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Sep 28, 2003 07:48 PM

looking for good food in Manchester, Londonderry- Derry , New Hampshire area

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Looking for good food in the Manchester area- all suggestions welcome and greatly appreiciated!

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  1. Not sure what exactly you're looking for, but one place that we love to eat at is Down 'N Dirty BBQ on Amory St. in Manchester. The beef brisket is melt-in-your-mouth-divine.

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    1. re: N.

      I don't make it to Down N Dirty very often, but I really like it too..possibly the best brisket I've had in New England. Great old photos of classsic BBQ places on the walls. This place is the "real thing."

    2. Haven't been there for a very long time (since it opened in fact), but isn't the Homestead down 102 1 1/2 miles west of I-93 pretty good?

      It's certainly got that historic building ambience.


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      1. re: bunnyr

        Crossroads is uninspired traditional New England food, and VERY popular. It has a nice atmosphere.

      2. A friend recently dined at Baldwin's on Elm, in Manchester and hasn't stopped raving about it since. On the upper end price-wise, but he said well worth it. A link to the restaurant is attached.


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          As Manchester center is one of my favorite areas for a short trip I'll mention a few places I've enjoyed or hope to. In the latter category is the Three Clock Inn south of Londonderry just off VT rte 100. It has been mentioned here and sounds like a place not to miss.
          For less formal and perhaps less expensive fare Johnny Seesaw on Rt 11 just east of Bromley serves very pleasant meals at a reasonable cost and provides a very comfortable atmosphere. Closer to Manchester center also on Rt 11 just east of new Rt 7 in Laney's which provides lighter fare at a modest cost and would serve well for families with or without children in tow. Bistro Henry's is gone I believe. South of Man. center on old rte 7 is the Black Swan - a gorgeous looking place which always appealed to me until I ate there. Going north on Rt 100 from Rt 11 in Londonderry leads to Weston VT and the Weston Inn - it has always been recommended to me by the owner of a local motel but I've only been there myself for breakfast several years ago. I know this is rather scattered info but I hope it offers some help.

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          1. re: feelinpeckish

            Sorry, I confused your area of interest - thinking VT not NH

          2. My boyfriend and I are always looking for good restaurants to try. Some of our favorites in the area are The Cotton (manchester), Richard's Bistro (Manchester) - it's upper scale, but to die for food. Also try Loafers in salem! Let me know which one you ended up at!