Most of the area’s eateries are in Gorham , which, while smaller than Berlin , is a bit more recreationally minded. At J’s Corner Restaurant & Lounge (277 Main St., Gorham, 603/466-5132, www.jscornerrestaurantandlounge.com , 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Sun.–Thu.; 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat., $14–24), surf ’n’ turf is the house specialty—and the kitchen delivers. The popular, upbeat spot packs its attractive casual dining room with locals digging into steak with garlic-mushroom sauce, filet mignon, and jumbo shrimp loaded with buttery stuffing.
Set in an old Victorian manor, the inviting interior of Libby’s Bistro (111 Main St., Gorham, 603/466-5330, www.libbysbistro.net , 5:30–9 p.m. Wed.–Sat.; closed Sun.–Tues., $17–26) is a jumble of antiques and homey touches, and the food is a perfect match: Homemade pumpkin soup, seared tuna, and rack of lamb with fig are just a few of the enticing offerings.
Friendly, fast service and fresh sushi are what keep Yokohama Restaurant (288 Main St., Gorham, 603/466-2501, 5–9 p.m. Tues.–Sat.; closed Sun., $8–17) a Gorham  favorite. In addition to the list of basic sushi rolls and sashimi, there are cooked specials for the raw-adverse.