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All 63 Manchester Restaurants

YE OLDE TAVERN

5183 Main Street, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-0611
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Ranked #3 of 63 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $31
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were siting at bar waiting for our table. THE OWNER who we found out after was also the barman, was rude at the beginning We ordered 2 espresso martini. THE WORST EVER Had. When we expressed our dissatisfaction with the drinks the waitress offered to make us two more, only to find out after dinner that we were being... More 

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

We are sorry you did not enjoy your martinis and thought I was rude. We rarely receive complaints about the quality of our service, food, drink or ambiance I remember your visit. You arrived a 1/2 an hour early for your reservation time. I suggested that you sit at the bar and enjoy a drink while waiting for your table.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Just about everything we ate here was delicious. Cranberry fritters with maple butter was amazing. I seriously considered eating the maple butter with a spoon. The early bird special is a great deal.

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

Esther, Thank you for dining at Ye Olde Tavern and the wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your entire dining experience You would not be the first person that enjoyed the maple butter so much, that they wanted to eat it off of a spoon. For future reference, we do sell it to go and it makes a... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We stayed two nights at a local hotel. We were within walking distance of the tavern where we ate two nights. The first night we had several appetizers that were excellent. My wife exclaimed that the onion soup was among the best she has had anywhere in the world. I had the lobster bisque that I would equate with that... More 

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

Not 1, but 2 great meals ... Thank you! We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed each dish so much, from the lobster bisque to the prime rib of beef and everything in between. Our staff is a major reason for our success and Jeremy is one of the best, I will definitely pass on your comments. Thank you for... More 

New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is an excellent choice, esp for the early bird specials. 5-6PM. The home-grown beer matches with any of the premium beers.

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

Alan, Thank you for the great review and choosing to dine at our historic tavern. We agree the Early Bird Menu is a great value and our 1790 Taproom Ale is as good, if not better than any micro-brewery available. We look forward to your next visit and happy holidays! Michael More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were staying at The Equinox and wanted a cosier atmosphere to the Marsh Tavern - we first tried this restaurant during the afternoon, going-in for a snack and we walked-out with supper reservations! Our table was near the main fireplace. The food and service were excellent. It was a full house and were lucky to have gotten a table,... More 

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

Kitty, Thank you for sharing your kind comments with us. We are thrilled that you stopped in for a snack and enjoyed the atmosphere so much, you returned for dinner. We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Manchester. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Michael More 

Arlington, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I dine here several times a year. The food is mouth watering. From the cranberry fritters with homemade maple butter to the deserts. Never a disappointment. The service from the minute you walk in is wonderful and welcoming. I just can't say enough great things. It's one of mine and families top places to dine at.

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

Jaime, We always hope to delight our guests and it is very rewarding to hear when people have enjoyed themselves. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and will be sure to pass your high praise on to our staff. We look forward to your families next visit. Happy Holidays! Michael More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I can't tell you how much I enjoy going to Ye Olde Tavern. Despite the restaurant's older look - the warmth and comfort you get from being there is great. The food is amazing too - my boyfriend and I both had venison (prepared different ways) and it was astounding. We can't wait to come back!

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

Thank you for being our guest at Ye Olde Tavern! We’re glad that you were able to take advantage of our Friday Venison Night Menu and love our historic warm ambiance. We appreciate your continued patronage over the years and thank you for the great review. Have a great holiday season! Michael More 

Manchester, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We go here a lot because the early bird special is an especially good deal. I was dissatisfied one time when I tried to make a reservation for my golf group of 12 (which I had done several times before) and was told that was not possible. Instead we ate at thee Perfect Wife (an excellent alternative). I stopped by... More 

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

Thank you very much for your honest feedback and being a repeat guest. All feedback is a valuable tool for us to learn from and we take it quite seriously. On peak periods of the year, we are limited on how many large parties that we can take. Our 5 dining-rooms are small and it takes up a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I recently had dinner with my family at the tavern all of our food was wonderful the service with Marie was fantastic but look forward to going back again

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

Thanks for visiting us, and enjoyed your over all experience. I will certainly let Marie know that you specifically mentioned her, she will love that. We look forward to your families next visit. Happy Holidays! Michael More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have enjoyed many many wonderful meals over the years, and most especially look forward to Christmas Eve at Ye Olde Tavern, consistently excellent food, delightful staff and servers, not to mention the amazing ambience, taking you back to another time, always an experience filled with comfort and joy!! Thank you Michael....you guys rock!!! X The Breens

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

Tyler, A huge thank you from all of us here at Ye Olde Tavern. Our aim is to offer excellent traditional food, warm ambiance and personalized service and it looks like we accomplished this. Your entire family have supported us since we took ownership in 2001 and feel that you are more like part of our family than guests. We... More 

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Additional Information about YE OLDE TAVERN

Address: 5183 Main Street, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255
Phone Number: +1 802-362-0611
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Continental

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