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Cow Palace

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American, Bar, Pub
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3111 US Route 5, Derby, VT 05829-9456
+1 802-766-4724
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Derby, Vermont
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Went for their rib special. Can't wait to go back to Vermont and have them again! Nice salad bar, too.

Thank Dancingbluewolf
Derby, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food was great and the price was affordable. Atmosphere of the Cow Palace is very family friendly.

Thank TammyVT
Weare, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband and I often visit Cow Palace during our snowmobiling trips. It is difficult to find restaurants in the area that serve dinner after, say, 7:00. But Cow Palace is always a go-to option. The menu has a nice variety and we have always been pleased with the food. The prices are very reasonable. This past visit my husband... More 

Thank KarenAnne08
West Glover, Vermont
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This restaurant has gone down hill over the years, it used to be one of my favorites. I don't think the menu has changed in years and the last couple of times in, the service was only fair. While still a decent place, there are better options in the area.

Thank kevjack6
Saint Albans, Vermont
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239 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

After viewing the elk herd - that's an unusual feature for a restaurant to offer - we went in for an early dinner. It was nice .. nice service, choice of portion sizes for ribs .. ribs very tender. Quick, pleasant service kept it from being average.

Thank Jonathan B
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We drove into the parking lot and saw a field full of Elk. inside the dinning area the walls are covered with all sorts of animals. If you are an animal lover this place may not be for you. The food and service were very good.

Thank john m
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107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I have been to the Newport area of Vermont about 6 or 7 times the past few years but until tonight had not tried the Cow Palace. I had envisioned it being a dark, somewhat repressive interior, BUT WAS I EVER WRONG! The atmosphere was open and spacious, clean and inviting. I arrived at 5:30PM for an early dinner and... More 

Thank Larry B
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of the first times trip advisor has mislead us. We went here on our 20th Anniversary and unfortunately we're 100% unimpressed! From the moment we walked in to the time we walked out, the service sucked! Where is this salad bar everyone speaks so highly of? The drinks took 15 minutes to arrive, and then when we... More 

Thank bandersen
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious unique food! Awesome atmosphere. Friendly service. Somewhat pricey but with all fresh ingredients make it all worth it. A must if you're in the area.

Thank Bambi S
Gardner, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Cow Palace is unique in that there are elk in the back yard. If you are lucky enough they will come up close to the fence so you can get a picture with them. Service of restaurant was excellent. Food was good,salad bar and some different choices such as elk (if you dare try it after seeing the beautiful animals... More 

Thank 41576KathleenMM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3111 US Route 5, Derby, VT 05829-9456
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Northeast Kingdom  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +1 802-766-4724

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?