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Quary Hill Road, Barre, VT 05641
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Families with children

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 2
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Our Kitchen Away From Home

John and Maria Reilly, hosts and proprietors of this landmark restaurant along with their daughters Rune and Flynn, serve up classic Italian and American food with that home away from home flavor we all seek when dining out. The Hilltop was opened in 1954 by Maria Conti Reilly's parents, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
GreenMountainMermaid
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Montpelier, Vermont
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  • Families with children
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Montpelier, Vermont
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

John and Maria Reilly, hosts and proprietors of this landmark restaurant along with their daughters Rune and Flynn, serve up classic Italian and American food with that home away from home flavor we all seek when dining out. The Hilltop was opened in 1954 by Maria Conti Reilly's parents, and quickly became a flagship destination for dinner and events. John... More 

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Charlton
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Visited the Hilltop while in Northfield to see my son. Salad bar with every meal, fresh bread with dipping oil and portion size is perfect. Excellent all around. Prices are reasonable. not a huge place, so reservations are a good idea.

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East Central FL
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170 reviews 170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

All the food was good. The salad bar was good. The waitress was attentive. All-in-all we had a good time. But it is just and average place. Open dining rooms; maybe a bit dated decorations. But the locals sure did seem to like it. We got in early and the place filled up. So don't pass on this if it... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Ordered the lobster pie special and a black diamond steak. Food was awesome, love the lobster pie, and the ice cream pie they have is unreal. Will be returning soon

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Barre, Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We recently had a family dinner at the Hilltop Restaurant. Four adults and a toddler. The waitress was very delightful and all our dinners were delicious. We had stopped going to this restaurant because we had experienced some less than adequate meals about two years ago, but we decided to give it another chance and it has earned our admiration... More 

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Barre, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Family Restaurant with Super service . Varied menu has something for everyone in the family. Full bar, Fabulous Salad Bar. Specializing in Italian delights.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant serves some of the blandest tasting pasta and sauce i have ever tasted. Food is below average,not homemade and not worth the prices. The atmosphere is dark dated and another place that needs an up to date makeover and new menu.

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Moncton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

There were four in our party and each one ordered something different, everything was great and we enjoyed our conversation with the owner. Highly recommend

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Vermont
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This place just does not do it for me. No atmosphere, average food and slow service. We were seated for at least 10 minutes without being offered any drinks to start. Finally after waiving down someone we got our drink order in. The appetizers were uninspired, the bruschetta consisted of tomatoes and olive oil nothing else, rather boring. The calamaris... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I love steak and ordered the Black Diamond, an unusual shape, but marinated and less $ than the porterhouse. It was delicious and cooked exactly as ordered, med. rare. The salad was really good, mostly due to their homemade dressings. Their salad bar was in need of attention and there weren't that many people eating there that evening (weeknight). It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Quary Hill Road, Barre, VT 05641
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Barre

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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