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Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse

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6458 Main Street, at the Stamford Motel, Manchester, VT 05255 (North Road)
+1 802-362-2342
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Description: Welcome to Nipper's Cafe and Steakhouse. Offering the best outdoor dining...
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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  • 45
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Shouldn't pass up

We went to Nippers based on the reviews within Trip Advisor and so glad we did! Karen was so pleasant and very attentive as our waitress. The food was excellent. My fiance had rack of lamb and he LOVED it. The plate was clean. I had the horseradish crusted salmon and it was full of flavor and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Kristin C
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's hard to describe this restaurant, and this experience. This is a very small restaurant, and if you don't get one of the window tables, you see the little motel lobby which is brightly lit and had an odd smell, to be honest. In other words, the atmosphere is strange. But the windows are large, on to a great view.... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dining with us. Glad you enjoyed your food sorry you were disappointed with the ambiance. Thanks, Karen More 

Stamford, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went to Nippers based on the reviews within Trip Advisor and so glad we did! Karen was so pleasant and very attentive as our waitress. The food was excellent. My fiance had rack of lamb and he LOVED it. The plate was clean. I had the horseradish crusted salmon and it was full of flavor and perfectly cooked. I... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind words and thanks so much for writing a review. Thanks, Karen More 

Stratford, Connecticut
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Michelle When frigid temperatures spoiled our outdoor plans, (Bummer!), my husband and I headed over to this intimate restaurant just a mile outside Manchester Center. I ordered the steak au poivre with creamy garlic mashed potatoes, and sautéed squash. The meal trip-switched my brain from a day full of Mother Nature orchestrated disappointment to absolute delight. Thank you chef and... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

A pleasure to see you again. Many thanks for taking the time to write a great review. Thanks, Karen ps Looking forward to seeing you in the summer More 

New Canaan, CT
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Surprisingly good - don't let the hotel exterior fool you. Very fresh salads and soups and excellent steak, burger and chicken. Steak au poivre was a standout as was Caesar salad. We had no room for homemade dessert.

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Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

FRESH FRESH FRESH - that's what we strive for. Thrilled you had a great meal and look forward to servicing you again. Thanks, Karen More 

Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Looking for something different off on the usual strip, we consulted Trip Advisor and found this lovely, intimate restaurant just over a mile out of Manchester proper. The food was outstanding in every way. The appetizer shrimp was served just right and the steaks were delicious. The crab cakes too did not fail. The wines were good even though the... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

We are so happy you found us and everything turned out alright. Many thanks, Karen More 

Poole, Dorset, UK
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had a dinner here after a day on the slopes and it was delicious and the atmosphere was just lovely. We would recommend this place.

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Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

Words are amazing thing. Many thanks for your kind words we greatly appreciate it and glad we were able to live up to your expectations. Thanks, Karen More 

boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Can't believe that we have been coming to manchester and not had dinner at Nipper's. Food and service are exceptional. We had tuna and salmon dinners that were better than anything that we have ever had in Manchester. Not to be missed!

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Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

First off many thanks for finding our place and many more for writing a review. I do have to say it makes me laugh - here we got a stellar and I mean stellar review from you:) oddly enough people can read the amazing reviews we get but they will literally turn around in our driveway if we don't have... More 

Manchester, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We held our wedding reception at Nipper's. They were very friendly, accommodating, and the food was EXCELLENT. I could not have imagined better food or a more perfect place for our small Vermont wedding reception. Definitely some of the best steak we have ever had. A few of our guests also had breakfast there while they were staying at the... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

AMAZING - wow !!!!! Now that is a super super sweet word. I don't believe we truly deserve it but we are thrilled you labeled us that way. Many Many thanks for taking the time to write a review every great review helps and every negative review is just painful to my soul. We only try to serve you a... More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went to Nipper's because of the fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor. We never would have found it on our own. It's a little place; only 6 tables and a small bar that is attached to the Stamford Motel. Very unassuming looking from the outside but looks are certainly deceiving in this case! I'm not often impressed by a house... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

Such generous words. Thank you very much. We try to provide a delicious home cooked dinner in a casual elegant setting. Many thanks for finding us and writing a review. Thanks, Karen More 

Northern NJ
Top Contributor
242 reviews 242 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stopped in after a day of skiing at Bromley. It's more upscale food but we did not feel out of place in our ski gear. The food is outstanding and the restaurant has great service and décor.

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Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

We are only 1.5 miles drive outside of Manchester from the Northshire Bookstore. So we aren't really that far. Glad you made the drive and happy you enjoyed your meal. Hopefully you will be back again. Thanks, Karen More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6458 Main Street, at the Stamford Motel, Manchester, VT 05255
    (North Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-2342

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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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