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The Village Inn and Tavern

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157 Main Street, Belgrade, ME 0491
207-495-3553
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
New owners are likable and food is good - what a difference that makes!

I was so very glad when this place changed hands as the prior owner (um, OK I'll stop short of expressing my personal feelings for prior management) but I will say that Kate and Heather are very pleasant and gracious hosts, are not overbearing and intrusive, AND most importantly the food has gone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Augusta, Maine
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent food with many options to offer; wine list is very good as are the specialty cocktails. Service was gracious and attentive. Outdoor dining on the pond/lake is available and very family friendly.

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Bozeman, Montana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

For many years I have dined at The Village Inn and Tavern in Belgrade Lakes and over the years I have witnessed many changes in the restaurant's owners, chefs and general management. Recently The Village Inn underwent a change in ownership and an amazing change in decor and an upgraded flavor profile in their menu. Kate and Heather, (the new... More 

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Maine, USA
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed eating outside. It was a beautiful evening. We watched the boats come and go and enjoyed being outside. Our food came in a timely manner. I had the kicked up duck, my spouse had the roasted chicken. Both meals were delicious, warm, flavorful. We enjoyed our meal and would gladly go again when we are in the area.... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was so very glad when this place changed hands as the prior owner (um, OK I'll stop short of expressing my personal feelings for prior management) but I will say that Kate and Heather are very pleasant and gracious hosts, are not overbearing and intrusive, AND most importantly the food has gone from sub-sub-sub par to delicious and interesting... More 

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Maine, USA
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful Maine inn on the water in Belgrade Lakes! Watch the sunset and ducks swimming, boaters coming to dock their watercraft and enjoy drinks or a meal--old fashioned Maine with great cuisine and service! Summer and spectacular setting and food--doesn't get any better than this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was visiting a friend renting a house on Long Lake and had no expectations for restaurants in the area--just focusing on kayaking and hiking. He had heard about the duck here, so we went for dinner. Mmmmm, mmmmm: that duck! Tender meat, crispy skin, divinely sauced (I chose the apricot), and incredibly flavorful--all for $19, including two yummy sides!... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Village Inn is a gem! 3 weeks ago we had the pleasure of getting married at this wonderful establishment. It had been many months of careful planning with Kate and Heather (the owners) and boy did they not disappoint! She made us feel comfortable with pricing, food selections, and everything that goes with planning a wedding. The food was... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The new owners have warmed up the dinning room with new tables and chairs, Persian rugs, and new paint scheme. But, they have taken lobster bisque off the menu! However, they added a cheese board, which was good, but not great. The duck options are still plentiful and delicious. The service is still excellent.

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Augusta, Maine, United States
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Went last night (Sat). Large tent obstructed our view of the water. Waitress was not great. Three of us ordered scallops. Were asked if we wanted them "medium or well done". All came back exactly the same. Food was luke warm. Fourth person had steak. He said it was o.k. but not great. Waitress told us the salads were made... More 

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Wayne, NJ
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Been coming for years for the duck, beggars purse appy and wedge salad with crumbled bacon and homemade blue cheese dressing. What a disappointment tonight's dinner was. My husband and I each had the "New England Clam Chowder" as an appetizer (new chef no longer offers bigger purses) and the soup was barely edible. Potato chunks were hard, just this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 157 Main Street, Belgrade, ME 0491
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Belgrade
  • Phone Number: 207-495-3553

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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