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“WOW!!!!”
Review of Shovel Handle Pub

Shovel Handle Pub
Ranked #9 of 17 Restaurants in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“WOW!!!!”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Who would think a place so far out in the middle of nowhere, would be so delightful???
Great service, incredible food, and awesome barn ambiance! Don't miss this GEM OF A PLACE!!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Paul B
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New Hampshire
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11 reviews
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“Danced all night here!”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

a wedding - Great time. Wait service did an excellent job. our guests loved it. extremely accommodating. late night bon fires in the mountains for a memorable event.

Visited April 2014
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Thank mmkhomeboston
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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, Better Service, Even Better Atmosphere”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The Shovel Handle is a great spot in Jackson for dinner after skiing! We had it recommended to us by our innkeepers and we were glad they did. Live music, multiple levels, white lights on the wood....it had an awesome, cozy atmosphere that allowed you to talk and enjoy your meal, while still feeling like you were a part of the Shovel Handle community. The proximity to Black Mountain and Jackson is perfect. If you come here and they have music, it will be noisy, so it's not the place to go for a quiet dinner for two. But if you're looking for a fun night, great music, great food, and just a great atmosphere, this is the place to go.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Michael O
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Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Excellent food, fun atmosphere”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We had tried to go the the Shovel Handle pub many times when in the Jackson area but most times it was closed for fuinctions (this is a very popular wedding venue). On our last visit we were lucky and hit it on a night without a function. We met friends for drinks in the bar area and then we stayed for dinner. Food and service were wonderful...one of the best meals in this area. We hope to return to the Shovel Handle each time we are in the area.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Lyoness
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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“Truely a "Downhill" experience”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

I could not have been more disappointed. We looked forward to a relaxing evening as a family in a very quaint alpine lodge atmosphere. We waited to be seated for over an hour, but that was okay as we enjoyed time in the lounge talking. Once seated however the "downhill" adventure began. It was if we were 5 invisible people. We put in a quick drink order and appetizers. It took about 1/2 hour to get those and no one took our entree orders until we asked if we could put them in....well over 1/2 hour. When they came out, only 4 people were served. Invisible person 5's order never got placed. The kitchen was now closing as it was after 9 and number 5's rushed meal got to the table after everyone else was done. The quality of the food was mediocre at best. We will not return.

  • Visited February 2014
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4 Thank Bill M
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