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Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse

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6458 Main St, at the Stamford Motel, Manchester, VT 05255-9489 (North Road)
+1 802-362-2342
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:30 am - 11:45 am
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 9:45 am
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Johnston, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have enjoyed four wonderful meals (breakfast twice; dinner twice) at Nippers during two vacation visits to the Manchester area this summer. Owner Karen and her staff are welcoming and attentive while Karen's husband, Chef Adam, presents consistently interesting and delicious meals. We loved our breakfast choices: fluffy omelettes and scrambled eggs and the best thick applewood smoked bacon...the kind... More 

Thank Arejaye34
Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We styed at the attached Stamford Motel and enjoyed two great breakfasts at Nipper's, as well as evening drinks. There's a great range on the menu and we were greeted and served by really friendly attentive staff. The evening fare looked great as well, with the place busy on the nights we were around - Friday & Saturday. With the... More 

Thank michael r
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stop at Nipper's Cafe often for take out on my way from work. The food is always ready on time and cooked perfectly to order. Their chicken wings are the best in town, in my opinion. My personal favorite dishes are the horseradish crusted salmon, which is always delicious, and the pork loin, complimented beautifully with pears and blue... More 

Thank George K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been frequenting Nippers Cafe with my friends for breakfast for years now. I really enjoy the great food and friendly atmosphere. We have come to know the owners Karen and Adam well and they has been very nice and welcoming to us. I have also been for dinner and really enjoyed the steak I had. It was cooked... More 

Thank Lindsay T
Northwood, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Stamford Motel so chose to have breakfast next door before we headed out. Were surprised that they didn't open until 8am. Several cars had already left the motel before then. I had a Western omelet which was very good. The peppers and onions were left in larger pieces instead of chopped fine which I liked very... More 

Thank Susan C
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Karen Geriak is the owner and is almost always there to greet us when we arrive! If she isnt there to greet us she always stops by the table to say hello. My husband and I go out to breakfast on Sunday mornings and are regulars at Nipper's Cafe. The breakfast menu is eclectic... I am a bacon & eggs... More 

Thank Tara S
Arlington, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We regularly read trip advisor on recommendations for new places to try. I don't ordinarily write a review however our experience was so bad I felt compelled to. My first reaction was why this place was practically empty on a Friday night in Manchester. With 3 people sitting out side and 2 at the bar. The start of our evening... More 

2 Thank CG1977
Karen G, Owner at Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for the fact that you had a bad experience this past Friday night. We truly try to provide an exceptional meal and comfortable ambiance to all of our customers. You are correct in making the statement at the time you arrived we weren’t overly busy. You can’t really compare us to a downtown restaurant. We are located... More 

Manchester, Vermont
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This place is a little out of the center of town with a pleasant backdrop for outdoor dining and great food too!

Thank Anniehh
Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Read the reviews so we decided to try it out. Didn't look like anything from the outside, and didn't look any better on the inside. I usually only review the places I like, but I had such a horrible experience here, I couldn't help but mention it. We waited forever to get drinks, forever to get food and it wasn't... More 

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

I am sorry you had a miserable experience. First off I’m going to say tripadvisor and all of these review sites really stink. They stink for the simple reason because here I am standing in front of you naked and I mean naked and you can throw any nasty word you want at me or any other “mom & pop”... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Delicious breakfast, interesting menu. Hannah's French toast and the the three little pigs omelet were excellent. Less crowded than places right in town.

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

Thanks so much for your kind words. We are thrilled you were happy with your dining experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $33
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 11:45 am
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:45 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6458 Main St, at the Stamford Motel, Manchester, VT 05255-9489
    (North Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-2342
  • This restaurant is at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant
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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