We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“High price for diner level food” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roadhouse Restaurant

Roadhouse Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 27 Restaurants in Wilmington
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
204 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“High price for diner level food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Everything about this place is a bit stale. You can do much better elsewhere. They run a lot of specials during the week, but that doesn't make mediocre food a better value. Reminds me of the type of restaurant that a bus tour would stop at. Homemade bread is one of the few highlights. Prices are high.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank TravelTurtle66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

95 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    34
    28
    14
    7
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pricey and good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

I was impressed with the fall off the bones ribs I had in this upscale restaurant in Wilmington, VT. Three others with me also enjoyed their choices off the menu. Food is good.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank bigjohn0
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Binghamton, New York, United States
1 review
“I never do this, but...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

As a server myself, I like to think that I give most people the benefit of the doubt. But I do know how most restaurants should run, and this place should either be closed or should find an entirely new staff.

We arrived there around 5:30pm on Wednesday. We had a party of 6, and there happened to be a 6 top open right up front, but we were not seated for about a half hour. I could almost understand that, even given the fact that when we arrived they were almost empty, but then the bartender (red hawaiian shirt, didn't get a name as he didn't actually speak to us at all even when greeting us), filled the glasses with water and had us sit, after he spent about 20 minutes standing behind the bar. Seemed a bit odd to me, but ok. So we sit and look over the menu, and my roommate and I decide we are going to share a meal. Notice that I said share, not split. The waitress (dark hair, on the petite side) never asked if we wanted anything to drink, just took our order and disappeared. She came back when our meals were ready, and brought two plates with two sides each for our meal. I thought that was a bit odd, and the scallops were on the cold side, but I didn't say anything because I was exhausted and just wanted to get on the road. We ate, finished our meals, and asked for our portion of the bill. And this is where bad goes straight down the road to downright awful.

She claimed she could bring us the whole check, but she couldn't split it. Now, besides knowing for a fact that that isn't true, I noticed that we work with the same POS, so I could have literally shown her how to split the checks. When she brought the entire check, she slammed it down on the table and stormed off before I could say anything. Looking at the check, she had charged us a $10 plate fee. Now, that was never mentioned, and that wasn't what we wanted. What we wanted was one meal, with two sides, and one soup or salad. If we had known that we were going to get charged $10 for splitting a meal, we would have gone elsewhere. When I went looking for a manager, and all I could find was the bartender, the only response I got from him was some mumbling about me talking to my server about it. No thanks.

Long story short, I would never, EVER go back to this restaurant, and will NEVER recommend it to anyone. In fact, if you are going to be in the area, don't even take the chance. It could be ok, but it could be awful, and for the price you are better off going elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank megk8199
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Millbrook, NY
Level Contributor
47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A quaint place for dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Our party of four had a variety of dishes - soft shell crab, haddock, and steak. All very good. The honey mustard house dressing is to die for - they were kind enough to share it with me. The restaurant is cute and quiet. Waitstaff attentive and personable. Will be back.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Nicole T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“home-style fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

We experienced competent and friendly service. House-made bead is fresh and delish! A guitarist/singer in the bar adds charm to the '80s country kitchen ambience. Good variety of specials and regular selections on the menu. The kitchen pushes out generous, hearty servings. If you've come looking for gourmet, or a romantic setting, you're in the wrong place. The Roadhouse offers remarkably average and home-style fare, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Kevin H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to Roadhouse Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing