By ALANA PERSSON, LACONIA DAILY SUN
MEREDITH — There are many restaurants around the lake that allow boaters to dock and dine, but there are only a few that give the true shoreline seating experience. The Town Docks in Meredith, however, allows boaters to feel the wind in their hair and white sand between their feet, as they take in the views of Lake Winnipesaukee.
Town Docks, located in the heart of Meredith, provides boaters with the ultimate dining experience, according to Kory Brunell, General Manager of the restaurant. With personal docks located directly off the restaurant and two public docks next door, lake goers have plenty of options to arrive and dine by boat.
Once docked, restaurant goers are encouraged to try some of the popular drinks the beach bar has to offer. Two of the most popular drinks include the Watermelon Bowl and the Pina Colada. The Watermelon Bowl is served in a half watermelon, which contains strawberries, pina colada mix and spiced rum. The Pina Colada is served in half of a pineapple and blended with coconut rum.
“Having fruit as a vessel for our drinks is a signature of the restaurant,” said Brunell. “Often times people come here to get a Watermelon Bowl to officially kick off their summer season.”
This year, Town Docks has started a new build-your-own-mojito section of the drink menu, which allows customers to create their own unique drinks. Pricing for all drinks can be found on their wine and drink menu at www.thecman.com/m/restaurants-and-menus/town-docks.aspx.
Like the drink menu, the dining menu features some classic summer favorites, as well as some new recipes. The new ahi tuna nacho bites are priced at $11.99 and contain marinated ahi tuna, tortilla chips, guacamole, spicy chili sauce and pickled vegetables.
The summer salad priced at $8.99 and the maji maji fish tacos priced at $13.99 are also making it big this season, according to Sean Brown, director of operations for Town Docks. The full menu, including the children's menu, can be found online.
“We try and focus on creating an experience, not just a meal,” said Brunell. He said many of the people who come to the restaurant are families with young kids. To cater to the younger crowd, the restaurant features an outdoor kids area with toys to play with in the sand and a corn hole game.
In addition to the extensive drink, dining and seating options, Town Docks also provides a wide variety of music throughout the summer months. Each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday night from 5 to 8 p.m. live performers come to the main beach area to perform beach themed tunes. The full show list of summer musicians can be found on the Town Docks Facebook Page.
Town Docks will also be holding a Beach Party on Wednesday, June 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. This event is held leading up to the 12th annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival, which will be held at Church Landing on Thursday, June 29. This year the local charity supported is Girls at Work and a portion of all proceeds from the evening will go toward the organization.
Town Docks is located at 289 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information call 279-3445 or visit the website online.
Pineapple and watermelon: Pina Colada in a pineapple can be purchased for just $10. The Watermelon Bowl serves two and is available for $14. (Courtesy photo)
Town Docks entry: Located directly on Lake Winnipesaukee customers are invited to take the M/S Mount Washington to Meredith and dine at the restaurant. (Courtesy photo)
- Written by Alana Persson
- Category: Lake Style
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