good news!

Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 11:25am
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I'm probably the person who provided the original recommendation of the Red Parka Pub, and we've eaten there once a year for the past 4 or 5 years with no problems for my PA son at all. (I don't think he's eaten the desserts there, though.)
We'll go there again this June when we visit Storyland.
--Debbie

Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 12:22pm
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Hi...
We visit North Conway each summer with our 2 girls. Older DD is PA/TA, egg & soy allergic; younger DD is shellfish allergic, as well as soy & egg, too. We stay for a week, so I will say that we grocery shop our first day there and eat breakfasts & lunches made by myself...as well as about 1/2 of our dinners (we bring a small Weber grill and BBQ all week). However, we do eat some dinners out. We also have been pleased with the Red Parka. In our experience, Applebees on Rt.16 in Conway as been allergy-aware to our satisfaction. We ate at a place called Upcountry (also on 16) that was very allergy aware and had great food (the chef came out to speak with us and made us feel comfortable). Of course, there are the fast food places, too.
Oh...there was another place...a little, side-of-the-road place, with good food, a little north of North Conway, but still on RT. 16...it was the Scarecrow Pub, or something like that. Scarecrow was definitely in the name. There are all kinds of scarecrows throughout the restaurant and my girls (ages 8 & 5) had great fun counting them all as we waited for our food.
Have a great time on your trip. We go in August, so I'm envying you going up there before us!! We were just there a few weeks ago, however, do have fun with some winter sports. It's a beautiful place to visit anytime of year.
Lisa

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2006 - 1:06am
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Thank you both very much for the replies. It definitely helps to hear that others have eaten there (& other places) safely. I'm so happy that we'll have places to eat other than Mc Donald's when we go to NH!

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2006 - 1:50am
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We have had good experiences at the Ninety-Nine Restauarant in North Conway.
We are dealing with PA.
Their Ph# is 603-356-9906.
A good thing about these restaurants is that you can call ahead for priority seating.
This is a chain thru out the area.
Check out their web site for menus.
Search Ninety-Nine Restaurant and Pub

Posted on: Wed, 04/26/2006 - 7:00am
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We found the Muddy Moose to be very accomodating. They brought out the package for the chicken fingers/tenders for me to inspect the label(we also have to deal with egg allergy) and were very nice about it all. I mentioned it when I put in our name, and when we were seated a manager came right out to see us. We like the food there.
Generally, we cook in for the kids up there and get a fun take out for dh and I some nights as well. But, dd is not an adventurous eater, so she likes it that way! becca

Posted on: Wed, 04/26/2006 - 11:55pm
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Wow - thanks for all of the great responses. It looks like we won't have to set foot in McDonald's during our trip!

Posted on: Thu, 04/27/2006 - 2:04am
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We are also going to be visiting StoryLand, so I found all this information very helpful. Thanks!
My question is about hotels? Anyone have any recommendations?
Thanks

Posted on: Thu, 04/27/2006 - 4:54am
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This isn't really about restaurants, but I just want to remind you all that I was able to find Rebecca's Nut-Free chocolate chip cookies at Storyland, and my kids loved them. The only place I found them was at the kiosk kind of near the Hawaiian ice stand, in hte section of the park heading toward the water flume ride (although this info may or may not still be valid for this summer).
--Debbie

Posted on: Thu, 04/27/2006 - 5:17am
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We *love* Luxury Mountain Getaways, but they are pricey. They are so close to Storyland, though, and have nice condos, with kitchens available(some suites do not have kitchens as well, so be sure to ask). The pools are indoor/outdoor too, in case of foul weather. Up and away from the heavier downtown traffic too. But you would have to venture in the traffic to dine anyway.
They have had deals in the past with one night 1/2 price if you stay 2 noghts, one free if you stay 3 nights and such. This is the link to the property we have used: [url="http://www.luxurymountaingetaways.com/NordicVillage/index.html"]http://www.luxurymountaingetaways.com/NordicVillage/index.html[/url]
The past couple of trips there we used time share swaps. We were pleased with the pool and service at Eastern Slope Inn, but our rooms was very old and musty. They do have a new building out back, all new and might have effinciencies there. I owuld ask for those new rooms if I booked there, and we have thought of soing that. The location is great. Can walk to eateries and shops, and a good playground. Also the scenic railroad. And the fair and fireworks on the 4th of July are walkable from Eastern slope Inn.
My parents always loved Red Jacket, but I never stayed there. I am not sure if it is a kid place. It was years ago and they would do a weekend getaway for themselves there, with a meal plan and such. So not sure how that all is with allergies, but you could check.
Might be fun to connect if any of us were at the park on the same day, LOL. We should post back with dates. We have not booked any summer fun yet, so I bet we will end up there. There is always something available somewhere! becca
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