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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatloaf” (7 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (3 reviews)
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6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.All hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
1873 US Route 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602-8325
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are craving nice plain comfort food, you are in the right spot. Affordable and filling, this traditional diner offers good quality American fare. Caring service, with lots of patience and smiles

Thank 3heidid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had driven past this place for years and since the lot was always full we figured it must be good. It was disappointing. The food was okay, but nothing special. In a state with such great coffee theirs was unremarkable. The...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a no frills, great service place. The food has a real down home flair. It's delicious and there is lots of it. Take a bite, close your eyes and you might have visions of your mother's kitchen. That's if she were a really...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 20 December 2017

My wife and I were on a roadtrip and wanted an authentic diner experience. Although this place is quite large, they definitely have an authentic diner experience and home cooked food. My wife, who is an "expert" on pancakes said those were the best pancakes...More

1  Thank asg19
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I stopped st the Wayside last night because I was really hungry and wanted something quick to eat, but better than McDonald's. The service was good enough. I had to wait longer tha expected for my food. But the food itself was the disappointment. The...More

Thank MontpelierGuy
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Open faced hot turkey sandwich is always good. Good diner food. Always good service. Great for family dining, couples, or solo’

Thank Katrina O
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Stopped in last month for a birthday lunch for my brother. I am always amazed that no matter how many cars are in the parking lot there is a table available with very little waiting. My brother had the petite sirloin which looked delicious. My...More

Thank Dona R
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for dinner. The menu is pretty vast and prices are very fair. Serving sizes are abundant. Staff was very friendly.

Thank mfontenot27
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The Wayside is always friendly, serving great specials and a fun place to get a great meal. The home style cooked meals taste like your Mom made them.

Thank priscillaw777
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Great spot!! We got there a bit late so missed out on a couple of the specials, but still found fantastic value for money!! We had drinksss, dinner & desert for under $50!! Where do you get that?! Great service, lovely staff & nice ‘homey’...More

Thank jamyvr
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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