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The Dorset Inn Restaurant

8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-5500
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (17 reviews)
“burger” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Been going up to the Manchester area for years and somehow missed the Dorset Inn Restaurant. Ate in the dining room on a Tuesday night. Food and service were terrific.Menu is the same in the dining room and tavern. Menu is quite varied.

Thank machkasdad
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Wonderful food and staff. Beautifully presented and served. Excellent menu supported by daily specials. Fair pricing. Fabulous bar with a broad assortment of beverages and a terrific wine cellar.

Thank mlrichter9
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended by a friend to stay at the Dorset Inn and were not disappointed. It is a wonderfully old and welcoming establishment. On our arrival we were upgraded to a suite which had a fireplace and lounge plus 4 poster bed and large...More

Thank Karen8802
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner on a Sunday night in the Tavern. It is small , friendly and the server has been on staff for 20 +yrs. ...was attentive to our every need. ( we would select the tavern and not the main dining...More

Thank James T
Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

We visit Vermont a few times a year and enjoy the local restaurants on of which is the Dorset Inn. Until last night when the hostess basically turned us away! She said that they just had 12 tables come in and the kitchen was backed...More

Thank Dolores Y
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

So sorry to hear about your experience when stopping by the inn. It is disheartening to hear that you were turned away without an offer to sit at the bar or in the living room. I would like to follow up with you and show...More

Reviewed January 7, 2018

Breakfasts were very good and well portioned. One morning we had to leave early and the chef was very accommodating in providing three breakfasts to go. Dinners included vegetarian choices.

1  Thank Linda P
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

A great place to stay for a few days in any season . Excellent kitchen. Very pleasant bar in the winter with a roaring fireplace. Rooms not spacious but more than adequate. Comfortable breakfast room.

1  Thank DrPapo
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Thank you so much for choosing The Dorset Inn and we hope you will join us again in the near future!

Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

We went over to the Dorset Inn on recommendation to have a cocktail with plans to check it out before booking dinner there! First, I was ‘told off’ for looking at a menu while I was waiting to be directed to the bar. The bar...More

2  Thank eskimochild
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Best corned beef hash ever! I’d say it’s the best breakfast I’ve ever had. Great service and atmosphere as well.

1  Thank Joe P
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are beyond proud of our culinary team and are pleased you enjoyed breakfast. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here as we stayed at Barrows Inn and it is offered as a part of the stay. We waited 20+ minutes to get our order taken after we had to ask. The waitresses walked past us over and over again and didn’t...More

Thank Travelingirl31
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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