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“Hooksett's Only Landmark”

Robie's Country Store
Ranked #4 of 35 Restaurants in Hooksett
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Healthy, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Robie's Country Store has long been the premier, must-visit stop along the campaign trail during Presidential and local elections in New Hampshire. Listed in the NH and National Register of Historic Places, Robie's has served locals, river traffic, mill workers, and rail traffic since it opened in 1822. The building, from its well-worn floorboards to the sunbaked front porch and the picnic tables looking over the Merrimack River, gives evidence of over a century of service as a local New England market. Robie's has served as a campaign stop for both Mitt Romney and his father George Romney, and Jimmy Carter walked through these doors as a relatively unknown candidate...as have many politicians dating back to the 1950s. Evidence of the political history adorns the walls. Moving into modern times, Robie's welcomes the movement to "buy local" and serves as a café and market where you'll find the best NH locally-made goods alongside a menu featuring the freshest locally-grown food available...and famous pancakes! Amber and Josh Enright bring their full menu from Roots Catering to Robie's. "This is really how you had to run a store before mass production. Your local market sold locally-made goods." said Amber. The café at Robie's features an eclectic take on many classic New England foods and also includes a rotation of fresh salads, delicious soups, and hot/cold sandwiches. The market taps into small-batch, homemade items made locally throughout NH and New England to offer a high-quality selection across candies, gifts, stationery, cooking supplies, cheeses, oils, and numerous other items. Open for breakfast and lunch with take-out available. Featuring Java Tree coffee and full espresso bar, Nashoba Brook slow rise bread, fresh baked scones, quiches, frittatas, and much, much more.
Manchester, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hooksett's Only Landmark”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Never had a bad sandwich here... Just wish they were a little cheaper. I stop here every time before I go on the Merrimack River.

Visited April 2014
Thank Joe M
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Allenstown, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
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“Re-opened with new management April, 2014”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

With alot of work and planning, Tom Walch has opened up Robie's Country Store with its historical flare still in tack. With a carefully prepared menu for breakfast and lunch made from scratch, we will definately be back for more. Food, beverage, candy, locally made gifts and Robie collections are made available for purchase. We are SO happy that Tom has taken over as the new proprietor of the country store. The staff is very friendly, too. The Robie's would be proud!!!

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank DDube
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antosh_paul, Investor at Robie's Country Store, responded to this review, 10 March 2016
March 2016 and Robie's is now operated by Amber and Josh Enright (owner's of Root's Catering of Manchester). We're open for breakfast and lunch with evening room rentals for special events. The menu reflects Roots' eclectic and healthy take on classics. And the country store is overflowing with NH Made local products only.

Stop by for a fresh baked scone and Java Tree latte the way you like it! Stay for a bit and take in the political history proudly displayed on the walls.
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370 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“May be historic but it needs a bit of help”
Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

This general store is more of a deli than anything else. Although this place is highlighted in the latest issue of the New Hampshire Magazine, it is the fact that it is community- owned that ensured it had profile. It isn't for the fact that it is interesting. You can sense the place has a lot of history but it is lost somewhat. Lots of historical signs and posters but there are not many things to buy/browse. The deli at the back of the place is the business element that makes this place run. Worth a quick drop in if it is on the way but not worth making the detour. Try other general stores.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Ottawajester
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Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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362 restaurant reviews
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“The "Fun & Funky" Trumps The Food”
Reviewed 26 March 2013

Parking is off of the road, figure this out, as no signs are there to help you. I guess that this was a General Store at some time. Some years back I had been working on a project at one of the local businesses and had enjoyed a sub sandwich from Robie's. Today I was interested in trying a breakfast. Arriving the front porch had a trio of locals discussing "small town issues", I started to "hear a banjo playing in the background". But this is New Hampshire so I "ratcheted up" my courage and continued into the establishment. The environment is rich with memorabilia attached in almost every available space, most have to do with politicians, which is to be expected in a First In The Nation (Presidential vote) state. Over in the corner is the local "Post Office". In the next room is the Food Prep area, no Table Server situation here, you need to go back to where they do the deed, where they cook the food, to order. On the wall are menu boars that list some of the offerings, the more extensive and complete list is available at the counters. The day I visited there was only one person working. She was very exited about how her French Toast was not prepared ahead of time, and that she did not like "thin" bread. I ordered the Veggie Omelet with Swiss Cheese, and an addition of sausage, with Rye toast. Coffee is available from airpots, just across from the Post Office, napkins and plastic utensils next to the airpots. Quite a variety of coffee flavors available, two sizes of paper cups available, with back-up airpots located behind, just place the empty on the counter across, above the trash containers. I tried a flavor that promised a complexity of flavors, but the coffee was not even "warm" so I do not know if the flavors were even present. Eventually the food was delivered, from my experience I would estimate that six extra large eggs were used to create my omelet. That stated, the plastic knife was necessary, to "cut" the omelet, for service. There was a lot of cheese in the omelet as well. But, there was not a lot of flavor. If I was blind I would not have known what I was eating. Home Fries were included, my estimation is that the potatoes were sitting on the grill for several hours, at low heat. The toast was thin and, although I had asked for "Rye" toast, there was no taste to the toast, I have no idea what bread was used for the toast. I guess that the toast pretty much summed up the experience, there was no flavor, just a lot of food ...

While I was there a fellow stopped in to pick up a sub sandwich, he left with a huge sandwich. Maybe this place is better for a sub sandwich? If you go for breakfast expect that you will not have a taste explosion experience, but will be able to leave with a full belly.

  • Visited March 2013
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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great breakfasts!”
Reviewed 21 February 2013

A must stop if you love politics - the walls are covered with campaign and politico memorabilia. Plus a historical building.

Visited December 2012
Thank Robin V
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