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Ruben James

159 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-864-0744
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“wings” (10 reviews)
“sports game” (2 reviews)
“brats” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
159 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As advertised with numerous TV's and good chicken wings. Good service and enjoyed the baseball games.

Thank Cujoe
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

When asking where a good pub was near waterfront in Burlington- we were told definitely Ruben James. It's a couple blocks up from the waterfront and close to Church Street. Dined in on a Monday and sat at the bar. Bartender was very friendly. They...More

Thank Sonya C
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great spot if you want to check out a sports game on their large projector TV. Decent beer selection and tasty wings. Friendly waitress but a little understaffed at times. Doesn't always come across as the cleanest of bars but it's a recommended spot to...More

Thank Mrk303
Reviewed 14 November 2016

While on a visit to Burlington with a good friend, we were looking for something "non-touristy" for lunch. We looked around the edges of Church Street and liked what we saw. The atmosphere is nice... sort of old style pub with lots of nooks and...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

In Burlington for a few days during on fall vacation and needed to find a sports bar to catch out home team's football game. This local pub fit the bill. Caught the game, friendly service, good pub grub with HUGE portions. My husband and I...More

Thank Rainy3_Travels
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Stopped in here mostly because it was close and we were hungry. The place seemed a bit dingy. The staff were heard saying several times how they hate people. The food was fair. I think I have been watching to much Bar Rescue. There were...More

Thank princess1
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We were wandering around looking for a place to eat before our night out at the near by Flynn Theater. This place was very busy, but we were seated immediately. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient, and knew the menu thoroughly. The crowd was...More

Thank GweeVermont
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Easy to overlook from the outside, Reuben James (next door to Flynn Theater) appears to be college grade, and inside, they attract a younger crowd, but it's more likely their combination of good value, good pub food and funk that packs the place. I get...More

Thank MK_in_VT
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Great downtown spot for burgers and brews. Good place to watch sports. Mostly college student age clientele.

Thank daniel462015
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Doing a mini pub crawl and stopped in. Our bartender was great and they had nice beer and wing specials.

Thank brianmZ267ZU
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-864-0744
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