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Cow Palace

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3111 US Route 5, Derby, VT 05829-9456
+1 802-766-4724
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Burlington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The Cow Palace has always been a favorite of ours. The wait staff are very friendly and accommodating, and the atmosphere is cozy and clean, which is the bonus of not dinning at a chain restaurant! This weekend me and my husband went out and I had the Vermont maple chicken for the first time and he had the prime... More 

Thank Jillian272
Saint Albans, Vermont
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232 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

After viewing the elk herd - that's an unusual feature for a restaurant to offer - we went in for an early dinner. It was nice .. nice service, choice of portion sizes for ribs .. ribs very tender. Quick, pleasant service kept it from being average.

Thank Jonathan B
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We drove into the parking lot and saw a field full of Elk. inside the dinning area the walls are covered with all sorts of animals. If you are an animal lover this place may not be for you. The food and service were very good.

Thank john m
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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I have been to the Newport area of Vermont about 6 or 7 times the past few years but until tonight had not tried the Cow Palace. I had envisioned it being a dark, somewhat repressive interior, BUT WAS I EVER WRONG! The atmosphere was open and spacious, clean and inviting. I arrived at 5:30PM for an early dinner and... More 

Thank Larry B
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of the first times trip advisor has mislead us. We went here on our 20th Anniversary and unfortunately we're 100% unimpressed! From the moment we walked in to the time we walked out, the service sucked! Where is this salad bar everyone speaks so highly of? The drinks took 15 minutes to arrive, and then when we... More 

Thank bandersen
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious unique food! Awesome atmosphere. Friendly service. Somewhat pricey but with all fresh ingredients make it all worth it. A must if you're in the area.

Thank Bambi S
Gardner, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Cow Palace is unique in that there are elk in the back yard. If you are lucky enough they will come up close to the fence so you can get a picture with them. Service of restaurant was excellent. Food was good,salad bar and some different choices such as elk (if you dare try it after seeing the beautiful animals... More 

Thank 41576KathleenMM
Westminster, Vermont
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Lunch was served in the pub area not the dining room, not very busy for a Tuesday lunch time! Ordered special maple BBQ burger! It was delicious, but I'd rather of sat in the dining room! Price for burger and fries was very reasonable!

Thank Dart52
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

In from out of state for a family get together, we arrived at Cow Palace without a reservation. It happened to be Prom night, but Cow Palace staff accommodated us anyway. The atmosphere was great, on the outside there are live Elks and on the inside there are replicas of deer, bears etc. The food was phenomenal. Some of us... More 

Thank Janet R
Repentigny, Canada
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118 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

This place is undoubtedly the best place you can find to eat meat near Newport. All four of us enjoyed our plates, the atmosphere is nice, service is great but on top of everything, awesome value for money.

Thank Tommy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3111 US Route 5, Derby, VT 05829-9456
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Northeast Kingdom  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +1 802-766-4724

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?