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Ladder 1

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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8 S Main St, Firehouse at Barre, Barre, VT 05641-4880
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Montpelier, Vermont
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Ten of us went here for dinner before an event. We were 10 mins late for reservation but they still honored it. Staff was friendly and patient. Food was good (huge choice selection) & prices were reasonable!!

Thank VermontDuck
Honolulu, Hawaii
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Not exactly quaint, but looks like the owners have tried to decorate and convert the space into an interesting eatery with some success. A nice place for dinner considering we're in rural Vermont but it's essentially one step up from places such as Denny's. Service was friendly enough but not particularly professional or knowledgeable. Actually a glorified local diner would... More 

Thank 69jwjw69
Plainfield, Vermont
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went here for the first time recently. The place was decorated for Halloween and much love and attention went in to the details. Our waiter was great, personable, pretty effective and apologetic when he missed the mark ( forgetting to bring dessert menus, checks etc). Unfortunately the food was pretty subpar. The French Onion soup tasted like chicken grease,... More 

Thank jillbu
Saco, Maine
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great location , fun atmosphere lots to see on the walls, staff was great! Food was very good! Potato skins were very yummy as was the crab cakes! Even had room for a yummy dessert, would definitely go again!

Thank Patti M
Montpelier, Vermont
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great Halloween decorations, tables and chairs are not comfortable and the menu is WAY TO EXTENSIVE- Small portions and very expensive-My friend ordered Chicken Marsala and she couldn't even eat it-All she could taste was the Marsala-Company event, first time we all went there, probably last as well-Garlic bread served with the ravioli was so small ,looked like a dinner... More 

Thank Wendy W
Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

very very good food and atmosphere; reasonable prices; superb wait staff - we loved the fish and chips and prime rib. A+++ restaurant

Thank JerryVirginia
Wilder, Vermont
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My first time there. The service was good. The food was good including great French fries. They had Halloween decorations up which was fun.

Thank moonowl324
Oranjestad, Aruba
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is such a fun place to eat! There is so much to look at on the walls. The food is really good and not overly creative. The hamburgers are huge. It is worth looking for parking and waiting for a table if it is crowded. We eat here every time we are in town.

Thank AUAcoffee
Simi Valley, California
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant located in restored, turn of the century fire station. Great pizza and very good wine and beer selection. Chips and guacamole were ok, but I don't think they know how to do Mexican food in New England. Would come back.

Thank Globetrotter805
Box Elder, South Dakota
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Pleasantly surprised to find and extensive gluten free menu. Five of us enjoyed a variety of gluten and gluten-free dishes for dinner. We arrived at 4:30 p.m. on a Saturday and by 6:00 p.m. folks were waiting to be seated in the comfortable sofas just inside the door. The firehouse decor is a wonderful tribute to heroes everywhere who give... More 

Thank RoadCal46

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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: 8028832000
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?