Inn at Crystal Lake and
Palmer House Pub

Route 153 / 2356 Eaton Road
Eaton Center, NH 03832

"Tiny pub offers a world of flavors"
- The Boston Globe

Open Wednesday-Sunday starting at 5pm.

** OPEN FOR DINNER EVERY NIGHT THIS WEEK (10/4 - 10/11) for Fryeburg Fair Week! **

Bobby Barker

Come enjoy one of the "Top Ten: Pubs, Bars & Brews" in the Mount Washington Valley!

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Named after the inn's original owner, Nathaniel Palmer, the Inn at Crystal Lake's Palmer House Pub has been recognized by The Boston Globe as a perfect spot to relax with a drink and some delicious food (perhaps a bowl of Tim's award-winning chili). Take a seat at the gorgeous walnut bar that originally came from Boston's Ritz-Carlton. In the summer, a seat out on the patio with a glass of wine might be the perfect way to end the day.

Our pub has a full liquor license and we specialize in classic cocktails like Martinis and Manhattans - but innkeeper, Tim, is usually behind the bar and willing to whip up almost any kind of drink!

In addition to the pub and dining room menus below, we also prepare nightly specials to reflect the freshest local ingredients.

We do try and keep this site updated with any changes to our menu, but don't be surprised if you come for dinner and things are just slightly different. We like to mix things up every once in while!

Attending a show at the Stone Mountain Arts Center? Come on in for dinner beforehand - we're one of the closest restaurants to the Arts Center - only 15-20 minutes door to door!

Reservations are highly recommended (for both the dining room and pub) - especially on the weekends. We typically close the kitchen by 8:30pm, so please plan accordingly.

Dining Room Menu


Soup - $3.5 cup / $5.5 bowl
Always fresh always homemade

Chili - $4 cup / $6 bowl
Tim's 'Eaton Chili' is loaded with meat, beans, onions & a spicy kick!

Onion Soup Gratiné - $5.5 crock
Caramelized onions, thyme & sherry in a rich beef broth; topped with crostini & Swiss & Provolone cheese

Spinach & Artichoke Crostini - $7
Artichoke hearts, spinach, cream cheese & red onion baked on homemade crostini bread

Mussels - $11
One pound of sautéed mussels (preparation changed daily)

White Bean Dip -
Creamy dip made with cannellini beans, lemon, garlic & olive oil; garnished with capers & paprika infused olive oil & served with flour tortilla crisps

Crab Cakes - $12
Pan-fried crab cakes served with chipotle aioli

Baked Brie - $12
Brie cheese wrapped in pastry, baked & served with crostini, fruit & a blackberry coulis

Dinner Salads

Caesar - $8
Classic Caesar salad with fresh romaine, Parmesan cheese, creamy garlic dressing & homemade croutons (add chicken for $5 or shrimp for $7)

Greek – $10
Greens topped with Feta, Kalamata olives, red onion, cucumber, tomato, homemade croutons & our own Greek vinaigrette (add chicken for $5 or shrimp for $7)

Palmer House - $12
This full-plate salad makes a perfect meal: fresh greens, vegetables, cheese & fruit topped with homemade croutons & one of our homemade dressings (add chicken for $5 or shrimp for $7)


Chicken Piccata  - $22
Tender chicken breast sautéed with garlic, lemon & capers; served with rice & sautéed vegetables

Pasta Primavera - $17
Cavatappi pasta in a light garlic & Parmesan cream sauce with a medley of seasonal vegetables (add chicken for $5 or shrimp for $7)

Grilled Salmon - $26
Grilled, Atlantic salmon topped with a balsamic reduction; served with rice & sautéed vegetables

Roast Duck - $34
Roasted, ½ duck topped with a blueberry-balsamic-Maple sauce; served with herbed, apricot pearl couscous & sautéed vegetables

Mongolian Pork Chop - $25
Boneless pork chopped marinated in a sweet Hoisin sauce; served with mashed potatoes & sautéed vegetables

Beef Tenderloin - $32
Grilled, beef tenderloin topped with a lemon & parsley compound butter; served with mashed potatoes & sautéed vegetables

Entrées are served with a mixed greens salad topped with fresh vegetables & fruit, croutons & one of our homemade dressings:
Chipotle Buttermilk Ranch
Rice Wine Vinaigrette
Maple Balsamic

Bleu Cheese

Pub Fare

In the pub you have the choice of our full dining room menu, as well as the following fare:

Mixed Greens Salad - $4
Mixed greens topped with fresh vegetables, fruit, homemade croutons & one of our homemade dressings

Short Ribs - $16
Red wine & rosemary braised boneless beef short ribs; served with mashed potatoes & sautéed vegetables (a NH Magazine "Best of" Editor's Pick winner!)

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese - $9
Cavatappi pasta tossed with a four-cheese cream sauce & served with chef's choice of vegetable

Shepherd's Pie - $12
Sautéed ground beef, peas & corn topped with mashed potatoes & baked until golden brown

Chicken Pot Pie - $13
Oven-roasted chicken, onions, peas, carrots & celery in a savory chicken gravy; topped with a flaky pastry crust

Pizza - Priced daily
Preparation changed daily

Chicken Salad Wrap - $10
Chicken salad with celery, onion & grapes wrapped in a flour tortilla with lettuce & tomato; served with potato salad or farro & quinoa salad

Pork Shanks - $14
Tender pork shanks with a sweet, Thai chili glaze; served with rice &
sautéed vegetables

** Fiesta Fridays  have returned **

(During Fiesta Fridays season (Oct.-May) both the pub and dining room menus are always available as well - but please note that some Mexican items may not be offered each week depending on the freshness of ingredients)

Chips & Salsa or Guacamole – $5
Homemade salsa or guacamole & freshly fried corn tortilla chips

Pork Carnitas – $17
Deep-fried pork with a cumin & coriander tomato sauce; served with mashed potatoes & vegetable

Chicken or Pork Enchiladas – $15
Two flour tortillas filled with either chicken (mole sauce) or pork (pureed squash sauce); served with black beans

Fish Tacos – $14
Cod & slaw on soft flour tortillas; served with chipotle aioli & rice

Steak Burrito – $17
Flour tortilla filled with chimichurri steak, cheddar cheese, white beans, tomato & lettuce

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