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Ladder 1

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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8 S Main St, Firehouse at Barre, Barre, VT 05641-4880
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Lethbridge, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Was able to order a GF pizza that was excellent! Staff was friendly and fast. Enjoyed the historical ambiance and the Halloween decorations. Rooms upstairs to rent also, didn't know about them until later.

Thank 1Cubralibre
Fife, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly, busy diner with huge menu and really nice comfort food. Obviously liked by locals which is always a good sign

Thank Mandelbrot
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Good food. Great find. Only problem was terrible parking lot and meal came before salad, but ok because a calzone and salad good together . Would go back

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to eat. Lots of pictures and firehouse stuff to look at. Their menu is huge and has gluten free options. They have everything from hotdogs to steaks, pizza hot and cold sandwiches, etc. The serving was ok but the food was really good.

Thank kansasphotogal
Sandy Creek, New York
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Old fire station converted to restaurant/bar. Great food, good music and nice decor. Great service, good drinks and fair prices. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank genalola
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This place deserves its top rating as #1 restaurant in Barre! I cannot recall the last time I ate such a perfect meal. Had the Fisherman's Platter with fresh shrimp, scallops, and fish. Then a wicked delicious homemade creme brulee for dessert. Even the house red wine (Chianti) was above average. My server was very attentive and friendly and service... More 

Thank Kay M
Barre, Vermont
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. There was live music the night we went. Staff was very accommodating and friendly.

Thank jnmrry
New England
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I got a burger ($12) and my husband got a seafood platter ($18). Both were delicious, cooked properly, and received quickly. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive. Nice atmosphere that was accommodating to couples, groups, and families. Try it if you are in the area!

Thank Angela B
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

In addition to the several page menu with items named after local and regional firemen you will be well entertained by the hundreds of firehouse artifacts and fun distractions to read. We are two couples and we each loved our food! I had an excellent chile wich comes in 1, 2, or 3 alarm strength. My husband had a very... More 

Thank nlanoue
Murfreesboro, United States
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My last visit to Vermont this was an abandoned Fire House. The owner did a great job creating a nice atmosphere restaurant that serves good pub food and has a great selection of regions brews. One of the best dining experiences I've had in a while. And they have an Inn on the 2nd floor, so they close early.

Thank MidTNVermonter

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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?