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10 Best Restaurants In Manchester, Vermont

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Updated: 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.
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Ponce Bistro

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.

Ponce Bistro, 4659 Main Street, Manchester, VT, USA +1 802 768 8095

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Raven’s Den Steakhouse & Taproom

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.

Raven’s Den Steakhouse & Taproom, 1844 Depot Street, Manchester, VT, USA +1 802 768 8779

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Brasserie l’Oustau de Provence

This French-inspired restaurant brings a fresh interpretation of classic dishes from Provence, from the onion soup capped with melted cheese, to duck confit, seafood stews, and a highly recommended coq au vin. The place serves up its find dining in an original brasserie setting, with an open kitchen in the middle.

Brasserie L’Oustau de Provence, 1716 Depot street, Manchester, VT, USA +1 802 768 8538

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Ye Olde Tavern

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. The restaurant has a colonial, bygone era feel with antique furnishings, wooden floors and slanting doors.

Ye Olde Tavern, 5183 Main Street, Manchester, VT, USA +1 802 362 0611

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Silver Fork

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.

Silver Fork, 4201 Main Street, Manchester, VT, USA +1 802 768 8444

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Zoey’s Double Hex

A popular restaurant in town, Zoey’s Double Hex is a must-visit. Their menu has a wide selection of dishes for all tastes, from salads and fish, to meats on the grill and burgers. Expect to find a long list of burger recipes, as this is the favorite house dish.

Zoey’s Double Hex, 1614 Depot street, Manchester, VT, USA +1 802 362 4600

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Mulligan’s Pub & Restaurant

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.

Mulligan’s Pub & Restaurant, 3912 Main Street, Manchester, VT, USA +1 802 362 3663

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Nipper’s Cafe & Steakhouse

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.

Nipper’s Cafe & Steakhouse, 6458 Main Street, Manchester, VT, USA +1 802 362 2342

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Cilantro Restaurant

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.

Cilantro Restaurant, 5036 Main Street, Manchester, VT, USA +1 802 768 8141

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Mistral’s menu features dishes inspired by French cuisine and an extensive wine list is also available to pair with your food. The venue is modern with a warm, inviting atmosphere, and offers close-up views of the lush nature that surrounds the place.

Mistral’s, 10 Toll Gate Road, Manchester, VT, USA +1 802 362 1779