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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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 198
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 26
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chicken tenders and mudslides!

Best fried chicken tenders!! So delicious and the portions are huge! I have tried the original and the coconut, both very good but I prefer the original best. Their mudslides are also very good. Great place for a date or family meal. Local Manchester gem, two thumbs up :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
cadsjones
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el paso
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New England
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've dined at the Puritan Backroom three times in the past year. We've had great meals and friendly service each time. The portions are LARGE, like a small ice cream is three scoops. Our server was genuine and attentive. This is a popular place with the locals, but we haven't had to wait too long when we go.

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Thank 83aletab
Florida Panhandle, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I lived in NH for many years before moving out of state so I came here quite often. My favorite items on the menu are the chicken tenders and mudslides. There is just something special about them! Every other item I have tried on the menu is great too. The portions are huge - depending on your appetite, you could... More 

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Thank Colleen0216
Manchester
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

took my sister to the backroom for dinner. It was a great experience. The food was excellent and there was very large helpings. The service was also excellent

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Thank Joseph D
Manchester, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really do not understand why there is such a long wait for service at the Puritan Backroom. The food is "OK", drinks are expensive, and the wait is way too long. Because there are so many customers, personalized service is missing. The wait staff takes the order, delivers the food, and that's pretty much it. If you are looking... More 

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Thank Edward M
Southern New Hampshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I go to a lot of restaurants and this one never leaves me disappointed. Great chicken fingers and awesome mudslides. Always a wait at lunch time but worth the wait. Prices are reasonable and a huge dining room.

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Thank AudraAnne12
Florida City
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Back Room is a place we go when we are relaxed and don't mind waiting for an hour on a Saturday night. With no reservations and no call ahead there is always a crowd waiting. The atmosphere is bright and cheerful and we frequently end up sharing a table with people in the bar section for a while or... More 

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Thank Arthur L
Manchester, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been around since 1917 and its reputation has remained to be one of best food and best drinks around. Dress is casual, portions are big and the service is friendly. It is always busy except if you go between 1 and 3, then you can get in easily with no long waiting line. I would highly recommend... More 

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Thank Fiscake
el paso
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best fried chicken tenders!! So delicious and the portions are huge! I have tried the original and the coconut, both very good but I prefer the original best. Their mudslides are also very good. Great place for a date or family meal. Local Manchester gem, two thumbs up :)

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Thank cadsjones
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We frequently go to the backeoom for lunch and dinner. It is such a great place. The staff is friendly and the food is excellent. Also the portion sizes are huge!! So something to keep in mind when ordering. They also have excellent drinks and are known for their mudslides. My only complaint is that it can get very busy... More 

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Thank Robert C
New Hampshire
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have tried to get into this restaurant three times to no avail. The last time was in winter on a Wednesday night at 6:15. We would have to wait 20-30 minutes and there was no room even in the bar to have a drink while we waited. I can't imagine that the food is here so wonderful that it... 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?