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128 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
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Ranked #25 of 105 restaurants in Rutland
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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85% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
east coast
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Downtown seemed a little empty after 6 PM. Most of the shops closed so there was plenty of street parking. We came here as it got decent yelp reviews. The waitresses were friendly and told us to order quickly before a big party put in their order. We had the kelvin chicken burger, fish chimichanga, French onion soup, and homemade... More

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Rutland, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went there with friends from NY and we all loved it...never been even thou I am living here..glad we went!!!

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Rutland, Vermont
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We tried this restaurant due to so many of our friends loving it. We were placed at a high top table near the bar and it was incredibly noisy and kind of cold. We could barely talk to one another because the folks at the bar were extremely loud and the kitchen was on the other side of the wall... More

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Rutland, Vermont
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I've been here twice for lunch and both times was disappointed. I used to frequent the restaurant under previous ownership and I really wanted to like it. But after 2 lunches, the inside is dingy and the food is mediocre. Nothing great about it. Today there were 2 fruit flies harassing us throughout the entire lunch. The iced tea was... More

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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Our stop to Rutland, Vermont was in conjunction with a train ride with Green Mountain Railroad leaving from Bellows Falls, Vt.. On the train ride up we stop for an hour and a half in Rutland for the October's Farmers Market, local restaurants and shopping. We decided on Kelvan's Restaurant as my wife and I were touring the city. We... More

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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We came here because of other reviews on our way to Manchester. We had lunch-salmon salad was excellent and my partner had today's special enchilada- also very good. Excellent value,

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Brandon, VT
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I hadn't been to this restaurant since it was Tapa's. Very pleasant experience. All the staff was pleasant & inviting. We were greeted promptly, seated promptly, waited on promptly, asked how our meal was and was visited by another staff, whom I think was the manager & again asked if everything was ok. This should be typical for any restaurant,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are 'regulars' at Kelvans & we have been for years, and the two most significant reasons are 1) the food... It's dynamo & 2) the bartender (Christina) she is awesome.... I wouldn't choose any other restaurant in our state over this one! The instant you step through the door you are greeted warmly by all the... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

We stopped for a drink earlier in the day before deciding where we would have our Friday night dinner. Lovely drinks outside and decided to have dinner inside at the bar. Great menu, food is creative and tasty. The owner was very pleasant and engaging. The bartender was attentive to the local regulars and not to those of us who... More

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Rutland, Vermont
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I've been here twice. First order was the Reuben, second order was the baby green salad. Both were outstanding. Sandwiches come with either real hand cooked fries - regular or sweet potato. I'd come back just for the fries! But the salad was amazing. Everyplace makes a green salad with chicken but Kelvan's comes with the best roasted seasoned slices... More

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