Aj's Country Pantry

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802-849-6364

951 Main St

Fairfax, VT

05454

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My wife and I went to the Country Pantry restaurant for breakfast after reading the reviews shown below. I ordered a pancake breakfast consisting of two large buttermilk pancakes served with maple syrup, three scrambled eggs and a large slice of ham. The food was tasty and cooked perfectly all for only $6.25. So for good value, this is hard to beat. My wife ordered eggs and sausage and was also pleased with the taste and quality. The service was responsive if not pro-active. The server responded promptly and politely to my requests but did not anticipate obvious customer needs. This cafe serves the farming community of Fairfax, VT where most customers are highly self-reliant and perfectly willing to ask for coffee refills. That may explain server work habits.
There is much that management could do to improve the customer experience. The carpet desperately needs to be shampooed or better yet, replaced. The acoustic tile ceiling needs to be replaced and the vents scrubbed and repainted.
While we were there, a female employee allowed her young child to play behind the counter where other employees were working. The energetic young boy seemed out of control and undisciplined.
Overall, I would recommend this place for a hearty breakfast at a very reasonable price if you can overlook the carpet, ceiling and excessive informality with employee families.

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★★★☆☆

My wife and I went to the Country Pantry restaurant for breakfast after reading the reviews shown below. I ordered a pancake breakfast consisting of two large buttermilk pancakes served with maple syrup, three scrambled eggs and a large slice of ham. The food was tasty and cooked perfectly all for only $6.25. So for good value, this is hard to beat. My wife ordered eggs and sausage and was also pleased with the taste and quality. The service was responsive if not pro-active. The server responded promptly and politely to my requests but did not anticipate obvious customer needs. This cafe serves the farming community of Fairfax, VT where most customers are highly self-reliant and perfectly willing to ask for coffee refills. That may explain server work habits.
There is much that management could do to improve the customer experience. The carpet desperately needs to be shampooed or better yet, replaced. The acoustic tile ceiling needs to be replaced and the vents scrubbed and repainted.
While we were there, a female employee allowed her young child to play behind the counter where other employees were working. The energetic young boy seemed out of control and undisciplined.
Overall, I would recommend this place for a hearty breakfast at a very reasonable price if you can overlook the carpet, ceiling and excessive informality with employee families.

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not bad since a new owner took over. i wonder if the people who wrote the comments before me went when sam was the owner. its been great since he has been gone. we had very quick service to. so give it a shot. ask for chelsea or amanda for a waitress.

4
★★★★☆

not bad since a new owner took over. i wonder if the people who wrote the comments before me went when sam was the owner. its been great since he has been gone. we had very quick service to. so give it a shot. ask for chelsea or amanda for a waitress.

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We have always loved Country Pantry for breakfast. Prices are so inexpensive and the food is delicious!!! Service is not amazing, but not terrible either. We did go for dinner once and were not impressed with the quality or taste of the meal, but for breakfast - definitely worth a try!

4
★★★★☆

We have always loved Country Pantry for breakfast. Prices are so inexpensive and the food is delicious!!! Service is not amazing, but not terrible either. We did go for dinner once and were not impressed with the quality or taste of the meal, but for breakfast - definitely worth a try!

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my family and i which included my husband, daughter,soninlaw and 3 grandchildren were at the country pantry on 10/25/08 for dinner. my husband and i had the prime rib which was a joke because it didnt even taste like steak and the rest of the family had different meals(which i tasted it was horrible). about half way through the meal i smelled bleach and other chemicals. the cook was cleaning the kitchen floor with chemicals while we were eating. we were at the table right next to the kitchen. this was the worst meal i have ever had. and from my understanding the cook was told about this before about the cleaning while the restaurant was still open. i would not recommend this place to eat ever!

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★☆☆☆☆

my family and i which included my husband, daughter,soninlaw and 3 grandchildren were at the country pantry on 10/25/08 for dinner. my husband and i had the prime rib which was a joke because it didnt even taste like steak and the rest of the family had different meals(which i tasted it was horrible). about half way through the meal i smelled bleach and other chemicals. the cook was cleaning the kitchen floor with chemicals while we were eating. we were at the table right next to the kitchen. this was the worst meal i have ever had. and from my understanding the cook was told about this before about the cleaning while the restaurant was still open. i would not recommend this place to eat ever!

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Lousy service. Waited over 20 minutes without waitress coming to table to take food or drink order. I had to go to the counter to get someone to come over. Breakfast took over 40 minutes to get - how long does it take to cook breakfast anyway? Consistently had to ask to get coffee refills. Waited another 20+ minutes to get check so we could leave. Again, had to approach the counter to get the bill. DEFINITELY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND GOING HERE - NOT CUSTOMER FRIENDLY AT ALL. I would rather go to McDonalds than eat here again - at least there you get quick service and a friendly smile.

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★★☆☆☆

Lousy service. Waited over 20 minutes without waitress coming to table to take food or drink order. I had to go to the counter to get someone to come over. Breakfast took over 40 minutes to get - how long does it take to cook breakfast anyway? Consistently had to ask to get coffee refills. Waited another 20+ minutes to get check so we could leave. Again, had to approach the counter to get the bill. DEFINITELY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND GOING HERE - NOT CUSTOMER FRIENDLY AT ALL. I would rather go to McDonalds than eat here again - at least there you get quick service and a friendly smile.

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