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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” (82 reviews)
“apple butter” (101 reviews)
“fritters” (46 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 May 2016

This restaurant was recommended and we came for the early bird dinner. The tavern is gorgeous and we ate in the back room. The food was delicious and the service was excellent!!!! We definitely will come back!!!More

Thank Katie O
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. I'm glad to read that you found the food, service and atmosphere to be worth every penny. At $18, we feel our Early Bird Menu is the best deal in town. We hope to have the pleasure...More

Reviewed 30 April 2016

Diane and I went to the early bird At the Ye Olde Tavern The early bird is $ 18.00 you get freshly baked bread, cranberry fritters with Vermont maple butter, choice of field greens or Caesar salad, mashed potatoes or rice pilaf and fresh vegetables...More

Thank George N
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2016

George, I just noticed I never responded to your review, it was a total oversight. Thank you for letting us know about your dining experience. It's a pity to hear that we were unable to impress you with our food. I would love to hear...More

Reviewed 28 April 2016

Ye Olde Tavern is a favorite of ours. We always have an exceptional meal, outstanding service, and an atmosphere that is perfect for a couple who want to reconnect after a busy week.

Thank Dawne O
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Dawne, It brings me great joy knowing Ye Olde Tavern is one of your favorite dining spots and you can enjoy a special evening after a busy week. Your compliments are much too kind. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers! Michael

Reviewed 28 April 2016

We had been traveling for 2.5 hours and staying over night in Manchester. I had been to Manchester once in my life and looked at Trip Advisor for a place to eat. This restaurant was wonderful I had pot roast and it was tender. I...More

Thank Timothy O
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with the TripAdvisor community and of course dining with us. Our staff is dedicated to delivering true Vermont hospitality and cuisine focused on the highest quality ingredients, properly prepared and presented, so we are...More

Reviewed 24 April 2016

The food is delicious. It was a great time my husband and I have been four times and loved it very time.

Thank lindsaydoug2016
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

Lindsay and Doug, Feels great to read you have loved dining with us, each of your 4 times. Thanks for everything and we look forward to your next visit. Cheers! Michael

Reviewed 23 April 2016

Had yet another wonderful dinner at Ye Olde Tavern last night. The ambiance is cozy and warm, taking you back to the days of stagecoaches and long dresses. Every course I had, from the Shrimp Cocktail to the Flambe Duck was scrumptious. Champagne Cocktail topped...More

Thank Shimmana
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2016

Not 1, not 2, not 3... but 4 wonderful reviews over the years, thank you! It means a lot to us here at Ye Olde Tavern, because we constantly strive to provide the best dining experience we can. We are already looking forward to your...More

Reviewed 20 April 2016

went here based on ratings but was disappointed. very average food, but cranberry scones w/ maple butter are awesomeMore

Thank kevwizz
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2016

Thank you for dining with us, but sorry your meal did not meet your expectations. We work very hard everyday as you can evidence in the positive stream of great experiences most people have posted in every social media outlet, but sometimes we fail. We...More

Reviewed 16 April 2016

Fantastic charm, friendly staff and great food! I highly recommend Ye Olde Tavern when you are in Manchester!More

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Thank P Frank H
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2016

Frank, It's quite an honor to read how an innkeeper (such as yourself) could be left with such a memorable impression of your dining experiences at our our historic tavern. We try our best to make sure every detail is accounted for, and we look...More

Reviewed 15 April 2016

We both had the duck and it was the best. The owner Michael is very pleasant and was the perfect host.

Thank VermontTravelers
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2016

Thanks so much for your praise. I'm glad you chose to celebrate your birthday with us. Looking forward to your return, cheers! Michael

Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

The meal was nice. The service was good. The staff was friendly and courteous. The food was done well and presentation was nice. Can't give it 5 stars and can't explain why. Just didn't have that pop. Don't get me wrong. It as a good...More

Thank palexa401
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Thank you so much for dining with us. We're pleased to hear you had a nice experience. Our entire team strives to provide the absolute best food, drink, service and atmosphere and wish you could elaborate on what was that "pop" needed to earn that...More

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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
11 August 2016|
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Response from TheTavernCrier | Property representative |
Thanks for the inquiry. We do have a 5 seat bar, but it is very tough to reserve seating for you at it. If you would like to reserve at table, please call 802.362.0611. We look forward to having you dine with us. 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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