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Wayside Restaurant & Bakery

1873 US Route 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602-8325
+1 802-223-6611
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1873 US Route 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602-8325
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of a kind gathering spot for all generations , an old fashioned Vermont institution. Very well run and large menu.

Thank peebles2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

2018 was the 100th anniversary of this restaurant. It started when women cooked meals in the house on the hill and brought food down to the road to sell to travelers. After many years the restaurant by the road was built. We enjoyed the history...More

Thank teacher152015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for an early breakfast and loved the friendly atmosphere. It's an old fashioned diner with old fashioned values: great food, wonderful service and prices that can't be beat. I enjoyed a Wayside breakfast muffin while my husband enjoyed his pancakes and maple syrup....More

Thank Mari M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the daily special (ham) which was very reasonable. The service was excellent. I am a Southerner, and quickly found the vegetables were not as seasoned as I am used to. The parking lot was packed both times I drove by which is usually...More

Thank GeorgiaPeachMama2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast all day, 100 years old, great service and great food, plus plenty of gluten-free options! Glad we stopped here on the way to the Notch!

Thank EldaP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place. Old fashion diner with a huge American menu. Great food at a great price. Breakfast available all day. Excellent service - very friendly wait staff. Definitely a must if your in the Montpelier area.

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I ate here, it was her first time. We got breakfast for our meal and as always was delicious. The waitstaff was real busy, but she still came by and checked on us! You can’t go wrong here never a bad meal.

Thank Debbe D
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Apart from the hearty and delicious meal this place offers a very cordial atmosphere and is worth every penny.Very pocket friendly and generous portion size.Food quality is excellent and everything is farm fresh.I felt I was transported back in time to old America as I...More

Thank Debalina B
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Staff was friendly and very efficient. The meal was tasty, enjoyed the fish and chips and 6 ounce steaks. Good meal for the price.

Thank Travelinround2013
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

The Wayside diner was super busy so we waited outside in a line. Worth the wait :) We had super service and delicious meals. Highly recommended :)

Thank mallen a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1873 US Route 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602-8325
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: +1 802-223-6611
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