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Ladder 1

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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8 S Main St, Firehouse at Barre, Barre, VT 05641-4880
+1 802-883-2000
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Montpelier, Vermont
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place to eat when you are in a group or bringing your teenagers. They can get pub food, you can get something a little more interesting. The atmosphere is a bit noisy and more than a bit busy, and parking is a challenge, but it's worth it.

Thank bbflute
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited with a group of 7, mid afternoon on a Tuesday. The burgers and sweet potatoes fries were excellent. It's worth a stop just to check out the decor and memorabilia. Be sure to use the bathroom upstairs so you can see the restoration up there.

Thank Robin R
Barre, Vermont
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Diner food with an interesting menu. Large portions. Great Philly Steak & Cheese. Surprisingly wide gluten free options. Good American style with a bit too much salt. Wonderful firehouse memorabilia. If you are in Barre, it is worth at least one visit.

Thank Scott F
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was a bit pricey but it was really good. I had the fish and chips. The fries were extremely good! Also the inside is very pretty!

Thank Jasmine B
Upstate NY
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137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ordered lasagna, but they had none! So had french onion soup (good) and garlic bombs (just okay) instead. DH ordered a chicken parm sub and only ate half. He was feeling a little under the weather, but said the chicken was burned. Service was very good. The place was busy and quite noisy.

Thank Mary920
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting the area from New Jersey and this place was recommended by the desk clerk from the hotel where we were staying. The inside of the restaurant was inviting and friendly. Our server was very pleasant and tended to our every need in a timely manner. The food was served quickly, hot, and exactly as described. The food tasted fabulous... More 

Thank David O
Essex, Vermont
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We arrived at 6pm on a Saturday night and were seated right away (word of warning - parking is poor at best). on the menu was a nice selection of burgers, pizza, pasta, etc. My daughter asked the waitress if the haddock had been previously frozen and received a lecture about fresh vs frozen and how frozen is always better;... More 

Thank tinkerbellmom
Argyle, New York
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My wife and I had dinner here and found the atmosphere "laid back" and our hostess was very pleasant.

Thank Robert E
Burlington , VT
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The service was very good. The menu was very large, many choices. The atmosphere was relaxed and very 'middle class' The prices were reasonable. We will be back :)

Thank 79Michelle79
Bennington, Vermont
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It was a busy Friday night and without reservations we were seated right away. The service was fast and friendly! I had surf and turf (haddock, shrimp, steak) and it was plenty to eat but not too much which is good when you are traveling... no leftovers. I noticed a couple of kids hanging out in the couch area and... More 

Thank Lori P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 S Main St, Firehouse at Barre, Barre, VT 05641-4880
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Barre
  • Phone Number: +1 802-883-2000
Beautiful setting in the town's old fire house it also includes a museum

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?