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YE OLDE TAVERN

5183 Main Street, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-0611
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Ranked #7 of 61 restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $16 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open daily for dinner from 5pm with last seating at 9pm.Reservations are suggested. Our Tavern is handicapped accessible and attire is casual neat.Ye Olde Tavern has facilities for meetings and special events, such as Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Cocktails. We can serve up to 90 people.The State of Vermont has recognized our circa 1790 Colonial Inn as a 'Green Restaurants'. Wine Specatator & Wine Enthusiast Magazine have recognized our Wine List as one of the best in the country. Minna & Michael Brandt- Proprietors Jeannette Garneau- General Manager Cliff Cooper- Executive Chef
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English first
Fairfield, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I dined here tonight for our 26th anniversary. We are so glad that we did. What an extraordinarily special experience. The atmosphere, the meal, the service, the owner - all were a 10+. This was one of our top dining experience's of all time. We enjoyed the early bird special, which in addition to being an amazing... More

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

"Perfection" says it all, thanks! We are honored to read we made your 26th anniversary , a happy one. It was pleasure meeting you and look forward to welcoming you back. Once again thanks! Michael More

Manchester, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Setting, ambiance, service. especially wait staff(Tiffany),drinks, varied menu and exceptional presentation and cuisine assures a superb dining experience ALWAYS

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Bill, Thanks for the glowing review. It is always a pleasure having Joan and you join us. See you soon. Michael More

Netherlands
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

N43°10.723' W73°3.072' Hearthside dining at candlelit tables should be enhancing the diner experience at this gracious roadside 1790s inn, but the food didn't fit the interior. We were not impressed by the tavern’s own ale in honey jars during our visit in September 2013. The American mac and cheese nor the salad impressed us much. The desert menu didn’t appeal... More

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for dining with us. You wrote that you ate here in September 2013 and it is now March 2014, If you are going to write a review about your dining experience it should be in a timely manner. I take all customer feedback very seriously, but with this much... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Quality food & service in a cozy tavern setting. Plenty of parking in there lot . Easy to get to location in the center of town. Very friendly owners & staff.We have eaten there a few times & We will return soon. mickey

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Mickey, Thank you for spreading the word about Ye Olde Tavern. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your evening at our historic tavern. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers! Michael More

Living room
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Love the old house atmosphere. The food was sooooo good! I love the fritters and bread. The food and price are very fair.

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine at Ye Olde Tavern. It is great to know that you enjoyed the atmosphere, food and felt the prices were fair. We work hard to provide a unique and fun experience, and love when we achieve that goal. Cheers until next time! Michael More

Manchester, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Ye Olde Tavern is the place to go if you are looking for a restaurant with ambiance, charm, outstanding food and excellent service. The restaurant's staff goes above and beyond courteous and gracious service to make your dining experience exceptional. My family has frequented the restaurant for a number of years and has never had a less than great dining... More

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support of Ye Olde Tavern,. In addition, thank you for the wonderful comments about the atmosphere, food, value and of course our great team. We are always happy to recognize returning guests and are honored by your loyalty. Once again thanks for everything and we look forward to welcoming you back. Michael More

Andover, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Good food in an authentic Olde Tavern, great professional waitstaff, and good beer....what more could you want?

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are very happy that you enjoyed yourself and greatly appreciate the review. Until next time, cheers! Michael More

Manchester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We first discovered Ye Olde Tavern when we were new to the area and building a house. Now 12 years later it is still our absolute favourite restaurant . We always choose it for every special occasion .We love their cranberry fritters and house salad. It is always so hard to choose an entree and appetizer as so many choices... More

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Lynne, The biggest compliment that you could pay is continuing to return time and time again, thank you! Our focus is that we never have a guest leave Ye Olde Tavern with anything short of a fantastic experience. It is great that you were able to experience 'Dine Like An 18th Century Guest'. It has had great response and we... More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I've been to hundreds of restaraunts in New England, and the Ye Old Tavern tops them all. The quaint aptmosphere in a building from the 1700's is so captivating and well decorated, it makes you realize you are dining in the same place Ethan Allen dined. The servers have all been there for a while, and it shows. They are... More

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Bill, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at Ye Olde Tavern. You have been dining at Ye Olde Tavern for 25 years, is the ultimate compliment. We have owned Ye Olde Tavern since 2001, and are so happy to know that we have maintained the level and service you enjoy. The entire staff at our historic... More

Dorset, Vermont, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The "M" in mediocre. Poor Caesar must be rolling over in his grave knowing their salad has his name. .....romain lettuce and a few shreds of parm cheese does not make a Caesar salad. The chairs are very uncomfortable....maybe my behind is a little on the big side but if I keep on eating their I won't have that problem... More

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Thank you for trying Ye Olde Tavern and letting us know about your experience. This is a difficult review to respond to, "Nothing terribly wrong with it...nothing very right with it either”??? Our Caesar salad has a lot of parmesan cheese in it, we grade it very fine and toss it in the dressing. If you would have mentioned it,... More

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