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The Downtown Grocery

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41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
802-228-7566
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice but not if you have picky kids

This restaurant has a small menu with some interesting dishes but if you've got any food issues (such as picky children or food restrictions) I would not recommend this restaurant. Not enough options and some of the dishes were sold out on the night we were there, which made the options even more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
GVKF
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New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a small menu with some interesting dishes but if you've got any food issues (such as picky children or food restrictions) I would not recommend this restaurant. Not enough options and some of the dishes were sold out on the night we were there, which made the options even more limited. It's expensive too.

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Thank GVKF
West Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to stumble upon this amazing restaurant. It was serendipitous because we wanted dinner on a Monday night and almost all the other restaurants in the area were closed. Ludlow wasn't too far from where we were staying, and it had good reviews, so we decided to make the trek out there. When my boyfriend and I first saw... More 

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Thank 1984aliens
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Everything was great, family of 5 with 3 kids. Steak, burger, fish, and fabulous dessert (crème brulee). Good wines too.

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1 Thank N M
West Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The name of this restaurant may sound odd, but don't let that stop you from eating here. The food is awesome, so are the owners especially Abby the owner. This was our 4th year in a row coming here for dinner celebrating our wedding anniversary. Will definitly recommend it, and you must try their ice cream flavors. Don't forget to... More 

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Thank CherylandWill
Litchfield, Connecticut
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114 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This was our second time back at the downtown grocery. Great little spot just off main street. The menu black board gave all the evening specials. We did not enjoy the evenings menu selection. The soup was bland and the entree was quite small. The sorbet for desert was outstanding. The bartender is a true professional.

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Thank Chris H
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were recommended the downtown grocery and we couldn't of been happier. Amazingly well thought out menu that changes everyday. Don't look on the website for the menu... It changes to often! The specialty drinks were perfectly paired with out meal This is a place we will definitely return to for many years. Just wonderful

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Thank Bostonsjoe
New York City, New York
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146 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We had to wait late for a table at this very popular and well-rated spot. The food and wine was terrific but we waited for ever, I mean a very long time, for our main course to come after our appetizers. Just odd that night? Perhaps. Overall very good food and wine. Friendly service overall. Nice vibe. I would return.

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Thank GrillMeisterNYC
Anchorage, Alaska
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant offers such an unusual menu, it's surprising to find in this small town. The aromas which greet you are just the beginning of a wonderful meal. Pricey, but worth it!

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1 Thank Tisha H
Wilton, Connecticut
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Wow. This is a fantastic farm-to-table restaurant with a Vermont flair. Start with the bar - if you like cocktails, try some of the updated versions of 50's drinks. I had an Old Fashioned that was crisper and less sweet than the typical version. Everything we had for dinner was delicious. I started with a butternut squash soup with creme... More 

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Thank BigRick56
Bonney Lake, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is the restaurant lead ever been to in a long time. The service was great the food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Ludlow
  • Phone Number: 802-228-7566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?