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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

The seating left something to be desired, had 6 of us eating around a barrel; cheese fries were good though and they had a decent beer selection. The live band was also quite entertaining, made for a decent evening all around.

Thank MechSurfer6
Dedham, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

This was my second time trying to get a seat at this restaurant. It was packed on both occasions. The kitchen closes relatively early for a Saturday night and it is normally packed so if you hope to get a seat don't go later in the evening. Overall I thought the food was pretty good and that it had a... More 

Thank Brian R
Derry, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The chicken wings were to die for. Very busy that night and it was a buffet dinner, very good food had a lot of fun that night

Thank constance c
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here after having read lots of good reviews, and at the additional recommendation from our hosts at the Carter Notch Inn. It didn't disappoint! My husband and I both cleaned our plates. He had a full rack of ribs and raved about the sauce. I had walnut crusted chicken that was tender and flavorful. The atmosphere was... More 

Thank Shannon D
Portland, Ct
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Really good pub food and lively weekend entertainment in the most beautiful old (and I mean old) post and beam barn you could imagine.

Thank Paul P
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

This is a true mountain lodge pub. Everything inside is all wood (beams, floors, walls),ect. It lends to a very cozy feel. I have always enjoyed my food here. They have entertainment a few nights a week, which is usually one person up on stage singing acoustic style songs and playing guitar. Very laid back. Check their schedule for entertainment.

Thank Alicia H
New Hampshire
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We visit when we are in Jackson for cross country skiing. The pub is in an old barn and has a nice rustic flavor. They have a good beer selection and the food is very good. Our favorite, however is the Whitney's Salad. We've been here a half dozen times over the years and that salad is our first choice... More 

Thank Paul D
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We had to wait a while for a seat but it was worth it. The food was great and the architecture was really cool. Cathedral ceiling and barn style was unique. Definitely recommend this place!

Thank Pipelinah
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

What a surprise. The building is outstanding, the music great, and the foods is very good. I had the Blackberry BBQ Ribs, outstanding .... unique flavor and meat falling from the bone. The Parmesan Crust Chicken was equally outstanding; the maple butter added the extra zest. The veg's were crisp with good flavor and the mash potato's were buttery, warm... More 

1 Thank james n
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit. Cozy decor, good food and decent service. However, when we were there last February, the middle floor for larger parties had no heat, well once again this floor was so cold that our large party all wore jackets throughout our dinner and couldn't wait to leave. The other patrons on this floor were all upset... More 

2 Thank Lynda J

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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?