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“A strong recommend from a local!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Storm Cafe

Storm Cafe
Ranked #3 of 44 Restaurants in Middlebury
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Middlebury, Vermont
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171 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“A strong recommend from a local!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

This restaurant is in my home town, and I, like many other locals, really enjoy this special gem of a restaurant. The food is what keeps us coming back. The menu has lots of variety for both vegetarians and those who eat meat. The combinations that the kitchen comes up with are fantastic, sometimes unexpected, but always delicious. I just met friends there for lunch today and had their creamy Potato-Garlic soup (which is always on the menu, plus another soup du jour), and their Winter salad....a yummy mix of healthy greens, carmelized onions, gorganzola cheese, pears and walnuts. I had them hold the bacon on this dish, and find them to be very accomodating to special dietary needs. Outstanding!

I like that you can choose one of 3 "combo lunches:" 1/2 soup and 1/2 salad, or 1/2 salad with 1/2 sandwich, or finally 1/2 sandwich with 1/2 soup. Any of these combo lunches are nicely sized and the soup/salad comes with a few pieces of bread....and all for $9. Be sure to check out their fun website and all their menus, breakfast lunch and dinner. Lots of other great options.

I like visiting best in warmer weather, as they're located right on the Otter Creek (which is nearly a football field wide here) below Middlebury's pretty falls. You can sit outside in either shade or sun at nice outdoor tables and gaze out at the water view.

Inside dining can sometimes be a little loud, as tables are perhaps a tad close together, but it's all good energy and people are happy to be there. Service is always good, I have found, and there's the cheery "hi" and "bye" as patrons come and go. This is a favorite meeting place for both those of us who live here, as well as visitors to our town. I highly recommend!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Middlebury, Vermont
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“For special occasions.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

It's a little more price and the food is well worth it. It is my first choice to take special family and friends.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank YFJ2013
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nothing special, disappointed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were very disappointed with all three menus. The meals were bland. The veggies served were fresh
But fish was over cooked and bland. Service was excellent and atmosphere was nice. Best thing we ordered was the spicy muscles and the roasted garlic soup. They were both excellent.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patti A
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Consistently wonderful in all areas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

For 5 straight years the Mill Building on the River provides a wonderful venue for dinner. Service at the Storm Cafe is welcoming and served with perfection between each course. Each course which included Soup, Salad and Main Entrees have been consistently delightful. The desert that I can never exchange Is the luxuriant fullness of deliciousness is their homemade White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TexasDesertRose
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Middlebury, Vermont
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Most enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Excellent service, good food and wine, nice location.
Reasonably comprehensive menu.
We had three courses and enjoyed all of the dishes.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank junipeross
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