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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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This restaurant is at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
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. 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. 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 organic,hydroponic 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 morning 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. We have added a large flagstone patio and fire pit for lounging.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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  • 59
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Great family run cozy gem of a restaurant

Nippers is part of the Stamford Motel. The food is excellent, and it is a small 30 seat restaurant with a full bar and home cooked food. Want great home-cooked food, with the owners cooking and waiting your table? Eat where the locals eat. Just 5 minutes outside the center of Manchester. Our 3rd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
whodunit29
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New Jersey
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nippers is part of the Stamford Motel. The food is excellent, and it is a small 30 seat restaurant with a full bar and home cooked food. Want great home-cooked food, with the owners cooking and waiting your table? Eat where the locals eat. Just 5 minutes outside the center of Manchester. Our 3rd time here and never disappoints.

Helpful?
Thank whodunit29
Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thrilled to see we haven't disappointed you during the course of three visits. Hopefully we can keep up the good work. We greatly appreciate the fact that you have chosen to dine with us and we love the feedback. Thanks once again for dining with us. Thanks, Karen and Adam More 

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Nippers Cafe has atmosphere of a country inn. The menu is extensive. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. My wife and I had a simple egg breakfast (with sausage). Our guests tried the eggs Benedict, and the corned beef hash topped with eggs. Each dish was flavorful and prepared to our liking. I found the potatoes that accompanied the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ira P
Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

Ira - it is always a pleasure to have you stay with us. I was just so thrilled that you guys finally decided to dine with us after staying with us for 3 years. Thrilled that we lived up to your expectations. See you the next time you come to visit your daughter. Thanks, Karen More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Not great, not even nice. Food and service at Nipper's Cafe is not great, over spiced, over priced, inconsistent and not very friendly. Be sure not to tell them if you don't like something or you'll be in for their eyes rolling and telling you the regulars eat it up. Guess what folks, if it was better and consistent and... More 

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

THE GENTEL GIANT WHO TURNS INTO THE MEAN OLD BEAR They arrived Friday night and he was very pleasant. It was off season so the room was discounted and they had a dog. Thus if you bring a pet you will not get a room with brand new carpeting - why would I take the chance. All carpets are cleaned... More 

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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We had breakfast and the coffee was great as was the generous portions. We will be returning when we visit Manchester again.

Helpful?
Thank ProfessorAtLarge
Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

Sorry that you were forced to come to Manchester but so thrilled you choose to stay with us and that we lived up to your expectations. Breakfast is wonderful and we hope that the next time you stay with us that you will try dinner. Thanks, Karen More 

Arvada, Colorado
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Friendly service, huge portions of delicious food, great menu selection, very nice wine by the glass, reasonable prices - what's not to like?

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Thank DocH2O
Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

You are absolutely correct about everything. So happy that you LOVED us - thanks for stopping and hope to see you next time. Thanks, Karen More 

Rupert, Vermont
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Nipper's is a little gem just north of Manchester, VT in route 7A. It's a great place to unwind at the end of the day with excellently prepared food that isn't fussy, just very tasty. Good service and friendly vibe. It's a small place so call for reservations on the weekend. We're going to try brunch soon!

Helpful?
Thank vermontgal2015
Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thanks so very much we enjoyed reading your review and we look forward to seeing you for breakfast. We will be closing for a bit in November just an FYI. Thanks, Karen More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Had a delicious meal at this small but charming motel restaurant near the heart of the Green Mountains National Forest. The onion soup starter was great and the grilled salmon, rib eye and steak au poivre were each terrific in their own right. This husband and wife team has mastered the art of fine food preparation in a very friendly... More 

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

It was a such a pleasure to meet your party of four. Thanks so very much for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. We are always so very happy when we see that people have truly enjoyed themselves in our little mom & pop establishment. Safe travels and we look forward to serving you next... More 

bel air, md
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We stayed here last weekend and enjoyed Nipper's Cafe for breakfast and dinner twice. Wonderful food, great service, lovely family owned restaurant/motel.

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

Thanks so very much for staying with us and we are so happy to see that you enjoyed your meals. Safe travels. Karen More 

Austin, Texas
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387 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a little restaurant next to the Stamford Motel. The inside is dated and a bit blah. I opted to eat outside on the patio. There are lights strung in the tree and it makes it feel a little festive. The server was delightful but appeared to be alone so she was busy working both the inside and outside... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jen78703
Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

Glad to see you were able to sit outside and that you had a great meal. Thanks, Karen More 

Dover, Delaware
Level Contributor
178 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

When staying in Arlington, we chose to eat at Nippers based on TA reviews, and we were not disappointed. It's a small restaurant attached to a motel with a small dining room. We arrived around 6:30 on a Friday night and it was full with reservations. We were able to sit at the bar and enjoy our dinner. Waitstaff was... More 

Helpful?
Thank m0j06
Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

We are so happy that you traveled up from Arlington and were comfortable sitting at the bar. We are thrilled that over all you had a good experience. Many thanks for writing a review. 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 - 33
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Welcome to Nipper's Cafe and Steakhouse. Offering the best outdoor dining in Southern VT. We offer magnificient views of Mount Equinox. 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. 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 organic,hydroponic 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 morning 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. We have added a large flagstone patio and fire pit for lounging.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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am

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