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P&H Truck Stop

Route 302 & I-91 - (exit 17 off I-91), Wells River, VT - (802) 429-2141
Posted By Michael Stern on March 1, 2008 1:25 PM
Outside, you smell diesel fumes, but the first thing you notice when you enter the P&H Truck Stop is the smell of bread. P&H bakes its own, and there are shelves of the good homemade loaves ready to be sold whole or sliced and toasted to accompany breakfast (served round the clock). Even if you aren't a hungry trucker, the view inside is mighty appetizing. Beyond the bread, dozens of home made pies are displayed on their own shelves in the spacious dining room.

The menu is a roster of excellent diner fare, its listings written in both English and French (for Canadian drivers). The French translations give the most pedestrian meals a curiously epicurean twist, i.e. “Sandwich de Hamburgeoise Chaud” (a hot hamburger), “Fillet de Palourde avec Petit Pain” (a clam roll), and “Saucisse de Fracfort” (a hot dog). Much of the food has an accent that is truly regional, including New England pot roast, and a chowder listed almost every day on the blackboard menu. Our favorite is corn chowder: with a couple slabs of good toast, it is stalwart enough to be a meal unto itself. You can also get a nice hot meat loaf sandwich with potatoes on the side. Sandwiches are available on supermarket bread or on thick slices of the good P&H stuff. Top it off with such Downeast desserts as pudding made with Grape-Nuts and gloriously robust pies loaded with blueberries or piled high with sweet maple custard. And speaking of maple, breakfast pancakes and French toast are served with Vermont maple syrup (“sirop d’erable pur”). The menu patriotically guarantees that pure maple is “the only kind we’ll serve.”

P&H is a true truck stop, featuring bunkhouse rooms upstairs and a bulletin board next to the cash register where dispatchers and gear-jammers thumbtack messages to each other regarding loads that need hauling.
4 star rating
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Dinner Roll
Hot Turkey Sandwich
Yankee Pot Roast

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Posted By Patrick Gray on March 11, 2015 7:37 AM
I was up in the Wells River area the other day delivering a load of pig manure to a local farmer. I planned to stop by P&H, just to get a slice of maple cream pie. Since it was close to lunch time, I ended up ordering a hot turkey dinner with all the fixin's. I gotta say, the turkey squeezin's were the best I've had in years. I had the pie for dessert and it was awesome as usual! The food here is well worth a visit.

Pat Gray
Earl of Cavendish, Vermont
5 star rating
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Maple Cream Pie
Turkey Dinner

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Posted By Dee Pete on October 2, 2011 3:51 PM
I just love the Broaster chicken here. We are from Florida and we make the 50 mile trip every time we visit to go to P&H. Last year we ended up going three times so we could have the breakfast buffet. It is the only place that I have found that has that Broaster chicken. Delicious. And all the desserts are fantastic.
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