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VOTED #3 in New Hampshire for "Best Sushi" WMUR-TV 2019
VOTED "Best of NH - Favorite Restaurant White Mountains Region" New Hampshire Magazine March 2017
Boston.com votes Delaney's Hole in the Wall #2 Wings in New England!!!
Best Of New Hampshire ••• Best Wings •••
Our Award Winning Buffalo and Honey Hot Sauces Can be Purchased!
We were voted "BEST OF 2017" in the Mt. Washington Valley in the Conway Daily Sun newspaper in the following categories:
• Best Neighborhood Bar • Best Sports Bar • Best Après Ski • Best Lunch Restaurant • Best Chicken Wings
VOTED #3 in New Hampshire for "Best Sushi" WMUR-TV March 2017
"50 Best Sports Bars in America - Top Sports Bars in Your State" Read about us on delish.com! Delaney's Hole in the Wall, North Conway, New Hampshire "Some of the best pub food we've had in a while. One of the best spicy tuna rolls we've had in a while. Together they make for a unique and yummy dining experience! And we got to watch the Pats game!"
"There’s nothing worse than ordering a Buffalo wing appetizer at a restaurant and receiving a small plate with a half-dozen half wings with minimal sauce. You’ll never have that problem at this Mount Washington Valley favorite, where wings are served whole, smothered in your choice of Buffalo or honey hot sauce, and piled high enough that one order is more than sufficient for a meal. Expect attention. From the moment they’re brought out, the steaming aura fills the room with a scent that will render your surrounding cohorts jealous." - March 26, 2013
Read About "The Hole in the Wall" in New Hampshire Home Magazine 2016!
Family-owned Delaney's Hole in the Wall in North Conway has been around since 1994. Winning awards and setting standards for delicious food, Delaney's is a sports-themed bar owned by Lanette and Dick Delaney and Dick's sister, Maryellen. Each business partner brings their special skills and years of experience in restaurants and business into play.
Lanette, explains Dick Delaney, has run the kitchen "from day one. She has an amazing pallet and is a really good cook and baker." Chef Jeremy Delaney (interestingly, of no relation to the owners) has been developing recipes with Lanette since 1996. Serving lunch and dinner, diners can order from the regular menu or gluten-free, sushi or kid's menus. Dick Delaney is especially proud that of the fact that "99% of our menu is made from scratch" using predominantly locally-sourced ingredients. Even the desserts, prepared by Lanette, are made in-house.
Delaney says that the wings are his customers' favorite appetizer - which is no surprise, given that they've accumulated accolades both statewide and nationally through reviewers like Boston.com and The New Hampshire Magazine.
Featuring an inventive menu with New England flavors, meal favorites are the Reuben sandwich and baby back ribs, which Delaney describes as "very popular and really good." Delaney's personal favorites are the Texas Tornado sandwich - made with maple-jalapeno-brushed chicken breast, cheddar cheese, and Applewood-smoked bacon - and the Chicken Gorgonzola dish - chicken breast stuffed with spinach, prosciutto, and bleu cheese, then rolled in fresh bread crumbs and sauteed.
Cold, locally-brewed beers on tap and six TVs greet you in the tavern. With its brickwork, arches, lighting and fireplace, the building has a warm and rustic appeal that makes you want to stay awhile. Portions are large and service is attentive. You can even buy a bottle of their famous Buffalo Wing or Honey Hot Wing sauce to take home.
True to their theme, Delaney explains that he and his wife "jumped right into supporting local sports from youth programs to high school." Delaney is president of a group of independent restaurants in the area known as The Valley Originals, which supports "all sorts of nonprofits, sports teams and the arts," Delaney says, and gave over $400,000 back to the community in 2015.
As for the sports memorabilia that covers the walls in the bar, Delaney started collecting it six to seven years before they purchased the restaurant's building. Delaney explains, "I had most of it hanging on the walls of our house, just waiting for the right opportunity to come along. So I had a really good starting point for a sports-themed bar before we bought the place. Since then, we have been adding new things all the time." Online article, click here!
Top 5 Wings in AMERICA 2013
Best of 2008
2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Best of 2017
The Valley Originals Eat Local! Dine Original!
The Valley Originals is a group of locally owned and operated restaurants that have joined together to share their thoughts and ideas on what the true experience of local eatery should be like. By their very nature the independent restaurant is unique in its ambiance, recipes and service – it is not a copy of any other restaurant in the locale. Food is prepared fresh daily, often from local product. Frozen food prepared in some far flung commissary is not the fare of the independent restaurant. The owner is on the premises to respond to your dining needs and wishes. We support local organizations, charities and activities and are all involved in the community effort. Our goal is to give you a very special and unique experience and the finest food found anywhere. So treat yourself… come join us.
Did you know that The Valley Originals has given $337,000 back to non-profit organizations in the Valley? To learn more, visit The Valley Originals Dick Delaney is a proud member on the Valley Originals board.
We are proud to be involved in our community with many different local charities, sponsorships and so on. We are happy to help our community as proud members of the Valley!