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River Pub & Grill

4.6
4.6
77 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 1 time today
  • 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

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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 77 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vermont

    Best Value

  • Vermont

    Good for Groups

  • Vermont

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Vermont

    American

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  1. GC

    GeorgeC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. MA

    MichelleA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our new favorite restaurant!

  4. JH

    JamesH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great, creative, locally sourced food. Reasonably priced.

  5. 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.

  6. a

    aryry

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 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 :)

  7. 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.

  8. BD

    BDeGray

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. CC

    CarolC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice dinner, good food with nice presentation I would definitely go back.

  11. r

    regular

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice little place. Not crowded. Food is good. Service is very good

  12. j

    jeffb

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The new menu is great. We highly recommend the Pastrami Reuben whish was fantastic Service and ambiance were superb

  13. RH

    RobertH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The chef has an amazing pallette. Everything was so wonderful. I was skeptical of the deconstructed street corn but WOW!

  14. HS

    HappySnail

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Figured after many meals here, I should finally write a review. The ‘new kid in town’, River Pub hits a home run every time. While everyone is great, special shout out to Shannon - she treats her staff with respect and it trickles through to the customer dining experience. Food is great. The atmosphere is, well, a little barren. But clean as a whistle and it’s a new place so maybe more decorating with time. You won’t be sorry if you give them a try!!!

  15. LF

    LinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The menu has a variety of items that are creativity prepared and well presented. The desserts are also great!

  16. T

    Tomtraveler

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great service and fun for family. Good food, super service!!

  17. BH

    BrendaH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    My husband had the Rib eye which was tremendous! I had the Curry tofu bowl which was quite disappointing. Not much flavor at all. I think it would have been tastier with more veggies and maybe a peanut ginger sauce . I definitely would not get that dish again.

  18. c

    countrygal

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The noise level was loud enough to make it difficult to hear people in our group. But the food is really good! And service was great. Wish they had more than one standard height table.

  19. B

    Brandonite

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    The food was fine. But the menu was a dirty wrinkled print-out, stapled together. It felt deeply unsanitary to touch, not to mention totally cheapening the experience. When I walked in it looked like every table was having a writing workshop. Oddly it really bothered me, since I so rarely go out now in Covid times, and it's a brand new restaurant. The lights were insanely bright over our table, so the printer-paper menus were in all their glory and everyone at the table looked ill. The plates had a similar offish effect on me: heavy, ugly green plates and bowls. Somehow I was constantly looking up at the waitstaff piling them up in armfuls of them and walking by my table with everyone half-eaten food and cutlery all mashed together. I was mystified as to why they didn't do trays, or put even a little effort into presentation or etiquette. Hard times, I get it...well, honestly, totally edible American food. But for experience eating what on the menu looks at least a LITTLE fancy, I'd recommend Cafe Province for your date night. I'm not sure what they're going for here....

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was very good . Very fresh salads. Creative preparation

  21. B

    Bohemiana

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Everything was very good. It was just me and my husband and it was a week night so it wasn't crowded. My husband had the pork teriyaki stir fry and really enjoyed it. I had the kale salad and it was very good BUT has very little goat cheese--literally about a table spoon smeared on the edge of the bowl in an artistic way. I had it as a main course but it's sized more like a medium-sized starter. Good wine choices.

  22. JG

    JadenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The wait times for the food were almost non-existent, the server was friendly, felt like a very personal dining experience with the smaller size.

  23. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best fish sandwich we ever had and we are from south eastern Ma. We will definitely go back.

  24. B

    Bethany

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I would like more of a variety to chose from. We had the steamers and the chicken appetizer. Both were good. The chicken was big enough for a meal. The wine (domestic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) was excellent. Our waitress was perfect - friendly and attentive.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was very good, service was great. Nice atmosphere and all reasonably priced. Recommended!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Ribeye steak is consistently & delicious, risotto and chicken is a generous portion and very savory.

  27. CN

    CherylN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent and so was our waitress. Very polite, genuine and courteous.

  28. t

    thomasg

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were terrific !

  29. RH

    RaymondH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and good people. Highly recommended. Enjoy!

  30. BH

    BrendaH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We asked to be seated outside instead of inside. It is unfortunate that the road is so loud but the food is great and the service was very good too. I had the Teriyaki Pork stir fry and it was fantastic. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. We love having a great restaurant in Brandon.

  31. CP

    CarrieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location and experience. We were made to feel right at home. Will be back!

  32. RH

    RaymondH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Treat yourselves to some really good food in the neighborhood.

  33. RK

    RobertK

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Birthday. Best place to eat in brandon vt

  34. MF

    MarkF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great dinner at The River Pub. Diverse menu, awesome service, nice vibe and atmosphere. You won't be disappointed!

  35. KW

    KellyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great addition to Brandon! Loved the carrot cake.

  36. BD

    BethD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was great! Service was excellent. Julia is a great waitress!

  37. k

    kathleenm

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    The food was overpriced and subpar. While still eating dinner a server asked if it would be okay to bring desert (which she asked us to order prior to finishing our meal). We asked if it could wait until we were actually done eating our dinner. Also the server went to take my plate before I was finished. Ridiculous!

  38. EC

    EliseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    I loved the food and the service was outstanding! The noise dining outdoors (which we did request) was loud for sure at times.

  39. CR

    ChadR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food is cooked perfectly and delicious! They had our table ready and set for us!

  40. R

    Rochelle

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food is delicious and not the usual fare. Try pork belly, deconstructed street corn.

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River Pub & Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for River Pub & Grill

18 Center St Brandon, VT 05733-1182

  • 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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