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The Publyk House

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782 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington, VT 05201
802.442.7500
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 112
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pricey and Delicious

Our dinner was exceptional. We both had seafood. Be ready to pay a lot more than, say, MacDonald's, but the food, service and ambiance are worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Sandra B
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Bangor, Maine
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Bangor, Maine
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our dinner was exceptional. We both had seafood. Be ready to pay a lot more than, say, MacDonald's, but the food, service and ambiance are worth it!

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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A bit pricey so not for traveling on a budget. However one of the best salad bars I've ever seen so that to me would be your best bargain if you aren't into a full blown meal.

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Auburn, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We ate outside on the patio and the setting was great. The fried chicken and meat loaf were tasty. The staff were very good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Folks like steak, salad bars, and vistas so this place works for most folks. In my book the steak options were good, the salad bar was a bit hokey but still good, and the view was good if you had a table near the windows or on the deck. Otherwise good service and a worthy time but I'll be looking... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The service staff is wonderful!! I love the choices on the salad bar!!! Food is always served piping hot with generous portions.

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Middletown, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Pulled into Bennington after a long day of travel and were recommended by the hotel. We're glad that we gave it a try. No reservation on a Friday evening but were seated immediately, the restaurant is clean with a nice salad bar that comes with your entree and a fresh loaf of bread with maple butter. Our waitress was Kelsey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Love this place. Warm staff, good food. Very New England cozy tavern atmosphere. Delicious salad bar.

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Oneonta, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A business owner suggested the Publyk House and I'm so glad she did because this was one of the best meals I've ever eaten on the road. The steak was cooked to specification and perfectly at that. The potatoes and vegetables were perfectly made as well. Thank you for a terrific meal, Publyk House!

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ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us! And thank you for the glowing review. We take great pride in cooking our customers' meals to absolute perfection and we are thrilled that yours was so delicious. We hope you are able to visit us again soon! More 

M.A.
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We love the Publyk House. Always a great dinning experience. A salad bar that is out of this world... fresh and clean with a bountiful selection. Specials throughout the week including a half price bottle of wine night. The bar does not disappoint either. Meals are generous and deliciously full of flavor. During the warmer months you can sit out... More 

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ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that we are your favorite restaurant in Bennington! Our delicious food, gorgeous views, excellent bar and extensive salad bars are some of the many things that keep our customers returning time and time again. Thanks so much for the lovely review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

After driving 3 hours from New Hampshire, we were looking forward to celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary with a nice dinner. After reading the reviews, and seeing that it's one of the best places in Bennington, I figured we'd give it a try. We had never been to Bennington before. We had a reservation for 7:00, and it looked like... More 

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ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

While we are thrilled that you found the food delicious we are very sorry to hear that you were so disappointed with the service. We assure you that we work very hard to make sure that all of our guests feel taken care of. We have addressed this matter with our service staff and I assure you that it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 782 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington, VT 05201
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
  • Phone Number: 802.442.7500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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