Truly a legend around Manchester, the Red Arrow Diner is a must for any and all diner lovers. Ranked as one of the top ten diners in the United States by USA Today, the place has as much personality as it has good and delicious food. Not only do major newspapers rank it as a favorite, but the likes of Senator Hilary Clinton, Ty Pennington, and the Barenaked Ladies have all had a bite at the Red Arrow. And with name plates on the booth, you will know exactly who sat in the same seat as you, giving you a brush with fame! Open 24 hours, the diner serves all meals at all times of the day. So whether you are looking for a stack of waffles with peanut butter and chocolate chips in the evening, or a veggie burger early in the morning, the Red Arrow can serve you. The diner has its own line of soda, try the Cream Soda. The Chicken Fingers have an extra spice making them extra juicy and delicious. A wide selection of pies rounds out the menu with fruit and cream pies, as well as “fingers” which are a lot like Twinkies only in a different dimension entirely.
Located almost on the waterfront, Cotton's reputation is known all over the Northeast. Numerous national magazines have praised Chef/Owner's Jeffrey Paige's culinary talents and he has cooked for presidents as well as other chefs. Bringing an American comfort food style to Manchester, the dinner menu may features such treats as Almond-Crusted Turkey Schnitzel or Grilled Vegetable Ravioli. An extensive wine list complements the dinner offerings and makes it the perfect place for a leisurely and delicious lunch or dinner.
Nepali food in Manchester? Yes, it is true, and Café Momo has been getting rave reviews from both critics and patrons ever since it opened. Located off downtown, you will truly feel like you are discovering an unknown gem. With spicy food and a wide variety of vegetarian options as well some to please any carnivore, Momo is an experience you will soon want to repeat. The inside is decorated with bright colors and paintings, and the service is quick and efficient. Mojitos are a favorite, and Momo's dumplings have been rated as the best in the city.
Owned in part by The Chieftans, some of the best known Irish musicians of all time (as the bartenders will be happy to inform you,) the Shaskeen Pub has a laid-back vibe although the crowd is a slightly older mix than other bars in town. Live music and open mic nights are standard in the back room. Over the bar are a variety of interesting memorabilia, including one of The Chieftan's numerous Grammy Awards. Local and national beers can be found on tap, as well as a good selection of bottled beers.
Enjoy a memorable night out at Whiskey’s 20. Featuring a spacious dance floor, VIP tables, an open terrace and lots of themed nights, the hip nightspot offers plenty of chance for people to mingle with other people and forget all their worries as they listen to the loud music and tap their feet to the rhythm. Don’t fret if all the socializing and dancing makes you feel famished. The nightclub also offers a number of cocktails and dishes like salads, burgers, French fries and other snacks to satiate the appetite. Whether you are in the mood to dance the night away, make new friends or chill with old ones, then Whiskey’s 20 is the place to be.
Set in a cozy place, Republic is popular among the locals who want to indulge themselves in some hearty local cuisine. The trendy ambience here comprises of an industrial-style decor with an attentive and friendly service. Their menu includes delicacies like Steak Frites, Turkish Chicken and Pasta Pesto. The meal is cooked using fresh local ingredients and is always served hot. Compliment your meal with a glass of chilled beer from their extensive drinks menu. The restaurant is a must visit spot if you want to taste some delicious breakfast or brunch. Open 7 days a week, Republic specializes in serving local as well as Mediterranean meals and must definitely be tried during your stay at Manchester.
A Taste of Europe is a refreshing break from the other forgettable American style eateries that dot the city of Manchester. Truly European in its decor, lighting, flawless wait staff and a meticulously created Mediterranean menu, this is the place to head to for some haute cuisine. The Italian owners Giovanni and Rosa Paolini even arrange to have comedy shows in the function room. Mostly a carnivores paradise, A Taste of Europe specializes in salmon, shrimp, stew, lobster, crab, duck and the famed Manicotti which is a fat pasta stuffed with seafood, melted cheeses or assorted veggies, baked in tangy sauce.
Engage yourself into some sumptuous offerings at The Local Moose Cafe. Set in a cozy space, the cafe welcomes its customers with fresh delicacies that are cooked using the finest of local ingredients. Specializing in breakfast & brunch, the menu here includes flavors like Very Curry Chicken, The Hungry Goat, The Free Ranger and more. You can also opt for meals cooked with organic and gluten-free ingredients. The place is well suited for a business meet or simply having a long chat with your friend. If in the city and you wish to start your day with a hearty breakfast, The Local Moose Cafe is the place to go.
Taco Beyondo situated on the popular Henniker Street is always bustling with fans of Mexican delicacies throughout the week. The freshly made tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads and tortillas served here are delicious and popular amongst its patrons. Carne Gringo Tacos, Asada Marinated Grilled Steak Tacos and Seasoned Black Bean Tacos are few of the most popular items at Taco Beyondo. Special menu for kids featuring dishes like Hot Dog and Fries, Cheese, Rice, and Bean Mini Burrito and Cheese Only Quesadillas is served at this cozy restaurant.
In operation since 2005, Buckley's Great Steaks offers locals and visitors delectable steaks in an elegant ambiance. Run by husband-wife duo Sarah and Michael Buckley, the restaurant serves award winning steaks like Prime Rib, Ribeye, Dry Aged and Filet Mignon. With the owners having more than 15 years of experience in the culinary field, they and the staff ensure that their guests are never dissatisfied with the tasty offerings. The restaurant also comprises of a fireplace, perfect for cozying up on cold winter nights. If you are in the mood for a memorable meal, then head to Buckley's Great Steaks and treat yourself to some true steak delicacies.