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The Downtown Grocery

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41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
+1 802-228-7566
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17:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 17:30 - 22:00
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Naples, Florida
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630 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

When we first walked into Downtown Grocery, I was a bit grumpy. It was crowded and noisy. Some things I fancied to eat were marked off the board. However, it didn't take long to have that grumpy feeling replaced by delight. I went in looking for comfort food. I was pushed off that spot, and was happier for it! On... More 

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Boston
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130 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

My wife said after leaving Downtown Grocery: "That was the best meal I ever had." I replied: I am so thrilled they offer great vegetarian options along with their usual fare. We had two different three course meals off their set menu and a couple of Martini specials. The portions were just right . The wait staff are very friendly... More 

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montreal
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

This is one if the best restaurants I have ever experienced. When you walk into this rustic quaint restaurant, you are immediately greeted by friendly staff. The specials of the day are written on a blackboard in the entrance of the restaurant which is then coupled with their regular menu. We began with the heirloom tomato salad with ricotta, the... More 

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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We thought the menu and prices were equivalent to Ny city prices unfortunately your not in ny city. My daughter is a vegetarian there wasn't anything on the menu but, desert for her. It was crowded, hit and quite frankly the food was mediocre

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Connecticut
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Pulling up to The Downtown Grocery you think "Oh, how quaint! This should be a nice meal." Nice doesn't even begin to cover it! From the minute you come in you're greeted with the most wonderful sights, sounds and SMELLS!! My husband and I were a little early, but our table was ready and we were seated very quickly. Abby... More 

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2 Thank Bella531
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Perfect date night on our vacation. The food was prepared beautifully and the atmosphere was calming. This place cares about the product they put out and it shows!

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Thank Kara L
Warwick, Rhode Island
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

It is NOT inexpensive. That said there is a lot of thought going into the offerings. I had a wonderful chicken hash. Who'd have thought? Potatoes sauteed in duck fat, chicken ... yum. Tasty creme brulee for dessert. Wine and nice company sitting at the bar. I love the place!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

We took a chance and walked in without reservations on a Saturday night. Abbey, the co-owner we later found out, promptly found us a table and we were seated with a smile. The menu was eclectic with local ingredients. We enjoyed handcrafted cocktails as well. Lindsey, our waitress, was very accommodating and friendly. We got engaged the night before and... More 

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Huntington, New York
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Visited with four Amazing women recently & arrived 16 minutes late for a 5:30 reservation & were told by Abby, the hostess "we will try tomake this work" . As we had made the reservation 4 weeks ahead , This sullied our mood and we did not feel welcome. The drinks were pricey but delicious. Food was fresh and amazing.... More 

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Glastonbury, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

The drinks and food were tasty, but it was so loud we had a hard time holding a conversation or hearing the waitress. The short ribs were dee-lish. It was a bit pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Ludlow
  • Phone Number: +1 802-228-7566

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