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164 Main Street, Ludlow, VT 05149
802-228-2311
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Ok for breakfast

Small place that seems popular with both locals and skiers for breakfast. It gets crowded. Orange juice was good, may have even been fresh squeezed. Eggs were OK. Bread was good. Bacon had a unique flavor, but was a little well done. Pancakes were a bit of a disappointment, slightly over cooked... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
OutOfOffice4Good
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New York
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128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small place that seems popular with both locals and skiers for breakfast. It gets crowded. Orange juice was good, may have even been fresh squeezed. Eggs were OK. Bread was good. Bacon had a unique flavor, but was a little well done. Pancakes were a bit of a disappointment, slightly over cooked, dry and chewy, not fluffy, and not enough... More 

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Thank OutOfOffice4Good
Corry, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times both for breakfast and lunch. Have always had great meals including some different items. Service has always been good.

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Thank Turner58
Tampa, Florida
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We went there for Breakfast and it was great. Fresh breads were great. Eggs cooked like you want there. Home fries were good and we got a special french toast for the table which was super yummy. Service was great and with a smile. Price was very reasonable. We all would go back.

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Thank mbrstuff
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Overall the food was great. The overly spicy bloody Mary gave me some stomach issues. Wait staff was friendly.

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Thank LeeDback
Staten Island, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We loved the food and the Mimosas with freshly squeezed orange juice so much that we returned for breakfast the following morning. We were a large party and were accommodated nicely both times. A warm friendly place with great food - definitely recommend! One thing to be aware of is a bit of a wait - guests were crowding the... More 

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Thank allaSI
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Back again, year after year, always enjoy the food and service! Despite a busy morning due to lousy weather, the wait was reasonable. Would have preferred our server to offer more coffee, but all was fine when the table was cleared, coffee was delivered.

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Thank Ted P
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

We were traveling to Okemo Resort for an overnight. The little town of Ludlow has a certian charm to it. We were told to try the Hatchery for breakfast. We were the only ones in the place considering Ludlow has not seen any snow for the ski area so far this year. Nice clean place with plastic menus that are... More 

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

Very friendly, great atmosphere... The morning coffee is actually pretty good. But the meals..... We're disappointing. The special was the crab cakes: they were under cooked which is a problem when it's with an egg Benny style. The pork sandwich was ok. I wish the bun was more of a butter croissant style instead of a plain white bun. The... More 

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

I was looking for a good breakfast while visiting in this charming New England town. Local publication advertised "country style portions with an urban flare". However, the menu was limited to a selection of 4 or 5 omelettes, and in no way was it a "country style portion." Would not go back.

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Thank Tisha H
Poughkeepsie, New York
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place has been around along time and I think they take advantage of that. back in the 80's they would serve fresh squeezed OJ without asking and place was clean, not any more! We had to wait in a cramped entranceway for 30 minutes on a Sunday morning around 9. Normally it wouldn't bother us if the food/service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 164 Main Street, Ludlow, VT 05149
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Ludlow
  • Phone Number: 802-228-2311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?