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The Publyk House

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782 Harwood Hill Rd, Bennington, VT 05201-8810
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After an afternoon of driving we were both quite hungry. The local craft beers, extensive salad bar and Prime Rib special met our expectations. We will definitely eat here again. The view is an added bonus.

Thank John R
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I wanted a nice meal while we are on vacation, it's sad to say that we got far from that. The calamari was over cooked and rubbery so we sent it back. Next the meals came out. Sorry to say the fish was over cooked and rubbery, but the fries that came with it were undercooked. That... More 

Thank Kenny G
ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

It is very disappointing to hear that you had a negative dining experience with us. We always try to do our very best so that each and every customer leaves happy. Clearly, we fell short with you, we apologize and we assure you that is not how we do business. It is our policy to immediately rectify anything should any... More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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87 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reviews were promising and it was next to where we were staying, so after a grueling 3 hour drive, we went for dinner. Quaint tavern like decor. Neither the staff nor kitchen have a clue as to how to manage a dinner service. Seated immediately with our reservation and the place was barely half full. 18 minutes before any... More 

Thank MFMaven53
ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

It is very disappointing to hear that you had a less than stellar experience dining with us recently. We assure you that we go out of our way to make each and every customer leave happy and satisfied. Our most sincere apologies for falling short during your stay with us. We have addressed this situation with our staff and used... More 

Milford, Connecticut
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were looking forward to our meal at the Publyk House. Last time we were there was 3 years ago when my daughter participated in the Shire Marathon. Our meal was fantastic! Scenery is obviously a plus in this restaurant, but also their salad bar is the best we have ever experienced. No matter what you select... More 

Thank elks38
ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you had another wonderful experience dining with us! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. Our amazing views, excellent service, extensive, fresh salad bar and delicious food are some of the reasons customers return again and again. We look forward to having you back with us next time you are in the area! More 

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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I stopped in this past weekend for lunch. It was not busy and the waitress was very nice and checked on us several times. I had the fish which was delicious. The French fries were mediocre. My sister had the chicken wrap with onion rings. She loved her wrap and here onion rings were delicious. The view... More 

Thank Amyknits2
ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you had a lovely lunch on our new, extended deck! We appreciate your feedback. Our excellent service staff, gorgeous views and delicious food are some of the reasons our customers love us. Next time you dine with us please be sure to mention to your server if anything is not to your liking.... More 

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261 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place on Tripadvisor while getting off exit 2. Was a short distance and easy to find. If it's not raining there are spectacular views from outside. And a few tables inside have views. The menu is American bar fare. Nothing special except the skirt burger which was tasty but hard to eat. Service is super friendly but... More 

Thank angmohgao
Lafayette, United States
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a most enjoyable dinner. Both of us had prime rib, prepared just the way we ordered it. Great salad bar and the views looking out the back were terrific---------nice restaurant, very appealing, will definitely go back if ever in the area again. Was traveling and unable to take the uneaten portion with me and I've thought about that meal... More 

Thank Stephen T
Stone Ridge, NY
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice during a recent visit to Bennington and were very pleased with the meals and service. The salad bar can make a great meal in itself, with an extensive assortment of toppings which far surpass the ordinary. I was very, very pleased with my meatloaf entree- it ranks among my favorite preparations of this comfort classic ever.... More 

Thank thelema5
Union Springs, Alabama, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant delivered on its advertised promise of a great view! The food was wonderful, too! Getting there and parking were a bit tricky for a 56/57 passenger motor coach...but our driver was up to the task. It would have been no problem for cars. I wish we had sat outside on the deck - but didn't know to ask... More 

Thank Mona C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wait staff was great. Food is okay. Best part was maple butter that came with bread. Main attraction is the view I think but you need to get there early to see a view.

Thank VirginiaTravelinMama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 782 Harwood Hill Rd, Bennington, VT 05201-8810
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
  • Phone Number: 18024427500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?