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Wayside Restaurant & Bakery

1873 US Route 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602-8325
+1 802-223-6611
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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06:30 - 21:30 Hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
1873 US Route 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602-8325
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I enjoyed two very filling breakfasts with coffee. Also shared a doughnut. Amazing old fashioned sugar coated donut. Corned beef hash was a bit salty, but other than that it was a solid breakfast. Our check was under $20.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A landmark. Good food, never fancy but often fresh. Great for a cup of coffee and a piece of pie. Always there when you want homemade food.

Thank bogeybogey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Wayside. Nothing fancy here. Just good solid food prepared consistently. No surprises when the check comes. This is the way a small town diner should be!!!

Thank maw42vt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time to the Vermont, so friends took me to one of their favorite places for lunch, family style home cooked meals ... 👍😀 Great! Friendly smile & welcoming chat w/ Evelyn who greeted me when we arrived. Friendly Staff, home cooked meals @ a...More

1  Thank Hans J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got the corned beef hash which was excellent, my son got the French toast and sausage links. He ate his and then part of mine. We also got rolls which I highly recommend. We were fighting over them. He has never done this before...More

1  Thank j3ffr3y111
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are craving nice plain comfort food, you are in the right spot. Affordable and filling, this traditional diner offers good quality American fare. Caring service, with lots of patience and smiles

1  Thank 3heidid
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had driven past this place for years and since the lot was always full we figured it must be good. It was disappointing. The food was okay, but nothing special. In a state with such great coffee theirs was unremarkable. The...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a no frills, great service place. The food has a real down home flair. It's delicious and there is lots of it. Take a bite, close your eyes and you might have visions of your mother's kitchen. That's if she were a really...More

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed 20 December 2017

My wife and I were on a roadtrip and wanted an authentic diner experience. Although this place is quite large, they definitely have an authentic diner experience and home cooked food. My wife, who is an "expert" on pancakes said those were the best pancakes...More

2  Thank asg19
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I stopped st the Wayside last night because I was really hungry and wanted something quick to eat, but better than McDonald's. The service was good enough. I had to wait longer tha expected for my food. But the food itself was the disappointment. The...More

Thank MontpelierGuy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1873 US Route 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602-8325
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: +1 802-223-6611
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