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831 Rockingham Road, Bellows Falls, VT
802-463-9800
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great soup in a travel cup--a must stop!

This place has been around 10 years +. I remember when there was a cardboard sign and a tiny rickety shack. Soup was amazing then & still just as great now. This place used to be on our way home from Killington. Now, it is a way we can travel but not the most direct route. My boys, now 16,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place has been around 10 years +. I remember when there was a cardboard sign and a tiny rickety shack. Soup was amazing then & still just as great now. This place used to be on our way home from Killington. Now, it is a way we can travel but not the most direct route. My boys, now 16,... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Smokin' Bowls is our "must" lunch stop when my family makes its pilgrimage to the Vermont Country Store, and now I think its become visa versa since their soup is so great. I fancy myself a bit of a soup connoisseur, and I'd put Smokin' Bowls imaginative, hardy offerings at the top of any "best of" categories. Yes, service could... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Whether on our way up to Okemo or on our way out we usually stop at Smokin' Bowls for some tasty soup. The soup is delicious and HOT! They put the soup in a coffee cup which is perfect for the driver to drink/eat and drive. One word of caution though is that while waiting in line and ordering you... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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138 reviews 138 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A friend of mine recommended this to me although I might have stopped on the way by as it looks like it could be interesting. I had my mind set on soup, and unfortunately I didn't think their clam chowder would measure up to what I'm used to, and the other option sounded a little far out. I guess I... More 

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Vermont, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I am hesitant to buy lobster anywhere that is not on the coast, but this place has fresh lobster rolls that rival any found in Maine ( and this is spoken by a Mainiac!). Everything on the menu is of the highest quality and the home made soups are amazing. This small roadside stand is a delightful find on Route... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stopped here for a quick lunch on our way out of VT. The prices are perfect, there's tons of options, and the woman was extremely friendly. There was a cute charm about this roadside stop that drew us in immediately. Plenty of vegetarian/vegan options as well -- the tofu pup was great! This is a new 'must visit' when... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I drove by this place on our way to a wedding week in Ludlow and pulled over for lunch with our dog. Great food; looooooved the chili; lemonade was perfect; grabbed some farm fresh eggs too! We will stop by on our way home :)

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I past this place often so I decided to finally stop. I thought it was a bit expensive. Anyway I decided to give it a try, I had the New England Clam Chowder. Never did I think it would be the best thing I have ever tasted. From a little shack on the side of the road you would not... More 

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Pretty simple, but simple is what I like. They had a variety of tasty sounding soups. I had creamy chicken and my husband had (I believe it was called) Cheech & Chong Chilli that was said to be made with grass-fed beef. About $15 for 2 soups; I feel like it is a little pricey and that the portions were... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Everything is GREAT, makes you try different items because you just know that they are going to be GREAT. Wish they would come to central nh.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 831 Rockingham Road, Bellows Falls, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Bellows Falls
  • Phone Number: 802-463-9800

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