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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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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Best BBQ in Town

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Heather M
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Brattleboro, Vermont
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brattleboro, Vermont
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Good for,lunch...quick and pleasant. Can get busy though. Outside dining, along with inside. A fun place.

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374 reviews 374 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I have no idea if we got the wrong things but the food was worse than fast food! My husbands ribs were dry and flavorless and my fajitas were so bland and small I just gave up and saved room to eat something else.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Great view of retreat meadow setback. Best food in town possibly. Many options. Even for vegetarians. Open seasonally.

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Vermont
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a fun food stop with nothing really special to eat but everything they have is yummy and the price is great!!!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

From the amazing food to the quirky decor and great atmosphere this iz a stop along the road you must make. The baked beans are full of pieces of their delectable pulled pork, the cornbread is sumptuous, and the half chicken is delicious. The burnt ends wete a new addition this year and they are simply incredible! The owner and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is awesome bbq, but don't expect cheap. They are Popular enough to charge more and they do. Try the fish tacos or the catfish.

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very disappointed... Expected a lot more considering it has the #1 rank in Brattleboro. Brisket sandwich had a lot of brisket but it was very dry and has no smoke flavor... This could have been hidden with some BBQ sauce but they only put on a minuscule amount... Also had the Mac and cheese... $7.95... I've had better M&C from... More 

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Lake Village, Indiana
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had dinner at the Top of the Hill Grill while visiting family in the area. I love bbq; but, I wasn't impressed with this meal...nor was my husband. We both had pulled pork with baked beans and cole slaw. The pork was dry and the flavor was so so. I would guess that the beans came out of a... 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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?