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River Pub & Grill, Brandon, VT

River Pub & Grill

4.6
4.6
109 Reviews
$30 and under
American


Good clean food served up fresh in downtown Brandon, VT on the banks of the Neshobe River.

If you are not finding the time you’re looking for on Open Table please call us at 802-465-8112 any time after 1pm.

The River Pub & Grill offers a casual environment with pub style food, drinks and cocktails in an open concept dining room or covered patio dining.

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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Dining Bar, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (802) 465-8112

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Brandon

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vermont

    Great for Lunch

  • Vermont

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Vermont

    American

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  1. LL

    LindaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was very good. Affordably priced food, with good selections. The room is spacious, and the tables are well spaced. Wait staff was very pleasant and accommodating.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The River is by far our favorite place to go. We both had Downeast Pineapple ciders and nachos to start. Both were great. I had the steak sandwich and my wife had the mussels. Both were outstanding!! We’ll be back soon!

  3. DW

    DebraW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We wish they had a couple items for children. There is no kids menu at all. Even small portion of other menu items, like my son ordered the steak sandwich and could only eat half.

  4. N

    Noni

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband had the cod & I had the salmon. Both were very good. The service was very accommodating with a friendly atmosphere. We will go back.

  5. L

    Localfoody

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This is a really nice place and a marvelous addition to Brandon. Fun menu, salads good, cod cooked perfectly, service great. Thank you.

  6. MB

    MarcB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great meal at River Pub & Grill. It was very easy to get our reservation. The beverages, food and service were excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant. We are return customers.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and atmosphere

  8. j

    johnh

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Your restaurant is a wonderful addition to nearby dining options. (I live in Middlebury, also enjoy very much Roots in Rutland, and miss Cattails since its closing.)

  9. AJ

    AJohnson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was our second time dining at The River Pub. I must say both on occasions, 1. the food was cooked as ordered & excellent!, 2. The service was very good! Waitresses were very courteous and friendly!, 3. The pricing is very reasonable. The River Pub is a small restaurant with a limited menu. However, the items they serve are very delicious. I would definitely recommend the Cheese Fondu as an appetizer to share (served with flatbread & thin sliced Granny Smith apples (yum!) Friday Night is "Prime Rib Night" and they did not disappoint!

  10. OC

    OCass

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was DELICIOUS! Service was wonderful. Can't wait to go back!

  11. BD

    BDeGray

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Favorite location to eat!

  12. CP

    CaroleeP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Definitely get the brussel sprout appetizer. It’s amazing. I always get the kale salad with salmon…love it. My husband got the TPBLT and is still bragging about it today. Great night at the River.

  13. CE

    CharityE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing at The River. Ribeye is to die for! And don't forget the chips!!

  14. JW

    JosephW

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    I really enjoyed my second visit to The River. The staff is excellent and very friendly. The food was fantastic, as were the drinks. You can't go wrong! (The only thing I don't like about it is that almost all the tables are high-tops and I'd rather have my feet on the floor than the rung of a stool.)

  15. l

    local

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was great! Not crazy about the high top tables. Lively but not rowdy. Will definitely go again.

  16. GK

    GiardK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love everything about The River. I bring guests there every chance I get.

  17. K

    Kiki

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, great service, In a beautiful town. If you haven’t been, it’s worth the trip.

  18. CW

    CWilber

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friends and I went for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Shannon gave us exceptional service. Our burgers and fries were cooked perfectly. Plus we enjoyed the crème brûlée and carrot cake for dessert. Definitely going back again!

  19. MB

    MarcyB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed it! It’s a lovely space with friendly staff and great locally sourced food.

  20. r

    regular

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We like the River because it’s small and easy. Lunch menu is good. Not too big, not too small. The staff is very friendly and attentive I gave it a moderate noise rating because I think they play the music a little too loud. We sat at the bar and it was a little difficult to have a quiet conversation having to talk over the music

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic local food.

  22. A

    Aaron

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service and great food. Can’t wait to visit again after grabbing a beer at Red Clover Ale Co.

  23. JB

    JackiB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Another good experience. Shannon is always amazing and greeted us by name at the door. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. A great addition to Brandon!

  24. GV

    GertfromVT

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    They were able to accommodate my request for removing the spinach from the meal, which was great. My husband loved his ribeye and that is saying something! We will return. Most challenging thing was finding parking.

  25. TM

    TerryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yummy Mussels, Prime Rib and Scallops. Great wait staff.

  26. RB

    RebeccaB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, artfully presented. Good value. I recommend!

  27. R

    Ron6986

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Shannon greeted us and seated us very quickly. She told us about the special Valentine’s menu as well as the regular menu. We were well taken care of even though the restaurant was busy. Food was excellent. We’ll come again!

  28. BD

    BethD

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Dinner was great! My cocktail was delicious! It was a chocolate cherry something. Service was fine.

  29. E

    Eleanor

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, friendly staff and inventive menu. We will be back!

  30. R

    Rose

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    My steak was cooked perfectly, but my carrots and potatoes weren't fully cooked. Carrots were crunchy and potatoes were undercooked. Service was great. Creme brulee was coffee flavored and did not taste very good.

  31. SH

    ShawnH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    To be honest, the place had no Gluten-free options, which really surprised me. They were out of Captain Morgan rum, which REALLY surprised me. No sweet potato fries. Another surprise. If you call yourself a pub, you should probably offer all 3 of these items. The service was ok.

  32. GC

    GeorgeC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit and it was great! Great service, good food, cold beer, will be back!

  33. C

    Chellea

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Great food, terrific service and setting!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our new favorite restaurant!

  35. JH

    JamesH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great, creative, locally sourced food. Reasonably priced.

  36. B

    Brandi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Always love coming here, never a bad time. The service is always top notch even though they are constantly busy.

  37. a

    aryry

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always have a great meal here! The service is excellent and they were so kind to make a special drink for me :)

  38. GF

    GoodFoodie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I would recommend more options on the menu. The food choices seemed very limited. The two times we have dined there I could not find anything on the menu that appealed to me. I ended up opting for a kale salad both times. The salad tasted excellent, but I wish there was more to the menu to choose from.

  39. BD

    BDeGray

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    I have been to The River almost ten times now. The River has become my go to spot with friends and family. Hands down my favorite restaurant in the area.

  40. k

    kerrieq

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love the updates to the menu. The music has been tamed and the service is top notch. Way to go! I had one of the best entrees in a very long time: perfectly cooked, lightly crusted cod on a bed of seasoned rice with fresh spinach on the side. A dollop of creamy topping pulled everything together.Beautifully presented in a bowl…really perfect.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

River Pub & Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for River Pub & Grill

18 Center St Brandon, VT 05733-1182

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Brandon

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Dining Bar, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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