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Come to Down Home Kitchen in Downtown Montpelier, Vermont for Real Southern Soul Food.

Down Home Kitchen was established by Mary Alice Proffitt in the fall of 2015 in beautiful and historic downtown Montpelier, Vermont, as a community-minded restaurant serving scratch-made, with love, homestyle cooking and baking like her mother, Sally, and grandmother, Miriam, made for her growing up in Atlanta, Georgia.

Down Home's caring and talented staff work hard each and every day to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for you, cooking and baking to order each customer's meal with the best quality local, free-range and organic ingredients whenever possible while still maintaining a price point and menu that is accessible to all in our diverse community.

The pleasure of having is in sharing.  Please enjoy your food and fellowship and make yourself at home!




call us!

everything on our menu can be ordered TO-GO

we do not take reservations

we have wonderful Bohemian Coffee TO-GO in our coffee window every day


100 main street
montpelier, vt 05602



7:30 am - 2:30 pm 



saturday southern suppers start oct. 1

5 pm & 7 pm seatings

full bar open from 5 - 9 pm


Saturday Southern Suppers


Starting Saturday October 1st

Down Home Kitchen will be opened to the public every Saturday night with two seatings, one at 5 pm and the other at 7 pm.  

Chef Christian Young and sous chef Sean Babson will create a pre-fixed family-style supper menu that changes weekly.  We will also offer a bar menu for patrons who wish to sit at the counter or one of our smaller tables for two and enjoy a light bite with our delicious cocktails, beer and wine.

This Saturday's Southern Supper on October 1st includes a Cajun-themed menu including:

Bar Menu

Fried Shrimp Po Boy $14 

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers $7.50

Rodeo Burger $13

Cajun Sweet Potato Fries $6.50




  • $25 includes a bread basket with homemade buttermilk biscuits and cornbread muffins, your table’s choice of two mains, two sides and dessert.
  • All items on the family-style menu can be ordered a la carte ($9/main; $4/side; $5/dessert)




Shrimp Gumbo

Creole Chicken

Blackened Catfish

Stuffed Cajun Tomatoes

White Bean Cakes




Dirty rice with andouille sausage

Black eyed peas (vegetarian)

Roasted creole potatoes (vegetarian or vegan)

Sweet Potato Souffle




*make it a la mode for an extra $1.50


Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie a la mode

Apple Crisp a la mode

Bread Pudding a la mode



Reservations are strongly recommended but walk-ins are also welcome!.  You can call 802.225.6665 during normal business hours to save your seats.