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Countryman's Pleasure

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German, Austrian, European
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63 Town Line Rd, Mendon, VT 05701
(802) 773-7141
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An old favorite -- still great

Having not been to Killington for several years, we were happy to find that Countryman's Pleasure in Mendon, outside Rutland, was just as good as we remembered. A proper old country inn with a nice bar, cosy rooms, wood burning stoves. We stuck to traditional German fare: Weissbiere, Riesling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jayneil47
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Manhasset, New York
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Manhasset, New York
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having not been to Killington for several years, we were happy to find that Countryman's Pleasure in Mendon, outside Rutland, was just as good as we remembered. A proper old country inn with a nice bar, cosy rooms, wood burning stoves. We stuck to traditional German fare: Weissbiere, Riesling, delicious rollmops (pickled herring) with sour cream, good house salad, and... More 

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Thank jayneil47
Rutland
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is always excellent here. The best scallops I have had anywhere. My husband enjoys the Austrian Fare (he spent 3 years in Germany) and I enjoy the chicken when scallops aren't available. My long-time favorite dish, the apricot chicken is not always available, but the chicken corden bleu is an almost-as-good substitute. The salad is always fresh and... More 

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Thank vermontsojourneys
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you love authentic German cuisine, then you'll love The Countryman's Pleasure. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. The atmosphere is very quaint and cozy. Reservations are recommended, especially if you plan on dining later in the evening.

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Thank Fstruffolino
Whippany, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It is difficult to find a great German restaurant. Here is a great one in the middle of Vermont. My husband was raised on German food and really appreciates it done well. He gives this restaurant five stars right to the beer selection. Its a regular on our trips to Vermont.

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Thank Paula D
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I would not advise to order Roast Half Duckling. It was well seasoned but rubbery. Not something that you would want to pay almost $40 for and not being able to chew.

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1 Thank Larisa530
United States
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We dined as a party of 15 and found the prices outrageous, the food mediocre, and the service slow and obnoxious. Food was nowhere near authentic, portions were minuscule, and the menu prices truly exorbitant. $4.50 for a Pepsi? Go elsewhere. The atmosphere is kitschy. We were thoroughly disappointed even though we came in with low expectations. Never again.

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2 Thank RaysRule
Binghamton, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Because I honestly have nothing negative to say about this fabulous restaurant in what I am going to call the Greater Rutland area, I will keep this review short and to the point... Whether you are skiing/riding one of the nearby mountains, staying in Rutland for business, or live locally, you would be missing something special if you didn't give... More 

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1 Thank afoley2
Albany, New York
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the Front Desk at our hotel, and we were somewhat pleased with our experience. We had called to make reservations because it was "leaf-peeping" season and our Anniversary. When we arrived we were seated immediately at an extremely tiny, cramped table. We politely asked to move to another table, since there were several open, but... More 

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Thank Kathleen P
Buffalo, New York
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Hadn't been to Countryman's in several years. Was just as good as we remembered it. Husband had lamb that he raved about. I had crab cakes that were so light they could have floated. Spaetzle tasted the way my mom and aunts made it. Chef made my meal from scratch to accommodate my crazy food allergies. Even without the typical... More 

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Thank amyesmom
Palm Coast, Florida
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We love this restaurant and the German food. Sauerbraten is my favorite. We live in the area and try to eat here whenever we go to Rutland (which is just down the road). The only negative is the service is slow. It appears that the way food is served in a very methodical method is intentional since it happens every... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 63 Town Line Rd, Mendon, VT 05701
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Mendon
  • Phone Number: (802) 773-7141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 29
  • Cuisine: German, Austrian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?