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Seward Family Restaurant

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224 N Main St, Rutland, VT 05701-2411
+1 802-773-2738
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Carrollton, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Seward Family Restaurant is the restaurant where the locals eat. The food is delicious; wait staff is very friendly. attached to the restaurant is a Dairy Bar serving homemade ice cream and shakes. There is also an assortment of food gift items as well as Vermont tourist gift items. Highly recommend the restaurant.

Thank 608shirleyw
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This restaurant was awful. We had soup, (felt like out of a can), a western sandwich which arrived on white bread, not toasted, no prompt from waitress if we wanted toasted, order of fish looked like triangles of frozen fish from the store, salad bar was OK, service was bad, no asking how everything was .

Thank shelley m
Dallas, Texas
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240 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 695 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Always wondered about this place that looks like a classic dinner and everyone always saying good ice cream. Wheelchair accessible (average age of customer was probably 85). Interior is like a normal diner from 1982 and it hadn't been remodeled and so dark inside that I think they just don't replace any lights as they slowly die out. Our young... More 

Thank usflyer
Covington, Kentucky
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

good old fanshioned food and good service for the money with daily specials and great milk and ice cream! good cheeseburgers and Vermont cheese

Thank Tim D
Panama City, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We used to visit this place when I was a kid, and now we bring our kids to the restaurant. The desserts are great, particularly the ice cream and homemade pies. The food is good, too, and I had some excellent fish last time there. This place is a trip back down memory lane with friendly staff and very good... More 

Thank SmithD1961
Trenton, NJ
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152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I stop in Sewards when I visit the Chittenden and the Rutland area various times during the year. It is a wonderful value and the staff is friendly and helpful. No, its not a fancy place but it's charming with its long history and great food! I have enjoyed their breakfasts, their burgers, their specials and their homemade pies! I... More 

Thank Dawnzo
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This place gets judged because its outdated and some claim its awful. This place is all about a friendly experience. Locals have and still go to this place in the 64 years its been open. You wont find the eclectic modern food but you should give it a chance with out reading a review. It's awesome. Ill go back soon!

1 Thank Vtkid
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a good breakfast this is the place. Old fashion dairy bar that has been the same since I can remember which I find comforting.

Thank Ray C
Rutland, Vermont
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237 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

If you're going here to buy pints or half gallons of ice cream, make sure you ask the girl which supplier has provided whatever flavor you're selecting. After really liking the chocolate chip ice cream we got there last time, when we bought it again, it was completely different. No chips, brown ice cream instead of cream colored - turns... More 

2 Thank lhousesoccer
Acton, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I've been stopping at Seward's for years on my way to visit my Grandparents in Vermont, and we've eaten at Seward's every time we've gone. Their breakfasts are excellent, the pancakes are wonderful, and the rest of their food is certainly up to scratch. The ice cream is quite good, too. However, they've always run a very narrow profit, and... More 

Thank Chris B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 N Main St, Rutland, VT 05701-2411
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rutland
  • Phone Number: +1 802-773-2738

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?