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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
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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Long Island New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 30 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 The Roast Christmas Goose had been replaced by a Goose pie.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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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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149 reviews
55 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 

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 

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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

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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