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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
+1 802-883-2000
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11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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207 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

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Thank lpdutil
Stowe, Vermont
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Brent W
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
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280 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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

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Thank Derek V
Grand Island, Florida
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

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Thank elaineb9000
Ruskin, Florida
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in while in town to have lunch and take a look. One of the sandwiches is named after a relative who was the former Barre Fire Chief for many years. They've done an amazing job of turning the old fire dept. Into a very nice restaurant that feels very cozy and welcoming despite the size of the building.... More 

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Thank BEWatermelon
Montpelier, Vermont
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Ten of us went here for dinner before an event. We were 10 mins late for reservation but they still honored it. Staff was friendly and patient. Food was good (huge choice selection) & prices were reasonable!!

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Thank VermontDuck
Honolulu, Hawaii
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Not exactly quaint, but looks like the owners have tried to decorate and convert the space into an interesting eatery with some success. A nice place for dinner considering we're in rural Vermont but it's essentially one step up from places such as Denny's. Service was friendly enough but not particularly professional or knowledgeable. Actually a glorified local diner would... More 

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Plainfield, Vermont
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went here for the first time recently. The place was decorated for Halloween and much love and attention went in to the details. Our waiter was great, personable, pretty effective and apologetic when he missed the mark ( forgetting to bring dessert menus, checks etc). Unfortunately the food was pretty subpar. The French Onion soup tasted like chicken grease,... More 

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Saco, Maine
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great location , fun atmosphere lots to see on the walls, staff was great! Food was very good! Potato skins were very yummy as was the crab cakes! Even had room for a yummy dessert, would definitely go again!

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Thank Patti M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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: +1 802-883-2000
Description
Beautiful setting in the town's old fire house it also includes a museum

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?