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YE OLDE TAVERN

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5183 Main Street, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-0611
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Open daily for dinner from 5pm with last seating at 9pm.Reservations are...
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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  • 42
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Meal

This is a colonial building with many small dining rooms. The food is excellent. Early bird ($17. per person) is from 5 to 5:59 p.m. and has many selections.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
PG38
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Salisbury, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Salisbury, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a colonial building with many small dining rooms. The food is excellent. Early bird ($17. per person) is from 5 to 5:59 p.m. and has many selections.

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

Thank you for visiting. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Tavern experience and able to take advantage of our Early Bird Menu. We look forward to your return. Cheers! Michael More 

Manchester, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great value for traditional New England food. Great soups and desserts compliment meal. Highly recommend.

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

I can't thank you enough for the review -- I'm ecstatic to read that you enjoyed the food and felt it was a great value. We certainly hope to have you back again soon. Cheers! Michel More 

Rensselaer, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The floor is uneven, the rooms are small, the bar is small...but I LOVE it! The food is excellent! The staff is friendly and fun! And it's a short walk from The Palmer House where I always stay!

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

Peg, Thank you for the glowing review of your dining experience. The impression you had of our historic inn is exactly how we hope every guest remembers us. We are delighted to read your remarks about the menu, service and ambiance. Our goal is to provide a 5-star experience, so we are pleased to read that we accomplished this. We... More 

MANCHESTER CENTER
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The building is very old, and the dining rooms are small, but the ambiance is wonderful. The menu is superb and varied.

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

Gerald, Being a local, we know you have many options and are thrilled that you chose to dine with us. You have captured the essence of Ye Olde Tavern in a few easy words. Thanks for the review and dining with us and hopefully we see again very soon! Michael More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great food, nice atmosphere, helpful, pleasant waitress! Who could ask for more? Well, maybe if they had more comfortable seats, but for 75 minutes it was OK.

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

Great food, nice atmosphere, helpful, pleasant waitress! Who could ask for more? Well, maybe if they had more comfortable seats, but for 75 minutes it was OK. Thank you so much for sharing your dining experience at our historic inn. As we are thrilled that your loved the food, atmosphere and service, we are very concerned that you were not... More 

Massachusetts
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were staying in Manchester for 2 nights, and we've stayed in town twice before. Both times, we've gone by this tavern, but kinda strayed by as we weren't all that impressed by it from the outside. However, THIS time around, we stopped in here for dinner on both our night stays. We sat in the room to the right... More 

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

I'm so delighted you gave us the opportunity to cook and serve you, not once but 2 nights in a row. Laurie has been a member of our team since we started in 2001 and she is just awesome. I will be sure to pass on your compliments. Thank you for the review and of course dining with us and... More 

Austin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

An echo back to the past. A warm and cosy spot, decorated in 18th century style. Great menu with local specialties. Terrific bar. Charming, friendly and efficient staff.

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

Ruth, Thank you for being our guest. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the food, drink, cozy atmosphere and hospitality from a bygone era. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers! Michael More 

Jackson, Tennessee
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was our anniversary dinner. Ye Olde Tavern is a neat historical building that has been converted into a restaurant. There are several small interconnected rooms for dining. We started with the New England Lobster Bisque that was outstanding. The filet mignon was good, but I've had better. The place is special, but the food is good, not outstanding.

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

Terry, It's such an honor that you would spend such a special occasion with us. While I'm thrilled you enjoyed the historic atmosphere and the lobster bisque, I'm sorry that the Certified Black Angus Filet Mignon fell short for you. We take great pride in everything we prepare and the filet mignon is no exception. I only wish you would... More 

Rio de Janeiro
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The restaurant is amazing. The experience starts with the beautiful view o the old house. Inside the restaurant is very cozy and relaxing. Very good staff. The food is great and the ale very good.

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

Many thanks for dining at our historic tavern and for your “amazing” review. We hope to have a chance to serve you again. Kind regards, Michael More 

Manchester, Vermont
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Food is always good. Wonderful old New England tavern atmosphere.....especially nice in winter when the fireplaces are lit. Good value for price. A 'go-to' standby.

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

Thank you for dining with us and posting a review. We are pleased you enjoyed the historic ambiance and the dining experience. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers! Michael More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5183 Main Street, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-0611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pub, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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