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1846 Tavern and Restaurant

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108 Route 100, Dover, VT 05356 (Parsonage Rd)
The 1846 is a 3 minute walk from the closest local bus stop - the MOOver.
802-464-5207
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: You can have exceptional, top of the line fine dining quality food and...
You can have exceptional, top of the line fine dining quality food and still have a fun, relaxing evening too. At our house, no need to worry about talking too loud or using the wrong fork. Relax, eat, enjoy. Step through our 19th century doors and savor our 21st century legacy. Once a popular stagecoach stop, the 1846 Tavern and Restaurant at the West Dover Inn continues an important American tradition begun over 160 year ago. Nestled away in Vermont’s picturesque Green Mountains, this historic tavern and restaurant lovingly blends fresh local ingredients with modern inventive recipes to create a fun and memorable night out. Our sauces are hand crafted, our certified Black Angus burgers and steaks are hand-cut and our fresh seafood hand selected. Enjoy an intimate fireside dinner in the dining room, a fun family night out in the restaurant or a cold drink while watching the game and listening to live music in the tavern.
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Good for:
Home Style
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious!

Went for dinner. The place is wonderful: I had the scallops and they were phenomenal!!!! My husband had the duck and said it was the best duck dish he's ever had (big words coming from someone who eats at the best Manhattan and Brooklyn restaurants). It was great for kids!!! My son loved the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
pennyc914
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New Rochelle, New York
Good for:
  • Home Style
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Rochelle, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went for dinner. The place is wonderful: I had the scallops and they were phenomenal!!!! My husband had the duck and said it was the best duck dish he's ever had (big words coming from someone who eats at the best Manhattan and Brooklyn restaurants). It was great for kids!!! My son loved the salmon BLT!!! Delicious!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My husband chose this restaurant because they had venison but when we got there he saw they advertised their Shepard's Pie as the best. He ordered the SP and was not disappointed. I wasn't as hungry so I ordered a hamburger. Very good, juicy and hand shaped. I was able to substitute a salad for the fries. That made me... More 

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Phil G, Manager at 1846 Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Wendy, thank you for the feedback. I am glad you and your husband enjoyed your shepard's pie and burger. We use local beef which we think helps increase the flavor! We are happy to hear the atmosphere was just what you were looking for and we hope to see you again. More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The dining area is very nice. The waitress was excellent. We were 3 couples and completely satisfied with all our food choices, from an outrageous chowder to beef and salmon entree selections. The only thing to disappoint us was a rather bizarre and discourteous exchange with the bartender who also assisted in serving. We would have rated this 5 stars... More 

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Phil G, Manager at 1846 Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Carol, thank you for the positive feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your great experience with others. We apologize for the odd interaction and will be sure to mention this to our bartenders. We hope you'll visit us again the next time you're in Dover. More 

newjersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Have to say we have never been disappointed here. We were here with party of 8, 4 adults and 4 kids and sat in the new bar area at a high top table. Love the atmosphere and the service was fantastic. My husband had the clam chowder with bacon which was the best we have ever had! I had a... More 

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Phil G, Manager at 1846 Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you continue to enjoy your experience here with us. Thank you for sharing your experience with others and your continued patronage. We look forward to seeing you again next year! More 

CT
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The meal here was rushed and slow. We had reservations for 7 and were seated promptly. Then the wait began. 20minutes for drinks. Food arrived one hour and ten minutes after we sat down. The wings were not crispy...as if they had been rushed. But we waited over an hour to receive them. This is what I mean by rushed... More 

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Phil G, Manager at 1846 Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback as we always appreciate hearing about our customer's experience. I recall your reservation. Our servers have a lot of favorites on the menu but you make a point that perhaps we should be specific when asked about top recommendations-thank you for that feedback. I apologize there was the delay in receiving your drinks and food.... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was skiing in Mt. Snow and asked the Innkeeper for a dinner suggestion; he recommended the 1847 Tavern. I was glad he did. I had the Shepard's Pie, it was very tasty. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. All in all, a good experience.

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Phil G, Manager at 1846 Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you had a great experience here with us. We thank you for the feedback and hope you'll join us again! More 

NY
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We are here last night on a family trip to Vermont and it was very delicious. I had the Shepard's Pie which I think was the best of all three, but my mother-in-law had fish and chips and my husband had the duck. I tried all three and they were all delicious. The desserts of apple pie and lava cake... More 

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Phil G, Manager at 1846 Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and for the kind feedback. We are happy to hear everything was enjoyable. We hope to see you again! More 

New Jersey
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Enjoyed it very much. Great menu, some good "trendy" choices (enjoyed the Brussel sprout fries!) and good atmosphere. Has nice choice for children - family of 4 ate well and enjoyed.

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Phil G, Manager at 1846 Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and we are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to serving you again in the future! More 

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The food here was great. I am vegetarian; though there aren't many vegetarian options on the menu, the chef kindly offered to make me a pasta or risotto dish; I opted for the pasta with a side of fried brussel sprouts and loved it. The environment was great - there are hilarious sayings all around; the bartenders and patrons alike... More 

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Phil G, Manager at 1846 Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

We are excited to hear you guys had a great time and enjoyed the food while here. We always like to have laughs and fun here at the 1846 Tavern and glad you could enjoy it! Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again. More 

Barrington, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I decided to have dinner here while staying at the Inn and had an excellent meal! It was a little pricey, but worth every penny! I was pleased to see that they use local produce and meats when possible and honestly you get what you pay for! On a side note I could eat the fries ALL... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 Route 100, Dover, VT 05356
    (Parsonage Rd)
  • Public Transportation: The 1846 is a 3 minute walk from the closest local bus stop - the MOOver.
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: 802-464-5207

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 29
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

You can have exceptional, top of the line fine dining quality food and still have a fun, relaxing evening too. At our house, no need to worry about talking too loud or using the wrong fork. Relax, eat, enjoy. Step through our 19th century doors and savor our 21st century legacy. Once a popular stagecoach stop, the 1846 Tavern and Restaurant at the West Dover Inn continues an important American tradition begun over 160 year ago. Nestled away in Vermont’s picturesque Green Mountains, this historic tavern and restaurant lovingly blends fresh local ingredients with modern inventive recipes to create a fun and memorable night out. Our sauces are hand crafted, our certified Black Angus burgers and steaks are hand-cut and our fresh seafood hand selected. Enjoy an intimate fireside dinner in the dining room, a fun family night out in the restaurant or a cold drink while watching the game and listening to live music in the tavern.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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