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Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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428 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2109
+1 802-442-7397
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11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Bennington, Vermont
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter and grandson accompanied myself for a lunch Saturday. Waitress was nice, prompt, and friendly. Food was very good, but took almost 30 min. to arrive, and I assume this was due to a party of 10/12 that was dining also. The dining room filled up as we were in at about 11:30, and the best part was the... More 

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Thank Catherine D
Bowdoinham, Maine
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch and the place was packed. It took forever for a waitress to find us in the corner and we almost died of thirst before our drinks were delivered. They seriously need more wait staff because slow doesn't begin to describe it. Lunch should not take almost 2 hours, and to be honest... the food was... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Thanksgiving weekend and it was very crowded. We were seated and served quickly even though it was bustling. We tried a flight of beers so we could see which ones we liked best and I would recommend this. There are some interesting varieties - not all to my liking, but I enjoyed trying something different. We had the... More 

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Thank Phishfan2013
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

It's cool you got to try a few beers while you were here! It means a lot to hear the fries were such a hit with you too. Thanks for checking us our while you were in Bennington. Your support means a lot to us, so we hope to see you again the next time you're in town. Cheers, Madison... More 

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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I had lunch there last Friday. The beer and meal were very good. The waitress was busy waiting on someone she knew and mostly ignored us. My sister asked for a water with lemon. It took quite a while to get our drinks and there was no lemon. She left so fast we couldn't remind her. Finally... More 

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Thank Amyknits2
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Amy, we saw your review on G+ and wanted to respond to you here as well. You shouldn't feel like our staff is too distracted to properly serve you, so we're sorry if this is how you felt. Water with lemon is a simple request which should have been met easily, despite how busy the evening was. While we understand... More 

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104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not just pub grub. The food was very good! The beer was even better. I rarely get beer to go but this place I did. This place is perfectly situated in the center of town. The staff was courteous and helpful. It in town again, I wouldn't hesitate to visit.

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Thank Global-Bivouac
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

While we like hearing the food was a hit, it's awesome to hear you liked our beer so much! Thanks for the kind words about our staff too -- it's wonderful to know they took great care of you. We hope to see you again the next time you're in Bennington. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Dorset, Vermont
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overpriced and slow. While the beers and appetizers make for a great pub style experience, our two dinners here have both been disappointments. Pasty alfredo sauce, overcooked chicken, and frozen fish. Next time we'll stick with beer and nachos. It's too bad because it really is a fun place for a few drinks.

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Thank btravers7a
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're sorry that your last two meals haven't impressed you. We put a lot of thought into our menu, so hearing you didn't fully enjoy everything is disappointing. However, we understand that you may enjoy your entrees served a bit differently than we prepare them. Thanks for this feedback, though, and we hope to see you again soon for a... More 

Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice restaurant in the downtown historic district. We would definitely stop in again. Very nice menu with gluten free options. The Vermont cheddar Mac & Cheese was delicious. Service was excellent too.

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Thank David C
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

It's awesome to hear you had such a great time, David! We put a lot of thought into our food menu, so it's great to hear you enjoyed your meal. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words about out team too. Thanks for checking us out while you were in Bennington, and we hope to see you again... More 

Vernon, New Jersey, United States
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place for the first time and was very pleased. The food was pub food but exceptionally prepared and tasty. The beer selections are terrific. The boneless chicken wings are home made and are the best.

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1 Thank Ed D
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're thrilled to hear you're such a fan of the boneless wings, Ed! Thanks for the kind words about our beer too. It means a lot to hear you enjoyed your first visit so much. We really appreciate the support and hope to see you again the next time you're in Bennington! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Cambridge, New York
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I went to Madison Brewing. We chose it because of their Sunday evening hours plus the diverse menu. My son had a shrimp, cheese and pasta dish. I had the blackened tuna ahi ahi with asparagus. I really enjoyed my meal. The asparagus was cooked perfectly and the seasoning made it especially good. My son enjoyed every... More 

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1 Thank Linda147
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

It's great to hear you two enjoyed everything, Linda! For one, it's cool to hear you appreciate our hours on Sunday. Second, we love knowing that the pasta and the ahi were both hits. And third, your compliments on our beer are very flattering. Reviews like this are so encouraging. It's wonderful to hear you're a fan of what we're... More 

Little Silver, New Jersey
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visiting Madison brewery for Lunch or dinner about 5 times. The food is always good and the beer even better. We usually get the steak sandwich and the fish and chips which are both excellent. Burgers are good too. My daughter is a fan of the grilled cheese and the root beer. If you are traveling let them... More 

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1 Thank SunSonia
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

It's awesome to hear you've had so many great experiences with us so far! We love hearing that the fish and chips have been popular with you and that your daughter has enjoyed the grilled cheese. Thanks for making us one of your stops while you're in Bennington -- we can't wait to see you again the next time you're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2109
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-442-7397
Description
The Madison family has deep roots in the Bennington, Vermont. As locals growing up and living in the area, the Madison's have deep ties to the community and in the early 1990's the family decided to purchase what was then a burned out storefront in Bennington's historic downtown, and convert it into the area's first brew pub. "My brother Mark was part of the inspiration" says co-owner Mel Madison. "He become passionate about brewing beer as a hobby... And that let us to the idea of starting a brew pub." From those humble beginnings, the brewery has developed six regular brews plus a seasonal brew. To complement the brewing is the lunch and dinner offerings as well as Madison's own home-made chips - a favorite at the bar or anyplace. Now into its second decade of operation, the brew pub has become a Bennington fixture and a favorite amongst the locals. We encourage you to stop in and discover for yourself everything Madison's Brewing Company has to offer!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?