Restaurants in Manchester

Best Restaurants

Peppers Indian Cuisine 238 J Tolland Turnpike, Manchester Indian • $$

“Peppers Indian Cuisine offers delicious vegetarian options with a great ambiance and quick service. The food is amazing, with huge portions and a variety of condiments. The atmosphere is relaxing, making it a highly recommended dining experience, especially for the Saturday lunch buffet.”

4.4 Superb258 Reviews
La Toquilla 21 Oak St, Manchester Latin American • $$

“La Toquilla offers excellent food with a taste of Ecuador. Despite being busy, the service is friendly and attentive. The empanadas and Lomo Saltado are highly recommended. The atmosphere is welcoming, and the staff creates a pleasant dining experience. A must-visit for delicious food and great service with an Ecuadorian touch.”

4.6 Superb79 Reviews
Urban Lodge Brewing Co. 47 Purnell Pl, Manchester Brewery • $$

“Urban Lodge Brewing Co. offers a wonderful experience for family and friends. The outdoor area has a beautiful and relaxing vibe with live music and great IPA's. The burgers are really good, along with tasty Cajun fries. The atmosphere is top-notch, with a delicious food selection and unique presentation for beer flights. The staff is friendly and provides excellent service, offering a digital ordering system for convenience. A must-visit brewery with exceptional hospitality.”

4.6 Superb76 Reviews
Cafe Aura 45 E Center St, Manchester Italian • $$$

“Cafe Aura impresses with its wonderful service and food. Guests enjoy excellent pasta dishes, salads, and desserts like tiramisu and cannoli. The wine flight is a highlight, and the bread is great. With attentive service, even during slower periods, Cafe Aura is a great spot for a night out or special occasions like Father's Day brunch.”

4.3 Superb206 Reviews
Teriyaki Box 836-840 Main St, Manchester Sushi • $$

“Teriyaki Box offers a surprisingly good dining experience, with quality food and efficient service, despite some menu spelling errors. The atmosphere is pleasant, though the music may have a quirky repetitive element. Customers report an amazing experience, with delicious and consistent dishes, kind staff, and a clean environment. The menu features standout items like California rolls and tuna sashimi that impress diners. Overall, Teriyaki Box provides a satisfying and memorable dining experience.”

4.5 Superb74 Reviews
Labyrinth Brewing Company 148 Forest St, Manchester Brewery • $$

“Labyrinth Brewing Company is a charming and unique business that offers a fun and lively atmosphere. They have a wide selection of different beers on tap, and the friendly staff provides quick and attentive service, even during busy events. The venue features a cozy ambiance with repurposed wood, flickering bulbs, and Edison lights, creating a visually appealing setting. Customers have praised the quality of the beer, including the light and crisp Lite Brite lager and the fantastic oatmeal stout. Overall, Labyrinth Brewing Company is a welcome addition to the Manchester community, offering a great place for beer enthusiasts to gather and enjoy a memorable experience.”

4.6 Superb54 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

The Main Course 867 Main St, Manchester American • $$

“The Main Course is a highly-regarded restaurant, known for its delicious and flavorful dishes. Popular items include the Bruschetta Chicken, chicken wings with bacon crumbles, street corn dip, and mac n cheese brisket. Their burgers are also a standout, known for being mouthwatering and cooked to perfection. The portion sizes are generous, offering leftovers for the next day. The Brussels sprouts appetizer is a customer favorite. Although the restaurant is small, service is excellent and the ambiance is pleasant. The restaurant is located on Main Street and has become a favorite spot for many.”

4.3 Superb122 Reviews
Market Grille 110 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester New American • $$

“Market Grille is a reliable dining destination that never disappoints. The friendly staff provide excellent service, and the food is consistently tasty. The restaurant offers a great happy hour deal, where four people can enjoy four appetizers and cocktails for $60. The outdoor patio is a lovely spot to relax and take in the fresh air. The menu features a variety of dishes, including veggie stuffed mushrooms, chicken teriyaki, and burgers cooked to perfection. Prices are moderately priced, and the ambience is enjoyable, making it an ideal spot to watch the sunset.”

4.2 Good225 Reviews
Trattoria Toscana 706 Hartford Rd, Manchester Italian • $$

“Trattoria Toscana is a popular spot for celebrations and regular dining. The food is always hot and delicious, with a variety of options like salmon, scallop special, eggplant parm, and pasta dishes. The service is great, with staff like Luke who takes the time to greet guests. While the menu may not be the easiest for vegetarians, the salads and eggplant parm are tasty options. The restaurant was busy on a Monday night, a good sign of its popularity. The desserts, including cappuccino, tiramisu, and creme brulee, were all wonderful. Although there was no special acknowledgment for birthdays, the overall experience was enjoyable. Trattoria Toscana is a favorite Italian restaurant in CT, with great food, staff, and atmosphere.”

4.3 Superb95 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

“Crumbl - Buckland Hills offers an array of delicious, creative cookie flavors that rotate weekly. The staff is friendly and provides quick service, making it a popular spot for cookie enthusiasts to enjoy a soft, tasty treat any time of day.”

4.7 Superb156 Reviews

“Peppers Indian Cuisine offers delicious vegetarian options with a great ambiance and quick service. The food is amazing, with huge portions and a variety of condiments. The atmosphere is relaxing, making it a highly recommended dining experience, especially for the Saturday lunch buffet.”

4.4 Superb258 Reviews

“Champa Lao & Thai Restaurant offers amazing food and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Guests love dishes like fresh spring rolls, drunken noodles, orange chicken, and dumplings. The restaurant provides excellent service, with a server who is very nice. Vegetarian options are available, and the owner is happy to help with recommendations. Customers feel welcome and at home, making it a must-visit spot for authentic Lao & Thai cuisine in Manchester. The Penang Curry and Red Snapper are highly recommended dishes.”

4.7 Superb73 Reviews
The Main Pub 306 Main St, Manchester American • $

“The Main Pub offers a lively atmosphere with live bands and a beautiful patio overlooking main street. The interior features wood and brick decor. The menu boasts delicious options like the buffalo chicken sandwich, pretzel, and reuben megs. Service is great, with friendly servers providing attention to detail. However, some dishes may require extra attention to cooking times.”

4.5 Superb121 Reviews
La Toquilla 21 Oak St, Manchester Latin American • $$

“La Toquilla offers excellent food with a taste of Ecuador. Despite being busy, the service is friendly and attentive. The empanadas and Lomo Saltado are highly recommended. The atmosphere is welcoming, and the staff creates a pleasant dining experience. A must-visit for delicious food and great service with an Ecuadorian touch.”

4.6 Superb79 Reviews
Urban Lodge Brewing Co. 47 Purnell Pl, Manchester Brewery • $$

“Urban Lodge Brewing Co. offers a wonderful experience for family and friends. The outdoor area has a beautiful and relaxing vibe with live music and great IPA's. The burgers are really good, along with tasty Cajun fries. The atmosphere is top-notch, with a delicious food selection and unique presentation for beer flights. The staff is friendly and provides excellent service, offering a digital ordering system for convenience. A must-visit brewery with exceptional hospitality.”

4.6 Superb76 Reviews
Divine Treasures 404 Middle Turnpike W, Manchester Vegan • $

“Divine Treasures is a cozy, clean, and easy-to-navigate restaurant with a visible kitchen area. This vegan and gluten-free spot offers a variety of treats, including the highly-recommended V/GF Berry Cheezecake and handcrafted chocolates with unique flavors. The service is usually good, and the food is absolutely incredible. It's a must-visit for those with dietary restrictions, offering a range of options that are both delicious and safe to consume.”

4.7 Superb60 Reviews
Cafe Aura 45 E Center St, Manchester Italian • $$$

“Cafe Aura impresses with its wonderful service and food. Guests enjoy excellent pasta dishes, salads, and desserts like tiramisu and cannoli. The wine flight is a highlight, and the bread is great. With attentive service, even during slower periods, Cafe Aura is a great spot for a night out or special occasions like Father's Day brunch.”

4.3 Superb206 Reviews
Thomas Smokey Pit Stop 182 Middle Turnpike W, Manchester Barbecue • $

“Thomas Smokey Pit Stop is a restaurant that offers delicious BBQ and soul food. The restaurant is known for its high-quality brisket, which is so tender it falls apart easily. The cornbread is crumbly and delicious, while the beans are savory and satisfying. The menu also includes a one meat combo with brisket, cornbread, and baked BBQ beans. The restaurant has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, with soulful music playing and open kitchen setup. The prices are reasonable, making it a great value for the high-quality food. The restaurant is located in Manchester, Connecticut, and it is definitely one of the best BBQ spots in the area. The service is friendly and attentive. The only thing that could make it better is the addition of more sauces, particularly a spicy one to pair well with the savory brisket. Overall, Thomas Smokey Pit Stop is a great spot for takeout and offers delicious, high-quality BBQ and soul food.”

4.5 Superb86 Reviews
Pennys Place 1015 Main St, Manchester Bakery • $

“Penny's Place is a charming local restaurant that offers a diverse menu, including accommodating options like dairy-free pancakes and gluten-free brownies. The staff is described as kind and attentive, and the food is praised for its deliciousness and generous portions. Customers appreciate the cozy, friendly atmosphere and the availability of healthy meal choices.”

4.5 Superb85 Reviews
Al Madina Restaurant 246 Broad St, Manchester Indian • $

“Al Madina Restaurant is a local establishment offering traditional Bangladeshi and Desi Chinese cuisine. The menu features a variety of dishes, with options for vegetarians and those seeking egg or vegetable-based meals. Standout items include the beef tihari, haleem, kalo beef bhuna, Hakka Chinese noodles, Thai soup, and chicken wontons. The chicken tikka masala is particularly delicious, and the restaurant kindly accommodates spice preferences. Plenty of parking is available in the plaza.”

4.7 Superb54 Reviews

“The Firestone | art studio + cafe is a tranquil haven that serves delicious food and drinks, including their popular banana bread. The friendly and attentive staff create a warm atmosphere, making it a favorite spot for many. With a nice selection of ceramics, it's an ideal spot for outings, and its unique charm makes it a great place to recharge.”

4.7 Superb53 Reviews
Silk City Coffee 763 Main St, Manchester Coffee Shops • $

“Silk City Coffee is a highly recommended spot for coffee and food. The personable staff serve high-quality coffee, including a rotating seasonal menu and frozen coffee "slushie" in the summer. The shop also offers a variety of good pastries and hot food, making it a great place to stop in and enjoy the atmosphere.”

4.5 Superb81 Reviews
Ruby Chinese Food 485 Hartford Rd, Manchester Chinese • $

“Ruby Chinese Food is a consistently excellent restaurant that has been a local favorite for years. The menu offers a variety of delicious options, including the highly-recommended Hot and Sour soup, Boneless Spare Ribs, and Sesame noodles. The restaurant takes care of its customers, especially those with dietary restrictions, and is known for its clean and well-maintained atmosphere. Online ordering is also a convenient option, with quick service and affordable dinner specials that include fried rice and an egg roll.”

4.5 Superb78 Reviews
Andi's Pizzeria 290 Broad St, Manchester Pizza • $

“Andi's Pizzeria is a hidden gem that serves high-quality food at fair prices. Their pizza is reminiscent of New York-style pizza, and their wings are a must-try. The staff is friendly and attentive, making sure customers feel welcome and valued. The restaurant offers decent lunch specials and often runs promotions that bring prices down. While the menu may not be high-end, the owners' dedication to cleanliness and quality ingredients shines through. The grinders are a standout, with a higher quality bread than surrounding spots, and the cheese-stuffed bread is a delicious treat. With its friendly service and good food, Andi's Pizzeria is a great choice for those looking for a satisfying meal at a reasonable price.”

4.5 Superb76 Reviews

“Elicit Brewing Co. offers a vibrant atmosphere with various events and activities, including music bingo and an artisan craft fair. The menu is described as delicious, and the establishment is praised for its cleanliness, friendly service, and versatility in accommodating both date nights and family outings with an arcade room.”

4.2 Good155 Reviews

“The Hollow at Manchester Country Club offers tasty food with ample portion sizes and friendly service. Although prices are fair, note that salads, bread, and even small items during happy hour are a la carte. Despite this, the happy hour food, such as quesadillas and flatbreads, receive positive remarks. The atmosphere is described as a cozy hideaway with a friendly crowd.”

4.3 Superb70 Reviews
Sukhothai Restaurant 841 Main St, Manchester Thai • $$

“Sukhothai Restaurant offers delicious and fresh Thai food, with standout dishes including Crispy Chicken over Basil Fried Rice, Drunken Noodles or Pad See Ew, Mango Sticky Rice, Thai Iced Tea, and Yellow Curry with Tofu. The restaurant has a spacious and beautiful interior, as well as a romantic and soothing ambiance. Servers are friendly, engaging, and attentive, even when busy. The restaurant offers ample parking and is located on Main Street. The decor is adorned with Thai elements, such as fake flowers and strings of lights. Meals are served hot and with the perfect amount of rice. The yellow curry dish, in particular, is highly recommended for its rich and flavorful coconut milk broth and various vegetable ingredients.”

4.4 Superb51 Reviews

Online Reservation Available

Teriyaki Box 836-840 Main St, Manchester Sushi • $$

“Teriyaki Box offers a surprisingly good dining experience, with quality food and efficient service, despite some menu spelling errors. The atmosphere is pleasant, though the music may have a quirky repetitive element. Customers report an amazing experience, with delicious and consistent dishes, kind staff, and a clean environment. The menu features standout items like California rolls and tuna sashimi that impress diners. Overall, Teriyaki Box provides a satisfying and memorable dining experience.”

4.5 Superb74 Reviews
Market Grille 110 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester New American • $$

“Market Grille is a reliable dining destination that never disappoints. The friendly staff provide excellent service, and the food is consistently tasty. The restaurant offers a great happy hour deal, where four people can enjoy four appetizers and cocktails for $60. The outdoor patio is a lovely spot to relax and take in the fresh air. The menu features a variety of dishes, including veggie stuffed mushrooms, chicken teriyaki, and burgers cooked to perfection. Prices are moderately priced, and the ambience is enjoyable, making it an ideal spot to watch the sunset.”

4.2 Good225 Reviews
Trattoria Toscana 706 Hartford Rd, Manchester Italian • $$

“Trattoria Toscana is a popular spot for celebrations and regular dining. The food is always hot and delicious, with a variety of options like salmon, scallop special, eggplant parm, and pasta dishes. The service is great, with staff like Luke who takes the time to greet guests. While the menu may not be the easiest for vegetarians, the salads and eggplant parm are tasty options. The restaurant was busy on a Monday night, a good sign of its popularity. The desserts, including cappuccino, tiramisu, and creme brulee, were all wonderful. Although there was no special acknowledgment for birthdays, the overall experience was enjoyable. Trattoria Toscana is a favorite Italian restaurant in CT, with great food, staff, and atmosphere.”

4.3 Superb95 Reviews
Texas Roadhouse 21 Redstone Rd, Manchester Steak House • $$

“Texas Roadhouse, located in Manchester, CT, offers a friendly dining experience with attentive waitstaff such as Sienna, Autumn, and Dylan. The rolls are a highlight, and parking can be a bit limited. The bone-in ribeye and prime rib are popular menu items. While the taste and tenderness of the steak may vary, the quick and delicious food, along with the excellent service, keeps customers returning.”

4.1 Good188 Reviews
Frontera Grill Manchester 170 Slater St, Manchester Mexican • $$$$

“Frontera Grill Manchester is a popular Mexican restaurant known for its fast and friendly service, as well as its very good food. The restaurant offers ample parking in an open lot, and it is also wheelchair accessible with handicap parking spaces near the front door. The kid-friendly menu caters to even the pickiest of eaters. The restaurant's atmosphere is described as awesome, with the staff being helpful and efficient in seating customers. Diners are immediately greeted with complimentary chips and salsa, and the menu offers a wide variety of delicious options, including the well-liked Marco Polo tacos, chimichangas, and quesadillas. The portions are generous, and the food maintains its quality even when delivered. While the overall dining experience is positive, with some minor issues noted regarding the rice and a fishy salmon dish, the restaurant is highly recommended for those seeking authentic and tasty Mexican cuisine in a welcoming environment.”

4.1 Good124 Reviews
Artisanal Burger Company 1436 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester Hamburger • $$

“The Artisanal Burger Company offers a variety of vegetarian options and ample handicap and regular parking. It's a kid-friendly and family-oriented establishment with plenty of wheelchair accessibility. Customers praise the excellent price-to-quality ratio, delicious Ceasars salad, top-tier poutine fries, and fresh French fries and garden salad. The restaurant's great food, service, and atmosphere make it a popular destination for both locals and visitors.”

4.1 Good108 Reviews

“BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is a popular dining destination that offers a variety of dishes and beverages. The restaurant can get busy, but reservations can help ensure a timely seating. The menu includes options such as jambalaya and the Brewhouse steak sandwich, which are known for their spicy and well-seasoned flavors. The portion sizes are generous, making it easy to have leftovers. Desserts, such as the caramel pizootie, are also a hit with its warm, gooey cookie and hidden surprises. Service has been inconsistent in the past, with some customers reporting long wait times and slow service. However, recent experiences show improvement in this area. The restaurant also offers a selection of beers, although some cocktails, like the whiskey sours, may not be as well-received. Overall, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is a solid choice for those looking for a satisfying meal and a welcoming atmosphere, with a good balance between food quality, service, and price.”

4 Good270 Reviews

“Joey Garlic’s Manchester offers phenomenal service and generous portions at good prices. The eggplant fries and mac and cheese are highlights, with the latter available in a very big portion. The restaurant is very family-friendly and provides a special experience for young diners, such as creating incredible ice cream sundaes for birthdays. While the food is tasty, be prepared for a strong garlic aroma throughout the restaurant.”

4 Good119 Reviews
Husky Pizza 46 W Center St, Manchester Pizza • $

“Husky Pizza offers a diverse menu of American classics, including pizzas, wings, burgers, and sandwiches. They have Halal meat options, making it a great choice for a quick and satisfying meal. Customers praise the restaurant's delicious pizza, with its perfect crust and cheese-to-sauce ratio, as well as their fresh and tasty salads. While one reviewer had a less-than-ideal experience with the grilled chicken Caesar salad, the overall consensus is that Husky Pizza consistently delivers a great dining experience.”

4 Good52 Reviews

“Three Amigos Mexican Taqueria is a restaurant known for its delicious and authentic Mexican food. The menu offers a variety of options, with customers particularly praising the tostadas and tacos. While some had a negative experience with wet tacos, the meat itself was found to be tasty. The restaurant is commended for its cleanliness and friendly service. The churros are a must-try for those with a sweet tooth. In summary, Three Amigos Mexican Taqueria provides a taste of true Mexican cuisine with a pleasant dining experience.”

3.9 Good62 Reviews

“Woodbridge Pizza in Manchester offers great value for money with large portion sizes. Their flavors are well-regarded, and they cater to individual preferences with customizable toppings. The restaurant is known for its unpretentious atmosphere and consistent service. While parking can be a concern due to limited availability, the establishment stands out for its exceptional customer service. One instance saw them remaking a customer's order after their car broke down. The restaurant is also praised for its takeout presentation, with pizzas arriving in sturdy, easy-to-use boxes and other items wrapped in foil and paper for insulation. Menu options include round pizzas, oblong grinders, and a variety of side dishes.”

3.8 Good42 Reviews

“This has been my gavorite chinese spot since i was a kid. Im willing to drive to manchester from windsor locks just for some of tue best chinese food around. Always telling people to go here, great food with good portion sizes and low costs.”

3.9 Good15 Reviews
Kobe Asian Bistro 1155 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester Asian Fusion • $$

“Kobe Asian Bistro offers a casual yet elegant atmosphere with top-level service. The food is excellent in all aspects, with amazing value for the portion size. The restaurant has a great menu with many selections, friendly servers, and reasonable prices. While some find the high energy and music enjoyable, others may prefer a quieter dining experience. Overall, Kobe Asian Bistro provides a nice atmosphere, delicious food, and a family-friendly environment, making it a go-to establishment for many.”

3.7 Good86 Reviews
Mikes Pizzeria 267 E Center St, Manchester Pizza • $

“Mikes Pizzeria offers amazing pizza and delicious double cheeseburgers deluxe with improved fries. Their large cheese pizza, mozzarella sticks, and seafood platter are top-notch, perfect for indulging over two days. However, some minor issues include watery fried scallops in the seafood platter. On the other hand, the salads and fried plates are mediocre, with overcooked clam strips and mushy tomatoes. The restaurant also tends to overlook special requests like no onions in salads. Despite the food being pretty good, discrepancies in order sizes and customer service might deter future visits. Overall, Mikes Pizzeria excels in pizzas and certain dishes, making it a go-to spot for satisfying cravings.”

3.6 Good42 Reviews

“Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet offers a spectacular and amazing dining experience with top-notch food and service. The atmosphere is stunning, deserving of 5 stars. While some dishes like BBQ Spare Ribs and rice may not meet expectations, the friendly waitresses and owner make up for it. The variety is vast, but the flavors can be lacking, with some standout items like cheesy crab and cake with cheesecake topping. Overall, a family-friendly environment with room for improvement in taste.”

3.6 Good122 Reviews
Texas Roadhouse 21 Redstone Rd, Manchester Steak House • $$

“Texas Roadhouse, located in Manchester, CT, offers a friendly dining experience with attentive waitstaff such as Sienna, Autumn, and Dylan. The rolls are a highlight, and parking can be a bit limited. The bone-in ribeye and prime rib are popular menu items. While the taste and tenderness of the steak may vary, the quick and delicious food, along with the excellent service, keeps customers returning.”

4.1 Good188 Reviews
Frontera Grill Manchester 170 Slater St, Manchester Mexican • $$$$

“Frontera Grill Manchester is a popular Mexican restaurant known for its fast and friendly service, as well as its very good food. The restaurant offers ample parking in an open lot, and it is also wheelchair accessible with handicap parking spaces near the front door. The kid-friendly menu caters to even the pickiest of eaters. The restaurant's atmosphere is described as awesome, with the staff being helpful and efficient in seating customers. Diners are immediately greeted with complimentary chips and salsa, and the menu offers a wide variety of delicious options, including the well-liked Marco Polo tacos, chimichangas, and quesadillas. The portions are generous, and the food maintains its quality even when delivered. While the overall dining experience is positive, with some minor issues noted regarding the rice and a fishy salmon dish, the restaurant is highly recommended for those seeking authentic and tasty Mexican cuisine in a welcoming environment.”

4.1 Good124 Reviews
Artisanal Burger Company 1436 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester Hamburger • $$

“The Artisanal Burger Company offers a variety of vegetarian options and ample handicap and regular parking. It's a kid-friendly and family-oriented establishment with plenty of wheelchair accessibility. Customers praise the excellent price-to-quality ratio, delicious Ceasars salad, top-tier poutine fries, and fresh French fries and garden salad. The restaurant's great food, service, and atmosphere make it a popular destination for both locals and visitors.”

4.1 Good108 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Dunkin' 255A Middle Turnpike W, Manchester Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' is a popular spot in town, known for its friendly staff and great food and drinks. However, there can be inconsistencies in service, with long wait times at the drive-thru and variations in friendliness among staff members. Some customers have experienced issues with orders being incorrect or items being unavailable. The atmosphere inside the restaurant can be uncomfortable at times, with people lingering or asking for money. The drive-thru tends to be busy and backed up, leading to delays. While Dunkin' has its strengths, such as making orders correctly for regular customers, there are areas that could be improved to provide a more consistent and pleasant experience for all visitors.”

3.1 Average54 Reviews
McDonald's 70 W Center St, Manchester Fast Food • $

“McDonald's is known for its friendly staff, who go above and beyond to provide excellent service. The night crew and Estrella are notable for their welcoming nature, making customers feel at ease. The restaurant is also kid-friendly, with wheelchair accessibility making it easy to use. Despite its busy atmosphere, parking is convenient. Some customers have reported exceptional service from staff members like Skylynn and Gilberto, who deserve recognition for their hard work.”

2.5 Average97 Reviews
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse 320 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester Brewery • $$

“BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is a popular dining destination that offers a variety of dishes and beverages. The restaurant can get busy, but reservations can help ensure a timely seating. The menu includes options such as jambalaya and the Brewhouse steak sandwich, which are known for their spicy and well-seasoned flavors. The portion sizes are generous, making it easy to have leftovers. Desserts, such as the caramel pizootie, are also a hit with its warm, gooey cookie and hidden surprises. Service has been inconsistent in the past, with some customers reporting long wait times and slow service. However, recent experiences show improvement in this area. The restaurant also offers a selection of beers, although some cocktails, like the whiskey sours, may not be as well-received. Overall, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is a solid choice for those looking for a satisfying meal and a welcoming atmosphere, with a good balance between food quality, service, and price.”

4 Good270 Reviews
Machu Picchu Restaurant 846 Main St, Manchester Peruvian • $$

“Machu Picchu Restaurant offers an excellent dining experience. The food is delicious with generous portions, and the service is friendly and attentive. The prices are reasonable, making it a great choice for those seeking authentic Peruvian cuisine. Customers have consistently praised the restaurant and express a desire to return.”

4.2 Good49 Reviews
Joey Garlic’s Manchester 31 Redstone Rd, Manchester Italian • $$

“Joey Garlic’s Manchester offers phenomenal service and generous portions at good prices. The eggplant fries and mac and cheese are highlights, with the latter available in a very big portion. The restaurant is very family-friendly and provides a special experience for young diners, such as creating incredible ice cream sundaes for birthdays. While the food is tasty, be prepared for a strong garlic aroma throughout the restaurant.”

4 Good119 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

“Shady Glen Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor in Manchester is a must-visit for burger lovers and ice cream enthusiasts alike. The iconic cheese skirt burger, Cheesburger Bernice, is a favorite among locals and out-of-towners alike. The homemade ice cream, like the maple walnut flavor, is smooth and creamy, a true delight. The atmosphere at Shady Glen is a throwback to the 40s and 50s, with attentive waitstaff dressed in vintage attire. The menu offers a vast selection of delicious morsels, including perfectly done french fries and handmade root beer. The restaurant has maintained its charm and quality for over 70 years, with only accepting cash payments just like in the old days. Visitors can enjoy the professional service and pleasant atmosphere while indulging in classic American fare. Stop by Shady Glen for a taste of nostalgia and a truly satisfying dining experience.”

4.4 Superb152 Reviews
Chez Ben Diner 927 Center St, Manchester Diner • $

“Chez Ben Diner is a great Canadian French restaurant with unique and delicious poutine options. The diner offers great service, affordable prices, and a cozy atmosphere away from the weekend crowds. Customers love the Polska and Chili Hot Dog Poutine variations, along with the classic original poutine. It's the perfect spot for a weekend meal with prompt and friendly service.”

4.4 Superb102 Reviews

“Labyrinth Brewing Company is a charming and unique business that offers a fun and lively atmosphere. They have a wide selection of different beers on tap, and the friendly staff provides quick and attentive service, even during busy events. The venue features a cozy ambiance with repurposed wood, flickering bulbs, and Edison lights, creating a visually appealing setting. Customers have praised the quality of the beer, including the light and crisp Lite Brite lager and the fantastic oatmeal stout. Overall, Labyrinth Brewing Company is a welcome addition to the Manchester community, offering a great place for beer enthusiasts to gather and enjoy a memorable experience.”

4.6 Superb54 Reviews
The Main Course 867 Main St, Manchester American • $$

“The Main Course is a highly-regarded restaurant, known for its delicious and flavorful dishes. Popular items include the Bruschetta Chicken, chicken wings with bacon crumbles, street corn dip, and mac n cheese brisket. Their burgers are also a standout, known for being mouthwatering and cooked to perfection. The portion sizes are generous, offering leftovers for the next day. The Brussels sprouts appetizer is a customer favorite. Although the restaurant is small, service is excellent and the ambiance is pleasant. The restaurant is located on Main Street and has become a favorite spot for many.”

4.3 Superb122 Reviews

“CJ's Pizza and Giant Grinders is a beloved spot that offers a wide variety of delicious food options. Their grinders, which come in 25 different varieties, are truly giant and are served with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese, with peppers and onions available upon request. The portions are huge, with half-sized grinders being a great option for a filling meal. The restaurant also serves pizzas, salads, and pasta dinners, including sausage and meatballs. The atmosphere is old-school and welcoming, with friendly staff and a kid-friendly environment. With decades of consistent quality, CJ's Pizza and Giant Grinders is a must-visit spot for anyone looking for a satisfying meal.”

4.3 Superb112 Reviews

“Elicit Brewing Co. offers a vibrant atmosphere with various events and activities, including music bingo and an artisan craft fair. The menu is described as delicious, and the establishment is praised for its cleanliness, friendly service, and versatility in accommodating both date nights and family outings with an arcade room.”

4.2 Good155 Reviews
Baja's Restaurants 1066 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester Mexican • $

“Baja's Restaurants offers a welcoming and clean dining experience with a wide selection of menu items to choose from. Fresh ingredients are used in food preparation, and generous portions are served, such as the large rice bowls that can feed two people. The service is good, and the restaurant has a fitting decor. Customers appreciate the value for money, with decent amounts of food served at a reasonable price.”

4.3 Superb93 Reviews
The angry egg 1095 Main St, Manchester Breakfast • $

“The Angry Egg is a small, cozy breakfast spot that offers a variety of menu options. The service is described as very good, fast, and friendly, with the staff being accommodating. The food is generally praised, with the French toast being described as divine, fluffy, and buttery. While one diner had an issue with the hash, the dark roast coffee was a highlight. Overall, The Angry Egg is a hidden gem that provides a great breakfast experience.”

4.3 Superb91 Reviews
Hana Sushi 248 Broad St, Manchester Japanese • $

“Hana Sushi is a local gem in Manchester known for top-tier sushi. The chef, Lisa, prepares fresh fish and homemade sauces like teryaki. Their monthly special rolls, crispy tuna hand rolls, and tuna pizza are unique and delicious. Although some soups might not hit the mark, the quality and care put into each meal make it a standout spot for sushi lovers in central Connecticut.”

4.5 Superb51 Reviews

“Pepe's Restaurant & Lounge is a well-established neighborhood bar and Italian restaurant that serves generous portions of delicious food. The service is prompt and friendly, and the atmosphere is lively, especially on Friday nights. The menu features decent pizza, excellent onion rings, and amazing wings that can be cooked to extra crispy perfection. With roomy booths and a hopping bar area, Pepe's is a great spot to treat yourself or meet friends.”

4.6 Superb36 Reviews

“The Hollow at Manchester Country Club offers tasty food with ample portion sizes and friendly service. Although prices are fair, note that salads, bread, and even small items during happy hour are a la carte. Despite this, the happy hour food, such as quesadillas and flatbreads, receive positive remarks. The atmosphere is described as a cozy hideaway with a friendly crowd.”

4.3 Superb70 Reviews

“Sukhothai Restaurant offers delicious and fresh Thai food, with standout dishes including Crispy Chicken over Basil Fried Rice, Drunken Noodles or Pad See Ew, Mango Sticky Rice, Thai Iced Tea, and Yellow Curry with Tofu. The restaurant has a spacious and beautiful interior, as well as a romantic and soothing ambiance. Servers are friendly, engaging, and attentive, even when busy. The restaurant offers ample parking and is located on Main Street. The decor is adorned with Thai elements, such as fake flowers and strings of lights. Meals are served hot and with the perfect amount of rice. The yellow curry dish, in particular, is highly recommended for its rich and flavorful coconut milk broth and various vegetable ingredients.”

4.4 Superb51 Reviews

“Fatima's Fusion Flavors is a top-notch establishment offering high-quality meals and excellent service. This halal Bangladeshi/Pakistani takeaway serves freshly made dishes with authentic flavors, including popular options like Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Chicken Seekh Kabab, and Naans. The clean and spacious dining area is complemented by friendly staff, making it a frequently visited spot.”

4.3 Superb63 Reviews

“Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is a renowned spot for pizza lovers. While some find it a bit pricey, many keep coming back for the delicious New Haven pizza, especially the summer tomato pie. The restaurant's original charm might have been slightly altered by the change in pizza cutting style, but the taste remains top-notch. The attentive and friendly staff, like Lilly and Curtis, ensure a great dining experience. Quality control is a priority here, with the kitchen remaking a pie without hesitation if it doesn't meet standards. Despite a slightly floppier crust due to overloaded toppings, the overall experience and food quality are outstanding.”

4.1 Good163 Reviews

“Hartford Road Pizza is a restaurant known for its excellent pizza, particularly the crust. The service is described as friendly and helpful, with a clean and comfortable environment. The menu offers a variety of options, including pasta fagioli, a sausage and meatball parm sub, and salads. The food is highly praised for its quality and taste, with generous portions. The staff is commended for their attentiveness and efficiency. The restaurant is recommended for its excellent food and service, and it is mentioned that the reviewers cannot wait to return to try more of the menu items.”

4.3 Superb61 Reviews
2nd Bridge Brewing Company 642 Hilliard St, Manchester Brewery • $$

“The 2nd Bridge Brewing Company offers a great selection of beers and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The bartenders are attentive, helpful, and create a pleasant vibe. The brewery features various games, making it an excellent spot for socializing and having fun. Both locals and newcomers enjoy the cozy, neighborhood-like ambiance, making it a potential regular hangout.”

4.6 Superb19 Reviews
The Gathering Diner 471 Hartford Rd, Manchester Breakfast • $$

“The Gathering Diner is a fantastic breakfast spot with inviting atmosphere and delicious food. The service is excellent, with Shannon being a standout server who made the experience delightful. The spicy Irish omelette is a must-try and easily the best omelette one reviewer has ever had. The owner, Mike, adds a personal touch that makes customers feel like family. Despite being busy, the food arrives piping hot and tasty. Pricing is reasonable, and overall, it is a highly recommended place for a satisfying breakfast experience.”

4.2 Good42 Reviews
360 Juteuse Fruit Bar 360 Main St, Manchester Juice • $$

“360 Juteuse Fruit Bar offers excellent products and personable service, with great recommendations. Try their unique smoothies, like the Eve, featuring pineapple, peach, mango, and coconut. This takeout-only spot has healthy options and many unique drinks to explore, making it a great addition to the local area.”

4.7 Superb16 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

“Dairy Queen Grill & Chill is a beloved restaurant known for its great atmosphere and food. The staff is friendly and attentive, making it a popular spot for families and groups. They offer vegetarian options and can accommodate dietary restrictions. The restaurant is clean and wheelchair accessible, with plenty of parking and a drive-up window. Children's chairs and meals are available, making it a kid-friendly environment. Some ice cream options are lactose-free. The restaurant is highly recommended and has been a long-time favorite for many.”

4 Good71 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 1428 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester Fast Food • $

“Chick-fil-A is a celiac-friendly and clean restaurant that offers a variety of gluten-free items. The staff is attentive and ensures that proper precautions are taken when preparing meals for those with allergies. The grilled chicken sandwich is a popular and appetizing choice. Despite the rising costs, the quality of the food and service remains top-notch. The restaurant provides a pleasant dining experience, resembling that of a fine dining establishment, with attentive team members and a clean atmosphere.”

3.7 Good108 Reviews
Dunkin' 1527 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' is a restaurant that offers donuts and coffee. The staff is generally friendly and helpful, as seen with Eric who assisted a customer with a mix-up, and an employee who engaged in a friendly discussion about donut toppings. However, there have been instances where some employees were smoking marijuana outside the premises before returning to work, which may not be appropriate.”

3.1 Average17 Reviews
Starbucks 212 Spencer St, Manchester Coffee Shops • $

“Starbucks is a popular spot, known for its efficient service and tasty food and drinks. However, there have been some changes recently. The previous manager, Nikki, ran the store very efficiently, and customers miss her since her departure. These days, the wait time is longer than it should be. The store's new location is spacious and modern, with fast service and ample seating. On busy days, such as Mother's Day, there may be longer lines due to promotions. The food and drinks, such as lattes, are well-liked. There are some areas for improvement, such as better labeling of trash and recycling bins and ensuring that food items are prepared and served together.”

3.3 Good67 Reviews
Wendy's 105 Buckland St, Manchester Fast Food • $

“Wendy's restaurant has recently undergone renovations, featuring a new country rustic dining room with butcher block tables and tile flooring. The drive-through and in-store ordering processes are quick and efficient, with the service team working well together to provide fast meal delivery. While food quality is generally consistent, some customers have experienced issues with orders, including missing items and incorrect fulfillment. Despite this, staff are polite, social, and professional. The restaurant offers plenty of parking and a convenient location near a busy mall.”

3.3 Good206 Reviews
Dunkin' 81 Oakland St, Manchester Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' is a restaurant that has recently undergone an aesthetic transformation, making it a pleasant place to dine in. The coffee is made to order, and the staff is generally friendly, often having to-go orders ready. However, there have been inconsistencies with the toasting of bagels, and on busier days, there may be a longer wait time for orders, as was the case with one customer who had to wait over 13 minutes for their food, which was not prepared correctly. Despite this, the staff is courteous, and it is believed that it may have been an exceptionally busy day. Another customer had a positive experience, praising a staff member for their kindness and patience.”

2.4 Poor26 Reviews

“Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen offers quick service at their drive-through, but some customers have reported lukewarm fries. The restaurant serves Halal bone-in chicken, but it's cooked in the same oil as non-Halal chicken, making it non-Halal. Some Muslim customers may not be aware of this. The restaurant also has potholes around their franchise and some customers have experienced undercooked chicken, which has caused stomach upset.”

3 Average78 Reviews
Taco Bell 194 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester Fast Food • $

“Taco Bell offers quick and friendly service, with a clean and pleasant environment. Customers can use a kiosk to order, although some prefer human interaction. The manager ensures a good experience. Located in a thriving mall, the food was delicious and surpassed expectations, making it a fantastic choice for a meal.”

2.2 Poor22 Reviews
Dunkin' 443 Hartford Rd, Manchester Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' is a welcoming restaurant with friendly service, a clean bathroom, and main area. Parking is always available, and the establishment is kid-friendly, offering low tables for younger children and higher tables for older kids. The staff, particularly employees like Kay, are praised for their exceptional service, kindness, and attention to detail. The restaurant has made improvements since a previous period of poor service, now consistently delivering great experiences to customers.”

2.6 Average35 Reviews
Dunkin' 318 Adams St, Manchester Coffee Shops • $

“Great customer service, kind and friendly staff and great coffee ❤️❤️❤️”

2.1 Poor22 Reviews
Dunkin' 210 Deming St, Manchester Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' offers quick service but some find the staff unfriendly. The drive-thru speaker might be difficult to hear. A customer received a coffee that didn't taste like the pumpkin spice ordered, but the shop was clean and efficient. Another customer had a negative experience with staff being loud and rushing orders. Despite this, they usually get the orders correct.”

2.5 Average35 Reviews
Dunkin' 1205 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' is a welcoming spot with friendly and attentive staff who make every effort to perfect their customers' coffee orders. The medium ice coffee with caramel, butter pecan, almond milk, and cold foam is a popular choice. The sandwiches are also a highlight, with expertly prepared options that have impressed even the most discerning palates. Additionally, the donut selection is great, and the service is consistently excellent, making it a go-to destination for a perfect cup of coffee and a delicious treat.”

2.5 Average38 Reviews
Wendy's 262 Spencer St, Manchester Fast Food • $

“At Wendy's, customers can enjoy a clean environment and friendly service. The manager, Ana, ensures a welcoming atmosphere for all, especially those with special needs. Despite occasional service mishaps like missing drink orders, the overall experience is positive. Vegetarian options like meatless salads are available, and the price-to-service ratio for larger orders is reasonable. This Wendy's location on Silverlane East Hartford CT stands out for its excellent service and inclusive environment.”

2.6 Average48 Reviews
Dunkin' 171 Spencer St, Manchester Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' is a place with GREAT customer service, best Quality food, and nice renovations. The staff aims to make customers happy, with some employees needing a bit of encouragement. Despite occasional lapses like missing napkins and questioning orders, the team is strong-minded and strives to improve. Overall, Dunkin' is a welcoming spot where valued customers are loved and encouraged to keep coming back.”

2.3 Poor35 Reviews
Wendy's 260 Broad St, Manchester Fast Food • $

“Wendy's is a reliable option for a quick meal. Food is usually hot and prices are decent, especially for those on a budget. The Baconator combo is a popular choice, but be aware that fries may not always be topped with bacon. A mobile order can save time, but be prepared for a potentially long line. The staff, including manager Jackie, are friendly and welcoming, making for a positive experience.”

2.5 Average57 Reviews
Mulberry Street Pizza 981 Main St, Manchester Pizza • $$

“Mulberry Street Pizza offers a delightful dining experience with excellent food and service. The menu features a variety of options, including the popular Mulberry salad and white garden pie. Customers praise the warm and welcoming atmosphere, as well as the great service, even for takeout orders. The peanut butter ginger wings are a must-try, according to one reviewer. Overall, Mulberry Street Pizza is a highly recommended destination for a satisfying meal.”

4 Good95 Reviews
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Hooters

Hooters 1483 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester Sports Bar • $$

“Hooters is a popular spot with a great selection of drinks and food. The 20-piece original with Daytona sauce is a must-try. The atmosphere is beautiful, but service can be hit or miss depending on the staff. Some servers play favorites and chat too much, neglecting other customers. Despite this, the friendly staff, good food, and enjoyable ambiance make it a great place to visit. Plus, guests can enjoy the view of the ladies while dining, adding to the overall experience.”

4.1 Good49 Reviews
Fish N Tingz Bar & Grill 384 Middle Turnpike W, Manchester Caribbean • $$

“Fish N Tingz Bar & Grill offers a lively atmosphere with great music and friendly service. During brunch, customers can enjoy dishes such as jerk chicken wings, shrimp and grits, and caesar salad. The jerk seasoning on the wings is particularly praised. The shrimp and grits were a satisfying substitute when steak and eggs were not available. The drinks, including rum punch, were also found to be enjoyable. Although there was a slight delay in service for some guests, overall, customers express their intent to return for another positive dining experience.”

4 Good74 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Creamy rolls ice cream shop 699 Main St, Manchester Ice Cream Shop • $

“Creamy Rolls Ice Cream Shop offers a wide variety of delicious options like the Monkey N' Around and Pina Colada rolls. The friendly staff and cool atmosphere make it a great place to visit with kids. Customers appreciate the owner's personal touch and transparency in dessert preparation, making it a must-visit spot.”

4.6 Superb50 Reviews
Indigo Indian Bistro 232 Spencer St, Manchester Indian • $

“Indigo Indian Bistro offers a wide array of gluten-free options, with the owner being knowledgeable about celiac disease. The food is described as heavenly, earning more than 5 stars if possible. The lunch special is a great deal, although some wished for more chicken. The delicious food is worth trying, ensuring no more boring lunches on Fridays.”

4.3 Superb53 Reviews
Hartford Road Cafe 378 Hartford Rd, Manchester Bar & Grill • $

“Located in Manchester, CT, Hartford Road Cafe offers outstanding food and great beer selection, including non-alcoholic options. The Sheppard's Pie, Turkey Club, and Chicken Wrap are highly recommended. The portions are generous and delicious, with a lovely Sauvignon Blanc available. The atmosphere is relaxing and pleasant, with attentive and kind servers. Some customers noted improvements in service over time, with condiments now readily available for meals. Although a job interview no-show left a negative impression on one reviewer, the overall dining experience at Hartford Road Cafe seems to be enjoyable and promising.”

4.4 Superb38 Reviews
Center Scoop 629 Main St, Manchester Ice Cream Shop • $

“Center Scoop in Manchester is the friendliest place for yummy ice cream. With new flavors each week, it offers an old-school experience for families. The cute shop also serves cakes, sandwiches, shakes, floats, and unique coffee drinks. The coconut shake with crushed oreos is a must-try, accompanied by vintage video games for added fun!”

4.3 Superb36 Reviews

“Manchester Pizza & Grill is a popular spot for delicious pizzas, with customers raving about the generous toppings and excellent taste. The menu also features mouth-watering options like fish sandwiches and super saucy wings. The staff is consistently friendly and pleasant, providing great service. While some customers have noticed a recent decline in food quality, Manchester Pizza & Grill remains one of the best pizza places in CT, with a loyal following of customers who love their food and appreciate the nice staff.”

4.2 Good36 Reviews
Carlito's Bakery 73A Tolland Turnpike, Manchester Bakery • $

“Carlito's Bakery is a delightful bakery, known for its talented owner Rebecca who creates beautiful and delicious cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts. The bakery offers a variety of flavor and frosting options, and Rebecca takes the time to understand and deliver on specific and customized requests. The bakery's birthday cakes, including Tres leches and unicorn-themed cupcakes, have received high praise for their taste and presentation. The bakery is also appreciated for its easy street parking and reasonable prices. The owner is friendly and easy to work with, making Carlito's Bakery a top recommendation for any celebration.”

4.3 Superb26 Reviews

“The Hungry Tiger Cafe & Restaurant is a local pub that offers a relaxed and mellow atmosphere, complemented by classic rock music. The menu features a variety of delectable dishes, including the Jumbalaya, a generous portion of rice, shrimp, chicken, and andouille sausage, as well as their acclaimed chili. The nachos, enjoyed during a Grateful Dead cover band performance, add to the establishment's chill vibe. While the food is generally praised for its excellent seasoning and perfection, some concerns have been raised about the cleanliness and freshness of the ingredients. Overall, the Hungry Tiger Cafe & Restaurant is a popular spot for fantastic food and a laid-back ambiance.”

4.1 Good42 Reviews

“Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill offers a variety of options on their small menu, all well-distributed and with proper portions. The quality of produce and seasoning of the meat are highlights, and their queso sauce stands out for its unique flavors. The restaurant also serves real cane sugar sodas and fruit teas. The employees are polite and respectful, and the establishment is clean and well-maintained. Customers can enjoy their meal inside the sterile yet welcoming atmosphere or opt for outdoor seating in a shaded area. The portions are praised for being perfect, and the ingredients are distributed appropriately. While the chips are sold separately, ordering certain dishes like burritos or nachos includes chips and salsa. The restaurant is considered a clean and well-managed option for Tex-Mex food at a reasonable price, with a focus on quality without cutting corners. Although there are some minor criticisms, overall, Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill is recommended as a top choice in the area for a satisfying dining experience.”

4.1 Good31 Reviews

“Filomena's Pizzeria is a downtown staple offering a variety of delicious dishes. From gluten-free raviolis to unique birthday number pizzas, there's something for everyone. The amazing food and impeccable service make it the perfect spot for any occasion. With an owner who goes above and beyond, Filomena's is a must-visit place that will leave you wanting to come back.”

3.9 Good90 Reviews
Mocha emporium 194 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester Cafe • $

“Mocha Emporium is a welcoming coffee shop with a cozy atmosphere and the enticing aroma of freshly brewed coffee. The cafe offers a variety of coffee beans and allows customers to make their own coffee. The iced mocha delight, a unique blend of iced coffee and frappe, is a standout drink that tastes like a milkshake. The mocha iced Frappuccino is also a popular favorite among customers. Whether you're looking for a casual coffee spot or a special treat, Mocha Emporium is a hidden gem worth discovering.”

4.6 Superb9 Reviews

“Anthony's Jamaican Restaurant is a popular spot for a taste of Jamaica in Manchester. The food is average to good, and the customer service is always friendly and professional. Prices are decent, and there's never a wait. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes, including the tasty curry chicken with rice, peas, and steamed vegetables. However, some dishes may not meet expectations, such as the beef pies, which were runny and lacked flavor.”

3.9 Good59 Reviews
Center Perk 639 Main St, Manchester Brunch • $

“Center Perk is a charming and homey restaurant located in the heart of downtown. The food is consistently praised as very good, with highlights like the garden eggs Benedict and home fries. The service is incredible, with attentive and patient staff who ensure customers feel comfortable, even when the restaurant is closing soon. The small space has an inviting ambiance, decorated with a variety of antique items that give it a unique character. While it can get busy at times, the restaurant's convenient location near the library makes it a great spot for a quick but delicious breakfast or lunch.”

3.9 Good50 Reviews
Royal Ice Cream Co 27 Warren St, Manchester Ice Cream Shop • $

“Legendary!! Forever a Manchester staple! Recently on their website and can’t believe everything that they have to offer: weddings, parties, graduations desserts in bulk …you can always get some of their favorites at Highland Park market in Manchester…I recommend a chipwich …Im sure most people would but also their spumoni slices, so good!”

4.4 Superb9 Reviews

“Studio Eats Kitchen & Bar at Manchester Buckland Hills offers a pleasant experience with quality food and drinks. While some dishes like the fries might be overcooked, the overall menu exceeds expectations. The restaurant has a chic bar-lounge atmosphere where you can enjoy well-mixed drinks before your movie starts. The attentive and knowledgeable bartender ensures a great experience. Prices are reasonable for the area, making it a great pit stop every time you go to the movies. Fast service and friendly staff add to the appeal of this dining spot.”

4.5 Superb6 Reviews
Five Guys 1442 Pleasant Valley Rd Suite A, Manchester Fast Food • $

“Five Guys is a reliable quick-service burger spot with friendly staff and good food. The veggie sandwich with cheese is a popular choice. Service is timely, with multiple chefs on hand to handle peak hours. While indoor seating is limited, there's ample car parking. The staff takes food allergies seriously, and the manager checks in to ensure a positive experience. Overall, it's a solid choice for a burger fix in the area.”

3.8 Good40 Reviews
Como Dice el Dicho 269 Middle Turnpike W, Manchester Mexican • $$

“Como Dice el Dicho is a Mexican restaurant with slow service but great food. Despite a language barrier, the delicious meals make up for any wait times. Customers find the food delicious and worth the price, with a great atmosphere. It's considered one of the better options in the area, even surpassing higher-rated restaurants. Give it a try for tasty Tex Mex dishes.”

3.8 Good97 Reviews
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Pho 99

Pho 99 242 Broad St, Manchester Vietnamese • $$

“Pho 99 is a must-visit restaurant in Manchester known for its delicious Vietnamese food. With a rich pho broth made from high-quality ingredients, it offers a warm your heart experience. The festive decor and caring owners create a welcoming atmosphere. Customers love the pho with whole pork ribs and the new drink options. Reasonably priced, this place respects your time and ensures quick service, making it a local favorite for over 12 years.”

3.8 Good56 Reviews
LongHorn Steakhouse 350 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester Steak House • $$

“LongHorn Steakhouse offers a great experience with attentive and friendly staff, making visitors look forward to their next visit. The food is cooked through and served quickly, with options like artichokes in olive oil and flavorful steaks. The mashed potatoes are a highlight, and the service is excellent, with a nice and funny server who checks on guests. The atmosphere is quiet and welcoming, perfect for a birthday brunch or any meal.”

3.7 Good107 Reviews
Kobe Asian Bistro 1155 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester Asian Fusion • $$

“Kobe Asian Bistro offers a casual yet elegant atmosphere with top-level service. The food is excellent in all aspects, with amazing value for the portion size. The restaurant has a great menu with many selections, friendly servers, and reasonable prices. While some find the high energy and music enjoyable, others may prefer a quieter dining experience. Overall, Kobe Asian Bistro provides a nice atmosphere, delicious food, and a family-friendly environment, making it a go-to establishment for many.”

3.7 Good86 Reviews
Chuck E. Cheese 82 Buckland St, Manchester Pizza • $$$

“Chuck E. Cheese is a family-friendly restaurant known for its excellent pizza, including the crust, and a great variety of games for all ages. However, some guests have reported malfunctioning games and long waits for assistance. The restaurant caters to kids, offering a salad bar and pizza for vegetarians, and is wheelchair accessible, though some guests have noted the floor being too sticky.”

3.7 Good61 Reviews
Crab Catcher 410 Middle Turnpike W, Manchester Cajun/Creole • $$

“Crab Catcher is a seafood restaurant that serves fresh and flavorful food at reasonable prices. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, including seafood options such as crab, shrimp, and lobster. The service is generally good, with friendly staff, but can be slow during busy periods due to limited staff. The restaurant has a relaxed and quiet atmosphere, making it suitable for families and romantic occasions. The menu features a range of options, including kid-friendly favorites like mozzarella sticks and chicken tenders. With its convenient parking lot and friendly staff, Crab Catcher is a great choice for those looking for a delicious seafood meal.”

3.6 Good36 Reviews

Latest Reviews

Burger King 467 Center St, Manchester Restaurant • $

“Burger King offers delicious fish sandwiches and Bacon King meals with fresh fries. The employees provide excellent customer service, showing kindness and professionalism. The restaurant is known for good promotions like the 2 for $5 deal. Customers appreciate the clean environment and friendly staff, making it a great spot for families with kids. The service is top-notch, with warm wraps and fresh potatoes. Burger King is a go-to place for a satisfying meal with a welcoming atmosphere.”

2.5 Average68 Reviews
Dunkin' 244 Center St, Manchester Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' is a highly recommended restaurant known for its exceptional customer service, fast order processing, and affordable prices. The establishment is kid-friendly, wheelchair accessible, and offers a range of delicious menu items, including a popular iced decaf pumpkin latte and a warm, buttery blueberry muffin. Customers praise the overall quality and service of this Dunkin' location.”

2.3 Poor55 Reviews

“Pepe's Restaurant & Lounge is a well-established neighborhood bar and Italian restaurant that serves generous portions of delicious food. The service is prompt and friendly, and the atmosphere is lively, especially on Friday nights. The menu features decent pizza, excellent onion rings, and amazing wings that can be cooked to extra crispy perfection. With roomy booths and a hopping bar area, Pepe's is a great spot to treat yourself or meet friends.”

4.6 Superb36 Reviews
Kobe Asian Bistro 1155 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester Asian Fusion • $$

“Kobe Asian Bistro offers a casual yet elegant atmosphere with top-level service. The food is excellent in all aspects, with amazing value for the portion size. The restaurant has a great menu with many selections, friendly servers, and reasonable prices. While some find the high energy and music enjoyable, others may prefer a quieter dining experience. Overall, Kobe Asian Bistro provides a nice atmosphere, delicious food, and a family-friendly environment, making it a go-to establishment for many.”

3.7 Good86 Reviews
The angry egg 1095 Main St, Manchester Breakfast • $

“The Angry Egg is a small, cozy breakfast spot that offers a variety of menu options. The service is described as very good, fast, and friendly, with the staff being accommodating. The food is generally praised, with the French toast being described as divine, fluffy, and buttery. While one diner had an issue with the hash, the dark roast coffee was a highlight. Overall, The Angry Egg is a hidden gem that provides a great breakfast experience.”

4.3 Superb91 Reviews

“Steve's Bagels on 11 Tolland Tpke is a gem for good quality bagels. The staff is efficient and friendly, making for a quick and pleasant experience. The menu offers delicious options like the "Hungry Major" breakfast sandwich on a jalapeño cheddar bagel, as well as outstanding omelets with hash browns. The jalapeno cheddar bagels are a highlight, and with Door Dash delivery available, enjoying them has never been easier.”

3 Average80 Reviews

“Paradise Biryani Indian Cuisine offers flavorful and fresh Indian food at a good price. The staff is friendly and attentive, with the lady at the front desk being helpful in explaining the menu. The portions are generous, with dishes like saag paneer and chicken curry praised for their taste and spice levels. While the interior could use some improvements, the food quality makes up for it. Pickup orders may take around 45 minutes to prepare, but the wait is worth it for the delicious food. Customers recommend trying the fried rice, filled with chicken and flavorful spices. Despite some service and timing issues, the overall experience at Paradise Biryani Indian Cuisine is positive, making it a worthwhile dining option for those craving authentic Indian cuisine.”

3.6 Good111 Reviews
October Kitchen 309 Green Rd, Manchester Meal Delivery • $

“October Kitchen offers exceptional customer service with a wonderful delivery service, making long-distance families feel better. The food is delicious, fresh, and healthy, with a focus on reducing waste. Customers enjoy the convenience of no leftovers and less cooking, all while enjoying quality products like the delicious swordfish. Highly recommended for those seeking a pleasant dining experience.”

4.8 Superb27 Reviews

“Guntur Mirchi - Indian Restaurant offers a variety of authentic Indian dishes, including the popular Mirchi bajji and chicken biryani. The food is reasonably priced, and the portions are generous, making it a great option for groups. The service is excellent, with friendly staff and a comfortable ambiance.”

3 Average52 Reviews
Center Scoop 629 Main St, Manchester Ice Cream Shop • $

“Center Scoop in Manchester is the friendliest place for yummy ice cream. With new flavors each week, it offers an old-school experience for families. The cute shop also serves cakes, sandwiches, shakes, floats, and unique coffee drinks. The coconut shake with crushed oreos is a must-try, accompanied by vintage video games for added fun!”

4.3 Superb36 Reviews
El Sol Deli 631 Main St, Manchester Restaurant • $

“El Sol Deli in Connecticut offers the best Mexican food with large portions and perfectly cooked dishes. Their empanada tacos are a must-try, served with guacamole and sour cream. With friendly staff, indoor/outdoor seating, it's a great spot for lunch. Customers keep coming back for more delicious meals.”

4.6 Superb92 Reviews

Most Popular Restaurants

Wendy's 105 Buckland St, Manchester Fast Food • $

“Wendy's restaurant has recently undergone renovations, featuring a new country rustic dining room with butcher block tables and tile flooring. The drive-through and in-store ordering processes are quick and efficient, with the service team working well together to provide fast meal delivery. While food quality is generally consistent, some customers have experienced issues with orders, including missing items and incorrect fulfillment. Despite this, staff are polite, social, and professional. The restaurant offers plenty of parking and a convenient location near a busy mall.”

3.3 Good206 Reviews

“Hungry Pot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot offers exceptional service with a smile. The environment is nice and clean, perfect for groups and families. Enjoy an interactive dining experience where you can cook your own food at the table. Great place to visit again soon!”

4.5 Superb189 Reviews

“Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is a renowned spot for pizza lovers. While some find it a bit pricey, many keep coming back for the delicious New Haven pizza, especially the summer tomato pie. The restaurant's original charm might have been slightly altered by the change in pizza cutting style, but the taste remains top-notch. The attentive and friendly staff, like Lilly and Curtis, ensure a great dining experience. Quality control is a priority here, with the kitchen remaking a pie without hesitation if it doesn't meet standards. Despite a slightly floppier crust due to overloaded toppings, the overall experience and food quality are outstanding.”

4.1 Good163 Reviews

“Crumbl - Buckland Hills offers an array of delicious, creative cookie flavors that rotate weekly. The staff is friendly and provides quick service, making it a popular spot for cookie enthusiasts to enjoy a soft, tasty treat any time of day.”

4.7 Superb156 Reviews

“Shady Glen Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor in Manchester is a must-visit for burger lovers and ice cream enthusiasts alike. The iconic cheese skirt burger, Cheesburger Bernice, is a favorite among locals and out-of-towners alike. The homemade ice cream, like the maple walnut flavor, is smooth and creamy, a true delight. The atmosphere at Shady Glen is a throwback to the 40s and 50s, with attentive waitstaff dressed in vintage attire. The menu offers a vast selection of delicious morsels, including perfectly done french fries and handmade root beer. The restaurant has maintained its charm and quality for over 70 years, with only accepting cash payments just like in the old days. Visitors can enjoy the professional service and pleasant atmosphere while indulging in classic American fare. Stop by Shady Glen for a taste of nostalgia and a truly satisfying dining experience.”

4.4 Superb152 Reviews

“Maggie McFly's in Manchester offers a varied menu, including gluten-free options. The restaurant serves generous portions of food, with highlights including the steak sandwich and fries, and the raspberry martini. However, some dishes may benefit from added flavor, particularly seasoning. The service is excellent, with polite and respectful staff. While the atmosphere is pleasant, the prices may be considered high. The restaurant could improve its food quality to justify its prices.”

3.6 Good149 Reviews

“Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet offers a spectacular and amazing dining experience with top-notch food and service. The atmosphere is stunning, deserving of 5 stars. While some dishes like BBQ Spare Ribs and rice may not meet expectations, the friendly waitresses and owner make up for it. The variety is vast, but the flavors can be lacking, with some standout items like cheesy crab and cake with cheesecake topping. Overall, a family-friendly environment with room for improvement in taste.”

3.6 Good122 Reviews
The Main Pub 306 Main St, Manchester American • $

“The Main Pub offers a lively atmosphere with live bands and a beautiful patio overlooking main street. The interior features wood and brick decor. The menu boasts delicious options like the buffalo chicken sandwich, pretzel, and reuben megs. Service is great, with friendly servers providing attention to detail. However, some dishes may require extra attention to cooking times.”

4.5 Superb121 Reviews
IHOP 191 Deming St, Manchester Breakfast • $

“IHOP is a classic American breakfast spot known for its delicious dishes and friendly service. The coffee is unlimited, and the staff is attentive, providing excellent service. They cater to families with children, offering coloring pages and crayons to keep young ones entertained. The menu has options to suit various dietary preferences, such as protein pancakes, and the prices are reasonable. The restaurant had accommodating servers like Crissy and a considerate waitress who made the dining experience enjoyable for a family during lunchtime.”

3 Average121 Reviews
TGI Fridays 209 Hale Rd, Manchester American • $$

“TGI Fridays is a favorite spot for many, offering exceptional service and a welcoming atmosphere. The friendly and dedicated staff, including standout servers Pam, Ryan, and Brittany, provide attentive and quick service, going above and beyond to ensure a comfortable dining experience. The restaurant is always clean and well-maintained, with a pleasant smell and spotless bathrooms. The menu features delicious options, such as whiskey glaze ribs, chicken wings, and truffle mushroom burger, all expertly prepared by the skilled cooks. With its great customer service and tasty food, TGI Fridays is a go-to spot for many.”

3.4 Good114 Reviews

“CJ's Pizza and Giant Grinders is a beloved spot that offers a wide variety of delicious food options. Their grinders, which come in 25 different varieties, are truly giant and are served with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese, with peppers and onions available upon request. The portions are huge, with half-sized grinders being a great option for a filling meal. The restaurant also serves pizzas, salads, and pasta dinners, including sausage and meatballs. The atmosphere is old-school and welcoming, with friendly staff and a kid-friendly environment. With decades of consistent quality, CJ's Pizza and Giant Grinders is a must-visit spot for anyone looking for a satisfying meal.”

4.3 Superb112 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 1428 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester Fast Food • $

“Chick-fil-A is a celiac-friendly and clean restaurant that offers a variety of gluten-free items. The staff is attentive and ensures that proper precautions are taken when preparing meals for those with allergies. The grilled chicken sandwich is a popular and appetizing choice. Despite the rising costs, the quality of the food and service remains top-notch. The restaurant provides a pleasant dining experience, resembling that of a fine dining establishment, with attentive team members and a clean atmosphere.”

3.7 Good108 Reviews

“The 110 Grill Manchester offers a wide open, pleasant atmosphere and a great dining experience. The menu features delicious options, including a fantastic gluten-free selection, with the Chicken Caprese and fish and chips receiving high praise. The attentive and friendly service, provided by servers like Jenny, ensures a memorable visit.”

3.4 Good108 Reviews

“Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews offers a lively atmosphere with great burgers and pretzel bites. Despite some salty onion rings, the food is generally well-prepared and served promptly. The service is efficient and friendly, with servers like Cyan standing out for their excellent care. The restaurant is well-managed, with staff who are cheerful and work together seamlessly. While some aspects may be hit or miss, overall, Red Robin provides a satisfying dining experience with tasty food and a welcoming environment.”

3.1 Average107 Reviews
Chez Ben Diner 927 Center St, Manchester Diner • $

“Chez Ben Diner is a great Canadian French restaurant with unique and delicious poutine options. The diner offers great service, affordable prices, and a cozy atmosphere away from the weekend crowds. Customers love the Polska and Chili Hot Dog Poutine variations, along with the classic original poutine. It's the perfect spot for a weekend meal with prompt and friendly service.”

4.4 Superb102 Reviews

New Restaurants

Teriyaki Madness 172 Deming St D, Manchester Asian Fusion • $

“Teriyaki Madness offers a mixed dining experience. While the teriyaki steak bowl receives praise for its crisp veggies, flavorful fried rice, and crunchy egg rolls, the service has been inconsistent. Some customers have reported long wait times, with orders taking up to 30 minutes to be prepared. Additionally, the teriyaki sauce has been described as lacking in flavor, and the "crab rangoon" has been deemed a disappointment. However, the restaurant is noted for its clean and fun atmosphere. Overall, Teriyaki Madness seems to be a work in progress, with room for improvement in both service and food quality.”

3.7 Good15 Reviews

“The 110 Grill Manchester offers a wide open, pleasant atmosphere and a great dining experience. The menu features delicious options, including a fantastic gluten-free selection, with the Chicken Caprese and fish and chips receiving high praise. The attentive and friendly service, provided by servers like Jenny, ensures a memorable visit.”

3.4 Good108 Reviews

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