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“I was surprised”
Review of The Publyk House

The Publyk House
Ranked #5 of 75 Restaurants in Bennington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“I was surprised”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is a tourist place and thought it would be good. Lots of cars in the parking lot and it was recommended. I would not go back the food was average and after going to some very nice places while in Vt I was disappointed. This was our last day in Vt we stopped here on our way home. The salad bar needs help nothing tasted good so I paid for the salad bar and didn't eat much.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Pamela-Pepper
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ThePublykHouse, Owner at The Publyk House, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
We are also surprised? We pride ourselves on the salad bar and have many loyal fans that eat regularly for that reason alone. We will certainly share your comments with the staff. Hopefully, you'll find your way to The Publyk House once again so that we can demonstrate that your experience is not the norm for us.
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English first
Bellingham, Washington, United States
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great find. Good meal, comfortable environment.”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We ate here our first night in Bennington on the recommendation of our motel clerk. We expected a "pub" style place. It looks like a pub from the outside (an old barn), but is actually a very nice, and very casual, restaurant. The inside is all new wood, bright and clean, with good views from the window tables. There's a bar area, and a restaurant area, complete with salad bar (quite a good well stocked one in our estimation - no brown edged or wilted lettuce here!)

Wine and beer selections were more than adequate, including several craft beers on tap. Steaks, burgers, seafood, sandwiches, etc. all on the menu. We wanted to eat here all three nights we were in town, but after our walk-in success the first (Monday) night we neglected to make reservations for Tuesday evening. What a mistake! Standing room only, and a 30 minute wait for a table. We were told this was the way it was during foliage season. We made reservations for Wednesday.

Service was great. Highly recommended!

  • Visited October 2013
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Folcroft, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Bennington's Best”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Enjoying the sights and being a "leaf peeper" in Vermont. Mid week dining at the Publyk House was so enjoyable. The atmosphere is rustic elegance.with great mountain views. Not too crowded and a nice menu selection. The calamari is one of the best I've tasted. I dined on the Shrimp Scampi which was prepared to perfection with just a hint of lemon. Also a good selection at the clean and full salad bar. Our waiter, Chris provided exceptional service and enhanced our experience. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Condobag
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Bennington!”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

If you want a fine dining experience, this is the place to go. We checked out a few other restaurants in town, but wanted to drive the few miles to the Publyk House before we made our decision. The Italian restaurant had two parties in the entire restaurant, but when we pulled into the parking lot of the Publyk House, the parking lot was full. We decided if everyone else was eating there, it must be the place to go, and it was.

We opted for outdoor seating, even though it was a little cool. Watching the sunset over the mountains was breathtaking. The food was superb. Their maple butter is to die for! We ate more bread than we should have because of it. The service was exemplary. Our server even took the time to answer our "touristy" questions.

We will definitely return.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Natalie2
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Roseburg, Oregon
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“OK, Not a great experience.”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

This place was recommended by the owner of the motel we were staying in next door. Nice rustic atmosphere but the service lacked. Basic burger with 2 adds was 11 dollars. Meatloaf dinner was very good and included an endless salad bar. The wait person, while very nice wasn't very attentive and left us waiting at least 10 minutes to pick up our bill. She was "chatting" with a regular customer just a few feet away and we finally got up to pay at the reception desk. I don't know if this is typical or not but it certainly made an impression on us.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Mark N
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ThePublykHouse, Owner at The Publyk House, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We like to offer every customer a tasty dinner at a reasonable price. Our burgers are Certified Black Angus Beef and all the add-on ingredients are top quality. The bountiful salad bar is a huge crowd pleaser and endless visits are included with all entree purchases. Our service should be as good as the food and we are very sorry to learn that our staff was less than attentive. I can assure you that we will share these comments with our staff. We hope to welcome you back to The Publyk House in the near future.
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