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Moon Dog Cafe

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295 Main St, Chester, VT 05143-4459
(802) 875-4966
10:00 am - 6:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 am
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New York, New York, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. whether you sit inside or out the food is terrific and healthy and substantial. Local crew and local products combine to create a wonderful modern day Eden in Vt.

Thank Chris D
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss the superb home-made scones, especially the ginger. The atmosphere is Vermont general store, not a consistent indicator of quality food, but Moon Dog delivers. Good cofffee too; just what we wanted for a late morning break on our way through southern Vermont..

Thank Paul C
Windsor, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chester was a pretty quiet place on a Tuesday afternoon in September, but luckily for us, The Moon Dog Cafe was open. Everything on the menu was tempting, but we agreed on splitting a chicken salad in a whole wheat wrap, a latte and a blueberry scone. After ordering at the main counter, the friendly waitress delivered the divided sandwich... More 

Thank Deborah B
Poughkeepsie, New York
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345 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The special was the chicken wrap and it was special - large and delicious! Sadly, I was too full to have one of the attractive desserts. The service was very friendly and efficient - a hand to the young people who brought the food, asked us if we wanted anything else, etc. Free water is available. We sat outside and... More 

Thank Traveler2AM
Guilford, Vermont
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go out of our way to eat here. It's about an hour from home for us and it's worth it! The food is eclectic and excellent. The staff is wonderful. It's as if it's their joy to serve you and accommodate you. I'm strictly vegetarian and there is always something delicious on the regular menu as well as the... More 

Thank mosesmm
Springfield, Vermont
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The food here is quite good, but you better be prepared for a larger than expected bill. I bought 2 sandwiches and my bill was almost $30! Not sure its as clean as I would like...hard to tell as building is old.

Thank SecondWind120
Haymarket, Virginia
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We stopped in mid-afternoon for a cup of coffee but then couldn't pass up the New York crumb cake and ginger -- yes, ginger! -- scones. Delicious! Generous portions and a fun place to people watch. As others have said, this isn't just a restaurant although it has an extensive menu -- it's also a gift shop, art gallery and... More 

1 Thank Patricia K
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

The mood Dog café is a restaurant, a gift shop, a café, an organic green grocer -- and everything they do is perfection. t's a simple place with outdoor seating, but the friendliness and trust shown to their diners makes you know you're in a small town. I had the very best grilled cheese sandwich I have ever had in... More 

1 Thank Linda50Boston
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We took a chance on this place as we were driving by and wanted some sandwiches for the road. What luck! Awesome sandwiches and salads, amazing baked goods, great coffee and even a kombucha tap! GF bread is available. Many people were coming in for breakfast and the food going out looked amazing. Quinessential Vermont atmosphere. Loved it and will... More 

1 Thank AmyNYC
Danbury, CT
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315 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The menu will overwhelm you with so many choices, we had the grilled cheese and it was excellent, it even came with a wedge of watermelon. The staff was really friendly and helpful.

1 Thank robstainedglass

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 am
10:00 am - 6:00 am
10:00 am - 6:00 am
10:00 am - 6:00 am
10:00 am - 6:00 am
10:00 am - 6:00 am
10:00 am - 6:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Main St, Chester, VT 05143-4459
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: (802) 875-4966

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