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The Dorset Inn Restaurant

8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-5500
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (12 reviews)
“burger” (11 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I recommend a reservation. Food was good but nothing exceptional. I hear their brunch is great. We couldn't get into their more casual venue down the road because there was a wedding there, we were dressed a bit too casual for the Dorset. They sat...More

Thank rics0n
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great service. Went alone and they made me feel completely at ease without being annoying. Food and wine delicious. Authentic Vermont setting. Gracious period surroundings.

Thank KSS007
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A lovely spot for a quiet lunch in the center of Dorset. The tavern is cozy and our Susan was friendly and quick with our lunch order. One of us had a smoked turkey sandwich on a very fresh marble rye bread and the other...More

Thank melange1
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Last minute drop in and it couldn't have been more comfortable and delicious. Cron crab fritters were delicious and the burger was truly perfect.

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This was recommended to us by our local shooting instructor, who is a lifetime resident. It did not disappoint. Varied menu, nice choices and flavors, reasonable portions and attentive staff. Traditional New England fare for sure. Maybe a little pricey but worth it.

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 5 June 2017

In this traditional Inn the meals, menu and service are first rate. The tavern side is cozy and active. The dining room is tasteful in looks and fare.

Thank manningrubin
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Brunch experience of flavors! We tried the Pea soup (delight soft flavors) and the Gazpacho with lobster (flavor heavenly distributed). The server made sure our plates were perfectly composed. Sited outside, light breeze, good wine. Great brunch!! Dinner menu looked so tempting!!!

Thank Sirpinky
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We recently stayed at the Dorset Inn, and ate dinner in the dining room. It is nice and quiet and the food is the best. It is a little pricey but worth it.If you stay at the inn breakfast is included. This is not just...More

Thank anita l
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, Brunch, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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