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Bobcat Cafe & Brewery

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5 Main St, Bristol, VT 05443-1317
+1 802-453-3311
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at the Bobcat during a recent visit to Bristol, and enjoyed it immensely. Three of us had the spicy chili steak, and two of us loved it. The third found it too spicy. Our waitress told us it wasn't very spicy at all, but she was incorrect on that. But the setting was very comfortable, and our... More 

Thank Wade S
Brandon, Vermont
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

There is an interesting history to this little hole-in-the-wall. It started as a CSE - Community Supported Enterprise, probably 10 years ago by a restauranteur in the area. And it has never looked back. I have eaten here many times; the food and the service are always excellent. This last visit was after picking up a friend who was hiking... More 

Thank twomartinilunch
Vail, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

this is mainly a bar with some tables. The waitterss was very attentive even though we did not order any beer or alchohol. Its a limited menu and many, of the meals are tweaked to be different. Sometimes this is super, sometimes not so much. For example my BLT was made with homemade bacon, but it was unlike any bacon... More 

Thank Karen S
Lubbock, Texas
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Had a good giant burger which was split between 2 of us. Some interesting cocktails and ales to choose from. Pretty reasonable... For Vermont. Nice place and good service. Right distance from great B&B of the Old Hotel in Lincoln, VT.

Thank erwretired
Woodstock, GA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Loved the food, service and the atmosphere. I thought the food was great and our server did a fantastic job.

Thank wfholcom
Middlebury, Vermont
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Dinner at the Bobcat Cafe is always a treat. The dining selections provide great variety along with excellent quality. The salmon salad is my favorite but you cannot go wrong with any of the offerings.

Castleton, Vermont
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

When I lived in NJ it was all about traditional Italian ingredients when it came to Pizza. You always knew exactly what to expect and it was usually quite good, but living in Vermont we have "flatbread", and this night at the Bobcat it was offered with beets and goat cheese??? We took a chance and liked it! Vermont is... More 

Thank KDSG1
atlanta ga
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Bristol is a tiny but cute town The Bobcat has cozy atmosphere and consistently good locally sourced food--their burgers are huge (share!) seafood entrees tasty worth the drive and get there early

Thank pickytraveler10
Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Food was delicious and very unique! I got a meatloaf dish and yet every part of it was incredible. Even the bread they brough out before the meal was great.

Thank Robert V
Washington, DC
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great food...unusual menu...everything was delicious, from the venison meatloaf to the cold yogurt soup; from the blackened salmon to the moussaka. We'd go again in a heartbeat.

Thank ssdc1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Main St, Bristol, VT 05443-1317
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 802-453-3311

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