9 Best Restaurants In Manchester, Vermont

French onion soup | © Kojach/Flickr
French onion soup | © Kojach/Flickr
Photo of Monica Nastase
9 February 2017

Eat out in Manchester, Vermont and you can enjoy American classics and New England favorites such as clam chowder and seafood at picturesque old-style inns; or head to stylish modern international restaurants serving everything from French to Puerto Rican cuisine. We pick 10 of the best to try.

Ponce Bistro, Manchester

Bistro, Restaurant, Puerto Rican, Cocktails, Wine, Beer
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Located on the Main street in Manchester, this bistro offers Puerto Rican-influenced cuisine. The restaurant’s interior is classic, with an elegant dining room, velvet curtains and a fireplace. Pair the delicious food with imported wines from around the world, or Vermont-brewed beers and ciders.

Raven's Den Steakhouse and Taproom, Manchester

Restaurant, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Vegan, Wine, Beer, $$$
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An upscale dining restaurant, the Raven’s Den has a contemporary interior with rustic accents and a stone fireplace. On the menu you’ll find dishes such as beer-braised wild boar ribs, Scottish salmon with pineapple, and Black Angus steak cuts. The outside patio with view of the Green Mountains is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer in summer.

YE OLDE TAVERN, 5183 Main Street

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
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A restaurant with a 200-year-old tradition, Ye Olde Tavern was originally called the Stagecoach Inn. The menu features New England and traditional dishes. Therestaurant has a colonial, bygone era feel with antique furnishings, wooden floors and slanting doors.

The Silver Fork, Manchester

Bar, Restaurant, American, Spanish, Italian, Caribbean
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This is a small restaurant with a large offering of internationally inspired food and wines imported from European vineyards. They only have six tables and a few stools at the bar, so it’s best to make a reservation. The cuisine is a mix of New American with Caribbean influences. The selection of wines ranges from the Italian sparkling prosecco to the Spanish Verdejo, along with a number of American wines.

Mulligan’s Pub & Restaurant

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, Irish, $$$
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Set in a modernized 19th century Victorian house, Mulligan’s specializes in classic American dishes with influences from around the country, from New England to Missouri. Expect an easy-going and family friendly atmosphere, both in the restaurant and at the sports bar next door.

Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, Manchester

Cafe, Restaurant, Steakhouse, American, Wine, Beer
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Located a couple of miles north of the Manchester center, Nipper’s is part of the Stamford Motel, and features all the favorite American staples for both breakfast and dinner. They use local produce and make their own sauces. For breakfast, you have a choice of either American dishes or Mexican fare such as breakfast tacos and huevos rancheros with cornbread.

Cilantro Restaurant, Manchester

Restaurant, Mexican, Fast Food, Vegetarian, American
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A restaurant specializing in tacos and burritos, Cilantro is located on the main street in Manchester. The Mexican-inspired venue serves tacos, quesadillas, burritos and nachos, but also classic American dishes such as braised pork or beef, and roasted chicken.

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