The natural beauty of the White Mountains and Squam Lake draw people to Holderness, which is also home to a variety of restaurant styles. American fare can be found in pubs, taverns and grills serving everything from deli sandwiches to gourmet burgers. Many have the quaint charm of days gone by with old-fashioned storefronts or 1950s-style diner interiors. Several restaurants feature international cuisine. Small family-owned Chinese cafés provide exceptional service along with rich, colorful meals. Traditional aromatic flavors can be found in the Peking duck, sweet and sour pork and kung pao chicken. Other Holderness eateries have put a Mediterranean twist on dishes like the meat lover’s canini, which is a cross between panini and a calzone, for maximum Italian flavor.