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The Anchor

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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8 South Main Street, Wilmington, VT
+1 802-464-2112
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable evening here last Sunday. The meal was delicious, our waiter attentive and fun and the atmosphere was great! I highly recommend this restaurant!!

Thank sophieseamus
Ludlow, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There were four of us and not a single complaint. Everything was excellent. The waiter was very good, he made us feel like we knew him all our life. We were the only ones there when we first got there, but when we left it was packed. Will go there again.

Thank Kyle C
Huntington, West Virginia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good meals & good service. Larry is an exceptional waiter. Well prepared scallops. Slightly overlooked but still delicious tuna ahi. Certainly will return next time we're in Wilmington.

Thank annemyers62
Lubbock, Texas
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with our lunch here. I had chicken salad sandwich and clam chowder, both delicious. The ice tea was the best I had all over New England! Reasonable lunch prices.

Thank erwretired
Lunenburg, Massachusetts, United States
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our dinner at The Anchor. There were lots of choices in that little town but several people recommended it. We started with drinks at the bar, we were comfortable there and decided to stay right there for dinner. We weren't staving so we split the prime rib special that they offered along with salads and an oyster... More 

Thank Mark C
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were "just passing through" on our way to Portland to catch the ferry and decided to spend the night in Wilmington as it looked like a charming town. We dropped into the Anchor and were politely told to return in 20 minutes as it was the evening rush. We gladly walked around town to stretch our legs and to... More 

Thank Barbara B
Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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1,074 reviews
1,068 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular place that proved to be a bit disappointing on my visit. Fish & chips are a favorite of mine and the ones here were just average. Heavy breading combined with sides of out of a package fries and slaw were subpar. Tatar and cocktail sauce were not house-made. Service was minimal and prices were on the high side.... More 

Thank 4bird1
Oyster Bay
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We found the Anchor very charming. The food was good and also plentiful. Aaron our waiter was very accommodating. Glad we arrived early-every table was taken as we were leaving. The restaurant week price fix was a good deal.

Thank Tantey
Millersport, Ohio
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

I'm in love! This place is like wow! Never thought I'd have such a great meal for only $5.99. (M,T,W 5-7 at the bar only). We will be back.

Thank MrG43046
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

For years we went to this as our go to restaurant in Wilmington. They had a spell in the early 2000's of just being okay. So we stopped going. We recently went back because friends were saying it had upped its game. They have and we will gladly return.

Thank WiltonG3

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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, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 South Main Street, Wilmington, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-464-2112

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