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“Great historic dinning experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of YE OLDE TAVERN

YE OLDE TAVERN
5183 Main Street, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-0611
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Ranked #5 of 62 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $31
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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
Presque Isle, Maine
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great historic dinning experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are looking to have an hearty evening meal in an authentic historic atmosphere, with double excellent service, this is definitely the place for you. Wow. I thought I was back I Olde Philadelphia. But of course this was a truly NEW ENGLAND...VERMONT experience.
Put this on your list of dinning must-do's.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
I love your Trip Advisor username, 'Restaurant Maven'. Thank you very much listing us as a 'must-do' and for the wonderful review​. I am happy that you loved our ambiance, food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to our circa 1790 Colonial Inn in the future. Michael
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Bedford, Massachusetts
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“Memorable dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Ye Olde Tavern definitely has charm and character. The building itself it a relic and it's full of 18th century decor that seems genuine (rather than tacky). Their wine and beer offerings are respectable, and they have a nice drink menu as well. My wife and I started with the almond and brown sugar encrusted brie appetizer, which, along with the cranberry fritters, bread, and maple butter they serve with every meal, would have made for a very satisfying meal. I ordered the lobster mac and cheese as a main course, though, and I wasn't about to pass that up on the account of being a little full. It was a dish I won't soon forget - lobster, cheese, noodles, bread crumbs, and bacon baked to perfection - it was excellent. My wife opted for the cidered chicken, which she enjoyed, but I wasn't that impressed with.
The ambiance was a little subdued, but we were there early (6:30) on a weeknight, so I imagine it gets a little more lively at peak hours. It was also a little pricey, but not too far out of line with what you get. It's definitely a good option if you're in the area.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
"Memorable Dining Experience", thank you! We very much appreciate you dining with us and sharing your comments. It is great to know that you enjoyed your evening at Ye Olde Tavern. We look forward to having you join us again very soon. Michael
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Birmingham
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“Southern Seniors Golf Association Golf Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Well, this restaurant was recommended by several folks and I was not disappointed. The owner greeted us at the front door and made us feel welcome. The waitress Melisa was outstanding and at all the appropriate times was attending to our needs. The food was wonderful and the waitress and owner asked were we pleased and everything OK. It was a wonderful experience just the right amount of background music, light, ambiance, and the food was so delightful. Good Job folks.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
William,
Thank you very much for the kind words. I remember talking to you and your wife. It was our pleasure to serve you and look forward to your visit to Vermont. Until then, thanks for everything. Michael

P.S. I am happy that we were able to cure your wife's hiccups. Again, this old
folk remedy is a wedge of lemon, sugars and bitters, then just bite into it
and poof the hiccups should be gone..
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“Great meal and ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We found this place on tripadvisor and were not let down. Restaurant looks very nice, staff is friendly and knows their business. Had a wonderful meal and I recommend everybody to have dinner here if you love freshly cocked meals and excellent service.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for being our guest and sharing your kind comments. We are so pleased, you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere.

We look forward to your next dining experience at our historic tavern. Cheers! Michael
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Just great all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great ambiance, wonderful server and service, fantastic (really!) food, baby artichoke, brook trout and sea scallops in our case were fresh and delicately prepared, at incredibly good prices. Maybe make a reservation in peak season....

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
"Just Great All Around", is such a wonderful way to title your review, thanks!
All of us at Ye Olde Tavern are delighted to read that you enjoyed a food,
service and price. The impression you had of our restaurant is exactly what we
hope every one of our guests takes with them when they leave. We truly
appreciate your wonderful feedback and look forward to your return visit. Michael
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