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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    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
A must visit in the Okemo area

Our annual trip to this area would not be complete without a visit to The Downtown Grocery in Ludlow. I made reservation a month in advance as this place is small and I watched them turn away couple after couple who just showed up. My husband was on a "bland" diet and I was very hungry after... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Carollee H
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Nashua, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our annual trip to this area would not be complete without a visit to The Downtown Grocery in Ludlow. I made reservation a month in advance as this place is small and I watched them turn away couple after couple who just showed up. My husband was on a "bland" diet and I was very hungry after a long day... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This small almost hole-in-the-wall restaurant of Ludlow is one of the best finds! My family and I met Abby and her husband (the head chef) in 2010 when they were just starting off and I could not be happier with the success of their business! The food is simply amazing. The chicken breast is so tender and the ribeye has... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place was just amazing. Came here with my sister on a Vt long weekend. We ordered the zucchini w prosciutto side dish as an appetizer and it was the best zucchini we ever ate. Then cod and the burger. Best burger ever. Seriously.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

very cute small restaurant. all servers very personable. make it an enjoyable experience. the food is incredible. if you go in summer please order the tomatoe salad. omg I am going to dream about it until next summer. it is made with the largest tomatoes on the planet and their in house ricotta. best dish I think I've ever had.... More 

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Chester, Vermont
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Fresh ingredients right from the farm. Cocktails are amazing with fresh squeezed juices and house made bitters and tinctures. Service is always on point. Simply the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

While on vacation near Ludlow we went to this restaurant recommended by someone local and liked it so much that we returned two weeks later with visiting family. The food is beautifully prepared and presented, and the options include unique and local elements, and daily inspiration. I especially liked the spicy heirloom tomato soup and on the second trip pork... More 

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Our first disappointment was that our waitress was quite pushy, which may work with the restaurant's New York clients but makes people like us uncomfortable. We placed our order and she was not satisfied with this and kept pushing us to order salads and starters. The next disappointment was with an assistant who told us that even though she was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Myself and members of my family have eaten at the Grocery many times over the last few summers. The 3 course special was always an affordable option in spite of the overpriced wines. The food and service was always excellent and a good time was had by all. However, this year there seems to be an effort to lengthen the... More 

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We traveled to Okemo mountain for the night to finish up some building plans on a recent purchase. We spent a good part of the day traveling up Rt 7 north into Vt. After finishing up our plan was to find another new place to eat in Ludlow that we have not been to yet.We walked in the Downtown Grocery... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had our anniversary dinner here. Walked in and were greated with friendly smiles and happy wishes for our anniversary, they were setting a special table in the window so we grabbed a cocktail at the bar. Moved to table and were served complimentary glasses of prosecco with best wishes. Then things turned, we asked if we could start with... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, 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?