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Wayside Restaurant & Bakery

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1873 US Rt. 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602
+1 802-223-6611
06:30 - 21:30
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Alexandria, Virginia
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277 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Wayside Restaurant is located on Rt 302 between Barre and Montpelier. The parking lot is always crowded which is proof the restaurant is popular with locals. There are specials every day and crowds flock to Wayside to enjoy them. Stop in for a meal or a snack. Good Eats Aplenty!

Thank 349Charles25
Montpelier, Vermont
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is all American food. You can get food pretty cheap and affordable. It is great family restaurant. We brought our kids here a couple of time. My friends and I also meet up for dinner at this restaurant. It is a great place for a quick and affordable meal.

Thank rturner54
Placida, Florida
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of those spots where the locals go. Good old fashioned cooking at a bargain price. Staff is very friendly and will make you feel at home

Thank fldee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here and the food was good, plentiful and the service very fast. It's good comfort food. I had chicken and my husband had steak.

Thank Lyn D
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No really, they serve Moxie. Ted Williams liked it, give it a try. Classic diner food and a decent value. Very family friendly. Consistently good over the years.

Thank Maui-Honu
Montpelier, Vermont
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The wayside is the local metting place for most of the locals in the area. The traditional meals and baking are great. Don't ask for a fruit salad or anything made with toffu! But for breakfasts they can be amazingly economical, the pies are legendary, the standard meat and potatoes dishes are hearty and delish. They are usually busy! There... More 

Thank fuzzmamad
Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The Wayside is diner with a long history of keeping customers happy. The meals are reasonably priced with good sized portions, they are kid-friendly and the waitstaff really do aim to please. The building shows its wear but I find that it's part of the charm and things are kept clean. If you enjoy hometown hospitality, give them a try!

Thank Mollie H
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This family restaurant is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Good home cooking, fast service & very friendly. A real 'Vermont' experience.

Thank Christine Z
Montpelier, Vermont
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Good food and lots of it. Milkshakes and pie are our favorites! Pretty happy overall. Affordable prices and good service.

Thank JHallow
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 14 November 2016

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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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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
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 Rt. 302, Barre-Montpelier Road, Montpelier, VT 05602
  • 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?