Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

3378 White Mtn Hwy
North Conway, New Hampshire, 03860-5189
United States

(603) 356-6381 | map
moatmountain.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.78
Beers:
31
Reviews:
446
Ratings:
1,591
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.02
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
141
pDev:
9.95%
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Reviews by Brad007:
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3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I visited this place with two friends the other day. The atmosphere is decent with witty beer-related posters on the walls and a casual feel. We ate at the bar.

The food menu was well-designed but I do wish they had a more comprehensive beer menu. I was confused as to what I could actually take home in growlers/bombers/cans because of a chalkboard sign that had 3 beers listed. I learned that you could actually take home more than that but not until after my friend did so.

Service wasn't anything to write home about. The servers seemed more interested in chatting it up with regulars than bringing us our checks or more beers. To be fair, they had just opened and it was slow-paced at the time. Despite this, our servers were very friendly and this made up for whatever shortcomings they had.

They had a lot of beer that they could serve. The only problem as I mentioned is the beer menu. They could adopt a chalkboard above the bar somehow with each beer listed. Just a thought. I did find it refreshing that they had a helles lager, a czech pilsner and a fairly decent old-school IPA on tap. It's a refreshing change from establishments that are dominated by hops.

The food was excellent. The bun for my burger could have been a better quality but other than that, no complaints. I tend to keep it simple anyway when I eat at brewpubs.

I would recommend that you check out Moat Mountain. It's in a beautiful scenic area not too far from the Attitash ski area.

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Brad007 from Vermont, Jun 01, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.9/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Griffith from Connecticut, Mar 18, 2019
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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

If you are in North Conway, NH go to the Moat Mountain Smokehouse and Brewery. This is where the locals and in the know visitors go. The food and beer are reasonably priced.They brew so many different styles enjoy an 8 glass taster. We have going there for many years.

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Kayakguy from Massachusetts, Jun 01, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

One of my favorite places to go in North Conway. Great beer and great food. These guys are also dog lovers- as the sign says, don't leave your dog in the car, they will call the police. I have seen it happen!

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JLGull from Massachusetts, May 13, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

KMcGrath from Massachusetts, Feb 14, 2018
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3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

LXMRTN from New Hampshire, Feb 09, 2018
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3.86/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Prost76 from New Hampshire, Oct 21, 2017
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3.78/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

latulipperd from Massachusetts, Jul 29, 2017
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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

GregSemenza from Connecticut, Jul 06, 2017
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3.78/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

HurryItsJacob from Massachusetts, Jun 21, 2017
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

riderwbd from Vermont, Apr 16, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Interesting little restaurant/brewery with a solid beer selection and good food. Flight was nice as it included 8 different beers. Wait staff was good and food was above average.

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Photo of Im4jojo
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing location. Mountains in the backdrop which means plenty of winter activity close by. Spacious bar, warm atmosphere. Friendly people. Over the bar hangs "frequent flyer" mugs. Adds to the inviting atmosphere. Can fill growlers and buy cans. Definitely a destination.

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Im4jojo from Massachusetts, Jan 14, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Went to eat and drink here during a trip up in the area. The place was very packed even with what seemed to be ample parking. Surprisingly though, the 45 minute wait we were told we would have was cut to 15 minutes. The restaurant was quite large with a New England inn atmosphere. Seating was in several locations across the first floor of the building with a large bar area near the front.

The food menu came on one sheet of paper, but it seemed loaded with smokehouse and barbecue options. Our waitress was very nice, quick, and attentive. I decided on the 8 beer sample which was massive. For dinner, I had the brisket served on cinnamon raisin toast. It was quite good and the portions were generous. I was not sure if other beers are served at this establishment, but there were 8 staple beers (that were part of my sampler) with what looked like 4-6 rotating beers. The beers I had ranged from a stout to a fruit beer and offered some good options.

Overall, I liked this place, despite it being a little crowded during a heavy tourist weekend. This place can serve as a nice local hangout or a tourist destination.

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fitzy84 from Massachusetts, Oct 11, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Buddance from Massachusetts, Aug 14, 2016
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3.7/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

MaxOhle from Illinois, Aug 08, 2016
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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

gr8fulbeerhead from California, Jul 23, 2016
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4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Matthowland from New Hampshire, Apr 07, 2016
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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

tmac from New Hampshire, Feb 21, 2016
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3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

smanson56 from New Hampshire, Jan 31, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

ScaryEd from New Hampshire, Jan 09, 2016
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3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Nomis from Massachusetts, Nov 24, 2015
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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

hop_junkie from New Hampshire, Nov 15, 2015
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3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The taplist had lots of options, but there wasn't anything from my sampler that really impressed me. Nothing bad, just nothing great either. The restaurant service was good and the food is good too, but I think I'd try someplace different the next time we're in town.

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OffHeGoes from Massachusetts, Nov 09, 2015
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4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Steve and Vickie know how to do this and do it well... Beers are solid and pretty much to style... Always busy, so be patient... Food couldn't be better.... Always enjoy my visit...

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rixport from New Hampshire, Nov 07, 2015
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. in North Conway, NH
Brewery rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1591 ratings