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The Dorset Inn Restaurant

8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-5500
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet dining room in the antique Dorset Inn. Service was very good. Burrada appetizer was fantastic, as was the roasted garlic and cheese raclette. I had the vegetarian stuffed eggplant that was redolent with herbs, and my husband had the duck breast that was cooked...More

Thank 3october
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, quiet, colonial atmosphere in beautiful Dorset. I opted for the lobster -- spot on. Others in the party did the burger -- got rave reviews. We're in the area occasionally and The Dorset Inn is always on our list of places to dine.

Thank WagnersParsifal
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Again, just the best experience ever! Noonie for our server and Patrick for our bartender.It is literally like "coming home!" every time we come to the Dorset Inn. Cozy ambiance, delicious, farm fresh food and a genuine welcome from old friends. Quite simply the best!...More

Thank travelchamp1
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

The Dorset Inn has excellent food and service. The filet was excellent and the dessert was fabulous. The service was also excellent and all the staff was friendly and very accommodating. Breakfast was delicious and everything was fresh and tasty.

Thank Judy P
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We had a delicious meal at the Dorset Inn Restaurant. We ate in the dining room versus the tavern and enjoyed the ambiance. We were served by a delightful young waiter who aimed to please. He was well informed about the menu and dinner choices....More

1  Thank sealover12
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We had breakfast (included) each day here and dinner twice during our three night stay and each meal was fantastic, accompanied by excellent service.

Thank Permithunters
Reviewed August 7, 2018

About a year ago we took the long way back from Merck Forest in Rupert, Vermont and stumbled upon the quaint village of Dorset -- so noted into the bucket list. So on a pleasant recent evening we took the hour drive north and dined...More

Thank LakeRecluse
Reviewed August 6, 2018

If you are looking for a real New England restaurant, this is it! Wonderful food, service; cozy dining room in historic house.

Thank Marsha B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The Dorset Inn is the oldest continually operating Inn in Vermont. It retains the charm of an old inn but has been refurbished and has all the benefits of modern amenities. There are three dining areas - a breakfast/ lunch room overlooking the village green...More

Thank William C
Reviewed July 31, 2018

I had two wonderful dinners on the Dorset Inn front porch in late July, the second on my birthday with friends. This is a favorite place of the locals because the dishes are interesting and always consistently delicious. Great cocktails. The waitstaff is always nice...More

1  Thank Fionabelle2009
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$35
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-867-5500
  • E-mail
The Dorset Inn...always a treat! All of us here love food and enjoy sharing that with you. The warm and welcoming ambiance of the historic red dining room and cozy New England tavern allows guests to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the friendly hospitality. As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, we support as many local farms and businesses as possible. Our cuisine is an uncomplicated, bistro-style that demonstrates classic culinary techniques and traditions with regional influences and reflects the freshest ingredients available. To showcase Vermont's four unique seasons, the menu changes frequently.
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