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Ruben James

American, Bar, Pub
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159 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-864-0744
16:00 - 02:00
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Ossining, New York
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96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot if you want to check out a sports game on their large projector TV. Decent beer selection and tasty wings. Friendly waitress but a little understaffed at times. Doesn't always come across as the cleanest of bars but it's a recommended spot to check out if you are in town.

Thank Mrk303
Potsdam, New York
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177 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

While on a visit to Burlington with a good friend, we were looking for something "non-touristy" for lunch. We looked around the edges of Church Street and liked what we saw. The atmosphere is nice... sort of old style pub with lots of nooks and crannies and a lot of big TVs showing the latest games. Their beer menu is... More 

Thank Thomas M
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

In Burlington for a few days during on fall vacation and needed to find a sports bar to catch out home team's football game. This local pub fit the bill. Caught the game, friendly service, good pub grub with HUGE portions. My husband and I could've easily split the meal since it was more than either of us could eat.... More 

Thank Rainy3_Travels
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116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Stopped in here mostly because it was close and we were hungry. The place seemed a bit dingy. The staff were heard saying several times how they hate people. The food was fair. I think I have been watching to much Bar Rescue. There were several things I saw the staff doing that they probably shouldn't have...

Thank princess1
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We were wandering around looking for a place to eat before our night out at the near by Flynn Theater. This place was very busy, but we were seated immediately. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient, and knew the menu thoroughly. The crowd was young and loud and happy, and it was evident this is a great placed for... More 

Thank GweeVermont
Burlington, Vermont
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194 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Easy to overlook from the outside, Reuben James (next door to Flynn Theater) appears to be college grade, and inside, they attract a younger crowd, but it's more likely their combination of good value, good pub food and funk that packs the place. I get in there often. Kitchen turns out very good burgers and sandwiches and they offer lunch... More 

Thank MK_in_VT
Burlington, Vermont
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Great downtown spot for burgers and brews. Good place to watch sports. Mostly college student age clientele.

Thank daniel462015
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Doing a mini pub crawl and stopped in. Our bartender was great and they had nice beer and wing specials.

Thank brianmZ267ZU
East Aurora, New York
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

Great wings daily specials kinda of tight seating arrangements but food and service great. Great .45 Wings everyday 5-9...

Thank Johnny J
Hartford, New York
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124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

The grilled chicken sandwich was excellent, the 2 turkey club's were delicious, but the salad left the vegetarian unhappy (and looked sort of gross to everyone else). It was odd too that it was delivered to a hotel with absolutely no utensils of any sort. I'd love that grilled chicken sandwich again though.

Thank OswegoMatt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-864-0744

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