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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 23
    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
Never a bad meal

Never a bad meal, great value, portions, always a wait.....good service, daily specials, best chix tenders around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Jabby B
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Concord, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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318 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

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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Weare, New Hampshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Everyone I know loves The Backroom for their chicken fingers... but, truthfully, I just don't get it. On the plus side, I enjoyed the shrimp cocktail. Large shrimp. Excellent cocktail sauce! But if you are looking for good news that's all I've got. I've been twice and ordered the chicken fingers both times. The dipping sauce is pretty good, but... More 

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manchester nh
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139 reviews 139 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Always a favorite with great food and great service. Come early though if you dont want to wait in line on weekends

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I haven'r eaten in the restaurant, although I hear it's good. I'm reviewing the ice cream. During the warmer months they open the ice cream stand and it's the absolute best. Fabulous variety, very creamy, and the portions are crazy big. Nom, nom, nom....

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We went for a family event. It is overpriced, marginal food served by cranky, overworked waitstaff. I'm not sure why the big following, but the few times we have been do not warrant the huge excitement and we won't be back. *I will give credit for great mudslides!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Never a bad meal, great value, portions, always a wait.....good service, daily specials, best chix tenders around.

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Met family who live in New Hampshire here for a lovely luncheon. Service was excellent (thank you Michelle) and although our meals took a bit long to arrive, we never felt forgotten. The atmosphere is nice with many booths and tables for larger parties. Even though we didn't sit down until about 2 pm, there were still lots of patrons... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Puritan Back Room has been a Manchester, NH standard for longer than I have been around and we head there when we are hungry but don't really know what we want to eat. Their menu is heavier than most school books and has a great array of food from appetizers to desserts (their ice cream has been a Manchester... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is OK. Nothing exciting or novel. The prices are good, but when going out for dinner I prefer to experience a more interesting cuisine. It's like eating at a slightly upscale dairy bar.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Back Room will never let you down in selection, quality, quantity or price. The servers have been there for a long time, so they know the menu quite well.

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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?