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Bobcat Cafe & Brewery

5 Main St, Bristol, VT 05443-1317
+1 802-453-3311
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatloaf” (20 reviews)
“wings” (11 reviews)
“chorizo” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Main St, Bristol, VT 05443-1317
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really, that’s all this was. The beer wasn’t even good—but I got my passport stamped and that’s all that matters. The bartender was lovely, if that helps!

Thank Beckie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a reservation on a busy Saturday night. I doubt you could get a table as a walk-in on a weekend. Not a place to go if you don't like a noisy atmosphere. Burger was a bit pricey but very good. Came with fries and...More

Thank Philly2VT
Reviewed 30 October 2017

My boyfriend and I were staying in Lincoln, a nearby town, for a long weekend. We drove through Bristol on our way to our destination and commented on how cute it was. We went to the Bobcat Café for dinner and drink on our first...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 29 October 2017

a waiter was a bit rude to us from the beginning, and service didnt improve a whole lot. it also took a long time... which may be the industry standard in places where the real money is made on serving you drinks. the food wasnt...More

Thank Gabrandall
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Heading south after a long day of exploring Vermont, we decided to stop in Bristol at the Bobcat Cafe. We were glad we did! We just managed to beat the rush and snag a table in the corner, and enjoy a very creative meal. We...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

It was a pleasant surprise to find such a good restaurant in such a quaint town. The food was prepared well with appropriate seasoning and the wings were great. I had the fried trout which was a whole fish with lemon caper butter and it...More

Thank gugenschreiber
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We went for dinner on a Friday night and they were slammed. The noise level is about ten decibels above comfortable, which isn’t my favorite thing. The food, however, is first-rate. We shared the Artisan salad, which they kindly split without an extra charge. It...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 6 August 2017

First, this place is LOUD. If you come in during the dinner rush you will hardly be able to hear someone sitting across the table from you. Burgers are excellent - fries are good - fish tacos are good. They brew their own beer and...More

Thank 329jennifer
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Being from Wisconsin, this reminded me a lot of some of the foodie brewpubs in the Madison area. I had the maple syrup porter aged in a Whistle Pig Rye barrel, OK - I had two. I also had the chicken, gouda, tomato and pesto...More

Thank WiscRNTraveler
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Been traveling through Bristol for years en route to hiking adventures in Lincoln Gap etc. and have been wanting to stop to eat in the cute little town center. My husband, 4 year old daughter, and I finally had our opportunity and we chose the...More

Thank InspectorFox
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Main St, Bristol, VT 05443-1317
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 802-453-3311
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