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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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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightful Dining Experience

We stopped in on a whim and were very impressed by the reception, the wait staff and the excellent menu. We were seated in a back dining room with excellent views of the Green Mountains. Next tie we'll elect to be on the porch. The food presentation was excellent and the quality was also excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Alan K
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English first
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped in on a whim and were very impressed by the reception, the wait staff and the excellent menu. We were seated in a back dining room with excellent views of the Green Mountains. Next tie we'll elect to be on the porch. The food presentation was excellent and the quality was also excellent. We'll be back.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were in Bennington on business and asked the hotel desk for a restaurant recommendation. Their first reco was an Italian restaurant and I did not to venture that way in Vermont so their second reco was for The Publyk House. Pulling up to the restaurant the exterior looks like a large old barn. The parking lot... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This little jewel of a restaurant has a great view and great food. We enjoyed our meal. Ordered the turkey dinner and there was plenty for two. Others had steak and throughly enjoyed it.

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florida
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to the Publyk House. We loved it. The food was great with a delicious salad bar. The Lobster Bisque was fantastic. The bread and butter was so fresh. We had such wonderful service, everyone there were so nice. We loved the decor, and the views were breathtaking. I liked that the chef came out after... More 

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White Plains, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

After riding our bikes all day and walking a mile uphill, we were happy to be quickly seated outdoors, and brought ice water right away ( a lovely young man continued to refill our water glasses throughout the evening- a mark of good service). I had a delicious ginger beer to start off, and my husband had a draft beer.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Passing through Bennington, VT, and looking for a place for a Friday night dinner, we saw the good reviews for Publyk House. Usually highly ranked restaurants with many reviews are a safe bet in a new town. Unfortunately, this strategy failed us here. The meal started pretty nicely: a good salad bar, and freshly baked bread. The rest was terrible.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a nice dinner at the Publyk House. The salad bar is well equipped. Our meals were tasty and a nice size. But, our server was just okay. She was missing for much of the time, and it took a very long time for us to get out of there after we were done because she was nowhere to... More 

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Canandaigua NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the Motel we were staying in. They have an excellent salad you could and should make a meal from the bar. I selected the turkey dinner and I believe the dressing was stove top. The restaurant was overpriced and very limited menu. Nice view of the valley and deck.

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Flushing
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have eaten here many times over the years. It is consistently good food & service. The salad bar is better than most. The beer was cold, the food was hot and the service was attentive. We took up the table with friends for quite a while and we never felt rushed.

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Upstate NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We enjoyed a fine dinner at the Publyk House this evening. It's a fine all-purpose New England establishment with a little of everything on the menu, served in a large space that is divided up into a series of more manageable rooms. It's a really popular local establishment, as well as a magnet for visitors such as ourselves, and handles... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?