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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
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17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Complimentary breakfast as we were staying at neighbor property Barrows Inn, wow! Can't believe this was included. Breakfast was delicious and service was quick and courteous. Thumbs up!

Thank trisha f
South Dennis , MA
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in the mountains but a short drive from Manchester the Inn provides the perfect ambience and Vermont dining experience. We dined in the tavern in front of a lovely fireplace and were served by very attentive but unobtrusive staff. The cocktails were perfect and one of the best martinis ever. Our dinners were delicious. I would highly recommend the... More 

Thank phdianeroy
Roseland, New Jersey
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702 reviews
500 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dorset Inn is a gem. This is what you think of when you think of coming to Vermont. A classic 18th century inn on a beautiful town green with a charming colonial tavern that serves excellent food (the also have a a charming dining room, and a Garden Room. We had a classic tavern brunch/lunch, which they serve only... More 

Thank Conseiller99
Long Island New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is not our first review of the beautiful Dorset Inn. Let me start by saying that the inn itself is so beautiful and inviting. Each room is so welcoming and decorated to make you feel like you are in a special place. NOTHING is overlooked, from the incredible breakfasts and dinners to the nice selection of well made cocktails... More 

Thank anyexcusetovacation
Tenafly, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Dorset Inn is all you'd expect from a New England Inn. Charming, cozy, elegantly decorated, feels like home. They serve an amazing breakfast!! You will love it, guaranteed. Very polite service too. Its sister Inn, Barrows House, down the road is more updated inside and has better internet connection. They are both among the best in the area.

Thank Alexandra S
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Inn & made reservations for dinner at the Dorset Inn Restraunt. The dinner was fantastic - starting with the lobster bisque soup. Service was great. Also, staying at the Inn, we had breakfast there 2 mornings. The country breakfast options were plentiful, and the daily specials were nice. Both me and my wife were completely satisfied with... More 

Thank Chrisklpr
York, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We picked this restaurant for our Christmas Dinner whilst on holiday in Vermont. We checked out the Christmas Menu on line before booking so were then a little disappointed to see that the menu had changed when we arrived for our meal. The Roast Christmas Goose had been replaced by a Goose pie. This was more like a casserole with... More 

Thank AlanKit
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Beautiful and charming holiday Inn experience---cozy and homey---good menu well executed and strong wine/drink list---add on friendly service and it makes for a wonderful night

Thank Lb K
Greensboro, Vermont
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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160 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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 

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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 

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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
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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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