Blue Plates

The Red Arrow Diner is proud to offer blue plate specials at our locations in Concord, Londonderry, Manchester, and Nashua. A blue plate special is a discounted meal that usually changes daily, especially in diners and cafes. Visit Red Arrow Diner to enjoy a true diner experience in New Hampshire with our classic blue plate specials, which will be delivered to your table on an actual blue plate. The blue plates that we use are divided into separate sections for each part of a meal, similar to a TV dinner tray.

The term blue plate special was very common from the 1920s (when the original Red Arrow Diner on Lowell Street in Manchester first opened!) through 1950s. Although there are few restaurants and diners that still offer blue plate specials under that name, Red Arrow Diner keeps the tradition alive and is even featured on the Blue-plate special Wikipedia page.

Please note that Red Arrow Diner blue plate specials are subject to change and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each of the four Red Arrow Diner locations choose their own blue plate special to offer daily, so please check with your local diner for the daily blue plate special.

Some of our favorite blue plate specials include the Pork Pie Dinner, Lasagna, Chop Suey Parmesan, Meatloaf Dinner, Haddock, Steak Tips, and 4-Piece Fried Chicken and Waffles. You’ll have to check with your favorite location for what they have chosen for the day!

The Red Arrow Diner happily provides an authentic diner experience in New England by offering time-honored customs, including blue plate specials, staples of American cuisine, coffee, milkshakes, pies and desserts – all in a casual atmosphere with a retro feel, booths, and a long sit-down counter. The Red Arrow Diner in Manchester even begun as a lunch cart in 1922, and over 100 years later, still offers the same 24-hour service with a smile. Read about the Red Arrow Diner’s 100-year history.

Discover what Red Arrow Diner is all about and come enjoy the full menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day long, or treat yourself to one of the traditional blue plate specials. See you soon!