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The Anchor

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8 South Main Street, Wilmington, VT
+1 802-464-2112
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We have now gone a few times here and we are always surprised at how good the food is given the very reasonable prices. The salad, homemade salad dressing and the great bread that comes with the meals are an added bonus. Last time I had the salmon with a dill sauce that was light and delicious. A must do... More 

Thank Jeffroyboy
new hampshire
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Went here as a family with 2 teenagers while staying in Wilmington for a couple of nights. Everything was great. Particularly liked the clam chowder (a hit with all of us). The starter salads were lovely and I loved the cranberry things on the menu including the salad dressing and the rice. Would definitely go back

Thank S P
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Were staying in the area and this was recommended, Had the steak and it was perfectly cooked. We were completely stuffed!

Thank loreato
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50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The Anchor was quickly packed the Saturday night we went. Fortunately, we arrived early enough to get a table without a wait. The food was better than expected, with excellent entrees.

Thank TravelerDave2013
West Halifax, Vermont
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Some of the best fried clams I've ever had...comparable to the best places in Rockport/Gloucester/Essex, MA.... whole belly, nice breaded, not greasy. I usually get the appetizer portion which is plenty and add a salad. Service is always good and friendly... this is my go-to place in Wilmington

Thank lgsvt
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Consistent high quality. Diversified menu with a variety of meat, pasta and fresh seafood choices. Family friendly atmosphere. Desserts and salad dressings are made in house. They have a loyal local following. Friendly customer service and a good bar scene. Weekends can be very busy, so we would recommend making reservations. Prices are moderate. We've never been disappointed.

Thank 2013Bill
Brookhaven, New York, Usa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

If you are looking for outstanding seafood meals in Wilmington, Vermont - - - Drop a line at the Anchor! A superior seafood menu within this landlocked 'Southern Vermont Town', the restaurant also offers steaks and chops to please the most demanding palate. In addition to the great food, the service was outstanding! As stated to our wonderfully attentive waiter... More 

Thank F. George W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, normally I would not say seafood in VT but this place nails it. Went there again for lunch. Food is fresh and excellent.

Thank aaaarroonn
Stonington, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My family went for a ski trip this past weekend and found this delightful restaurant for dinner on Saturday night! We couldn't believe we got a table it was so busy! Larry our waiter was wonderful and so funny! He made the night! Food was great and atmosphere was fun and warm, we really enjoyed our evening here and will... More 

Thank Chris W
La Pointe, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

A couple days before turkey day we were wondering in the wilderness of Wilmington with not many places open. My family was all over the place but I googled restaurants and was like there is seafood right over there. God it was like herding cats. But we did find this place and it was awesome. Very cozy restaurant and the... More 

Thank CaptainBobi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 South Main Street, Wilmington, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-464-2112

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