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831 Rockingham Road, Bellows Falls, VT
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
Lobster to go.

I'll be blunt: It's a roadside shack. I'll be clear: The lobster rolls are OUTSTANDING. Each year we do leaf-peeping, we stop here to get lobster rolls and then go have a picnic somewhere. We have done this several times and plan to do it again next year when we are back. Excellent food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Orlando, FL, USA
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Orlando, FL, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I'll be blunt: It's a roadside shack. I'll be clear: The lobster rolls are OUTSTANDING. Each year we do leaf-peeping, we stop here to get lobster rolls and then go have a picnic somewhere. We have done this several times and plan to do it again next year when we are back. Excellent food. Don't be put off by the... More 

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Windsor, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Having lived previously in California, our first thought was bowls like El Pollo Loco had: rice, chicken, etc. all in a bowl. Not so! The name is a reference to soup, but we went in the summer so we opted for BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches on pretzel rolls: delicous! We also opted for the $5 Mason jar drinks (one coconut... More 

Thank Michelle S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Good eats and convenient for the traveler, but I admit I was expecting a bread bowl filled with soup/chili based on the the name of the shack when I pulled in and was a little bummed out they didn't serve their soups in a bread bowl. Soup is always better in a bread bowl. Still good eats, despite chili served... More 

Thank carm123
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 

Thank nikidee
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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.

Thank Clark D
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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 

Thank michlouise
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 

Thank Christie M
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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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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