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831 Rockingham Road, Bellows Falls, VT
802-463-9800
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Stuff

Fresh ingredients, friendly people, Great Soup!!! it basically a little shack on the side of the road, they make everything in another kitchen, and sell it there. The stuff is truly amazing most of the time and the people are so nice. I highly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Bellows Falls, Vermont
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Bellows Falls, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Fresh ingredients, friendly people, Great Soup!!! it basically a little shack on the side of the road, they make everything in another kitchen, and sell it there. The stuff is truly amazing most of the time and the people are so nice. I highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

One day on a random, solo, day-trip to VT, I found a pamphlet for Smokin' Bowls at the state Welcome Center. It has now been a staple on trips through the area, and even a destination. Every soup I have had is environmentally conscientious and most delicious! I can't even tell you a favorite because they are all so good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Stopped there and they had wonderful Chili and great homemade cookies! Definitely something to stop by if you want something to go.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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