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Ladder 1

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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8 S Main St, Firehouse at Barre, Barre, VT 05641-4880
11:00 - 21:00
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Argyle, New York
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had dinner here and found the atmosphere "laid back" and our hostess was very pleasant.

Thank Robert E
Burlington , VT
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was very good. The menu was very large, many choices. The atmosphere was relaxed and very 'middle class' The prices were reasonable. We will be back :)

Thank 79Michelle79
Bennington, Vermont
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a busy Friday night and without reservations we were seated right away. The service was fast and friendly! I had surf and turf (haddock, shrimp, steak) and it was plenty to eat but not too much which is good when you are traveling... no leftovers. I noticed a couple of kids hanging out in the couch area and... More 

Thank Lori P
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We went the other night before attending a show at the Barre Opera House. Fortunate, we got there early, which the place filled up quickly after we arrived. I guess they take reservations, but only on parties of 6 or more. The food was good, service a bit slow due to the volume of customers all at once. Everyone seemed... More 

Thank mcamp
Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Stopped here on our way to Montreal. What a gem! Still festive inside from the Christmas season, this old firehouse was totally welcoming. The wait staff was great, food was good but the ambiance was awesome. Lights everywhere, couches for conversation (or eating) and the walls tastefully decorated with firehouse memorabilia. Parking lot a bit tight, but room in surrounding... More 

Thank 365tinpan
Norwalk, Connecticut
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205 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Ladder 1 is a cool old firehouse converted into a restaurant. The decor is unique and had nice vibe. The service was great, but thought the food could been better. There are many items on the menu. My french dip was good, but my wife's calzone was not crispy and lacked ricotta cheese to give it the classic calzone taste.... More 

Thank glennrr
Lynchburg, Virginia
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Went here with the family and enjoyed our dinner. The decor is incredible and it has a great vibe and atmosphere. The food was good, but not amazing. The first thing I ordered was already sold out unfortunately. Would recommend though.

Thank lpdutil
Stowe, Vermont
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to Ladder One after some shopping and visiting. We had a really nice meal. I loved the Goat Cheese burger. Wow, that was good. We also enjoyed all the eclectic Christmas decorations. There was so much to see! Ladder 1 has a full menu of things that they do very well. Friendly service and decor that honors... More 

Thank Brent W
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
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276 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped here while traveling through town. The menu is huge the specials look the awesome and the servers were very friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely amazing. I would not hesitate to return

Thank Derek V
Grand Island, Florida
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Wandered in for dinner at the suggestion of the desk clerk at the Quality Inn. It was lightly snowing, (just barely), and we were seated by the fireplace. Food was good, prices were right, service was fast. Would go again.

Thank elaineb9000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 S Main St, Firehouse at Barre, Barre, VT 05641-4880
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Barre
  • Phone Number: 8028832000
Beautiful setting in the town's old fire house it also includes a museum

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