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Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse

6458 Main Street, at the Stamford Motel, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-2342
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Ranked #2 of 63 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: North Road
Description: Welcome to Nipper's Cafe and Steakhouse. Offering the best outdoor dining in Southern VT. We offer magnificient views of Mount Equinox. Winter hours 2014 until March. Monday, Thursday & Friday 11:30am-2pm & 5pm-8:45pm, Saturday 8am-10am and 5pm-8:45pm and Sunday 8am-12pm & 5pm-8pm. We strive to make every meal you dine with us a memorable experience. Nipper's has become popular amongst the locals and tourist for serving up outstanding fresh food at reasonable prices. Please note we consider ourselves to be a two star restaurant. We are not a four star dining experience. We serve only Certified Angus Beef (CAB) steaks and fresh seafood. Whenever possible we use all local produce or preferably the vegetables come from our own gardens and all of our sauces are handcrafted on the property. We invite you to join us for a delicious home-cooked meal either in the afternoon or evening hours. Nipper's is the perfect setting for any size gathering and we want to make sure that your dining experience is enjoyable so you will return. Catering, private parties and to go orders are available. We offfer a casual dining experience at a reasonable price. We look forward to serving you in the future.
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English first
new jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on all the good reviews and it as rated #2 in Manchester. Friendly service, yes, but the food was disappointing. It didn't help that our server told us that the restaurant was closing the following week, so they are trying to get rid of as much food as possible. We wouldn't go back.

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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Found this quaint eatery, enjoyed a delicious breakfast. Service was quick, warm hospitality and worth the trip if you are in the area.

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Concord, New Hampshire
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The steaks here are better than I have had at the big-name steak houses (e.g. Ruth Chris', Shula's, Fleming's....to name a few). Friendly service and a cozy setting make this place worth the effort to find. Don't be put off by the humble exterior or the adjacent motel. You will be pleasantly surprised as was I.

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Burlington, Vermont
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Breakfast at Nipper's is excellent. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is cozy. We ate at a few different places during our visit to Manchester, and Nipper's was the best of the bunch. Perfectly seasoned food, generous portions, and friendly service. Highly recommended!

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This place is part of the Stamford Motel. From the outside, it looks just like any other motel-attached café/dining facility. And inside… Well, it was full of diners when we got there, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming, and overall it seemed pleasant enough... But again, you couldn’t say it promised anything extraordinary. But our spirits lifted when the... More 

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vermont, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

the atmosphere is clean; quaint and cozy with ample room between tables for privacy. my husband has had one of the best cheese steaks he has ever had (and he is from philly) not only was it great tasting but nicely presented. we have had breakfast their several times. everything seems to be made to order and fresh. on a... More 

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Dunstable, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had nearly a week's business in the Manchester, VT area and ended up eating at Nipper's several times. Great breakfasts and astonishing dinners! Gracious hosts and a clearly talented chef. Don't miss a chance to have a great meal at a fair price if you are anywhere nearby!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Fantastic, cozy restaurant, part of The Stamford Motel, and amazing food. We shared chicken wings to start then had a steak and fishcakes - everything was excellent, wouldn't change a thing. Also have a couple of local beers on tap that are worth a try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

On a recent holiday to New England with my 25yr old son we discovered "nippers" and were genuinely overwhelmed with the whole experience. The welcome, the service, the range of food on the menu, most of which was sourced locally, and the food itself were so impressive we returned for breakfast the next morning. The owners go out of their... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My family and I (all 21of us!) want to thank Karen and her team for a wonderful family celebration. Easy to work with, very accommodating and her husband's cooking was delicious! We had a great time and loved our meals! Thanks for everything!

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Address: 6458 Main Street, at the Stamford Motel, Manchester, VT 05255
Phone Number: +1 802-362-2342
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: American

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