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May 14, 2006 08:01 PM

Rutland Vt

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Is there really no one out there with ANY picks for Rutland Vt?

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  1. What kind of picks are you looking for?

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    1. re: Jon
      mr breadpuddin

      Howdy, I posted last week and got nothing! Anything but super expensive. Just to give you an example of my tastes I think Gill's is fabulous, and I love the Blue Benn in Bennington.

      1. re: mr breadpuddin

        There was a decent cafe/sandwich place right on Main St. An Americanized Chinese place on Pleasant (?) that's been there forever. I remember the fried jumbo shrimp were good. Harry's is probably more than you want to spend. Does the diner still exist on the main drag coming into town?

        1. re: Joanie

          There is the Midway Diner on Route 7..havent been in a long time so can't comment. We like Ramunto's Pizza on Strongs Ave.

          1. re: bm

            To be honest I don't eat in Rutland much...

            When I do I will always vote for Tokyo House on West Street, downtown. Best sushi I've had. And yes I've had sushi outside of Vt. ;-)

    2. Three Tomatoes (Italian), located "downtown". I don't have many specifics to offer about it, only that I had a decent meal there a couple of summers ago.

      1. Is Gills the place with great subs? They use shredded cabbage instead of lettuce. I think you can also get lettuce. A little further out in Fairhaven is the Fairhaven Inn. Try the calamari and the Greek Lamb!

        1. I usually don't eat in Rutland because I'm on my way to Williston or Bennington after, but 2 places I've tried that I thought were pretty good are:

          Lenny's hot dog stand (homemade sweet and spicy relish) - it's Rte 7 Northbound heading towards Brandon.

          Panda somthing - in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Rte 4. Not bad Chinese food at really cheap lunch prices. Good hot & sour soup with pork. I'm originally from California so have become somewhat jaded as to the possibility of good Chinese/Japanese/Mexican here, but this is one of the better Chinese places I've tried throughout VT/NH/MA.

          1. Rutland is a culinary wasteland. Go to Manchester or Killington for anything approaching palatability

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            1. re: nathanallen1

              I have since tried the sushi at Tokyo House and liked it. I'm over the Panda place in the Home Depot parking lot. I haven't been able to try Harry's because its only open for dinner.

              So basically, I totally agree that Rutland is a culinary wasteland.