Celebrating 100 Years of the Red Arrow Diner!

Can you believe it? The Red Arrow Diner in Manchester is 100 years old! We are thrilled to celebrate the rich legacy of the diner that started in the Queen City in 1922. Through the decades, the Red Arrow Diner has proven a reliable provider of delicious, homecooked comfort food and award-winning, nationally-recognized pies (thank you, Food Network Magazine!).The Red Arrow Diner strives to be a welcoming friend to all who visit, including the famous guests and politicians who never miss a chance to connect with our patrons.

As we celebrate 100th years in operation, the Red Arrow Diner’s owners Carol Lawrence, George Lawrence and Amanda Wihby thank you for your continued support. We have many special plans in store for the year ahead and invite you to follow us on social media for the latest 100th year promotions – all of our platforms are linked below for your convenience. Current planned promotions include menu specials, a decade-by-decade Manchester and Red Arrow Diner history, a historic ornament in the works, an opportunity to share your personal memories and a community party this fall.

Let’s celebrate together!

Join Us for the Red Arrow Diner 100th Anniversary Celebration!

We are excited to announce that our commemorative event is free and open to the public! Our block of Lowell Street from Kosciuszko Street to Chestnut Street will be closed to traffic so that we can celebrate ‘block party style’ with live, onsite broadcasting by Nazzy & Marissa from FrankFM, family-style games, children activities, and other amazing happenings … Red Arrow Diner style!

For those attendees who would like to enjoy exclusive access to Red Arrow Diner’s classic diner fare, dining tickets are available for just $5.00. All proceeds will be donated to Waypoint New Hampshire. Click the graphic below to learn more about which diner dishes will be served up and also to purchase your dining ticket for the Red Arrow Diner’s 100th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 11am-2pm.

Our Manchester diner (along with our other 3 locations!) will be closed for the day so that our employees can come to celebrate. However, we will still be serving up our iconic diner fare and a dining ticket is the only way to enjoy a serving of all available food selections, including American Chop Suey, Tuna Roll, Hot Hamburg Sandwich, Coffee Jello and more, during our 100th Anniversary Celebration event. Click here to read the full list of available selections and to buy your dining ticket today!

Buy your tickets today as space is limited and only a very small number of tickets will be available at the event. If you would like to savor authentic diner fare at the event, we strongly encourage pre-purchasing your ticket before October 10th when online ticket sales will end. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

When buying your tickets, be sure to take a look at our Red Arrow Diner 100th anniversary commemorative items. When they are gone, they are history!

Please note, physical tickets will not be provided. All ticket holders will receive additional information on or around 10/10 via the email address provided at time of purchase regarding dining ticket redemption at the event.

Media Coverage

Diner Dish of the Decade

  • 1990s: During the month of September, add a free side of Poutine with the purchase of a Chicken Ranch Roll-Up.
  • 1980s: During the month of August, add a scoop of ice cream to your Diet Coke for FREE.
  • 1970s: During the month of July, purchase a slice of carrot cake for just $2.50! Minimum purchase of $8.00 required.
  • 1960s: During the month of June, add one FREE topping to your Belgian waffles at Red Arrow Diner.
  • 1950s: During the month of May, add an extra side to your Tuna Melt for FREE at Red Arrow Diner.
  • 1940s: During the month of April, receive $2.00 off the Meatloaf Dinner at Red Arrow Diner.
  • 1930s: During the month of March, add one topping from our Macaroni and Cheese Bar for FREE! This Red Arrow Diner promotion excludes Steak Tips.
  • 1920s: During the month of February, you can order Spaghetti and Meatballs at Red Arrow for just $6.99!

Remembering 100 Years

Red Arrow Diner Social Media

100 Businesses

In honor of our 100th anniversary, Red Arrow Diner would like to celebrate other local New Hampshire businesses who are working hard to support our local communities. Before the end of 2022, we are committed to promote *ONE HUNDRED* locally-owned New Hampshire businesses to the Manchester Red Arrow Facebook page, which has over 30,000+ followers!

Any business from any industry can be nominated! All that we ask is that the business is locally owned in New Hampshire. To nominate a business for one of our features, please tag their Facebook page or link to their website on the current voting post on our Manchester Facebook page.

Click here to see which businesses we’ve featured so far in the Red Arrow Diner Celebrating 100 Local Businesses Facebook album or learn more about our features by clicking an icon below!