I absolutely love that [The Blue Benn is] taking cards now . It was a pain that they didn’t take cash but mostly I wanted to thank you for bringing back the opportunity for me to make some great childhood memories with my grandson just like I did with my grandmother so many years ago as she would end her shift at the Union Carbide (now Energizer).my mother would drop me off there to my grandmother to spend the day with her but not before eating breakfast and begging her for quarters so I could play music from the table top juke boxes Now I’m 52years old and my grandmother is 92years old and I may not be a child anymore but everytime I go by the blue benn my heart is full of love for the memories from my past with my beautiful grandmother and for the further ones I’ll now be able to make with my grandson and for that it’s a gift that’s priceless.
— M.T., Bennington, VT
My first visit to The Blue Benn was in 1976 when my family moved from Mahopac, New York to Shaftsbury, Vermont. Since that time I have eaten here literally hundreds of times. I always seek out diners when I’m traveling, and it is safe to say that while some have come close, I’ve not yet seen a diner anywhere that matched The Blue Benn in terms of its menu and the tastiness of it’s food. That plus the great atmosphere has made me a lifelong customer. Having the Blue Benn close during the Pandemic was a great tragedy. I’m thrilled that it is back!
— J.S., Hoosick Falls, NY