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T. J. Buckley's

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132 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
+1 802-257-4922
Thu - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Strafford, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a small little 5 star diner in Brattleboro, VT! Buckley''s is a national treasure! The food is fresh beautifully prepared- the preparation occurs right in plain site. We love this destination and always return. We come to this area just to have dinner at T. J? Buckley'!

Thank Brenda W
Westminster Station, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

It has been many years since I dined at T.J. Buckley's and tonight's experience was all that I had expected and more. It was flawless. The food was superb, offering a splendid array of taste, texture and visual appeal. The presentation was attractive and clearly the work of a perfectionist. Suggested wines proved to be a great match... we even... More 

Thank vtdano
Greenwich, New York
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142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

TJ Buckley was recommended to us by a friend who raves about it. My husband and I had dinner there last night and now we rave about it. The restaurant is set in an old fashioned caboose-type diner, but serves very elegant dishes. It is small, just a few tables, and the owner and chef works alone at the stove,... More 

Thank Martine A
Bristol, Rhode Island
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

My experience at T. J.Buckley's was on par as one of the best meals & experiences I've had. I was there for a birthday celebration with family and it was a perfect setting for that. We shared the 4 available appetizers and we tasted each other entrees. I loved the house salad with local greens & equisitely prepared shaved vegetables... More 

Thank jnfoodsnob44
Swansea, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Celebrating a few bdays in our party we met at Tj Buckleys. With the appearance of an old Diner, the inside was elegant and cozy. The waitress was amazing and so knowledgable of their menu. We sampled as much as we could. I cannot express the joy I felt. Elegant presentation with the most amazing pairing of flavor. The chicken... More 

Thank carlosso
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. A one of a kind experience. Great time of year to visit VT. Love the train car experience.

Thank marilyn r
Alta Loma, California
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We love good food. We started checking out restaurants for our trip to VT ahead of time and this place popped. We made reservations two weeks ahead and almost didn't get in. This place is very "unassuming" from the outside and is incongruent with what you'll find on the inside and on the plate, so don't let that put you... More 

Thank ClaudiaP107
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Yes, it was not inexpensive. Yes, it took awhile. Nonetheless it was an incredible experience. One of the finest meals I have had...ever. Each course was perfection: the pate, hanger steak, scallops and salad all indescribably delish and artfully presented. The charming waitress did bring one incorrect dessert, offered to replace it, but overall it and it does deserve two... More 

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Putney, Vermont
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

T> J. looks TIRED and ready to fall down. That's not unreasonable considering his age. But the springy little wait staff act like they couldn't care less, And the PRICES!!!!!!!! Where does he/ they think they are? this Brattleboro. DON'T go unless you have - lots! - of money to waste.

Thank rowlandz
Rochester, New York
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We love this restaurant so much we route our trips back to New England through Brattleboro, VT, in order to eat here. The chef/owner selects the best in season, local ingredients and changes his menu daily. You can sit in the small, restored street car and look into the kitchen and talk to the chef while he prepares your meal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-257-4922

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