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Top of the Hill Grill

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American, Barbecue, Grill
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632 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05362
802-258-9178
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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It took me and my 14-year-old two days to eat the full rack of ribs (St. Louis style) and the pint of baked beans full of meat! Good thing we didn't get the full plate, just the ribs and the side of beans. Brattleboro is full of excellent restaurants and we wanted to go someplace we haven't been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Van_Kedisi
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Niceville, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Niceville, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It took me and my 14-year-old two days to eat the full rack of ribs (St. Louis style) and the pint of baked beans full of meat! Good thing we didn't get the full plate, just the ribs and the side of beans. Brattleboro is full of excellent restaurants and we wanted to go someplace we haven't been. I like... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

You order from the window at this small roadside restaurant and they give you a card to let you know when your order is ready. Fine was the king of spades. I can imagine that things would become confusing if there are more than 52 orders in the queue. I ordered the brisket burnt ends. I have made it a... More 

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Underhill, Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Year after year, Top of the Hill only gets better. The meats for his barbecue to top notch. His sauce is award winning. The sides are to die for - collards, potato salad, black beans and rice, cole slaw - all home made. Great variety of entrees including fish tacos, all out of a little smoke hut. The outdoorsetting high... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There is no wait staff here. Everything is basically carry out. You order at one window, get playing card and wait for them to call your card number when your food is ready. Most of the seating is outdoors. They do have a enclosed room, if you do not want to sit outside. There are nice views of the river... More 

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is the second time I have been to "Top of the Hill Grill". Again, I was very happy with the selection of food available. I had the Cajun Catfish over rice. This meal was fantastic. My wife had the Patty melt and was equally pleased with the food. This is a great destination, especially if you are on a... More 

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Orlando, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I had heard a lot about TOTHG for barbecue and gave it a try about a week ago. Service was really slow, although I enjoyed the way they track your order. The hand out playing cards and then when your order is ready, they call it out, "Jack of Hearts, your order is ready." I like to sample multiple things... More 

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Vestal, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I arranged with my son to meet at the Top Of the Hill Grille in Brattleboro, VT because it is half way between our homes, easily reached on Rt5 off I91 exit 3, and the web site promised a great menu for family and price. So, about a half hour before arriving we received a text from my son saying... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lots of everything! Great view, BYOB, awesome menu steeped in BBQ, but with great alternative options. Even vegetarian

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Brattleboro, Vermont
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Ask any local where to get the best BBQ in town and they will tell you to go to Top of the Hill Grill! You order and pick up your food from a window and then seat yourself at one of the tables overlooking the CT river and beyond. Its exceptional BBQ and is reasonably priced. The only thing bad... More 

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chef317, Owner at Top of the Hill Grill, responded to this review

Hi Heather. Welcome back to the Grill and thank you for the kind review. As a heads up, we have been taking credit cards for a year now. Sorry that we did not make it more apparent. Regards Jon Julian and the Born-2-Q Crew More 

Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We love Top of the Hill Grill for an inexpensive and always delicious meal. The view over the river and nearby hills is charming. I love the pulled pork and bbq ribs while my vegetarian husband is a fan of the various veggies & tempeh wraps. They use a deck of cards and when your order is up they cal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 632 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05362
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: 802-258-9178

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 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?