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“Fun, relaxed atmosphere upstairs!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mad River Barn Restaurant and Pub

Mad River Barn Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #6 of 36 Restaurants in Waitsfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Boston
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fun, relaxed atmosphere upstairs!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

Recently visited the UPSTAIRS pub at Mad River Barn. The atmosphere is great with picnic tables, couches and plenty of games to keep kiddos occupied (e.g. foosball, air hockey). The menu is somewhat small, but have enough variety to suit most tastes. The service was very attentive and efficient. Highlights of the meal included the bison burger, gazpacho and fries. The room is somewhat loud, but if you're looking for a relaxed meal, its a great place to visit.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ncggf3
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English first
Western US
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“casual setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

This establishment is much more a pub than restaurant. It is very casual. Menu is interesting, but limited for simple tastes. Majority of food service is upstairs. Noise level can get high when kids are having fun with the games.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank easygoingwesternUS
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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Friendly and very good food...but”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

The good news is the place (part of an Inn) is very friendly and the food is very good. The place is new and the main decor is very nice. The problem is you still leave with the impression the experience is stark. It may be a new place but it has an old feel that needs warmth (wall hangings, table cloths or at least place mats etc). I sat at the bar and no place mat was used for my entre... and come on; utensils in a paper napkin the size of an 8"x11" sheet of paper. Also no bread with an entre order. Small changes needed to get this very good new place out of an average review!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank OKWilly
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