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272 Rt. 4A W., Castleton, VT
8024685474
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Finally did it right - one appetizer and two salad bars

Seriously, we always order too much food. The salad bar has an excellent variety of unique foods to go with the usual suspects. The salad bar comes with soup and a nice variety of bread. The soup tonight was a delicious black bean with some spicy tones that hit just the right notes. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Brandon, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Not out first visit to Iron Lantern, and certainly not our last. I recall this restaurant pre-salad bar, and, although some portion and selection restructuring has occurred following the addition of the (world's best) salad bar, this is still a great restaurant to go to, again and again. Wait staff is always friendly, attentive, and courteous, even when we showed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We tried a couple of times to call for pricing information for a wedding rehearsal dinner being planned from out of state - when I called today to speak to the manager to verify the menu/prices and confirmation - I was told by David that I had 30 seconds - I offered to call back later but he said no... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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148 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Seriously, we always order too much food. The salad bar has an excellent variety of unique foods to go with the usual suspects. The salad bar comes with soup and a nice variety of bread. The soup tonight was a delicious black bean with some spicy tones that hit just the right notes. The appetizer was a special that seemed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We usually go here two or three times a year and every time we go, we have a pleasurable experience. The waiters and waitresses are very courteous and quick. They immediately bring you crackers with a cheese spread right when you're seated which is a plus. I recommend ordering the salad bar with your meal because it's beyond exceptional in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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
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148 restaurant reviews
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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
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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Additional Information about Iron Lantern

Address: 272 Rt. 4A W., Castleton, VT
Phone Number: 8024685474
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Castleton
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
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 272 Rt. 4A W., Castleton, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Castleton
  • Phone Number: 8024685474

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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