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Kelvans

128 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
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Ranked #20 of 102 restaurants in Rutland
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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 NEW

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
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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massachusetts
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113 reviews 113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 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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Parrish, Florida
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71 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Just ate here and absolutely thoroughly enjoyed my corned beef sandwich on marble rye with sweet potato fries and kale slaw. They have a standard menu and nightly specials. Our son had the seared ahi tuna over salad which he also reported as excellent. He cleaned his plate after thoroughly enjoying his seafood bisque. Well worth your time to try... More

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