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Top of the Hill Grill

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$$ - $$$
American, Barbecue, Grill
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632 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301-9056
+1 802-258-9178
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Camden, Maine
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped here on our way passing through and had the most delicious meal. This BBQ joint even has vegan options. A totally hip and quality joint. The kid of place that both locals and passerby tourists frequent. Worth a stop!!

Thank midcoast6
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My meal was okay,but this place has been hyped so much I was expecting better. The prices were very high for roadside BBQ,and the food was pretty much average (BBQ sampler plate). The brisket was very dry and flavorless. Brisket is very tough to get right,but this had almost no smoke flavor and I have read similar reviews here about... More 

Thank Marty G
Williamsville, Vermont
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Top of the Hill Grill makes me so happy! Fun menu, nice people, fabulous atmosphere (creatively designed, gorgeous river views), great music. Oh, did I mention the food? is excellent. Meat-eater friends love it, and I never have a hard time finding great vegetarian food--the Steve-O is my current favorite, with chipotle lime dressing. The mac and cheese, the roasted... More 

Thank margwimberger
West Halifax, Vermont
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband loves to come here for his fix of BBQ meats. The sides are pretty good as well. There's usually plenty of indoor/outdoor seating. The outdoor seating has a great view. The only reason I knocked a star off is that we've been here many times and my food is never hot- lukewarm at most and sometimes cold (but... More 

Thank jsbruno
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hello, Im not sure if I wrote this review already, but since I loved Top Of The hill and working John Julian so much I wanted to make sure and I write it again. John and / Top Of The Hill catered our wedding in Vermont and we couldn't be happier. As you probably already know from the other countless... More 

Thank iamchrischu
chef317, Owner at Top of the Hill Grill, responded to this review

Wow Chris! We are really humbled by your kind review. Working with customers such as you, makes our job here at Top of the Hill Grill really enjoyable. Many thanks from all of us. Jon J and the Born-2-Q-Crew. More 

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small barbecue joint is often crowded. I usually get brisket, either in a combo plate or in a wrap (with cole slaw). The smokiness of the meat varies, but it's always tender, and with the sauce, it's perfect. Sides are good, too. The menu is quite extensive, and you will have a hard time making up your mind.

Thank 47jill
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Fast service, EXCEPTIONAL food at a great price! This is how BBQ should be! I have had their BBQ Chicken, BBQ pulled pork, and the Hickory Beef Brisket. All the sides are homemade. Just writing this is making me drool! Sooo good!!!

2 Thank ChrissyD64
chef317, Owner at Top of the Hill Grill, responded to this review

Thanks Chrissy-we certainly appreciate the kind words. Glad to be of service. Jon Julian More 

Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Been there many times.The food is is always great. They serve BBQ in all its forms. Beef, pork, chicken, beans, tofu, vegetables take your pick in combination or separately. If you like grilled food you are in the right place. Generous portions of tasty food.

Thank David C
Level Contributor
31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Outdoors or indoors on picnic tables. Great food, Ribs or other meats. Carnivores delight. Can't go wrong.

Thank Robert S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The integrity of the menu is outstanding! The mexican fare is fairly phenomenal and the vegan options are great!

Thank Joseph C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Barbecue, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 632 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301-9056
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-258-9178

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