If you’re ever looking for a quintessential diner experience, Rosie’s Restaurant is a local diner right out of a storybook. A relaxing place for a weekend breakfast or lunch, Rosie’s offers a sense of community, comfort, and of course, delicious food.
Located in Tamworth on Route 16, it’s hard to miss if you’re traveling north on that route. The restaurant has been around since 1987, and it has garnered a reputation for the area since then. The wait staff greets many customers by name, and vice versa, so the local community enjoys eating there regularly. They treat their new customers with the same friendly manner, fostering a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
When I first arrived, I had to wait in a short line, as they seat you as the tables open up. They move people through as quickly as possible, so the wait time was not long. Coffee is offered immediately, and it’s my favorite kind of coffee – refillable! The wait staff is sure to ask you several times throughout your meal if you would like a refill.
I have only eaten at Rosie’s for breakfast, but their lunch food looks tasty too. Their menu provides a variety of egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, traditional sides, mouth-watering cinnamon rolls, and sandwiches and burgers for lunch.
I ordered the Farmer’s Omelette, and it did not disappoint! This omelette was filled to the brim with vegetables, which is just what I like. You can choose your cheese and your bread, and they offer either hash browns or home fries with onion and garlic. I have heard that the hash browns taste great, but I can personally testify that the home fries are very good! It truly hit the spot for a Saturday morning breakfast.
As a restaurant that clearly emphasizes supporting the local community, they have partnerships with local suppliers as well. The business is a family-oriented business, started by Rosie in 1987, and her sons now help in the kitchen too. Check out the “About Us” story. If you ever find yourself on the eastern side of the White Mountains, I would highly recommend a stop into Rosie’s Restaurant!