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.
Craving for some Greek food, then head to this downtown restaurant Athens. The outward appearance of the restaurant does not allure but the food available is great. The service is quick and friendly and the prices reasonable. Locals swear by the Stuffed Grape Leaves with lemon sauce or Dolmade among other scrumptious food items. Call ahead for further details.
Margie's Dream Diner is among the best places in town for hearty breakfasts and some quick lunch. Curb your morning hunger pangs with dishes like Hash Bash Skillet, Caveman Skillet, Breakfast Burrito, Irish Benedict and Kielbasa. Lunch features a few Greek classics, melts, burgers and soup. Their cheap prices will make your wallet happy too. Drop in for some delicious food.
Set in a cozy place, Thirsty Moose Tap House is a great choice if you are looking forward to try some quality local drinks in the city. Specializing in local brews, the menu of the pub offers drinks like Purple Haze, Camp Wannamango, Sunfish and more. The place also features happy hours on every Tuesday in which you can enjoy the drinks with your group in a reasonable rate. They also have a food menu that includes delicacies like California Wings, Hot Pretzel Sticks and Mozzarella Wedges that can be enjoyed with the drinks. The pub is often occupied by the locals who wish to catch up a live sports event with some quality drinks and snacks. If you wish to taste some true American brews, than Thirsty Moose Tap House must definitely be tied.