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Polka Dot Restaurant - CLOSED

North Main Street, White River Junction, Hartford, VT 05001
+1 802-295-9722
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good21%
  • Average31%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
4 Sep 2015
“Fun Staff and Good Food”
8 Apr 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Diner
North Main Street, White River Junction, Hartford, VT 05001
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

It's a rare combination to get a great experience surrounded by a trendy atmosphere, good food and exceptional service all at diner pricing. Good stop!

Thank Morethanarib
Reviewed 9 April 2015

The Polka Dot was the sort of place Joseph Mitchell would have loved, but fo better or worse, it is no more. The building is on the mArket, but the price is much, much too high, and the railroad owns the land on which it...More

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This is just good home cooking at the right price had both breakfast and dinner right near the hotel. Staff was friendly and the place was clean.

Thank adapad
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Quaint little place. You can park by the train station. Good prices, friendly down home staff. The grill is right by the counter seating so you can see your food cooked.

Thank JimWeeder
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Great chance to enjoy a classic New England Diner. Friendly service and experience! This Diner has been part of the White River Junction scene for a long time. Try the corn-beef hash for breakfast or lunch. You will enjoy it. Also all of the baked...More

Thank wherewolfe
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Alas. After over 50 years of serving burgers, fries, and other comfort food 24/7 to railroad workers, college students, and Vermonters, the Polka Dot has closed!!! It is shuttered, and the lady at the information center says the owner passed into her '80s and closed...More

1  Thank Ace J
Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

Appears to be defunct, probably victim to the hipper places down the street. Awaits an arson insurance incident or something.

1  Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Doesn't look like much from the outside and we almost opted for the coffee bar across the street but glad we didn't. Friendly old fashioned service, reasonable prices and old fashioned doughnuts that were crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. A couple coffees, and...More

1  Thank DickandDolly
Reviewed 25 October 2013

In a town that is almost impossible to find food, it's a welcome sight. It's an old, dated diner car but quite clean and welcoming. Their menu was very reasonably priced and the service was fine.

1  Thank skysoxwiz
Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

The food was great but the service was not the best. Only one waitress and she never refilled our cups and seemed overwhelmed. Half way through breakfast a man and women started cleaning the table behind us and apparently weren't too happy about it. She...More

1  Thank travelingwvgirl
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Restaurant Details

American, Diner
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Main Street, White River Junction, Hartford, VT 05001
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Hartford  >  White River Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 802-295-9722
The Polka Dot Restaurant is a small diner located in the heart of White River Junction. We sit directly next to the railroad tracks and have a historical tie to the community. We are under new management and are bringing back the vintage diner feel. We provide free WIFI, daily lunch and dinner specials, and a huge selection of homemade desserts. We also make fresh homemade donuts every morning. If you are looking for a small hometown diner feel and great food, we are your place.
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