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The Hatchery

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164 Main St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1040
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had the walnut pancakes with bacon. The pancakes were okay. I mean, it was pancakes with walnuts in the batter. They were good sized pancakes, and good eating, but a pancake is a pancake is a pancake.

Thank carla-ct-2015
Long Island City, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had breakfast here after scouring through many Trip Advisor reviews and seeing that this got some of the best. It wasn't anything special to me, and don't know why it got so many rave reviews. If you're looking for a cheap, basic breakfast you've come to the right place.

Thank sunnyskies88
Vineland, NJ
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had fresh eggs with homemade bread toast, and the home fries with cheese. Everything was cooked perfectly, and it was so fresh. The coffee was also really good. The only thing that would have made it better was homemade jelly.

Thank gingerbread5
Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A weekend in Ludlow should include breakfast at The Hatchery. Huge 3 egg omelets, pancakes and the ultimate Cinnamon Bun French toast. The coffee cup was never empty and the fresh squeezed OJ was a perfect morning pick up. The prices are reasonable and the wait staff is fun to interact with. Budget some time to wait in line but... More 

Thank WaltMary57
Claremont, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wasn't really impressed with anything the food was good, had smoked salmon hash, w/ eggs over easy and rye toast, cash only which is a pain, noticed a couple next to me had to walk to atm to pay for breakfast,

Thank Purpleasters
Torquay, United Kingdom
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414 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By 0930 the queue was out the door!! 2 thick puffy pancakes, with bacon and syrup Smoked salmon hash, 2 egg omelette on Rye Coffee for 2 $30 Inc tax. A perfect breakfast according to Wendy. One crossed off her Vermont wish list....Eat in a traditional breakfast diner!!

Thank MatthewASharp
Chantilly, Virginia
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208 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were chasing splendid colors of Fall through the backroads of Vermont, specifically following VT 100 from South to North skirting Green Mountain. We passed through Ludlow around lunch time, so we went to the Hatchery. I believe they only serve lunch and breakfast. We ordered crab soup which was superb but the entree, a turkey sandwich, did not make... More 

Thank csserious
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here twice now and my experience was average. I didn't get the same New England experience I really hoped for. I should not have to request Maple Syrup. I should not have to endure cold conditions. It was cold in there. Further, I'm not the biggest fan of the no credit card policy. I do understand why some... More 

Thank Daniel R
Woodstock, Vermont
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hatchery's menu has something for all types of eaters. It is our favorite breakfast stop when in Ludlow. You can cater the breakfast burritos to your liking (tofu, cheese, and tomatoes). My husband's "Downhill slide" (?) was very filling: French toast, bacon and sausage, and scrambled eggs. Besides the great food, the serviers are friendly and pleasant. Their smiling... More 

Thank LabLover61
Dayville, Connecticut
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great coffee and eggs. There is a variety to choose from here...pancakes, French toast, many different egg selections . Everyone is friendly and service is good. However, if you like your omelettes with chopped veggies mixed into the egg, then don't order an omelet. While my Western promised shaved ham, onion, green pepper and cheese...it basically was eggs put into... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Main St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1040
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Ludlow
  • Phone Number: 802-228-2311

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