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J. J. Hapgood General Store and Eatery

$$ - $$$American, ,
305 Main St, Peru, VT 05152-9800
+1 802-824-4800
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (25 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
“truffle fries” (2 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gastropub, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
305 Main St, Peru, VT 05152-9800
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just came back from JJ Hapgood and are utterly charmed. Not only are the food cocktails food, the general store had some wonderful finds. Try the Apple Cider Tonic!

Thank catalina31
Reviewed 1 week ago

This store has been around since the 1800's probably more as a general store than it is today. There are limited items for sale. A little bit of everything; such as Vermont products, beverages, anacks, and miscellaneous items. It has evolved into more of an...More

Thank UrbanMonkey48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For years we dropped in for bread and milk. Recently we noticed their larger meal service and stopped for lunch. The menu was limited but quite adequate. Food was well prepared and tasty. It is all very simple but a good alternative. They have pizza...More

Thank pilgrim672015
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Not only an amazing restaurant but a great gift store and market. You can purchase gourmet food items,fresh flowers,soaps,wine,beer and household cleaning items and gifts.

Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This store is great for pizzas and also other meals. They have an outside dining area, open during warm weather. The owners are very pleasant!

1  Thank skifast06
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Gerry and I stopped here on the advice of our broker in Manchester as we are convinced we want to live in Vermont and escape the Boston traffic and way of life. Our breakfast was excellent and so fresh and our waitress was so laid...More

Thank SweeneyBoston_Ma
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, midweek and wow for a local off the beaten path place it is truly an enjoyable experience and well worth checking out if in the area. It's small so expect there might be a short wait depending on timing but it...More

Thank jjeremys
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We went here for lunch on the patio one day and on another day went for takeout. The food and drinks are excellent and the staff accomodating. They also have a lovely general store with delicious home baked goods which we bought.

Thank attaracg
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I visited mid week & between the lunch and dinner hour with a friend who had had lunch at many VT General Stores as a personal quest. Both she and I agree this this Store and it's sit down Restaurant are top notch. Great food...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Yes, the Hapgood Store has existed since 1820s, the location the same (2mins north off Rte 30) in the Town of Peru's eastern end, but the present bldg is new (apx 2013). Gone are the wooded floors, the creeks and the sounds made walking over...More

Thank Track1089
VermontJetsetter, Owner at J. J. Hapgood General Store and Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for your review. It is nice to know that you remember the old store so well describing the details like the creeks and sounds. So do I, as I grew up in Peru and with the old store. In fact the sounds were...More

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3 June 2016|
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Response from VermontJetsetter | Property representative |
Yes, beer and wine is served. Local beers on tap and great wines!
3 June 2016|
Response from VermontJetsetter | Property representative |
Yes, we do serve beer and wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Contemporary, Gastropub, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Main St, Peru, VT 05152-9800
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Peru
  • Phone Number: +1 802-824-4800
  • E-mail
J.J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery is a purveyor of basic provisions and dry goods, local produce, meat and dairy products, cheese, charcuterie, penny candy, fine wine, cocktails and beer. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily, with apres ski specials in the winter and late-night outdoor dining in the warmer months. The wood-fired oven turns out delicious pizzas with creative toppings and baked goods daily alongside cheese and charcuterie boards, sandwiches, salads, espresso, and other coffee drinks. We serve Vermont Craft Beer and Wine by the glass as well as to take out. Cocktail Bar open Thursday- Saturday Night. Call for extended weekend hours and live entertainment. Full Dinner Menu available Thursday- Sunday from 5-9pm.
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