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5183 Main St, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255-9772
+1 802-362-0611
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pot roast” (86 reviews)
“apple butter” (107 reviews)
“fritters” (50 reviews)
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16:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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5183 Main St, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255-9772
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Ye Olde Tavern for our anniversary. It was very colonial feeling and great for a fall anniversary. The lighting was romantic . The meals were plentiful and prepare nicely. The building was old and the floors creeked which added to the ambiance....More

Thank plb1975
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It's a pleasure to have earned such high marks from you and an honor to be part of your anniversary celebration. Hope we'll see you again someday for another bite. Cheers! Michael

Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely dining rooms each decorated in old colonial decor. The menu selections, with mouth watering descriptions are numerous. Food is delicious!! Loved starting off with the cranberry fritters with maple butter and home baked bread! Something for every ones likes. Wonderful service too! A gem...More

Thank Amelia K
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Amelia, Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback via TripAdvisor and dining with us. We are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed the colonial decor, wonderful service and the exceptional food. We hope to have an opportunity to serve you again. Cheers! Michael

Reviewed 5 days ago

The building is very old. which was the appeal for going there. So glad we did. Great food, great atmosphere. Waitress was very good.. The cranberry fritters and maple butter were the best. Just my daughter and I, we weren't rushed. We enjoyed our meal...More

Thank windstormreigns
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm pleased to know you and your daughter had a magnificent dinner with us. Thank you for the fantastic review and hope to see you again. Cheers! Michael

Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been part-time Vermonters for over 40 years, but our only experience at Ye Olde Tavern had been an okay dinner with Porsche club members years ago. For some unknown reason, we decided to try again -- and are we glad! We've had dinner here...More

Thank Chandolin
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Not 1, not 2, but "3 absolutely delicious dinners!". I am thrilled that you gave us another try. We love it when we succeed in proving why Ye Olde Tavern is a Vermont culinary landmark. Thank you very much for all of the compliments about...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great New England fare and wide ranging selections. Friendly and well trained staff. Historic7 building and ample parking.

Thank Ron B
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Ron, We are so pleased that you were able to dine with us and found everything to your liking. Until next time, cheers! Michael

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is fun to eat in a 200+ year old building steeped in history, memorabilia and crooked floors. The wait staff were delightful and engaging. The food is the best we had on our trip so far. Starting with the cranberry fritters and maple butter....More

Thank Hmb22233
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're all about an awesome experience from top to bottom, so it means a lot that you were pleased with everything from the food to the service and ambiance. Our entire team looks forward to welcoming you back to Ye Olde Tavern, the next time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

After an energetic hike up to Prospect Point my friends and I were looking for a relaxing spot for dinner. I suggested we try Ye Olde Tavern. We were warmly welcomed in a bit ahead of the scheduled 5:00 opening and celebrated our accomplishment for...More

Thank PAL299
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing such a fantastic review and dining with us. We're thrilled to have provided such a memorable and fantastic experience for you. We strive for excellence and your praise for our historic ambiance, mouthwatering dishes & drinks, friendly staff lets us know...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations for 5 and arrived early as we were sitting in the parking lot the manager came out and invited us to come in early. Our server Chris was so attentive and helpful with the menu. My Lobster bisque was amazing and the...More

Thank IBJosey
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's brilliant to read such a great review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us and thank you for your comments regarding Chris, I will be sure to pass them on. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you only have one night in Manchester to eat out, this is the place to go. We've been coming to Ye Olde Tavern for years on our annual trip to Manchester. It has never disappointed us. We love the food, the service, and the...More

Thank NYNann
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad a meal at Ye Olde Tavern is a must-do while you're in town. Thank you for your support and appreciation over the years! Until your next visit, cheers! Michael

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with (4) other couples for dinner. Raves all around. Personal favorite was the Yankee Pot Roast. Large serving with creamy masked potatoes and veggies. Meat was tender with no grizzle whatsoever. Just enough gravy to flavor but not drown the meat. No knife necessary...More

Thank Norm A
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Norm, Thank you for taking the time to share your Ye Olde Tavern experience with the TripAdvisor community! I'm pleased to see you enjoyed your evening and I'm glad you found your server Jossie, top notch. I will be sure to pass on your compliments...More

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Amy E
11 September 2017|
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Response from fba5 | Reviewed this property |
Their website states: "The Early Bird Menu, Sunday thru Friday between 5:00 - 5:59 P.M. (except during Holiday & peak periods)." Also, you can see their current Early Bird Menu (for $19) on their website. I tried to add... More
19 October 2016|
Response from TheTavernCrier | Property representative |
We just got your message. As we focus our energy to our guests, we check TripAdvisor every other day and do not accept reservations or table requests via online websites. I just looked in the reservation computer and did... More
17 August 2016|
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Response from TheTavernCrier | Property representative |
Thank you for the inquiry. The Onion Soup is not a vegetarian item and we enhance the flavor with house made beef stock. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Michael
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 34
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5183 Main St, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255-9772
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-0611
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Ye Olde Tavern is open daily... Cocktails start at 4:30pm and Dinner is from 5:00pm with last seating at 9:00pm. Reservations are always suggested. Our Tavern is handicapped accessible and attire is casual neat. Ye Olde Tavern has private rooms for meetings and special events, such as Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Cocktails. We can serve up to 90 people in the entire circa 1790 Colonial Inn.The State of Vermont has recognized our circa 1790 Colonial Inn as a 'Green Restaurants'. Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast Magazine have recognized our Wine List as one of the best in the country. Minna & Michael Brandt- Proprietors Cassandra Bender- General Manager Cliff Cooper- Executive Chef Reservations are suggested.
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