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Gil's Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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793 Vermont 5A, Westmore, VT 05860
+1 802-525-4123
17:00 - 20:00
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methuen, ma
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been vacationing at Lake Willoughby for years. We have always shied away from Gil's because we heard it was outrageously expensive. We finally tried it and cannot wait to return. Skip, the manager, made us feel like old friends. Keith, the waiter, was professional and went out of his way to make our experience memorable.... More 

Thank Jeanne H
Portland, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The only reasonably priced restaurant pub in the area. Relaxing atmosphere. Friendly staff. Family friendly.

Thank AnneKing446
Weare, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

There are not a lot of dining options in the area and Gil's really hits the mark. We had a table in the bar with nice views. Service was prompt and attentive. My husband had salmon with risotto and I had fish and chips. We both started with salads. Everything was very good and fresh. No complaints. And they have... More 

Thank KarenAnne08
Newington, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had the pleasure of dining two separate times and was very pleased with the excellent meal choices and variety of drinks offered. Restaurant open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through the winter months so plan accordingly. You will not regret your visit to this bar and grill.

Thank swb60
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Excellent food, some little touches to make the options more interesting. I love that you could enjoy such a nice meal but still wear comfortable clothes (jeans & sweatshirts are fine!). Skip, the Innkeeper, was working the bar and was a great conversationalist without being intrusive.

Thank Mo7645
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great views of the lake, but aside from the great french fries, we found the food not terribly appetizing or fresh.

Thank Peggy B
Topeka, Kansas
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

As we work our way west in New England we reached Lake Willoughby and WilloughVale just in time to enjoy a perfect fall stay. Crisp mornings, awesome foliage. And, good drinks and wonderful food at Gil's.

Thank Ward L
Easton, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

A wonderful way to conclude an awesome day at Willoughby Lake. The restaurant has a nice, quaint, calming atmosphere. The waitstaff is very friendly and most accomodating. The Innkeeper, Skip, came by to say "hello" and to make sure eveything was satisfactory. My companion and I shared a rack of ribs (delicious) and a full Caesar salad - excellent. No... More 

Thank Virginia S
Boston, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Had a very tasty and economical dinner at this restaurant while staying at WillowVale Inn. Really GOOD food, excellent service and friendly atmosphere. Gil's was a great choice for the food and ambience. Service was outstanding. Wine is somewhat overpriced for the area, IMHO. We had an early dinner and still had plenty of time to take a canoe out... More 

Thank BCM475
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71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Ate here when staying at Willoughvale Inn - nice menu, good drinks, casual with nice views - no complaints!

Thank Boots123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 793 Vermont 5A, Westmore, VT 05860
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Northeast Kingdom  >  Westmore
  • Phone Number: +1 802-525-4123
Whether you're our guest or a local resident come join us lakeside at Gil's Bar & Grill for spirited conversation and sweeping views of the lake and mountains.

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