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The Rough Cut

51 Main St, Middlebury, VT 05753-1424
+1 802-458-8972
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1 week ago
“BBQ is average at best”
“Good Food and Great Music”
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
51 Main St, Middlebury, VT 05753-1424
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I got the Salmon Burger with aioli with sweet potato fries and it was incredible. Also, the live music playing was gorgeous. I had been hearing a lot of things about the music and it definitely delivered. I’ve gone to see loads of great local...More

Thank avlounsbury
Reviewed 1 week ago

Server very inexperienced and not familiar with menu. Originally told they were out of Brisket (6 PM) but then told if we could wait 5-10 minutes it would be ready. Overall seemed very unorganized.

Thank Beth P
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Just found this charming place in Middlebury. It has a fun vibe,live music and authentic BBQ that is really delicious! The staff (especially Stacy) went out of her way to make sure we were well taken care of and the fun our kids had on...More

Thank Jennifer0520
Reviewed July 12, 2018

I love barbecue, ribs, pulled pork–all that. Here the pulled pork was served with cheese (cheese!), a weird taste combo. An order of Alabama-style chicken wings arrived completely burnt. The replacement looked better, but for taste, I’ve had better in supermarket takeout, sorry to say....More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great food, classic rock, and good service..... We both had HUGE pulled pork sandwiches with potato salad. They were fabulous.

Thank Papa_Deuce
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We went there hungry for some good old barbeque. You can always judge a barbeque place by it's ribs. Unfortunately they were dry and tough. The cornbread was also quite dry. Service was great, everyone was very friendly but it doesn't make up for less...More

Thank Mammie2015
Reviewed January 11, 2018

We stopped in for dinner last night, and were very impressed. We had chicken wings and fish sticks for appetizers and they were both great. They serve the whole wing and smoke it, they were so tender, best wings I've ever had. Fish sticks were...More

Thank Jesse A
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Rough Cut is a great addition to the Middlebury restaurant scene. Items on the menu include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options and it is ALL delicious. The service is excellent and the bar is fantastic. The restaurant is beautiful with an atmosphere that is...More

Thank DreyW
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Was so excited to try Rough Cut. Had heard all about it from friends who had gone to their open house (I think they opened in early November). Rave reviews! We met family from Middlebury here for dinner and loved it. I had the brisket...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed November 20, 2017

So we ordered brisket with a couple of sides. The apple cabbage had no apple in it,It was sliced red cabbage. We asked for collard greens, we got plain steamed kale, no seasoning. No condiments on the table. Halfway through our meal server brought us...More

Thank VermontFluffy
Sara G, General Manager at The Rough Cut, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Rough Cut opened November 11th and is fine tuning its menu offerings and frequently adjusting ingredients. While our staff is regularly trained...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $18
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Late Night, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main St, Middlebury, VT 05753-1424
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 802-458-8972
  • E-mail
At Rough Cut you will find the best of Middlebury, Vermont. Our hard working team will make sure you, your family and your friends have an amazing time, every time. Join us after work, on the weekend, to meet your friends, watch the game, ride a bull, grab a quick bite and try a new beer or bourbon. Our everyday menu highlights the best of different barbecue regions and soulful southern food.
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