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Wayside Restaurant & Bakery

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1873 US Route 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602-8325
+1 802-223-6611
06:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:30
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Lake Elmore, Vermont
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never been to the Wayside for their family style dinner but I have had many a good breakfast there. I'm a big fan of a good old eggs, sausage, and home fries breakfast with lots of coffee and the Wayside delivers! Old style booth seating adds to the dinner atmosphere and their prices are very reasonable.

Thank Ken H
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to go with the family and for seniors. Big portions, home style cooking. A sense of a real Americana. Good food and friendly, long term staff. Love this for BIG breakfasts.

Thank Dian P
Montpelier, Vermont
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The carnivores in the party fared better than the vegetarians, and the food actually wasn't great. The desserts were amazing however which kind of made up for it. Huge portions.

Thank JHallow
Belgrade, Serbia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for breakfast, I ve been craving some good homefries so I ordered 2 eggs,sausage w homefries and toast. It hit the spot. Yummy. Definitely going back. Service was great,quick and friendly. Restaurant is big and it was very much full. I was told about this place before so I m glad we finally went. Portions were generous and I... More 

Thank TravelDaWorld23
Marble Falls, Texas
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255 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner on a Sunday Night. Had the beef vegetable soup with fresh yeast rolls. Turkey dinner with squash and cole slaw. No dessert. Food arrived quickly. There was a line and a short wait..

Thank OWL78654
Margate, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If your have read Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon you will understand the importance of local use of restaurants represented by the number of local business calendars. This restaurant was recommended to us by the night clerk at our hotel who uses it every day for breakfast. We ate dinner and tasted different styles of cooking with local maple... More 

Thank Ken N
Geneva, Switzerland
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

always busy, restaurant well known and appreciated by the locals. friendly staff, quickly served. the broiled haddock is very nice. home bread delicious. if you have sweet tooth, their maple cream pie is to die for. Also their pumpkin pie is delicious. Prices very reasonable. Nice portion. Unfortunately we live too far away to go there every week. if you... More 

Thank luoning715
Iola, Wisconsin, United States
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My wife ordered fish. It was cold when delivered to the table and the restaurant was not very busy. She asked that they put it in the microwave and bring it back hot.

Thank Stephen V
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was the first time we had been to the Wayside as a family for a while and unfortunately it was disappointing. The experience was not anywhere up to my expectations or my prior experience.The seafood dinner and clam strips did not have much flavor and the green beans seemed like they came out of a can. It was a... More 

Thank TriviaFanatics
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Limited handicapped parking but parking lot is huge so you will find a place to park somewhere on the lot. Access Entry is good, but be prepared to stand/sit in line as this is a very popular place with good home-made food and lots of it at very reasonable prices. In fact, if it's your turn to pick up the... More 

Thank Jsgimp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?