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Curtis Bar-B-Q

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7 Putney Landing Rd, Exit 4 off I-91, Putney, VT 05346-8601
+1 802-387-5474
10:00 - 19:00
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outdoor summertime eating. Messy on paper plates, I don't care for the style of BBQ that they serve but others might rate it more highly

Thank Robert S
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made a special ride to eat trip to check this place out because of its reputation. The meat was tough and dry. A few months later I was back in the area so gave them a second chance. I figured everyone has a bad day now and then. But the results were the same. I won't be back

Thank Peter B
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106 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The BBQ at Curtis's is very good. My wife loves BBQ and loved Curtis. Compared to what is available in the area it is excellent. I do not particularly like BBQ and rated this as average - thus an average of very good. A bit too rustic and casual for me but my wife enjoyed the sauce very much.

Thank Bondville
Raleigh, North Carolina
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have been going here 35 years sense he first opened in his little camper. I love the food and it's not fancy but best BBQ in the world, all cooked out side on an open fire. The beans were homemade you can't beat that for the price and was given lots of food.

Thank susan l
Saxtons River, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Curtis's ribs and pulled pork trailer has been in a parking lot in Putney for 40 years and it still attracts a crowd whenever he's open. He has limited hours and closes oct 30, but well worth the visit. There's nothing else like it in Vermont. He has a variety of sides like collars greens, but the ribs and pork... More 

Thank Lee M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Meal, Atmosphere, service all rule!!! Gonna bring a whole lot of friends back here. I've actually been going here for quite a while. A 40 mile drive, but.....

Thank Richard G
Palm Coast, Florida
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

You gotta check this out. Nothing fancy, just great food done over a open fire. If your within 50 miles it's worth the trip. Do not expect something fine dinning. I would bet if you go, you will go again..The average price for a hefty meal can cost between 15 or 20 bucks.Worth every cent. Enjoy

Thank alfred m
Hamilton NZ
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We came across Curtis BBQ by accident. It was a good find. True Vermont BBQ as we imagined it. Very succulent meat and great flavour. People were lining up to get there's and I can understand why

Thank stevejHamiltonNZ
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185 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Curtis BBQ not only has the greatest BBQ food but it is a fun place to eat. This is like none other, a blast from the past as one might say. I had the pulled pork but the collard greens were wonderful also. We sat at picnic tables outside and feasted. I saw an article about Curtis BBQ in the... More 

Thank yellowbirdVermont
Weston, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Curtis BBQ is an institution in Putney VT. Curtis returns north each summer and mans his outdoor, very rustic BBQ setup, chatting with his guests as he tends to the cooking. The results are not as moist as BBQ that is prepared in a closed unit, but the experience at Curtis' is quite unusual.

Thank berrylover2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Putney Landing Rd, Exit 4 off I-91, Putney, VT 05346-8601
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Putney
  • Phone Number: +1 802-387-5474

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