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Top of the Hill Grill

632 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301-9056
+1 802-258-9178
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cornbread” (24 reviews)
“burnt ends” (18 reviews)
“ribs” (44 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Grill
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632 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301-9056
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Reviews (268)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Top of the Hill Grill makes me so happy! Fun menu, nice people, fabulous atmosphere (creatively designed, gorgeous river views), great music. Oh, did I mention the food? is excellent. Meat-eater friends love it, and I never have a hard time finding great vegetarian food--the...More

Thank margwimberger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband loves to come here for his fix of BBQ meats. The sides are pretty good as well. There's usually plenty of indoor/outdoor seating. The outdoor seating has a great view. The only reason I knocked a star off is that we've been here...More

Thank jsbruno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hello, Im not sure if I wrote this review already, but since I loved Top Of The hill and working John Julian so much I wanted to make sure and I write it again. John and / Top Of The Hill catered our wedding in...More

Thank iamchrischu
chef317, Owner at Top of the Hill Grill, responded to this review

Wow Chris! We are really humbled by your kind review. Working with customers such as you, makes our job here at Top of the Hill Grill really enjoyable. Many thanks from all of us. Jon J and the Born-2-Q-Crew.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small barbecue joint is often crowded. I usually get brisket, either in a combo plate or in a wrap (with cole slaw). The smokiness of the meat varies, but it's always tender, and with the sauce, it's perfect. Sides are good, too. The menu...More

Thank 47jill
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Fast service, EXCEPTIONAL food at a great price! This is how BBQ should be! I have had their BBQ Chicken, BBQ pulled pork, and the Hickory Beef Brisket. All the sides are homemade. Just writing this is making me drool! Sooo good!!!

2  Thank ChrissyD64
chef317, Owner at Top of the Hill Grill, responded to this review

Thanks Chrissy-we certainly appreciate the kind words. Glad to be of service. Jon Julian

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Been there many times.The food is is always great. They serve BBQ in all its forms. Beef, pork, chicken, beans, tofu, vegetables take your pick in combination or separately. If you like grilled food you are in the right place. Generous portions of tasty food.

Thank David C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Outdoors or indoors on picnic tables. Great food, Ribs or other meats. Carnivores delight. Can't go wrong.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The integrity of the menu is outstanding! The mexican fare is fairly phenomenal and the vegan options are great!

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This place is a treasure. Everything I have ever eaten here is delicious. It is winter and they are closed, and i am seriously considering messaging them through facebook to see if they will give me their recipe for their amazing mac and cheese. I...More

1  Thank Krussie
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Top of the Hill Grill is a sure crowd pleaser. We often choose this restaurant for company lunches. There're plenty of places to sit outside and the surroundings are eclectic. The portions are big and the food is awesome. The platters are the best deal....More

Thank Phishfan2013
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it pet friendly? We are passing through the area and have a chocolate lab. Thanks, Claire
11 March 2017|
Response from chef317 | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for asking. Yes we are "pet friendly" but we will not be re-opening for the season until eárly April.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
American, Barbecue, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 632 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301-9056
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-258-9178
  • E-mail