Contoocook Covered Bridge Restaurant & Lounge

Classy casual cuisine

Beautiful view: river, waterfall, covered bridge
Romantic, candlelight, friendly atmosphere
Simple or fancy, for all occasions

Food hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11:30AM – 9PM
Sunday: 11:30AM – 8PM

Bar stays open later
Ask about our local live entertainment in the bar, many evenings
Closed Mondays and 4 holidays (Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas)

Dine in or take out

Phone 746-5191,

Gift certificates available
MasterCard, Visa, and Discover accepted

9% NH meals tax not included
For parties of at least 8 dining in, 18% gratuity might be added

16 Cedar St. (First Floor), Contoocook NH 03229-3305


Disco sweet fries: crispy sweet-potato fries with groovy dipping sauce, 6.95
Stuffed potato skins: deep-fried potato cups baked with bacon and Jack & cheddar cheeses, served with scallions & sour cream, 6.95
Donna’s dumplings: 12 pork-ginger dumplings, boiled then fried to perfection, with scallions & Chinese ginger-garlic sauce, 7.75
Chicken strips: crispy hand-breaded chicken-tender strips — choose “served with honey-mustard” or “tossed with Buffalo thriller sauce,” 8.50
Coconut chicken: chicken tenders, dredged in beer batter & coconut, deep-fried, served with curry-honey mustard, 8.75
Garlic chicken nachos app: corn chips, seasoned chicken, Jack & cheddar cheeses, bean dip, jalapeños, black olives, garlic-cilantro dressing, salsa, and sour cream, medium 8.75, huge 12.50


French onion gratiné: cup of French onion soup baked with Parmesan & Swiss cheeses, 4.50
Chicken curry: spiced chicken & sweet coconut, in curry soup, cup 4.25, bowl 4.95
Soup du jour: creative seasonal soups, cup 4.25, bowl 4.95
Soup combo: for any of those soups, add a garden salad or small Caesar salad or half sandwich (California turkey, Rachel, Reuben, or BLT), add 3.50


Japanese steak salad: we start with a big garden salad then add Japanese-slaw dressing, grilled teriyaki steak, toasted sesame seeds, scallions, and crispy wonton strips, 11.95
Club salad: big garden salad topped with smoked turkey, diced-bacon sprinkles, and avocado dressing, 11.95
Bridge bistro salad: seared scallops, grilled broccoli, and roasted garlic, tossed with seasonal greens & vegetables, served with balsamic vinaigrette, 14.95
Contoocook salad builder: start with a big garden salad or big Caesar salad (5.95). Choose your dressing:
Italian, Caesar, 1000 Island, ranch, bleu cheese, creamy feta, honey mustard, or balsamic vinaigrette.
Then heat things up by adding your favorites:
black olives .50, Jack & cheddar 1.25, bacon 1.50, artichoke hearts 1.95, grilled broccoli 2.25
ground beef 3.25, grilled chicken 3.50, crispy chicken 3.50, smoked turkey 3.50, seasoned steak 4.50, jerk shrimp 5.95, seared scallops 6.95


Served with your choice of garden salad or soup du jour cup, plus your choice of rice pilaf, hand-cut fries, chef’s veggies, coleslaw, or (after 4PM) baked potato
Chicken-strips dinner: chicken-tender strips — choose "grilled" or "crispy breaded," and choose “served with honey-mustard” or “tossed with Buffalo thriller sauce,” 12.50
Black & bleu chicken: grilled chicken tenders with blackened Cajun spices, bleu cheese, bacon, and scallions, 13.50
Maple chicken: grilled seasoned chicken tenders, stuffed with cranberry-walnut cream cheese, topped with maple sauce & walnuts, then baked, 14.75
Pork ribeye: very tender 8-ounce pork ribeye, seasoned & seared, with a slow-cooked whisky-apple-mango compote, 14.75
Black & bleu sirloin tips*: grilled sirloin tips with blackened Cajun spices, bleu cheese, bacon, and scallions, 15.75
Top sirloin*: grilled 12-ounce house-cut top sirloin, topped with a light herb butter, 16.75
Lemon-vinaigrette salmon: grilled Chilean salmon, drizzled with a sweet & tangy charred-lemon vinaigrette, 16.75
Surf & turf*: mixed grill of sea scallops, shrimp, beef tips, and broccoli, 20.95
Filet mignon & ragout*: seared 8-ounce filet mignon, with a red-wine mushroom ragout, topped with a peppercorn cognac-cream sauce, 21.95
Seafood classics: wild haddock ($15.50) or sea scallops ($19.50) — choose baked (with butter, white wine, and breadcrumb topping) or deep-fried (golden brown)


Served with garlic bread, plus your choice of garden salad or soup du jour cup
Chicken Parmesan: crispy breaded chicken tenders baked with cheeses, on linguine, with roasted-tomato marinara sauce, 12.95
Chicken cordon bleu mac & cheese: our fusion of Italian, French, and American styles includes diced crispy chicken, ham, and gemelli pasta,
tossed in a cheese sauce, baked with a light crumb topping, 14.50
Chicken broccoli Alfredo: grilled chicken tenders, broccoli, and Alfredo sauce, tossed with linguine, 14.50
Chicken pollo pesto: seasoned chicken tenders, grilled, on cavatappi pasta, with a light white-wine-and-basil pesto sauce, 14.95


Quesadilla: grilled flour tortilla stuffed with Jack & cheddar cheeses, diced tomatoes, and scallions, served with sides of jalapeños, black olives, shredded lettuce, salsa, and sour cream, 7.75
You can add ground beef 3.25, grilled chicken 3.50, seasoned steak 4.50
Asian emperor tacos: 3 soft flour tortillas filled with grilled haddock, Japanese slaw, crispy wontons, scallions, shredded lettuce, and coconut sauce, served with rice flavored with Asian sauce, 10.75
Steak & chicken chimichanga: flour tortilla stuffed with blackened steak & chicken, Jack & cheddar cheese, and bean dip, deep-fried, served with black olives, diced tomato, corn chips, salsa, and sour cream, 12.50
Orange chicken: crispy chicken, peppers, broccoli, sweet tangy orange sauce, and rice pilaf — served with your choice of garden salad or soup du jour cup, 12.95


Served on a toasted bun with pickle and hand-cut fries
Herb barbecue bacon burger*: herb-seasoned beef burger with bacon, barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomato, and onion, 7.95
Black & bleu burger*: beef burger with blackened Cajun spice, bleu cheese, bacon, scallion, lettuce, tomato, and onion, 8.75
Holy-cow burger*: beef burger topped with shaved steak (12 ounces total of beef) plus American cheese, 11.50
Impossible veggie burger: soy-and-plant-based burger that tastes & looks like the real deal — it's sustainable food for the plant and delicious — served with lettuce, tomato, onion, and American cheese, 11.95
Imagination burger: start with ground beef, lettuce, tomato, and onion (6.95). Then add imaginative toppings:
grilled mushrooms .50, grilled peppers .50, caramelized onions .50, roasted garlic .50, jalapeños .50, American cheese .50, Swiss cheese .75, Jack & cheddar cheeses 1.25, bacon 1.50, extra burger patty 3.95


Served with pickle and your choice of hand-cut fries or coleslaw; 2nd price is before 4PM
California turkey: turkey, bacon, guacamole, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and spicy honey mustard, on toasted multi-grain, 7.95/7.50
Rachel: grilled turkey, coleslaw, and Thousand Island dressing, on rye, 7.95/7.50
Reuben: grilled corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing, on rye 7.95/7.50
BLT: lots of bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo, on toasted bread — choose rye, multi-grain, white, or bun, 7.95/7.50
Chicken Caesar wrap: grilled chicken tenders, romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese, crushed croutons, and Caesar dressing, 7.95/7.50
Rocking horse: knock your socks off with horseradish & scallions on deep-fried chicken tenders, with lettuce & tomato, served on a bun, 8.50/7.75
Killer Chopper: crispy chicken strips, Buffalo Thriller sauce, bleu cheese, scallions, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo, in a wrap, 8.75/7.95
Shaved steak: finely sliced grilled steak, red peppers, scallions, and American cheese, on garlic-butter crusted French bread, 8.75/7.95
Captain’s fishwich: fried haddock on a bun, with lettuce, tomato, and our own freshly made tartar sauce, 8.95/8.25


Served with carrot sticks & celery

1 pound for 7.95
2 pounds for 14.50

Choose one sauce —
Buffalo (medium heat)
Bee sting (medium-high heat, sweet & stingy)
Cajun garlic (ragin’ buttery garlicky-ness)
Chipotle red oil (Mexican-Asian spice)
Dick's (tangy-smoky soy-sauce marinade)
Hawaiian (pineapple BBQ)

or a dry rub —
Jerk (Caribbean spices with a kick)
Ranch (tangy & powerful)

or Naked (skin is crispy, since no sauce, no dry rub)


Coleslaw: 1.75
Guacamole: 1.75
Rice pilaf: 1.95
Baked potato (after 4PM): 2.50
Chef’s veggies: 2.95
Hand-cut fries: 3.50
Grilled broccoli: 3.75
Garden salad: 3.95
Small Caesar salad: 3.95
Sweet-potato fries: 4.75
Onion rings: 5.50


Coffee: traditional or decaf, 1.95
Tea: hot or iced, 1.95
Hot cocoa: 1.95
Soda: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mello Yello, ginger ale, root beer, orange, or pink lemonade, 2.25
Milk: reduced-fat, 2.50
Juice: apple, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, or cranberry, 2.95
Beers, wines, mixed drinks, full bar: ask server

Kid’s Menu

Kid-size drink: juice, milk, or soda, 1.50
Hot dog: grilled, served on a toasted hot-dog roll with hand-cut fries, 4.50
Crispy chicken strips: 3 crispy chicken-tender strips with honey mustard — choose rice pilaf or hand-cut fries, 4.50
Grilled cheese sandwich: with pickles — choose rice pilaf or hand-cut fries, 4.50
Kid’s pasta: gemelli pasta topped with Parmesan cheese — choose roasted-tomato marinara sauce or butter (or, for 2.75 extra, choose our excellent house-made cheese sauce or Alfredo sauce), 4.50
Kid’s burger: 4-ounce burger, with pickles — choose rice pilaf or hand-cut fries, 4.95


Strawberry shortcake: our own pound cake, made here in our kitchen, topped with marinated strawberries and whipped cream, 3.95
Lemon-meringue pie: lemon filling, light & tangy, topped with fluffy meringue, 4.50
Chocolate decadence: chocolate cake, the choice of chocoholics, 4.95
Cheesecake: creamy vanilla heaven with graham-cracker crust, served with strawberries, 4.95

*For beef, choose well-done, medium-well, medium, medium-rare, or rare (but choosing undercooked meat might increase your risk of foodborne illness)