For Ninety-Nine: 687 Meadow Street, Littleton, NH 03561
Ninety-Nine is a restaurant chain based in New England, headquartered in Woburn, MA. The food is served in a style that New Englanders love. The food from their hand-breaded Boneless Buffalo Wings, signature Broiled Sirloin Tips, famous tall, frosted mugs of beer, and more. Charlie Doe founded it with the idea of creating more than just great food but also a place that felt like home.
I was lucky enough to be joined by my friend Mike, who asked me where I wanted to eat after a long day of driving through the White Mountains and then over to Vermont. He mentioned the Ninety-Nine, and I had only ever been to one other location before, so I figured why not.
Each of Ninety-Nine’s locations has a slightly different look and feel to the outside, but once you step through the door, you are greeted by the same warmth and hospitality that they are known for.
The typical format is a large bar area on one of the sides or in the middle of the restaurant, surrounded by high-top booths and regular booths. The other part of the restaurant usually has several booths and tables for you to enjoy your meal.
Some of Ninety-Nine locations even have outside dining now with the new Covid protocols.
The menu has a large selection to choose from, including appetizers, salads, seasonal favorites, seafood, steak, chicken & turkey, combos, bowls, and burgers & sandwiches, not to mention their delectable desserts.
Mike went with one of the bowls, ordering the Mediterranean Chicken Bowl. A refreshing blend of Mediterranean bean salad, crisp romaine, Kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, Tzatziki, and steamed brown rice. The bowl was topped with fresh oregano, feta cheese, freshly grilled lemon, and lemon rosemary chicken. Mike really enjoyed the mix of flavors and said this was one of his favorite dishes. He has been here a few times over the years. The grilled chicken was perfectly marinated and had excellent grill marks on it. It did not take him long to finish it off, and he even beat.
I went with a recommendation from my friend that Ninety-Nine is known for and went with their signature 16 oz. broiled sirloin tips, hand-cut, marinated with a secret recipe, and served with potato and a vegetable. For my sides, I chose to have french fries and corn. I have to say this was some delicious fresh corn that they had and I can’t remember ever having any like it before in a restaurant. The fries were seasoned simply with salt and pepper and cooked to perfection. The sirloin tips were seasoned with the perfect mix of marinade and spices and were incredibly tender. I’ll be having it again when I visit up north next.
Pricing $$: If you love eating good homestyle cooking, then I recommend checking out the Ninety-Nine.