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Barnard Inn Restaurant

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5518 Rte 12, Barnard, VT 05031
(802) 234-9961
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here (Max's Tavern) on the recommendation of a friend from the area and it was very nice. I had soup and salad and it was very good. The grounds are beautiful and the bar area rustic and nicely decorated. Service was good. Not an outstanding meal but it was very good.

Thank iriskitty
Mesa, Arizona
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way to Barnard we had stopped for a big lunch, so we didn't want a full dinner. We ate in the bar area and shared a bowl of tomato bisque. OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS!!! I had the Sloppy June and my husband had the burger. Both were excellent. We are so glad we went that night as... More 

Thank AZ_Margie
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We ate in the pub, had a nice view of lively gardens. Waitstaff friendly and helpful. All meals were delicious: cold rhubarb soup, pork spring rolls; veggie puff pastry and 2 of us had weinssrschnitzel. Was a tad disappointed I missed the lamb. Too full for dessert but have no doubt they'd be great too.

Thank mggc
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Max's Tavern @ Barnard Inn was the best surprise of a four day visit to the area. The food was excellent, the staff pleasant and accommodating, and the short drive to and from town on RT 12 was the appetizer and the dessert. The Salmon for dinner was great. The onion rings perfect, and the burger with a cold Local... More 

Thank Bennett L
Boston, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Max's Tavern at the Barnard Inn for years with friends, family, and my wife on numerous occasions. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere exactly what you want in a Vermont Country Inn. Regulars abound but newcomers and tourists are all made to feel welcomed. Chef Will Dotson knows how to keep the menu fresh... More 

Thank DK1960
Foster, Rhode Island
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We always dine at the Barnard Inn when visiting the lovely state of VT. We love the Salmon but all other entrees have been perfecto!!! Our new favorite dessert is the Panna Cotta.

Thank Buford52
Petoskey, Michigan
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Ate here while visiting friends. Really fantastic food and service. Great beer and cider selection. I can't believe how good this is considering how out of the way it is. Well worth looking for it if you are anywhere close.

1 Thank Kit A
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Yes, number one of one in Barnard, but I'd say number one in Barnard and Woodstock and beyond. Our excellent, professional, and helpful server let us enjoy drinks and appetizers in the garden (sublime buttermilk onion rings, cod and potato croquettes, tomato bisque, rhubarb soup), and then move inside for one of the tastiest brisket preparations I've had. Truly local,... More 

1 Thank reprof
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171 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Went with friends, has gnocci which was delicious, others had soup, which they loved. Our waitress was great and the drinks were yummy. The spot is beautiful.

1 Thank mjacobs
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

What a building, beautiful wood beamed dining room for the formal, cool tavern for casual. We ate out-side, where our waitress was very attentive, but also unobtrusive. The food was great, and wonderfully different from our usual urban fare. A little pricy, but worth the trip.

1 Thank Margaret S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5518 Rte 12, Barnard, VT 05031
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Barnard
  • Phone Number: (802) 234-9961

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?