The Local, Laconia 

by Roberta Wells, Hotel Concord Class of 2019

My husband and I went to “The Local” in Laconia tonight.  It is actually one of our favorite restaurants. Located in the former Train Station in the Center of Laconia, it is a Farm to Table experience in the Lakes Region.  The menu changes frequently to take advantage of what is in season at the moment. The food is fresh and unexpectedly creative. You can go for an upscale full entree dining experience or take advantage of the half priced week night (Tues – Friday from 5 to 6) special of half-priced small plates, beer, and wine to create your own tapas style dining experience.  We have never been disappointed. Reservations are recommended, as this is an intimate indoor space, or you can choose to sit outside under the cover of the station overhangs if you don’t mind the street noise. For more information: