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Wayside Restaurant & Bakery

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1873 US Route 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602-8325
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the first time we had been to the Wayside as a family for a while and unfortunately it was disappointing. The experience was not anywhere up to my expectations or my prior experience.The seafood dinner and clam strips did not have much flavor and the green beans seemed like they came out of a can. It was a... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Limited handicapped parking but parking lot is huge so you will find a place to park somewhere on the lot. Access Entry is good, but be prepared to stand/sit in line as this is a very popular place with good home-made food and lots of it at very reasonable prices. In fact, if it's your turn to pick up the... More 

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Whitehouse, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large group for Sunday dinner. The Wayside did know we were coming, but does not take reservation. Even though we had to stand in line with other customers and wait our turn, the service was fast. It did not take any longer than it usually takes when we actually have reservations. The waitresses were extra friendly, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost like eating at home, except no clean up or preparation. Comfortable atmosphere, quick service, inexpensive and great food.

Thank Christine Z
Montpelier, Vermont
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good place to eat. Went there for lunch with some co-workers place was packed. They were very friendly and very fast. Great lunch specials. Food was very good, felt like I was in a diner from the 50s. Would definitely stop there again.

Thank Vermonttexican
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the reviews we decided to have dinner here. Not sure what the fuss is about, as it is an old dated diner. The portions are not big as others have written and you get nothing but the main item and have to add potatoes and such to the meal. There really was nothing about this place that we... More 

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Oktaha, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food and friendly staff, prices were great, had ample servings and good variety, breakfast all day

Thank mammoo2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry the food was so good I couldn't wait to stop and take a picture. Breakfast until 9:30 at night, freshly baked warm rolls like your grandmother made, and plenty of food at great prices - the Wayside Restaurant is a jewel in Central Vermont. I recommend that you go during off peak times. While there is plenty of parking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard a lot about this family owned and operated restaurant. The service was friendly and warm the food was home made and delicious. We had to wait for a table but we could tell that many of the locals were like family. Well worth the ride and the wait. We will go back

Thank inn232
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I like to stop in here for a special treat either for breakfast or lunch. We haven't made it for dinner yet, but have been told we should as it is very good. We have never been disappointed with our meals or service here.

Thank Laurie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1873 US Route 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602-8325
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: 802-223-6611

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