Recognizing a local demand for additional morning and late-night dining options, in late 2011 Keith Murphy leased the long-vacant garage at 516 Elm Street and performed extensive renovations. Opening in February 2012, Murphy’s Diner is based on an eatery in North Baltimore that gave Keith his start in the restaurant industry, Ralphie’s Diner. Upscale and clean, the American diner represents a time before poodle skirts and stainless steel facades, the art deco era. Our family restaurant has quickly become a landmark in downtown Manchester, known for consistently good food and friendly, efficient service. We value your feedback, positive or negative! Any emails sent to will go directly to Keith.