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The Dorset Inn Restaurant

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8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-5500
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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Greensboro, Vermont
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Celebrating an early birthday, this place was quite a treat. We started with a Northshire Brown Ale and a Lost Nation Pilsner with some delicious Mussels. Our entrees of Blackened Salmon with Shrimp sauce and New England Cod with Cabot Cheddar were also outstanding. We enjoyed the vegetable medlay as a side. Excellent choices tonight!

Thank BeachStew
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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139 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to dinner in this restaurant while we were on a 2,5 week road trip with our children. We loved the Dorset Inn, the location is beautiful and full of history. The food was really very good and the waitress helping us so sweet and helpful. If you are traveling in Vermont, please go here for the best dinner... More 

Thank OurCoolFamilyofSix
Dorsetinnkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you to "Our cool family of 6", Glad to hear your 2.5 week road trip ended with some good food. Best food in Vermont? Well we appreciate that indeed. Look forward to seeing you all again soon, The Dorset Inn More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Patrick made great drinks and even better conversation. Only thing that was missing was a small TV with no sound and the World Series on. Missing the game but still having a great time!

Thank Chris A
Dorsetinnkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Chris, Happy to hear you enjoyed Patricks drinks and conversation. He is a staple here, been with us for 30 years! As far as the TV, you are welcome at anytime to use the TV in our common areas, especially if it is the world series! Look forward to seeing you again soon The Dorset inn More 

Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been dining here practically once a year for a couple decades as a tourist. The menu is the same both tavern and dining room, but I prefer the informality of the bar. On cool nights there is always a nice fire going, and plenty of locals frequent the place in addition to the tourists. The service is notable, food... More 

Thank conniemichaelson
Hilton Head Island
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a small restaurant and bar in an old inn in an iconic Vermont village. Very small bar well-tended with some tables in bar area. The dining room is adjacent with varied menu, excellent food and attentive service.

Thank George J
New Jersey
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

While we were staying at the Barrows House Inn, breakfast is served at their sister inn, The Dorset Inn, only a five minute walk away. It is served in there very pretty garden room, surrounded by windows overlooking the beautiful Dorset Village. Since you have your choice of the menu, there is something you are sure to enjoy. They also... More 

Thank alexischristine
Princeton, New Jersey
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We visited the Dorset Inn with our two children and sat outside for dinner on the front porch. The server was so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Our dinner was delicious. My son had the turkey croquettes, which he loved and my husband had the trout - he liked it very much. My daughter had the pasta from the... More 

Thank Amy1234540
Montreal, Canada
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

It was a rainy day...and the lunch in the Inn's sun room brightened our stay! Fresh salads, filling, tasty omelette. Service was friendly.

Thank V B
New York City
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Extremely pleasant meal here. Parmesan crusted cod was excellent. Service highly professional. Attractive surroundings.

Thank TobyNewYorkCity
New Haven, Connecticut
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The dinner menu was so inviting we had difficulty selecting what to order. Our server was especially helpful in describing each dish that we asked about. Even the hamburger was special. The strawberry shortcake with a homemade biscuit was better than any I've ever tasted, highly recommended. In the morning the corned beef hash was irresistible.

Thank Devorah33851

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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
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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