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Puritan Backroom

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245 Daniel Webster Highway, Manchester, NH 03103
603 669 6890
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lots of variety and great food

We met old friends here and we all had different entrees including fish, steak, chicken, sandwiches, etc. They easily accommodated 8 of us and the waitress was very good. I can't imagine anyone not finding something they'd like on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
NHPenny
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NH
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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327 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Manchester, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The Backroom (the name known by the locals), has always had very good food each time I have gone. Of course, no one, and I mean - NO ONE does chicken tenders better than the Backroom! Want the best Mudslide east of the Rockies, then you have come to the right place too! Enjoy your meal as the server will... More 

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NH
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We met old friends here and we all had different entrees including fish, steak, chicken, sandwiches, etc. They easily accommodated 8 of us and the waitress was very good. I can't imagine anyone not finding something they'd like on the menu.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went with a group of 8 with 2 children for a total of 10. Cannot make reservations, but you can call ahead and they try to accommodate. We called for a 5:00 dinner time and were seated at 6:15 (Saturday Night) Atmosphere is a typical noisy restaurant that has a very large dining room. Hostess was pleasant and our... More 

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NH
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have eaten here many times and have always been very happy with the food. This trip, I had steak tips that were as tough as I have ever had. My wife had the famous chicken tenders, they too were over cooked, dry and tough. We hope it was just the day, but it was our first time being disappointed... More 

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Ocala Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is not the fanciest place, it is casual, but it has the best food. We had not been back to NH for a few years but when we lived here it was our go to restaurant. If it was crowded we did take out.... A LOT.... We had to go back in January so we went for dinner. It... More 

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Manchvegas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place is always busy because the food is just so darn delicious! I met two friends and we all enjoyed our dinner. One of my friend purchase the special Chicken Gravy by a quart to take home. I enjoyed a huge salad. We've been going to Puritan for over 40 yrs so you know it is good!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Puritan Backroom is one of those restaurants that you can never go wrong! most popular entrees are their Chicken Tenders and Chicken with Special Sauce, but you can never go wrong with their Baked Haddock or Baked Scallops. If you're looking for a restaurant that fit any occasion

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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

this is the place you go when you just want reliably good food at reasonable prices. And if you hope to run into someone you know. One of the first restaurants I tried when I moved to NH in 1981, it continues to be a favorite. Now my grandchildren look forward to it. The chicken nuggets are to die for,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I was here for a wedding event of my own. The food I will admit was very very good. As far as service it leaves a lot to be desired. There were several things that I asked to be done and it was agreed would be done and then the day of the wedding I had to do them myself... More 

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Backroom has always been a reliable stand-by when you don't know what you want. But lately, they've slipped. Two of the last 3 times we've been in the past 3 months, the food has been lackluster. Really lackluster. Maybe people are just so used to bad food and not great service that we think they are doing a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 245 Daniel Webster Highway, Manchester, NH 03103
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 603 669 6890

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?