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Barrows House Restaurant

3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-4455
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck wings” (2 reviews)
“beet salad” (5 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 14 there for a special family event. Not one single person enjoyed their meal. The only good food anyone spoke of was the bread prior to dinner. Opt for the restaurant at the Dorset instead (same owners different chef).

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Barrows House Restaurant on Halloween night 2017 and absolutely loved it. The food was delicious and the Barrows House is a beautiful and romantic setting.

Thank ScottBuzz
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed yourselves! We are delighted to hear you had a lovely time and can't wait to welcome you back!

Reviewed 31 October 2017

We really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Our B&B owner recommended it and we are so glad. The truffle popcorn, beet and cheese salad, homemade pasta noodles and the bacon jam on the burger were all favorites!

Thank Sarah B
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves! The homemade pasta is a new venture for us and we are truly excited about it -- thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We'd love to have you back!

Reviewed 28 October 2017

So delicious and the atmosphere was everything we hoped Vermont would be. Everything we ordered was so good and would definitely recommend the beet salad.More

Thank Angie H
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

The beet salad is a local favorite! I'm so happy you were able to relax and enjoy Vermont -- it's a special place for sure. Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Be sure to join us again next time you're in the...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We had drinks & dinner at the Barrows House & were happy to reconnect with Scott, the bartender, beverage manager, food manager, Scott of all trades?!?!! Scott was great & made us some fabulous "exotic" drinks from the menu! We sat at the bar &...More

Thank Meehanlane
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Recommended by the owner of our B&B, and having the same ownership as our last night’s restaurant, The Dorset Inn, we had high expectations. The ‘meal satisfaction index,’ was mixed, however. Bev and Gary, who shared a house special burger, along with beers, were pleased...More

Thank Ron_Koyich
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Barrows House has a very extensive menu and delicious food. Outdoor seating in the summer. It is owned by the Dorset Inn and so has an excellent reputation. The wait staff is very helpful!

1  Thank skifast06
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The food was ok, nothing special. the outside ambiance with the fire pit and open green space was quite nice. the inside ok. if you're in dorset, it's barrow house or sister property the dorset inn, so you're limited with dinner choices. accepting this, it's...More

1  Thank Tellus9
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The ambiance is beautiful. The outdoor deck has heaters and a fire ring to stay warm on cooler nights. The food is great quality and they offer good selection of tavern food. The surroundings are quaint including Dorset Village, which is a short walk from...More

1  Thank Roseanne D
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I visit once a month. Excellent staff and great quality food. The tenderloin is always prepared perfectly. The crab and shrimp spring roll is a must try. Thursday is Trivia night in the bar if you are looking for something different. Outside seating with heaters...More

Thank BlondeBling
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10 April 2016|
Response from Chuck K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They do have a lunch menu. Very good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-867-4455
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Barrows House Restaurant is an American pub with a modern twist on traditional New England tavern fare that pairs great food with craft beers. Our menus and beverages showcase Vermont's abundance of local products and celebrate its farms and producers. These quality ingredients are simply prepared demonstrating classic culinary techniques offering guests uncomplicated seasonal tastes of Vermont. Set against the historic backdrop of a circa 1803 building, the ambiance is at once warm and welcoming, sophisticated yet casual featuring Dorset white marble accents and historic black & white photos from the local Norcross-West Marble Quarry, one of the oldest in the country. Paired with our large outdoor terrace and colorful gardens, Barrows House Restaurant is the ideal setting for outdoor dining and all types of special events.
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