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The Dorset Inn Restaurant

8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-5500
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic building, broad New England menu, great service. Date night last Friday with my wife was at the Dorset Inn. Huge beverage list and excellent menu. We started with a Butternut Squash soup (rich and creamy) and the Beet Salad with greens a chive cheese...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast at The Dorset Inn included as part of our stay at the Barrows House, down the block & it was delicious! It was choice of the menu, made to order and extremely tasty! Our waitresses on both days were very friendly &...More

Thank Meehanlane
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant simply does things right. Reservations are prompt, the menu is outstanding, the food is well prepared and is delicious. Staff are prompt, helpful but professional. We ate in both the restaurant and the Tavern and found many locals dining there which is always...More

Thank atraveler006
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were on a camping trip and hubby wanted to go out to eat. We had passed this restaurant during the day and he wanted to go back. Glad we did. Tough finding a parking place, and me with a cane had a bit of...More

Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Recommended by our B&B owner, this was a good find. All our meals were excellent, with generous portions. They are very busy, and we had to take a 5:45 PM booking to get in on short notice. The location is great, with parking out front...More

Thank Ron_Koyich
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I touched on this in my review of the Inn which is top notch and a hidden gem. The restaurant is icing on the cake, offering the fresh local meats and one of the best menus I've seen - I live in Boston and eat...More

Thank Albert B
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We had 4 meals here while recently in Dorset. the meals were average to good, not very good. Our first breakfast on 9/23 was not very good. we asked for egg white omelets with any vegetables they had and they only could offer red bell...More

Thank Tellus9
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had dinner here earlier this evening - the turkey croquettes and pork eye round. Excellent quality food, served with class. Very quaint setting - wish we were staying there as well. Highly recommend for dinner. You will not be disappointed.

1  Thank VicMarTravel
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Dorset Inn is a superb location to have a meal .... several rooms (& outside veranda) available to be in whether you go for brunch, lunch, tavern fare, gourmet dinning. An old bldg well maintained and kept. Comfy sitting rooms. (Right at the corner of...More

1  Thank Track1089
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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