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Blackback Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676-1820
+1 802-244-0123
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here for business, I checked out Blackback Pub based on the TA reviews. I sat at the bar and ordered the NY strip steak with crab cake, which was the special that day. This dish was served with potatoes and roasted vegetables. I am a recovering "well-done" steak person (I know, I'm awful), but I ordered my strip steak "medium",... More 

Thank lukewmiller
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a calamri appetizer which was actually a soup. Quite interesting and delicious. Also had their steak sandwich, and the steak was prepared amazingly. Cannot wait to go back.

Thank Autos C
Level Contributor
75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped in Waterbury and look upon TripAdvisor for a dinner recommendation. This place was amazing. Definitely was not traditional bar food. We started with an appetizer of Bar Nachos….bacon, nachos, blue cheese, scallions, maple chipolte, etc. It was soooooo good. We split a steak sandwich and finished our meal with a creme brûlée and coffee. This will be our... More 

Thank kpfjadip
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Wow best food in a long time best pub food ever. Great selection of micro brews on tap. Great flavor in the food. U will be sitting at a bar most of the time not many other seats. But it is worth it for the food.

Thank Jim D
dblack13, Owner at Blackback Pub, responded to this review

Dear Jim Awesome words. Humble thanks, Blackback Pub More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Food was well prepared with great flavor and looked good on the plate Also had a nice selection of beer on tap Small place but well worth the stop

Thank Judy R
Natick, Massachusetts, USA
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Found this on tripadvisor and it was worth the short trip, 10 miles from Stowe. Arrived around 7:30 and got 2 seats at the bar. This is not a big establishment but it has a great feel. This has one of the better selection of craft beers around and a full bar. The food selection as others have mentioned is... More 

Thank NatickCouple
dblack13, Owner at Blackback Pub, responded to this review

Thanks NatickCouple for coming in. We'll make it up for the Mrs. Cheers, Blackback Pub More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great local flavor with an amazing draft selection of local craft beers. Jamie's Chicken PotPie is all it's cracked up to be with huge chunks of chicken, new potatoes, celery, carrots, etc. can't go wrong here.

Thank Myron B
dblack13, Owner at Blackback Pub, responded to this review

Myron Thanks for the review. The Chef and The Blackback appreciate your recommendation. Cheers More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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441 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped into Blackback Pub after a wonderful hike up Camel's Hump. The place has a wonderful, warm atmosphere. It's a rather small place with a few tables and plenty of space at the bar, plus a neat little patio/bar out front. The staff was amazingly friendly and helpful. I had the pulled pork sandwich on focaccia with chips and a... More 

Thank JetBlueDriver
dblack13, Owner at Blackback Pub, responded to this review

Dear JetBlueDriver Thanks for your kind words. Really appreciate your visit. Look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers, Blackback Pub More 

Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great little pub with a fantastic beer and creative menu! I am a dark beer enthusiast and tried the Evil Twin (packs a whopping 12% happiness factor) and the 14 Star Maple Breakfast Stout.. which I highly recommend. And one must try the Pub Nachos - maple bacon, blue cheese, and green onions on corn nachos. The chili was great... More 

Thank JuliaTheItinerant
dblack13, Owner at Blackback Pub, responded to this review

Dear Vakayaker2006 Thanks for your review, just wait till later...We will have even more dark Beers on tap. Cheers, Blackback Pub More 

South Burlington, VT
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165 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the Blackback after a day on the road. Having visited the other outstanding beer and food venues right in the center of Waterbury village, we wondered if the Blackback could possibly equal the others. Well, I can tell you that we had still another outstanding Waterbury experience. The venue is small, very small and it was busy... More 

Thank SHB05403
dblack13, Owner at Blackback Pub, responded to this review

Dear SHB05403 Thank you very much for your excellent review. Glad you enjoyed yourself and thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers, Blackback Pub More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676-1820
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: +1 802-244-0123

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