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Browns Market Bistro

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1261 Scott Hwy, Groton, VT 05046-5728
+1 802-584-4124
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17:00 - 21:00
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101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This location has had a very checkered history. It's been a lot of things: a pizza joint, a decent American-upscale place (the original Brown's), and then a new variant on the Brown's formula without the competence. In that last version, the food got steadily worse and more limited, while the prices steadily rose. When they finally managed to sell the... More 

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Thank Christopher L
Plainfield, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Food has been good most times we have been here (3x) Service is slow, but only 1 waitress doing lots of things behind the scenes. A fun place to go with friends.

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Thank 656pd454
Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We drove my wife's 93 year old uncle on a Vermont foliage tour Columbus Day weekend, and he wanted to have lunch here. A lady and her daughter opened here in June, and he had already eaten here on 3 occasions. The menu was sophisticated for the middle of nowhere, the decor comforting, and the service friendly. Allow a little... More 

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Thank Al A
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

New family has taken over. The food is well priced. Pizza to Seafood Scampi was great. All food was priced correctly. Beer special $2.00 drafts.

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Thank Phil S
Saint Albans, Vermont
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239 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Classic little place with excellent burgers in an eclectic setting. Good service, great prices. Glad we stopped.

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Thank Jonathan B
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

We were camping at a nearby state park and once again, didn't feel like cooking. Saw the reviews and had to check it out. My girlfriend had the Rueben, which was terrific and I had the winner of a sandwich. The Vermonter, consisting of lettuce tomato and generous amounts of bacon and chopped turkey with a mayo-maple dressing...KILLER! The fries... More 

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Thank Adam R
Groton, Vermont
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Under new management since early summer 2015. More affordable now. Come and try Summer's cooking. They offer a snack bar menu/take out during the day and hearty dinners at night. Something for everyone. Open, welcoming environment. Draught beer and wine available. Dinner menu has some good comfort food options with a Southern flair. Especially enjoyed the homemade pull apart rolls.

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Thank VTSaveur
Richmond, Vermont
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Browns closed down last fall after a very good run for several years of fine food, drink, music and a welcoming environment. It has now re-opened with an encouraging start. The new owners apparently are originally from Alabama and they have brought some southern touches with them while linking up with local cuisine and availability of local produce. The menu... More 

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This place is a delightful surprise. The food is 5-star quality with unique flavors and excellent seasoning. There's often live music as well and the atmosphere is lovely. Veg friendly!

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Thank Aileen89081
Barre, Vermont
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152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

we've been here a few times in the past. The first time they were still BYO. Then they leased it to a young NECI graduate for a couple of years and they were ok. Now the owner is back and serving the customers himself. They used to have a chalk board and went around the tables with it to take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$33
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1261 Scott Hwy, Groton, VT 05046-5728
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Northeast Kingdom  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 802-584-4124

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