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272 Rt. 4A W., Castleton, VT
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Ph: (802) 468-5474 ~ Fax: (802) 468-2362 ~ Email: ironlanternrest@aol.com

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't honor reservations

We had reserved a certain table two weeks in advanced, when we got there they had given the table to someone else.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Doug B
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Poultney
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Poultney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had reserved a certain table two weeks in advanced, when we got there they had given the table to someone else.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We have gone to the iron lantern a few times and we are never 100% satisfied but tonight iced the cake. My husband, son and I went tonight for dinner. My husband ordered their wing special and appetizer, I got an entree and our son got pizza. The waitress asked if my husband wanted his meal with ours, he said... More 

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Boston. MA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

So, this is a mixed review because my meal was good and my wife's was not. I had a Cajun spiced flat iron steak with steak fries. The steak was perfectly cooked and was tasty. However, my wife had the fresh jumbo scallops broiled. It came swimming in butter and the texture of the scallops was soft (almost as if... More 

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I know the salad bar is a little "old school" but it sure is good! Love the roasted peppers! Hot soup and fresh warm breads. This place has become our "Cheers" in the area and we love it. The menu is huge and they always have a great daily specials page. Dave is classically trained and has been all over... More 

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davidandlisaironlant, Owner at Iron Lantern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we really try to give our customers what they want and try to have something for everyone. Hope to see you soon. David and Lisa More 

Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I don't understand how you can't enjoy a meal here. Even if the entree isn't perfect, the salad bar has everything you could want. I rarely easy much of my entree because I'm stuffed already. Today the salmon, which can be hit or miss in inland areas was excellent here tonight. We will be back.

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davidandlisaironlant, Owner at Iron Lantern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. We are constantly trying to thinks of new and different idea for the salad bar while still keeping everyones favorites. We are glad that you were able to join us and hope that you get to dine with us often. David and Lisa More 

Pompano Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have not been here in a while and forgot what I have been missing!! Friendly staff. Feels like you are home. Too many great choices. Creme Brule was superb. reason alone to return. Just be sure you leave room for it at the end of your meal or save some of your meal for tomorrow so you have room.... More 

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davidandlisaironlant, Owner at Iron Lantern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We work hard each day to try and make your dining experience a great one, so it is great to have positive feedback. Thanks again. David and Lisa More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you're visiting the Vermont Lakes Region in the vicinity if Lakes St. Catherine, Bomoseen, Sunrise, Sunset, Beebe, or Hortonia you don;t want to miss eating at the Iron Lantern on Rt 4A in Bomoseen, VT. Meals were great and the service was attentive as well. Not sure of what to eat? Just ask a wait staffer and you'll be... More 

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davidandlisaironlant, Owner at Iron Lantern, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon. David and Lisa More 

Rutland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Been to the restaurant several times and have always had an excellent meal. The salad bar and soup and bread is wonderful. The scallops are absolutely delicious. Pretty restaurant with accommodating staff. Big portions of chicken parm. House scampi with artichokes and shrimp was yummy, good flavors

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davidandlisaironlant, Owner at Iron Lantern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We work hard to make every dining experience for our customers a great one. Hope to see you again soon. David and Lisa More 

Long Island, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Was recommended by other restaurant owner. Food selection, portion and taste was very good. Decent size salad bar and selection. Attentive service. Well priced. Just off Rt 4. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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davidandlisaironlant, Owner at Iron Lantern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We try hard to have the freshest ingredients for our food and also great service. We hope to see you back soon. David and Lisa More 

Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

One of these days I'll learn to order the salad bar and be satisfied. The entire are quite good, but once you've torn through the salad bar, the soup, and all the specialty salads, you don't have room! The steaks are very good, and the penne with vodka was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 272 Rt. 4A W., Castleton, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Castleton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Ph: (802) 468-5474 ~ Fax: (802) 468-2362 ~ Email: ironlanternrest@aol.com
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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