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Rustic Roots

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195 Falls Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6209
+1 802-985-9511
Wed - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 19:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been several times. They serve very good food at reasonable prices. We especially like the shirred eggs and cinnamon bread french toast (but it's all good). Sometimes you have to wait a bit (no reservations), but it's worth it. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Doug H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Roots is great. Owners are welcoming and super friendly. It figures they would have a staff that is just as friendly and efficient. Chicken confit salad is a favorite. The menu is kind of odd but everything is always great. We often do takeout as we live close by. Did I mention the popovers?

Thank Eliot P
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Shelburne for the weekend to visit our favorite vineyard and enjoy the comforts of a local bed and breakfast. We had the pleasure of dining at Rustic Roots for dinner. The restaurant is a quaint house with a rustic decor and friendly staff. We began with a bottle of chardonnay and an appetizer of... More 

Thank annachaput
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336 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We picked this restaurant out from Trip Advisor and were not disappointed! We were seated immediately and the place soon filled up (its dining area is quite small). The menu offers many interesting choices. The food was delicious and the presentation was very good. Service was also good, the staff were all very pleasant. Their Bloody Marys are awesome with... More 

Thank ForbesB
Shelburne, Vermont
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food is very good!! Love the Bloody Mary's it is a meal all by itself!! It is a very small room very,rustic, quaint!! The staff is very nice and helpful.

Thank joannebF9212XF
Winooski VT
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I first came here by accident, grabbed a spot at the counter, and ordered the day's special because it sounded like nothing I'd ever tried before: calamari salad. It was a revelation. Since then we've been back a few times, and noticed the friendliness, and the care that everyone puts into the meal makes this my favorite breakfast spot in... More 

1 Thank bridge_vt
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The restaurant was highly recommended on line, so we went there. Workers in the restaurant were dressed in gowns, and a handwritten note was on the front door that said private party only. They saw us come up, but did not respond to us being at the door. Having a note pinned to the front door and lack of response... More 

2 Thank barbarachristy
Michael O, Owner at Rustic Roots, responded to this review

Hi there. Sorry we missed you on your recent attempt to visit. Had you actually walked through our door during regular business hours you would have been welcomed warmly and enjoyed a wonderful experience, as you can see other TripAdvisor travellers typically do. Instead, we have this arbitrary review written from the perspective of someone whom never even entered our... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The service was warm and attentive, the food was perfectly prepared and delicious, the tables were not close together, all things that make for a delightful evening. If we ever get back to that part of Vermont we will return to that restaurant for sure.

Thank FLtraveler049
York, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We found Rustic Roots on Trip Advisor when we realised we couldn't eat sunday brunch at the nearby Inn at Shelburne Farms as we hadn't made a reservation. I'm very pleased that we made that mistake as Rustic Roots provided the best breakfast of our entire holiday. There was about an hour's wait when we arrived, so we had a... More 

1 Thank Teppin
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

If you are going to visit Shelburne Vt, then stop in at rustic roots for breakfast or lunch. They describe themselves as a craft eatery which I think is an accurate description. The offerings are unique and delicious. The popovers with herb butter are a must. My kids loved the baked carmel apple pancake. This is a small location and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Falls Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6209
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Shelburne
  • Phone Number: +1 802-985-9511
Rustic Roots a is chef-owned full service restaurant and features made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch, as well as early weekend dinners by reservation. We are located on the village green in the heart of Shelburne Village. For brunch: we are on a first-come, first served basis for groups smaller than 4. For groups of 4-7, reservations are recommended. We typically can not accommodate groups of 8 or more without making special arrangements in advance. During peak hours a wait should be expected. For dinner: we offer a single-seating early dinner on Friday & Saturday evenings only. Reservations strongly recommended for groups of all sizes- please call in advance! Private dining: please be aware that at times we do book hold private events in the evening. Any dates which conflict with our regular business hours will be posted to our website in advance.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?