Ruben James
159 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401, United States

Review №1

Nice atmosphere for football. The servers were very attentive. They did a great job with social distancing, I felt very comfortable there. Their wings are delicious!! Definitely recommend

Review №2

Phenomenal wait staff and great customer service all around. The wings were my preferred and I tried several different sauces but by far my favorite, the BBQ VT maple sauce is the go to. So much so, I came back and ordered more the next day. Trust me when I say, if you are a fan of wings and delicious sauce, it will not disappoint you one bit.

Review №3

Such a fun bar... amazing and very cheap beers... manager on Saturday night is legit the best, so helpful!!! Definitely recommend for good beers and a good time!

Review №4

Great downtown bar with and restaurant right on main st next to the theater. Used to come back here in college and found its still the same old RJ's (which is a good thing). The food was good (1/2 off burger special on certain days), the service was top notch (our server was awesome) and overall my group had a great time.

Review №5

Surprisingly good food and beer selection is always vast. Great sports bar!

Review №6

Great place to watch the games and have a bite! Food isnt amazing but its the perfect game day kinda food!

Review №7

I ordered the Korean BBQ Chicken Sandwich special for $12.00. It ended up being a processed chicken patty (think school lunch) instead of a breaded chicken breast. Kind of ridiculous that they would charge $12 for that. Fries were pretty good.

Review №8

If I had the option to leave less than 1 Star, I would. I ordered food for curbside pickup, with a pickup time of 8pm. I got there at 8, and there was no one outside. I called the restaurant and they said they would bring my food out in a minute. HALF AN HOUR LATER, still no food, and no sign of anyone coming out or working the door. I called again and their phone went straight to voicemail. This place was so packed full of college kids at the bar, there is NO WAY that was safe in terms of COVID or following Burlington's guidelines, so I wasn't about to risk getting sick over some food. I ended up having to sit on hold for half an hour to get my money refunded, and went home hungry and empty handed. Never again!

Review №9

First time I had food... Loaded grilled cheese and fries were delicious. Always one of my favorite places to drink and dance when visiting Burlington, now I've got another reason to stop by.

Review №10

RJs has amazing food! We love their brunch on the weekends. But my favorites are taco Mondays and their wings. I had chicken and waffles today which were delicious. Decently priced too.

Review №11

Great burgers and wings! Have been multiple times during my stay in Burlington. Best thing about RJ: Our server, Ally! She's amazing!

Review №12

Loaded fries are unreal. Huge portions. Friendly service. Best sports bar I've ever been to. Easy to park on a Sunday night. Go pats!

Review №13

Great food, amazing Drink specials. But seems to be under staffed causing servers to be frustrated and over worked. Ultimately results in rude and poor customer service.Should be an "easy" fix

Review №14

Fish and chips were ok.. with covid situation service is slow ..

Review №15

Fun time great wings. Go for trivia in Tuesdays and you will have a good time

Review №16

The restaurant, known locally as “RJ's” is a great bar and restaurant located conveniently in downtown Burlington.

Review №17

Food is great. Lots of TVs (sports). Service is slow

Review №18

I just wanted to commend your server Helena on how she handled a group of terrible customers on Sunday. A few of them have taken to the reviews here and on Yelp in order to lash out at her because she didn't (and honestly shouldn't have to) bend to their every whim on a super packed night. Timothy Hatgen and his friends were some of the most pushy and insolent customers I'd seen in a restaurant in a long time. They should all be embarrassed. It's difficult to read their reviews because they are nearly illiterate, but from what I've gathered they don't have a clue about what it's like to work in service. Disregard their silly reviews as this place is the best in town to watch football, so long as you're not a whiny little jackass!

Review №19

Love the beer battered fries and the teriyaki wings

Review №20

Best carpeted bar ever! THE place for karaoke in Burly town

Review №21

They have well priced specials. Crispiest wings around.

Review №22

Sports bar/college joint with local flavor. Divey, loud and full of character(s).Food is good for the price and service with a smile by Helena was on point last time we were there.Lots of beers and a full bar along with a large menu to choose from.A good spot to hang out with friends to chat, drink, eat and watch the game.

Review №23

Great wings! Good spot for happy hour and drink specials. Late night it's a bit of mess - young college dance party... which is fun if that's what you're looking for.

Review №24

Fun, fun, fun college bar

Review №25

Very chill bar. Great staff & atmosphere. Definitely a younger crowd.

Review №26

Menu was huge. Brunch choices & specials were great. Server was very helpful!

Review №27

I have always thoroughly enjoyed my time in coming to this bar - it has a special place in my heart. But, I have to commend an experience I had with a specific server: Helena.Helena was kind, funny, outgoing, and provided great service all around for food and drinks. Most importantly, Helena made me feel welcome, comfortable, and at home at RJs! She served us our drinks right away and provided great customer service. I have been going to RJ's for over 3 years now, but I will definitely be going back again soon because of the great service and overall great experience that we had the other night! Thank you RJ's and Helena!

Review №28

I've always enjoyed my times coming here. But tonight was one for the books I've never been more disrespected in my life. The server Helena or whatever her name was literally belittled me in front of the bar. When I had done nothing wrong. I am a paying customer and told her multiple time I get and would never make it so she lost money yet she continued to disrespect us and make us feel like we weren't welcomed there. Honestly the owner needs to make huge adjustments if he will honestly let his employees disrespect his customers. We're the ones bring in money and after tonight I will never go there again until she's fired. My family has ownder a restaurant I'm south Burlington for almost forty years and would never let one of our waitress talk to a paying customer like that. From the moment her shift started she showed absolutely no respect and after it was all said and done decide to add 20% tip on dating we were a party of 6 yet it was only three of us and she knew she wasn't going to get a tip after how she acted. Even with her being rude I was still being polite and planned to tip her. If this is honestly how the owner allows his staff treat customers then he has no business owning a restaurant. I hope something is done because I ve been going there since highschool and feel absolutely offended after tonight.

Review №29

Really, really great food and I like the sports bar atmosphere, but as soon as it hits 11pm it turns into a super skeezy "dance club."

Review №30

Fun atmosphere. Good food

Review №31

Good drinks, pleasant atmosphere, and lots of cool staff. TVs are nice too

Review №32

Good food, super chill staff, decent beer and drinks, reasonably priced. Loud (music) so be prepared for that. Short of that, never any complaints about RJ's

Review №33

Best pub food in New EnglandAwesome burgersGreat dealsTerrific beer listGreat screens for sports.Amazing staff.I travel for work and always head to Rjs as soon as I can when I get home.Ignore the other guys bad review....say what?

Review №34

Best local sports bar in town

Review №35

Food good. Service not so good. Had to beg for a beer. Food came out after beer. Had to beg for napkins and a fork. They put wings on table with no napkins, can you hear me? I'm talking 15-20 mins waiting time. Can't serve all tables with one person. Good thing the Red Sox game was on...

Review №36

Great local watering hole. Nearly always some type of local IPA on special for $3-$4 a pint.

Review №37

Depends if you like no go out. No A.C. and about 120 degrees with elbow to elbow people. Otherwise good music.

Review №38

I went on a site to order off their menu. I expected the food to piping hot by the time I got there and back home. I was so disappointed, the fries were cold. The fried pickles were cold and must have sat for awhile...definitely not fresh. Even my sandwich was not hot. I only live about 12 minutes away. I will definitely not eat here again, the food is definitely not worth $19.99 and I will let friends know as well.

Review №39

Good food

Review №40

Best budget meal in Burlington. Fish tacos and fresh salad seen here... $8.99. Can't beat it. Been coming here for 15 years, service is always good, food is consistently above average. Also great for Sunday football.

Review №41

Absolutely Terrible & Disrespectful Service Staff !!- They messed up my wife's relatively simple order & waitress admitted her mistake. They failed to remedy the situation by either getting the missing portion of her order or adjusting our bill.

Review №42

My local sports bar in Burlington for football. Keep in mind if eagles bills giants or Patriots are playing then those games will be on big screen.

Review №43

The food was decently priced and really really good!!! Six of us went and enjoyed the laid back space and every single one of us liked what we ordered. I recommend the Cajun Crab Sandwich!

Review №44

Decent food, lots of beers & sports-college bar vibe. Low key and certainly never pretentious.

Review №45

Sports bar, college scene at night, good deals good bar

Review №46

Wonderful staff and service! Great selection of Vermont beers and cocktails, and the menu is broad and delicious. One of my favorites!

Review №47

The food here is excellent and affordable, try their nachos, they are amazing!!! We always stop in when we visit Burlington. I'm also a big fan of their beer selections from local breweries! Definitely check it out, it's much more than a bar!

Review №48

Attentive, friendly staff. Great coverage of every game you could possibly want to see. Very reasonably priced beers.

Review №49

Writing this review solely because I know Timothy hatgen is a blethering fool

Review №50

Half price burgers on Thursday is awesome, they are one of the only people who have the impossible burgers. Beers are reasonably priced, and brunch is actually delicious. Late night is ok, not usually into the DJs.

Review №51

Awesome food and great atmosphere

Review №52

Great food and even better prices!!! Would definitely go back again.

Review №53

Great place to hang out. I come here at least once when I visit burlington

Review №54

Great deals on food and beers would recommend stopping in.

Review №55

My friend showed me this great hangout when I was visited as he's friends with Ruben who gave us a friendly wave from the kitchen. Everyone else is very friendly here too. Perhaps it's the Vermont Way. Lip smacking chicken wings (different flavours) are the order of the day or night at this cheerful Americana bar. Don't miss!

Review №56

This bar has a good beer and drink selection with good service and awesome wings. Has a pool table in the back and usually there is a DJ on weekends. This is a good bar to catch sports games.

Review №57

Margarita Mondays had tacos for $2. They were delicious, that alone is worth going in. Fridays offering free wings and $4 pitchers is another!

Review №58

Cool college bar and grill. Gets crowded, arrive early.

Review №59

They have really great wings specials, even occasionally free wings. All the food I've had here is good - nothing fantastic but very solid bar food. Beer selection is good. It's mostly a sports bar during the day, although they start playing music and have some dancing later at night.

Review №60

Average food. Average service. Typical college town bar.

Review №61

Ive been here more than once, usually come for the wings which are AMAZING!! I prefer "kitchen sink" myself, but the food is always really good. They have a nice selection of beers and drinks and the bartenders are really friendly. I am by no means a "regular", but feel like I get that extra bit of service when I go in.

Review №62

10/10 bar food, awesome atmosphere!

Review №63

Delicious sandwich even in the middle of the night

Review №64

50 cent wings and lots of sports

Review №65

8.30. Time for a burger and a beer!! Big screens with sports, good music and super friendly waitress! It is what it is. No fancy stuff, but what the do do, they do well!! Loads of draught beers to sample and big portions of great bar food! My burger was awesome! College students did start coming in at half 9 but they were fine.Made a nice change from the restaurants along Church Street:)

Review №66

It is 85 degrees out and the A/C wasn't on for a bar FULL of people. I worked up a sweat waiting for my food. My party's food came out of the kitchen staggered, two people's food apparently went to the wrong table. When they cooked up replacements (20 minutes later), one of the orders was wrong. Waitress was apologetic, but all said and done, not a great experience.

Review №67

Good bar ambiance

Review №68

One of thebest burgers I've ever had! Mushroom/Swiss!

Review №69

Great burgers and great deals.

Review №70


Review №71

Good place for burgers beer and sports

Review №72

Best wings in Burlington

Review №73

Worst kitchen staff, absolutely inadequate service. They hope the large tvs distract your party from the undercooked, incorrectly prepared bar food. Go to McDonald's, you'll be better off

Review №74

Best wings in town and they are free on Fridays 6:30-7:30!!

Review №75

Great wings

Review №76

Food is always great and I'm especially impressed with their trivia and karaoke girl!!

Review №77

Friendly staff, great food and AMAZING beer!

Review №78

If you like eating lunch in a place that smells like the puke basin at a sorority house, with the music blasting at 100dbc for the five patrons present, this place totes has you covered bruh. Thw food is standard college garbage fare. Service is poor. +1 star because the people working are usually pretty friendly.

Review №79

This place was the only place I had gone to in Burlington where our group of friends had a bad time. It was new years day, and someone had definitely called out that day, so I'll forgive some of the service mistakes we had to deal with. There was some decent food and drinks here so i'll give it 3 stars but that's really all I can say...

Review №80

Margaritas were water.. Waited over an hour for tacos that we paid for and never got!Kind of a bummer!

Review №81

Its an ok place to,get a bite to eat and grab a beer. Food is above average everything else is firmly set,in average.

Review №82

Best football bar in Burlington

Review №83

I always love going here....great food & drinks

Review №84

Very good staff

Review №85

Way too old to be in this place. Bar is crowded and takes half an hour to get a beer. Fully packed but then again school had just started the week I went. Reminder of how old you are for sure.

Review №86

The best wings and atmosphere you could ask for in Burlington!

Review №87

Nice sports bar

Review №88

Very good and beautiful waitress

Review №89

Cheapest drinks all around town! Food is amazing and the prices are perfect. Wonderful staff.

Review №90

Good prices, average service. Don't go after 10pm without earplugs. Once the dj starts the noise level is unbearable.

Review №91

Great DJ. Affordable drinks.

Review №92

I really enjoyed the meal and atmosphere , the relaxed ambience was soothing and accompanied my date and I quite nicely.

Review №93

Great drink specials on the weekends

Review №94

Just a good place to go for a lunch or dinner that will not break the bank but will leave you satisfied both in appetite and wallet.

Review №95

Trashy bar for trashy people if your not a regular your treated poorly

Review №96

Always a good time. Great food and service.

Review №97

Rjs is pretty cool. Not the best waitresses but good food

Review №98

Fun atmosphere, great drink prices, and great meal specials. The wings here are great!

Review №99

4 dollars gets you a drink and wings at night. Good deal

Review №100

Love the environment and the friendly helpful staff!

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  • Address:159 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 802-864-0744
  • American restaurant
  • Bar
  • Night club
  • Sports bar
Working hours
  • Monday:4–10PM
  • Tuesday:4–10PM
  • Wednesday:4–10PM
  • Thursday:4–10PM
  • Friday:4–10PM
  • Saturday:4–10PM
  • Sunday:4–10PM
Service options
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
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