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10 Hidden Gems in Dover, NH

Looking for an affordable, charming place that offers plenty of opportunity? Look no further, Dover, New Hampshire is on the Top 100 Places to Live, according to CNN/Money Magazine.

In our recent post titled “Dover’s Latest Developments,” we highlighted several new ventures that are making a buzz in the city. Today, we’re going to hone in on a few hidden gems in the area. When you consider putting down roots, be sure to add the following to your lists of must-see places and must-taste menus!

Just the Thing

If you’re seeking the perfect antique piece to complete your living room or a unique gift for a loved one, you’ve found the right place. “Just the Thing” recently celebrated 20 years of beautifully restored antiques. Whether you’re up for a shopping trip with your friends or on the hunt for a specific piece, they’ll have just the thing for you!

Tall Ship Distillery-

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John Pantelakos finally saw his long-term dream come true after he spent years of hard work to open the first liquor distillery in Dover, NH, since the 1700s. Head to Tall Ship to tour, taste, and take home some of the highest quality spirits in the state!   

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire combines a plethora of interactive exhibits. Their mission and vision is to continuously work to inspire the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers through actively engaging families in hands-on discover.

Silver Fountain Inn

This beautiful, Victorian Bed & Breakfast is in the heart of downtown Dover. The elegant and beautiful three-story building was created to preserve the post-Civil War era. Whether you’d like to rent the parlor for a delicious meal and sampling of loose leaf tea, or stay in one of the nine beautiful rooms, you’ll find that the Silver Fountain Inn is a beautiful oasis.

2 Home Cooks-

Serving breakfast and lunch all day, this delicious restaurant features comfort food that’s made from scratch. Check out one of the hometown favorites, either the corn beef hash or famous biscuit! Even though the menu offers something for every palate, the cooks often create new specials, so you’ll have to go more than once!

La Festa Brick & Brew-

La Festa creates homemade dough and sauce each day to serve New York-style Sicilian and thin-crust brick oven pizzas. Each made-from-scratch pizza is sure to make your taste buds sing—don’t forget to try an order of their famous garlic knots while you wait!


Executive Chef, Christopher Lund, made his vision reality in 2007. With fresh ingredients and simple, delicious preparation, Christopher’s Third Street Grille crafts a culinary experience worth discovering. Coupled with an elegant atmosphere and impeccable service, this restaurant is an excellent one to add to the date night list!

Blue Latitudes

Head over to the Seacoast’s union of delicious food and a rotating assortment of custom spirits, craft beer, and well-paired wine selections in addition to an evolving menu with flavorful food. Blue Latitudes is the perfect gathering place for friends and family; enjoy a bite to eat and a delicious drink (or two)!

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Flight Coffee Co.-

This delicious coffee shop isn’t your average Starbucks! The specialty coffee company features a roasting lab and tasting room in Bedford, New Hampshire, in addition to their café in Dover. True coffee lovers, the owners work to develop relationships and the shop is unique because they source each cup of coffee directly from the farmer.

The Farm

Seeking comfort food with a BBQ twist or a place to watch Boston sports? Check out huge portions of delicious food for reasonable prices. Right on the Cocheco River, The Farm offers gorgeous views of the water port from the 80-person deck!

If these restaurants and attractions piqued your interest and you’d like to learn more about Dover properties, contact New Space Real Estate today!

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