Chow Down on Food & Ice Cream at These Manchester-Area Restaurants

Food & Ice Cream in Manchester NH

There’s something about a burger or sandwich and ice cream at a diner that feels a little nostalgic and oh so American. If you want to add a visit to a classic diner to you and your friends’/family’s evening agenda, you’re going to want to check out the restaurants below.

As far as food and ice cream restaurants in Manchester, NH, they’re some of the best places to go in the area-and we’re sure you’ll agree once you’ve had a look at their menus!

Axel’s Food and Ice Cream | Follow on Facebook

Axel's Food and Ice Cream Root Beer Float

If you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant with a little something for everyone, Axel’s Food and Ice Cream may just do the trick. Their menu is a mishmash of seafood-think lobsters, scallops, haddock, and clams-and signature sandwiches and burgers. And the kids’ menu is stacked high with grilled cheese and chicken fingers!

For dessert, grab a “big black dish” of Banana Split or hunker down with a Peanut Butter Cup Sundae. You can get everything from soft- and hard-serve ice cream to root beer floats and delicious fruit freeze drinks. And if you want to take some ice cream home with you? Grab a hand-packed pint or quart tub before you leave!

Like classic cars? Roll in for their annual Cruise Night with yours, crank up the music, and enjoy dinner and dessert in the company of other car enthusiasts from across Merrimack!

Goldenrod Drive-In | Follow on Facebook

Goldenrod Drive-In Banana Split

What makes Goldenrod Drive-In so appealing? They’ve been serving seafood and ice cream to Manchester since 1951, and their retro restaurant theme and friendly customer service have helped expand the pool of local diners who make time to stop over at this year-round, drive-in diner.

Seafood is their specialty, but you’ll find burgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, and more on their diner menu. Enjoy everything from shrimp and scallops to strip clam and haddock-but be sure to save some room in your belly for when the dessert menu rolls out!

Goldenrod Drive-In serves 36 delicious flavors of ice cream, including Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, Black Raspberry, and Mississippi Mud. Or, settle into a decadent Brownie Sundae or delicious Banana Split! No matter your tastes, you’ll find a treat here that appeals to you.

Make Your Dinner Plans Today!

When you’re looking for some low-key family fun, the best food and ice cream restaurants in Manchester, NH, are here to provide! If your mouth is already watering at our descriptions of the foods above, follow the links to each restaurant and learn more about the menus. Then, gather your crew and set your dinner plans in order!