Looking for a good food served with lots of smiles? The Dutch Corner is the place to go. Located on Main St. in Manchester, this quaint little restaurant is a favorite of locals.
Before becoming the Dutch Corner in c.1952, the historic building housed many businesses. Various parts of the building have once served as a hotel, a cigar factory, an appliance store and a gas station. Bits of this history are scattered throughout the restaurant in the form of photos and antiques.
Even though the Dutch Corner is open only for breakfast and lunch, the menu offers quite a selection of home cooked foods.
The staff collaborated and gave the following response when asked what the ‘most ordered’ dish was on the menu:
“Thursday is traditionally our Pork Chop Day -a delicious center cut pork chop made Dutch’s way– fork tender. Lunch includes 2 vegetable choices. This has evolved into our Pork chop breakfast with outlaw home fries. The special seasoning for the home fries is Hampstead’s own outlaw dry bbq rub- made by the proprietors of the BBQ Equipment Store & Carryout”.
“Coming in second is our Stuffed French Toast. Stuffed between two slices of our cinnamon egg battered Texas Toast is our locally made S&P sausage and Swiss cheese. M&M Meats of Manchester supplies our breakfast meats”.
Susan Rill, the current owner and chef, says her restaurant is very unique in that it’s a family more than an occupation. This is place where people go to relax and catch up with the neighbors, to seek advice about local events or services- in a sense, it’s the nucleus of the town.
The restaurant is also very involved in charities such as the Boy Scouts, Relay for Life and River Valley Ranch, to name just a few.
For a copy of the Dutch Corner’s current menu, operating hours and more additional information: www.dutchcornerrestaurant.com