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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Went here with a group of 9 to debrief after a three day conference. Place was not overly busy but waitress was extremely understanding that this would be a two hour dinner. She was very attentive but did not rush our discussion or meal. Steaks of all sorts were tasty ( I had fillet trio; several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Went here with a group of 9 to debrief after a three day conference. Place was not overly busy but waitress was extremely understanding that this would be a two hour dinner. She was very attentive but did not rush our discussion or meal. Steaks of all sorts were tasty ( I had fillet trio; several others ribeyes salmon was... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

After driving a couple of hours to arrive at our hotel on a Friday evening and seeing all the restaurant parking lots full as we drove through Manchester, we were not very optimistic about getting any kind of decent meal, but I remembered seeing some good reviews for Nipper's, so we decided to give them a try, expecting to find... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We visit Manchester a few times a year and for some reason we hadn't heard of Nippers until our last trip. I am so glad we came here! Nippers is a restaurant &bar attached to the office and private home of the owners of the Stamford Motel. The husband and wife team run the property and do a great job.... More 

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Little Silver, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nipper's boasts a respectable menu, warm ambiance, impecable service and tasty food. The corn bread was warm right out of the oven, the wine smooth and the steaks were cooked to perfection. The children's menu makes this a great family hangout. Dessert was the end to a very good dinner. I can't wait to come back...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Breakfast was nice, but nothing special. Service was ok. I wouldn't make an effort to go there, but if you are nearby, it's a good place to have breakfast.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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
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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
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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We are so happy you found us and everything turned out alright. Many thanks, Karen More 

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Additional Information about Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse

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, Steakhouse

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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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