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Rick's Tavern

386 Vermont Route 30, Newfane, VT 05345
802 365-4310
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Ranked #3 of 3 restaurants in Newfane
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
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19 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I were riding around on route 30 in Vermont on a beautiful Saturday afternoon when we got hungry we found Rick's. This is not a fancy place, it is a tavern and looks and feels like a tavern. The food was great. The beer was ice cold. The service was fine. They seem to keep windows and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Three days in South Vermont and needed a decent meal. Having driven past this place and seen how busy decided to check reviews. Ricks was busy again which can only be good. Hubby ordered fried chicken with veggie burger for myself. Food was really good with exceptional onion rings! Service was great with prices to match. Would recommend Ricks in... More

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Madison, Connecticut
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80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We just bought a cabin in Newfane, VT and have already eaten at Rick's several times. So far the food has been very good. The fried shrimp was delicious and I had a sirloin tips & vegetables entree that was a special that night and it was delicious. My wife has also been very pleased with the Cajun pork chop... More

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Newington, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

After a long day on the slopes, my friends and I headed to Rick's for some food and drinks. The bartender overheard one of my friends complain of a headache from a bad fall on the slopes and offered us some ibuprofen. The waitress was attentive and friendly. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Will continue to make... More

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Rockingham, Vermont
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I am a Local and I can tell you the food has gone way down. I was around when Rick owned the restaurant and it was a great place. We spent $80.00 for pizza and wings last week and as one of the people I was with said "the wings were like eating tree bark" Pizza not great no one... More

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Metuchen, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Rick's has hearty food and a big menu. It's also very close to Four Columns and is great for families. You can get all the basics here, and it's good.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

After a disappointing brew pub experience in Brattelboro we headed home and decided to stop at Ricks. We had stopped for a beer before but never had the food. Too bad we didn't just stick to beer. The dining room was busy as it was pizza night bUt it appeared that there was only 1 server and 1 bartender. They... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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181 reviews 181 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

why why did we waste our one night in Newfane in this dive? Take a look around and you could be in the forties,the decor is plank walls with beer signs. The menu is from the 70's, outdated boring, blah. My haddock was not fresh, not seasoning, no breadcrumbs. Hubby's prime rib was okay; french fries were stale. My "cosmo"... More

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rickstavern, Guest Relations Manager at Rick's Tavern, responded to this review

i am sorry to here that your time here was not what you would have liked. we have been making changes to the menu in the past few months, to have all fresh produce from local farms, we now serve certified angus beef, and all of our fish is deliver twice a week. ricks is a time capsual, all of... More

Scarsdale, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Food was just okay, but bartender was great! Not a lot of beer variety.

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Brooklyn, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We were up in Grafton at the Grafton Inn and did not feel like eating at the Inn's restaurant, so we asked for suggestions at the front desk. Susan recommended Rick's to us. Imagine, a local tavern (a "dive") that has a huge menu, including GLUTEN FREE PIZZA. My wife is gluten free and loved it. I had the eggplant... More

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