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Iron Lantern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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272 Route 4a W, Castleton, VT 05735-9208
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

The venue is nice. Plentiful and varied salad and soup bar, and assorted breads and rolls. I was disappointed in my choice of beef. My family memenber loves their wings and the offered special on wings.

Thank Nonaleyone
Fair Haven, Vermont
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We went to the Iron Lantern in celebration of my son's 15th birthday. We entered and were immediately seated. There were only 6 cars in the parking lot, some of which belong to the staff. We placed our order within minutes. We were informed that we could help ourselves to the salad bar, as it turned out, the salad bar... More 

Thank cal02021
Markleysburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Not very clean and the prices were high considering the choices you had to pick from. $14.00 for a soup and salad bar. Will not return to this place.

Thank Angelas24153114
Castleton, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Great food with friendly service. Very comfortable setting for a family or a date night with that special someone. Always enjoy our evening at The Lantern.

Thank steptomelou
Port Washington, New York
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Salad bar had many choices. Beer was fresh. Food was good. Service was fine. Good place to eat on a Friday night with friends and family.

Thank roobrie
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

The service was excellent, ambience good, menu selection very good and food so so. Loved the cheese spread offered immediately. Salad bar alone could make this rating a five.

Thank tshadday
Warrensburg, New York
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

A hidden secret in Castleton. This restaurant is well worth the stop. Nothing is better than starting with complimentary cheese and crackers. The salad bar is exceptional and main course meals are great. We had a large group but the seafood casserole was the excellent choice of a couple of us. My wife raved about the penne a la vodka.... More 

Thank Mark B
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Good value, well-stocked salad bar, delicious homestyle bread, and a broad menu with plenty of choices for all palates.

Thank jeddak158
Warrensburg, New York
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

There was 7 of us (2 children) out to eat for a birthday, and it seemed everyone was pleased. The place had a nice feel to it, but a bit outdated. We set down, and were well received by the waitress. I was taken aback by the amount of different craft brews they had on tap. There selection was vast... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

Rustic atmosphere, good food, great family place. We had a round table which made it excellent for visiting with family. The service was prompt, friendly and met our needs very well.

Thank jacksnappy1873

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Route 4a W, Castleton, VT 05735-9208
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Castleton
  • Phone Number: 8024685474
Ph: (802) 468-5474 ~ Fax: (802) 468-2362 ~ Email: ironlanternrest@aol.com

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