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Lunch in Brattleboro

Scarlet347 Jun 23, 2012 12:50 PM

Hi, a friend and myself are driving from NYC to Burlington, VT and would like to take a lunch break in Brattelboro. Someplace not too far off the interstate which I think is 91. Maybe outdoors?
Thanks for the help!

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    laylag Jun 24, 2012 10:45 AM

    From NY but have relatives that way and we always enjoy Top of the Hill Grill. The barbecue isn't true pit style but the food is varied and always very good. Great veggie and lighter choices too.


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    1. re: laylag
      RichK Jun 28, 2012 11:05 AM

      Went to Top of the Hill Grill for 1st time end of May. I had the brisket plate and it was absolutely terrible. The brisket was bland, no taste & they covered it with a barbaque sauce straight from the store. The baked beans came out of a Campbell's can. The cole slaw was passable.
      They won't be seeing me again.

      1. re: RichK
        Scarlet347 Jun 28, 2012 08:38 PM

        Thanks for the input, all of you. Looks like we will be trying Curtis' . Will let you know how it works out.

        1. re: RichK
          laylag Jul 11, 2012 11:29 AM

          Sorry that was your experience Rich. Very different from ours the several times we've been there. Maybe just a bad day.

          I'd read a lot of negatives on this board about Curtis' so have been reluctant to try but maybe next time round will give them a shot.

          1. re: laylag
            Scarlet347 Jul 11, 2012 05:40 PM

            We stopped for lunch at Curtis' last Saturdat. It was the perfect place for a mid day break on our trip to Burlington. A beautiful spot, under the trees. Curtis was just as described and fun to chat with. Food was pretty good. Cucumber salad was very good, almost like young pickles. Ribs were a bit dry but I would go again.

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        bakersma Jun 24, 2012 09:32 AM

        Curtis' Barbecue


        About 1/2 mile from Exit 4 off of I-91, which is only about 10 minutes from Brattleboro

        I'm jealous ! You're lucky to be able to be in the area during his open summer season.

        Not sure when you are traveling, but his hours are Thursday - Sunday, 11AM-7PM according to the website. Hope your trip is one of those days :-)

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          lifeasbinge Jul 11, 2012 05:50 PM

          second this!!!

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          jefpen2 Jun 24, 2012 08:53 AM

          Chelsea royal diner is about 2 miles west off exit 2. There is an AWESOME Vietnamese food truck in harmony parking lot downtown. For OK Indian. India Palace on Elliot. If it is Saturday go to the farmers market choose from about 7-8 booths. (Chi does amazing dumplings).

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