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The Downtown Grocery

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41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
+1 802-228-7566
Wed - Mon 17:30 - 22:00
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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent food and great service that is friendly. The restaurant tends to be nosier than average though a little quieter if you sit up front. Also expensive.

Thank magicdoc55
Darien, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such tremendous food and spirits - haven't had anything we don't like yet. Not exactly kid friendly for your average kid, but my kids like it because they typically eat "grown up" food and not off of a kid menu.

Thank DetailJunkie
Litchfield, Connecticut
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165 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for the Super bowl weekend and decided to head into town on Monday night. We got right in after a 5 minute wait . A very nice table by the window.

Thank Chris H
hanover, nh
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a last minute reservation for brunch and it was amazing! We both enjoyed the poached eggs with fresh lobster meat and hollandaise. Also a beautiful, fresh salad with goat cheese. Everything was presented beautifully and the staff was extremely warm and friendly. The hot bittersweet chocolate served with marshmallows (and a shot of grand marnier mixed in!) was... More 

1 Thank robinedartmouth
Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I think this is over rated. Pork belly over cooked. Steak was generous size. Wait staff opaverage not very friendly. Flatbread average. In all average. Donuts good but 2 served with a chocolate sauce in a tall cup. Not sure why they serve this way but, tastes,

Thank Cam O
West Long Branch, New Jersey
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for brunch before heading home. Not a lot of parking in the area. Lots of ice in lot and sidewalk when we went. Place opened at 1030am. Very nice inside. Staff was very pleasant and attentive. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. We tried various dishes including a Scottish egg, burger, fried chicken sandwich and some other... More 

Thank Pil255
Meriden, Connecticut
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

i would have given this place a 4 star due to the small space and noise level, untill i returned for what i think is the only brunch in ludlow and it was breath taking...thank you noah for the great time.

Thank heather l
Easthampton, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were wowed by this restaurant a couple years ago, so we were looking forward to eating there again. The service was outstanding. The hostess and the waitstaff were great. The drinks were good. The appetizers were ok. The servings were larger than we were expecting, but didn't measure up to the price ... $17 and 19 for mediocre was... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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190 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is not too fussy or full of itself nor too casual, so it appeals to a broad swath of diners, from guy’s weekend to a romantic dinner. You would expect a cheese board comprised of local VT cheese, but there are tons of specials including wine special. We had the Bonavita from Portugal and it so exceeded expectations... More 

Thank dwalker43
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Food was quite tastey and service was good; no complaints. All in all I felt the prices were high relative to the ambiance (or lack thereof) of the establishment and the time of year being off season. That is from the viewpoint of a midwesterner.

1 Thank Dale P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Ludlow
  • Phone Number: +1 802-228-7566

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