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Wayside Restaurant & Bakery

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1873 US Rt. 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602
802-223-6611
Today
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quick Comfort Food-Great Breakfast

The Wayside is my go-to place for a quick sit down meal. Not expensive, nothing fancy just good comfort food. Great place for a full breakfast!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Peter E
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Berlin, Vermont
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Berlin, Vermont
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Wayside is my go-to place for a quick sit down meal. Not expensive, nothing fancy just good comfort food. Great place for a full breakfast!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Its always a good thing to check out where the locals eat.. We were given this place to go eat by someone from Vermont. And we enjoyed our eat there. Staff was friendly. I just got a classic burger which I was craving a numerous days, and liked it simple,

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The food isn't hearty or made with 'love' like it used to be. Stuff shows up at the table already cold. It's a disappointment for people who have enjoyed being loyal for so many years.

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Barnet, Vermont
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stopped in for what we hoped to be a nice lunch. After seating ourselves according to instructions on the sign at the entrance we were completely ignored by waitstaff. The last straw was seeing them wait on customers who came in after us--so after ten minutes of this we finally got up and left. We were right in front... More 

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have eaten at the wayside many times over the years and have never been disappointed . The food is just plain down home good!! Hand cut fries, homemade pies, even have homemade ice team now! We were looking forward to dessert but found after we finished our meal we didn't have room. And this last time we were blessed... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Recently stopped by after a weekend of snowmobiling the food was just ok nothing fancy but great to prices. The waitress told just that they dont take out of state id's as a form of id to purchase beer! Thats just plan weird!

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Montpelier, Vermont
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Fresh food, and speedy service . . . delicious Brunch, and was done in $10.00. This place is nice for a quick Brunch... Only, one weak point is our waitress was so rude.. The place was so crowded...

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Montpelier, Vermont
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I met a friend here for breakfast and coffee. He chose the spot. Once again, I left the Wayside wondering why people go there? That don't go for the charm or the good food. Our breakfast was ordinary-- as another reviewer said, it's hard to screw up breakfast. But the room is crowded, dark, tired, and dingy. It's like eating... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Allow me to let you in on a secret that EVERYONE who lives around here knows: The Wayside is the best dining bargain in (probably) all of Vermont! Fresh food, home cooking, speedy service . . . you can get a delicious and satisfying meal, wash it down with a pint of their signature ale, and be done for about... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Please don't go. Don't go! Unless you are over 77 and have no taste-buds. Or for Breakfast. It's hard to screw up breakfast...but they'll try. Or, if you like canned spaghetti sauce on limp pasta with frozen meatballs or Sliced turkey on mushy stuffing with yellow bullion "gravy". Don't know how it averages 4* here! Bad

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1873 US Rt. 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: 802-223-6611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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