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“Scenic Views, Good Food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Eastside Restaurant & Pub

The Eastside Restaurant & Pub
47 Landing St, Newport, VT 05855
+1 802-334-2340
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Ranked #7 of 29 Restaurants in Newport
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Description: Famous for it's hearty comfort food, the East Side offers fine dining on the shores of beautiful Lake Memphremagog. When you're traveling, nothing hits the spot better than a homemade buttermilk biscuit with chicken, gravy, real mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. If you have room for the bake shops, dessert of the month, you'll know why the East Side has been a Newport, VT favorite for years. The Dancing Sail Banquet Room's elegant waterfront dining room and terrace open onto a garden courtyard to create the ideal setting for a story book Vermont wedding. Whether you are hosting a business meeting, birthday celebration, or special occasion dinner, the East Side is the perfect choice for all occasions.
Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Scenic Views, Good Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Stopped by for supper on a Friday night with another couple. Quick seating, ask to be by the terrace as they can open the garage glass doors which give out a view onto the lake. The service was rapid, from the time our order was taken to the time the food was served. Somewhat pricey for what you get in terms of quantity, though from the quality point of view we were satisfied. Been here a few times and they pride themselves on the view of the lake. Take it up a notch and work on the presentation and cleanliness.
Table had a sheen of grease, which could have been cleaned up better than just wiping it around with a wet rag.
Entrance needs a new carpet, desperately. Nice little boutique for those that arrive by the busloads looking for sweets to clothing to odds and ends.
Reserve in advance for Friday and SAturday nights as it gets busy fast.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Morgan, Vermont, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“east side”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Beautiful location on Lake Memphremagog, beautiful restaurant, but food rather average. Lovely sitting out on the deck watching the boats pull in and tie up and seeing the mountains. Really best for lunch. We always order chicken and biscuits cause we know it will be good. Great for parties and wedding receptions also. Just wish the food was better. Sunday brunch is probably my favorite meal there.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Biddeford, Maine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Outdoor bar was PERFECT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Setting is what this place is all about. What a jewel that takes advantage of the gorgeous scenery. I sat outdoors at the bar, but there was ample dining seating available outside, as well. Indoors very nice, well lit and clean, with big windows on the lake. Food was good, not inexpensive, but the ambiance was outstanding.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northeast Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A few hours in the early Fall sun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I took three colleagues here for a mid-afternoon lunch on a beautiful, sunny, warm September day and we chatted and enjoyed the view of magnificent Lake Memphremagog as viewed from the deck of this casually-appointed, landmark restaurant. While on this afternoon I did not dine, my guests did and they took my recommendations and had the seafood bisque and salmon wiggle. It did not disappoint. When asked why the dish was called "salmon wiggle" I explained that it was a local delight that my grandmother once told me was made with cream sauce, fresh peas, and the tail of locally-caught landlocked salmon- the tail being the "wiggle" end of that sought after fish. The salmon are long gone, but the wiggle remains.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great lakeside dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Terrific lakeside restaurant. Very personable service. Worth the wait. Everything we ate was nicely prepared.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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