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Wayside Restaurant & Bakery

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1873 US Route 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602-8325
+1 802-223-6611
06:30 - 21:30
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Barre, Vermont
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent American fare with good gluten free options. Wide menu with some great specials. Fun place with a diner feel. Locals have been coming here for years. Very consistent. You get what you expect. Lots of food at a fair price

Thank Scott F
Longueuil, Canada
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140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This diner exists since almost 100 years and it seems that either the locals and the visitors are still happy to have their meals there. The ambiance is pleasant and the service is made warmly, with a smile. I had a delicious plate of fish served with home made french fries. The bread was also very delicious. And my salted... More 

Thank Sylvie F
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming here since I was a toddler and it has only gotten better. It's an institution in Vermont. It personifies Vermonters: hearty, no-nonsense, not a lot of drama or fluff and reasonable. The menu is extensive and has some great surprises on it - like fiddleheads and cottage cheese as a side. The food is pretty good, not... More 

Thank bagoody
Central Vermont
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't beat the Wayside for delicious, home cooked food and dessert, served by some of the nicest waitstaff anywhere.You will not leave hungry, and you will not have sticker shock when the bill comes (unlike just about every other restaurant in town). Keep an eye out for local favorites like fiddleheads and maple pie!

Thank Livie2009
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A local favorite since 1918, The Wayside is a great family diner. Breakfast is served all day and evening. Their pancakes are always served with real Vermont maple syrup; I recommend the blueberry pancakes. Great daily specials and deserts, lots of locally sourced menu items, they're a "green" restaurant, friendly service, and even a selection of adult beverages. As with... More 

Thank Yoweyowe
Montpelier, Vermont
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This is a plain local diner, a "real place." The night we were there, the food was very salty. We had a great time talking w our friends.

Thank swedishivy2013
Alexandria, Virginia
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312 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Wayside Restaurant is located on Rt 302 between Barre and Montpelier. The parking lot is always crowded which is proof the restaurant is popular with locals. There are specials every day and crowds flock to Wayside to enjoy them. Stop in for a meal or a snack. Good Eats Aplenty!

Thank 349Charles25
Montpelier, Vermont
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is all American food. You can get food pretty cheap and affordable. It is great family restaurant. We brought our kids here a couple of time. My friends and I also meet up for dinner at this restaurant. It is a great place for a quick and affordable meal.

Thank rturner54
Placida, Florida
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

One of those spots where the locals go. Good old fashioned cooking at a bargain price. Staff is very friendly and will make you feel at home

Thank fldee
Montpelier, Vermont
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here and the food was good, plentiful and the service very fast. It's good comfort food. I had chicken and my husband had steak.

Thank Lyn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1873 US Route 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602-8325
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: +1 802-223-6611

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