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Blue Cat Bistro

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575 Main St, Castleton, VT 05735-4434
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My step daughter chose this restaurant for her birthday dinner earlier this week and I must say we were most impressed. The choices were compelling and we were all very happy with our dinner. The portions were ample and well seasoned, and each entree came with a small garden salad. We also found it to be a good value. We... More 

Thank Gunde-Oskar
Shrewsbury, Vermont
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a small intimate restaurant in the back of a pizza place. At first we didn't know where to go. You have to walk thru the pizza area. We sat in a nice table in the corner and enjoyed the lighted ceiling. Wait staff is friendly but a little inattentive. My wife and I felt like we had to... More 

Thank Lou B
Brattleboro, Vermont
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Based in large part by its Trip Advisor ranking and reviews I dined here while in Castleton for a mini vacation. As another reviewer has noted, there are limited choices in this town, so being ranked 2nd best may be slightly misleading, and may have erroneously built my expectations. The space is charming but odd: you walk through a large... More 

Thank Wombat27_11
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We visited here with our 2 dogs and got one of the 2 outside tables. Just a view of the parking lot. The food was very good (the duck special was excellent) and the server was very attentive. When the sun went down there was no lighting for our tables so it was hard to see. Choices are limited when... More 

Thank kasey0505
Palm City, Florida
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Have always liked Blue Cat (read the story of the name). Felt it may have slipped abit this year. Perhaps due to the renovation right next door. Prices are high and menu is limited. Wait staff are quite nice, but forgetful of aspects of service. Timing might be a factor so we intend to give it another try before the... More 

Thank rbkrb
Wareham, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Two years ago our family enjoyed several fantastic meals at the Blue Cat Bistro during a vacation at Lake Bomoseem. This year we returned to Lake Bomoseem and could not wait to dine there again, unfortunately we were disappointed in our meals and the service this time. Of our party of 6 everyone rated there meals as "OK" at best... More 

Thank Joe C
Wilton, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Dinner was average, no kids menu, service was a bit slow considering there were only 2 other tables occupied. Serving sizes were more than enough, food was good, not great.

Thank 2016Nina2016
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300 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Walked to this restaurant from where we were staying on the recommendation of our hosts. The food was excellent but the service was just not up to par. Once we received our order, that was last we saw of our server. Needed to get her attention just to get more drinks. A nice, quaint place to get some great food.... More 

Thank DonkArizona
Mohawk Valley
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Only had one dinner here but a very pleasant experience. Arrived at 5 without reservations but no tables available. It was Thursday which is their $10 steak night and all the locals camped at the tables. But charming waitress placed us at the delightful bar and it was much better than a table. Partner and I shared the spring roll... More 

Thank Old_Tyme_Farmer
Corvallis, Montana
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Castleton has a small main street and only a handful of restaurants/eateries. The Blue Cat is an excellent choice for a meal. The menu is upscale with offerings. In fact, the menu is competitive with those found in larger metro areas with other than just meat and potatoes. A mix of pastas and meats is excellent. There is a wine... More 

Thank CorvallisCowboy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Main St, Castleton, VT 05735-4434
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Castleton
  • Phone Number: 8024682791

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