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Puritan Backroom

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245 Daniel Webster Highway, Manchester, NH 03103
+1 603-669-6890
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends swear by this place (the mudslides are to die for). So if you want to have a drink, it's fine. However the food, not so much. The chicken is marinaded in pineapple. Now imagine that chicken in your parmesan?! I did not enjoy that at all. BUT, they also make coconut fried chicken (same marinade) and that's fantastic.... More 

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Thank Mercedez S
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a half hour wait in the middle of the week, but the food and drinks were worth the wait time. We had fish and chips, salads and clam chowder. All were hot, very good quality and the service was very good. We did not have dessert but we did have a few cocktails that were very tasty. It... More 

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New Hampshire
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are from around here ... you know that the puritan backroom is a manchester new Hampshire staple! They are certainly known for their awesome chicken tenders (they even have coconut ones .. which are actually really yummy .. mainly like an extra crunchy, sweet tender .. not overly coconut-y) ... but they also have really good onion soup,... More 

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Thank brimarie115
Windham, New Hampshire
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is where I go if I want my family to be happy with diner. No one can make a better dipping sauce.

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Thank Dayrel S
Hooksett NH
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226 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Puritan Backroom is a legend in the Manchester area and certainly is the busiest restaurant in southern NH, possibly the entire state. It has been family owned for a very long time. The prices are very reasonable and the drinks are great. Their chicken tenders are famous. The servers are long time employees and they know the menu by... More 

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Thank Wildycat
Manchester, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dad has to watch his salt intake so we ordered fries without any seasoning, They tasted great! Will definitely order again and recommend! Unfortunately, the pot pie had too much salt. It was also around lunch time and got right in, no wait.

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Thank CinManch
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Tuesday night - the place was packed, but worth the wait! All of the mudslides and chicken fingers were great. Next time we will definitely share orders of the chicken fingers - the serving size is massive! Our waitress was friendly and the service was fast once seated. They have a good kids menu - something... More 

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Thank llaugh8424
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place you can go alone, bring the family or use for business. The food is consistently good, the potions are generous and the prices reasonable.

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Thank Bruce603
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok...so locally they are known for their chicken tenders and their Mudslide drink. Not sure why the tenders are such a big deal...a tender is a tender. It's cooked ok..but it's still just a chunk of chicken fried. The mudslide...tried it..another big yawn and a "so what's the big deal about this??" I also had the fish chowder...would not order... More 

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Thank Tim S
Weare, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm sure everything at the Puritan is lovely, but the chicken tenders take the cake. The regular are good, but the coconut are even better. We get events catered by the Puritan frequently. It gets busy around 4 or 5 o'clock everyday so time your visit accordingly. Worth the wait though!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Daniel Webster Highway, Manchester, NH 03103
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-669-6890

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