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128 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
802-775-1550
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First Visit

Glad we finally chose to eat here. Four in our party and we all chose entrees off the specials menu. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was attentive, despite the crunch because of the theatergoers, including us. Only thing lacking is some kind of bread, crackers etc. while guests are waiting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
vtsummergirl
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Vermont
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English first
Rutland, Vermont, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Every time we have eaten at Kelvan's, it has been a wonderful experience. We usually get a glass of wine, a cup of soup, and split an entrée. Many times Laura has waited on us, but on occasion, others. Super friendly staff. Soup is always hot, entrée always consistent. What more can I say? One of the best places to... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Quality of food was poor! Apparently this restaurant caters to the near welfare class. Will give service passing grade, but overall a below average establishment.

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North Clarendon, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Quality of food was poor at best. Everyone in our party had plates and utensils from different sets! Service was okay. Will not patronize again.

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Rutland, Vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Recently there on a Tuesday night before a show at the Paramount. Even though it was packed that night, we got our food in a timely manner, and it was good. I love the specials and the choices offered.

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Rutland, Vermont
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Cannot say enough about Kelvans. Fronts on Merchants Row. Terrific menu, great bar, staff is accomodating, friendly and provides excellent service. The fact that it is located in Vermont's First Skyscraper is another plus.

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Vermont
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Glad we finally chose to eat here. Four in our party and we all chose entrees off the specials menu. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was attentive, despite the crunch because of the theatergoers, including us. Only thing lacking is some kind of bread, crackers etc. while guests are waiting for the food to arrive. Since we all ordered entrees,... More 

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Rutland, Vermont, United States
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My wife and I had a nice dinner. Sat near the bar so could watch the Patriots game. Fries with gravy were better than the classic midway diner ones were. They got Long Trail "sick day" IPA on draft. Nice place for being able to go to experience Rutland Downtown hospitality.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Good quality, fresh food and friendly staff. Restaurant is cozy. Been here a few times and have yet to be disappointed. It's not fancy but I won't hesitate to return.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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220 reviews 220 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I agree with the previous reviewer that this is more of a 3-1/2 than a 4. Since TripAdvisor doesn't allow 1/2 points, I'm cutting Kelvans a break by rounding up. The restaurant is pleasant and the food is ok, but nothing more. We sat at the bar for convenience, so we knew the service would be good -- and it... More 

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Carmel, NY
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292 reviews 292 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had dinner on Saturday night. It's a good thing we had a reservation since the place was packed. There was a mix of people - families, couples, etc. at this small bar/restaurant. We were seated immediately and given menus. Unfortunately, inside the front door is a screen door and every time someone came in, it was cold enough to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rutland
  • Phone Number: 802-775-1550

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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