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The Reservoir - Restaurant and Tap Room

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1 South Main St, Waterbury, VT 05676
+1 802-244-7827
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service topped off w/ great food! All my group can speak to, are the burgers... all of us enjoyed our meals and the burgers were all to write home about! Live music started when we were heading out, but they have music all the time!

Thank Paul N
Westford, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great restaurant that has a fantastic local beer menu and the food was outstanding! I had the meatloaf and it was done to perfection and my wife had the chicken marsala and she loved it. We shared a fantastic house salad and a perfect chocolate moose for dessert. Our waitress was fantastic!! We would recommend this restaurant to anyone... More 

Thank Stan B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I love visiting here on our trips up to Stowe. We enjoy drinking local beers and they always have an amazing tap list. It is great to get a "flight" of beer and that way you can taste a variety of beers. The food selection is good as well. The restaurant is divided into two sections, one side is more... More 

Thank Lily B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Started with the dry-rub wings - perfectly cooked and the rub mix had a little kick, but great flavor. Then came the steak and shrimp entree, steak was a perfect medium rare, shrimp was delicious and the broccolini tied it all together nicely with a sauce that didn't overpower the protein's natural flavors. Great meal, good prices and attentive/welcoming staff.

Thank Derik W
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We go here about once a week with friends or for after-work discussions and have for years. We always run into neighbors and friends. Service is great, food is good quality for the price and the beer list is hard to beat (more than 30 beers on tap). You won't be wowed, but you'll have a good time in a... More 

Thank bagoody
Burlington, Vermont
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Great spot for beers burgers wings and hanging out. Beer list is second to none. It's my go to spot in Waterbury.

Thank johnchimp
nj usa
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

While vacationing with family during last week of December, we dined at the reservoir. Although they do not take reservations, we did not wait a long time for a table. The service was pleasant and effective. The food was delicious and reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant

Thank johnrosejohn
Cornwall, Vermont
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

The restaurant was hopping and we had a lengthy wait because they don't take reservations. The atmosphere was quite lively. Our server was amazingly attentive and spot on. I made the mistake of ordering the fried chicken. I was told by friends that when it's good, it's really good but when it's not, it's not. I should have taken that... More 

Thank Mammie2015
Mark F, Manager at The Reservoir - Restaurant and Tap Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your feedback. I apologize for the quality of the food which you received and we will address it with the kitchen staff. With the fried chicken being local usually there tends to be a tendon near the bone which stays red and can give the perception of undercooked chicken. We do cook it twice... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

The service was excellent. The atmosphere was just ok. We started with the fried zucchini sticks which were great. My spouse had the fried chicken which was the "best ever" and loaded with plenty of meat. I had the spaghetti squash which was supposed to have pesto, sundried tomatoes and probably a cheese but frankly, I don't exactly recall. In... More 

Thank Michael G
Mark F, Manager at The Reservoir - Restaurant and Tap Room, responded to this review

Michael, thank you for your visit to the restaurant and I apologize for you experience. With the spaghetti squash dish, the pesto is made of sundried tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella. I apologize that it was not what you expected when received the dish. I will work on clarity on the menu and appreciate your feedback. I would like to... More 

Hannibal, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

We had to buy a friend dinner after he beat us at bowling so we went here. The food was fantastic. If you are going to go to only one upscale restaurant in Waterbury, I highly recommend this place.

Thank o7oBaseMetal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $18
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:00 pm - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 South Main St, Waterbury, VT 05676
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: +1 802-244-7827

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