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Big Picture Theater and Cafe

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48 Carroll Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673-4408
+1 802-496-8994
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect, but were very pleased with the meals we had at this cafe. The crabcakes were some of the best I have ever had. For being in a small town it was very busy on a Saturday afternoon, but we still received great service!

Thank JHMC2015
Fleet, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from an excellent evening at the Big Picture Theatre. I ate the mushroom ravioli and my husband ate the steak. We agreed that this was the best food we've had so far on our trip to New England. Don't expect luxury surroundings but be assured of friendly service and the best food at reasonable prices.

Thank JETR10
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were recommended the Big Picture cafe by a local and despite our skepticism driving in, we were delighted by the food! I cleaned my plate of a Turkey Melt that was one of the best sandwiches I've had in a long time. My fiance enjoyed the BLT with avocado. The sandwiches were served on perfectly toasted honey wheat bread.... More 

Thank Scott_Ankerson
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Extremely friendly staff and great food! Got free donuts for dessert and they were great! Tacos and sandwiches were very tasty.

Thank FRSchr
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great service. Excellent food. I had the fajitas with vegetables, outstanding. I had Shrimp with Lo Main noodles as an appetizer, It was my dinner. very tasty. Both of this dishes are appetizers, but is adequate for a meal.

Thank Paquita814
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We went here to the show and were delighted by our dinner unexpectedly. Fresh, local ingredients built a delicious plate. We had the ravioli, homemade mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes Dallas, and a burger. Excellent! We will definitely be back during this vacation.

Thank Jennifer U
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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322 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Lunch is good any day of the week, but visit on Sunday when they have waffles and Egg Benedict. I have lived and have eaten Huevos Rancheros in Arizona, Texas, Nuevo Mexico, and Viejo Mexico but the one at the Big Picture is unique and I have never ever encountered one like it before. It is different but try it.... More 

Thank Hanschen
Shelton, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Always a staple in our trips to the Mad River Valley. Food is excellent and always fresh, prices are very reasonable, and service is usually good (it's Vermont). The only issue this time was that it was really smoky in the restaurant...they could definitely use a better exhaust system. When we left, we smelled like we had worked a double... More 

Thank Kpkelley
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Fun and quirky restaurant/theater/bar, with a busy atmosphere and friendly staff. The food is very good and a cool concept that it is connected to a small theater. It was a happening place for a small town.

Thank Mariamne S
Houston, Texas
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187 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Thought I would try as it looked neat as part of a throwback movie theater. I was the only patron for dinner on a Saturday evening which sometimes can indicate the popularity. Portions were not great for the price but what I had was different than the norm and a nice change. The meat in the tacos was good but... More 

Thank ralph r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Carroll Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673-4408
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waitsfield
  • Phone Number: +1 802-496-8994

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