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Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 683
Beer Avg: 3.75

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

72 Ratings
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3378 White Mtn Hwy
North Conway, New Hampshire, 03860-5189
United States
phone: (603) 356-6381

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @moatmountain

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bbeerman

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$

A.. The bar looks cozy and warm. Had the family so we are in the dining area which is a bit standard.

Q.. Great brew restaurant.

S.. The service was excellent. Attentive, conscientious, and knowledgable staff.

S.. Nice variety all around with some unique takes on standard fare (eg the Mexican nachos are spread out on a flat cookie sheet with cheese an black beans, fixings on the side).

F.. Yup, I think the food is damn near perfect. They do a great smokehouse flavor on some of their foods (eg had a burger with steakhouse sauce and it was incredibly).

V.. Very competitive pricing when you consider the overall great quality. The Bill was less than expected and we would have willingly paid more for the experience. In fact we took the family back for lunch two days later.

03-27-2014 00:50:48 | More by bbeerman
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mikefour77

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$

The food is very good with a nice selection of premise smoked items, plus very good options for those who don't crave pulled pork or ribs. The smoked salmon, for example, is excellent and on par with the quality you would expect from a dedicated seafood establishment.

The beer (all brewed on site) is excellent and reasonably priced at $5 for a 20 oz glass. Personally have not had anything here that I did like.

The growlers and big cans are a steal as well at $9 a refill and $5 for a can (24 oz.).

The only issue - that place is very loud so going with a group can be a bit challenging.

We'll be visiting again very soon.

10-21-2013 17:37:01 | More by mikefour77
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Boto

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$

Drove up here from a recent trip to So. NH for lunch. We weren’t disappointed. The brewpub is in an old converted house. It is a great setting, with small rooms all over for dining. There was a decent selection of their beers, as well as a couple of guest taps. The beers are good. I only had one, but the blueberry was tasty: not excessive on the blueberries. My wife had the Pale Ale and the Weiss, which were tasty also. The menu was good. We were there for lunch and the sandwiches were excellent. I had the pastrami and it was lean and tasty. The Cajun Fries were superb. It is worth going there just for them. Our server was very attentive and quite helpful. It is a bit out of the way, but well worth the trip!

07-22-2013 13:58:44 | More by Boto
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plutoniumpete

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$

Great food, Great beer, and Great prices. $5 for all their 20 oz draft crafts. The BBQ selection is quite nice, and I recommend the BBQ plate for 4 people with pretty much unlimited BBQ for like $15 a person. The Thai chicken pizza and curried crab bisque are personal favorites. Always busy, and bar seats are hard to come by sometimes. Their brown ale is probably my favoirte, but I would say go ahead and get the flight of all their beers. You wont be dissappointed.

06-12-2013 17:13:34 | More by plutoniumpete
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Siebel98

New Hampshire

4.39/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

The Moat is a must visit if you're in the area. The beer offerings are widely varied, well crafted, and true to style. The menu is interesting and the food is very good. Although the place can get very crowded at times, the atmosphere is comfortable, the staff is attentive and the layout facilitates good service. Prices are reasonable.

01-16-2013 13:41:13 | More by Siebel98
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Up in the Conway area for some weekend hiking and Moat turned out to be the perfect spot to refuel and recharge at the end of the day. This place is a brewpub and an inn, and it looks like it was converted from an old farmhouse. Very welcome, rustic feel as soon as you walk in the door. Lots of eclectic decorations throughout the different rooms. Very diverse menu of food, with a BBQ/TexMex feel overall, but some very unique combinations sprinkled throughout. The beer was tasty, and they have 6 regular taps going, with two seasonals. Beer to go is available, and the waitress said that growlers are $15 for the purchase and initial fill, and $9 for subsequent fills. Not too bad for pricing when compared to other breweries. Sampler paddles are also available if you just can't decide what you want. Our waitress was really nice and very prompt. Overall, from food to beer to service, we had a great time. Prices were not bad at all, and if we are ever in the area again, we would definitely swing by again. We even said that we may stay there some time, to see how the entire experience is. Worth a visit!

11-05-2012 04:00:47 | More by GarthDanielson
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Located on Rt. 16 in the northern-most part of North Conway, N.H., this pub is in a stylish looking old converted home. Parking is limited so be prepared. The brewery is located in the cellar and the tops of the steel barrels can be seen as you enter the front door.

I sat at the bar even though there is a dining area. The bar was made of granite like the Granite State. It was slow when I arrived and the service was friendly enough but a little slow to greet me and take my order. You can buy five 5 oz samplers for $5 and there had 8 of their own beers on tap.

The menu is comfort food with a smoky twist. I ate the bison quesadilla and found it to be quite tasty. There are a few beers here that you currently cannot get in bottles/cans in NH stores and the prices are more reasonable here than in the stores. It is a pretty decent place to stop if you are in the area.

10-10-2012 00:23:15 | More by puboflyons
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Stopped by this little brewery on my travles up to North Conway. Moat Mountain does not look like brewery or resturant at first glance. But it is a nice setting in an old farm house with fire places and many dining rooms. Host staff was not anything special at all, almost would have said they were rude. But the wait staff was good, they knew the in house beers well. I noticed the menu had a lot of BBQ items, and it was actually really good, I was surprised. usally BBQ up north here in New England isn't that great. The beer was great, I decided on a sampler with all the beers on tap that day from Moat Mountain. Cannot complain at all on the beers. If you are traveling up to the White Mountains I would make a point to stop here, it was not too pricey and food and beer was great. I will be going back myself soon to try some of the other beers they don't have on tap.

10-08-2012 22:08:32 | More by Cavanaghty
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$

I've been here a few times over the years, we stopped here on the way home form Ebeneezer's and this review reflects that visit.
The restaurant is in an huge old restored farmhouse, there are rooms for rent upstairs with a bar area out back. Brew house is behind glass downstairs from the bar. We sat at the bar for a late lunch.
Our waitress was friendly and attentive, and our beers were solid if not unremarkable. For a place with smokehouse in the name you would expect to find great bbq, So that's what I ordered. I had a brisket and sausage chili which was the highlight of my meal.
The pulled pork platter came with mashed potatoes and cole slaw. The pork was slathered to the rafters in sweet sticky barbeque sauce but even underneath the sauce the meat seemed dry. The slaw was really nice and the taters were taters.
Typical resort town pricing a bit on the high side. I would go back and give them another shot, but this trip wasn't horribly impressive.

08-26-2012 19:16:51 | More by johnnnniee
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Quite a hike over the mountain from where we were staying in Lincoln, but well worth the drive. Big old building with quite a bit of work put in using recent years. Lots of white wainscoting and stainless steel accenting the light natural wood tones. Bar area looks fairly modern and is separated from the dinning area which consists of a handful of different rooms throughout the layout.

6 house beers on tap, all good to very good in quality and construction. The brown ale is not to be missed and the pale and wheat are right up there. A few guest taps and bottles to boot.

Menu has a mix of bar food and BBQ. The BBQ is smoked in the basement on premises and served with a light coating of sauce. The meat is fall off the bone done, but maybe a splash dry later in the day. Service was good but could have been more attentive on a slow night.

Overall the solid beers make it enough of a destination when in the area, and the very good food makes it as close to a must see as possible.

10-09-2011 21:37:41 | More by rfgetz
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Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. in North Conway, NH
90 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.