Housed in an original train depot built in the 1800s, the family-owned and -operated Woodstock Station (135 Main St./Rte. 3, North Woodstock, 800/321-3985, www.woodstockinnnh.com , 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. daily; call for off-season hours, $9–23) camps it up for the kids (and, depending on how much you like trains, the adults) with a menu custom-built for young palates (à la dishes like the “artichoo-too” and “box car-o-shrimp”).
Peter and Catherine Johnson, the couple behind Gypsy Cafe (117 Main St./Rte. 112, Lincoln, 603/745-4395, 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. and 5–9:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat.; 5–9 p.m. only Sun., Wed., and Thu., $7–23), love to travel—and it shows in their menu combining Thai, Cuban, European, Latin, and American Southwest flavor influences. Dig into bowls of ale-cooked clams, Cuban pork, and barbecued chicken.
At the casual, buzzing King’s Corner Cafe (264 Main St./Rte. 112, North Woodstock, 603/745-3802, www.kingscornercafe.com , 7 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Sat.; 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Sun., $7–12), you can fill up on big country breakfasts, Caesar salads, and overstuffed sandwiches before or after perusing the adjoining gallery. An espresso bar and wireless Internet access are also offered.