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Townshend Dam Diner

5929 VT Rt 30, Townshend, VT 05353
+1 802-874-4953
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Diner
5929 VT Rt 30, Townshend, VT 05353
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quirky place with a big menu. I had the shepherds pie. It had a lot in it, and was ok, but it sure was piping hot. :) My niece's ham and cheese looked better though. I like the pickles, but don't like Fritos as the...More

Thank HSR112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Showed up with 10 guys while the restaurant was busy. They took care of he whole restaurant with 1 waitress and 1 chef, unbelievable. Service and food were great!

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We were the only people in the place. We ordered pancakes for me and pulled pork for my husband. Not only did the waitress not smile once, she was impatient and cranky. Those two things took at least 20 minutes. We each had coffee. We’ve...More

Thank IrisSpring_50
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Fun on Beyonce for this casual diner with very good food. I had a tasty pulled pork sandwich, which in New Jersey we call a sub, but in Vermont they call a grinder The pork was not as stringy and shredded as I’m used to,...More

Thank HSR112
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Food is not bad in this place. It was quick, hot, and pretty good. We were there skiing, so it was convenient- just on the bottom of the hill from where we stayed. But the grumpy people at the bar made us look else where...More

Thank Shop D
Stephanie S, Owner at Townshend Dam Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

I’m sorry you didn’t have a good experience, but delighted the food was good! I’m not sure what you meant by the people at the bar? Did you mean the customers at the counter or the waitstaff? If it’s my staff I apologize, and hope...More

Reviewed 19 February 2018

Stopped here after a stay at the Windham Hill Inn. Skipped the Inn's highly touted Breakfast after a disappointing dinner date there. Glad we looked up this diner. It was an amusing and pleasant breakfast in a unique setting. My 3 egg omelet was just...More

Thank rwjw
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We love this place. Never had a bad meal here. People are are friendly and prices are reasonable and quality good. Not glitzy but clean and welcoming. Check out the depression glass in the windows and all those kitchen implements your mother used.

Thank Justdesert4me
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

After going by on the one day the diner is closed for many years, we finally went by on a different day. My husband pulled in and we decided to have a late lunch/early dinner that day. My husband ordered a burger delux... cheese burger...More

Thank Bonni B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The Dam Diner is comfy and interesting to look at the various enamel topped tables, the collection of green depression glass, the antique kitchen utensils, and the pencil sketches on the napkin dispensers. The food is very reasonably priced, and delicious. I had a grilled...More

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Eclectic diner, feels like home. Great simple food. Good, friendly service. A family favorite. Great stop on scenic Route 30. It would be easy to drive past and miss this great place. Stop and give it a try. You'll not regret it.

Thank Jon W C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5929 VT Rt 30, Townshend, VT 05353
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Townshend
  • Phone Number: +1 802-874-4953
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