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Moon Dog Cafe

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295 Main St, Chester, VT 05143-4459
+1 802-875-4966
10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This cute little cafe was just what my family and I were looking for! I always get nervous bringing my 2 1/2 old twins out to restaurants- never mind a cafe! It was perfectly laid back and the food was Delicious! They had specialty grilled cheeses and homemade broccoli cheddar soup- so good! The kids each had a grilled cheese... More 

Thank lanoli
Windham, Vermont
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We settled in here for lunch during an artisans' fair on the Chester Green. Lunch options were fairly varied, reasonably priced and the service was good. you order at a counter, the take a seat, and your server finds you and brings the food (aka Panera style). All in all, great spot for a quick bite.

Thank Joyce C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe will be a regular stop for us when traveling to VT. The owner and her staff are down to earth and super friendly. But what really stands out is the quality of the food. Lentil soup, chicken salad, and meatloaf sandwiches were all amazing. Do yourself a favor and track this place down.

Thank SteveR33
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy this place. The ingredients are fresh, the food is great and the staff is always pleasant!

Thank DocShamrock
Berlin, CT
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this wonderful store front cafe while visiting The Vermon Country Store. It turned out to be a great find. The food was very gourmet and we can't wait to visit again.

Thank Kathleen A
Fair Haven, VT
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Today my wife, two friends and I experienced the joy of lunch at the Moon Dog. We loved it! The decor is eclectic, my wife calls it "shabby chic". The staff were persistently fun and friendly and the atmosphere was warm. Each day they have a vegan soup and another. A vegan eater myself, I loved their Moroccan Chic Pea... More 

Thank IrishVermonter
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

After visiting Vermont Country Store we stopped in Chester at Moon Dog, a quaint cafe serving coffees, teas, pastries, soups, salads and probably more but we each chose a bowl of soup. I had carrot-ginger and hubby had pea-soup. The chunks of ham were large. Soup was so thick the spoon could stand up in it. He said it was... More 

Thank Rosemary C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

After our 27 mile bike ride we needed to eat and came across the Mood Dog not far from where we originally parked the car. My wife had a mixed salad consisting of curry chicken, tuna and hummus and I had an absolutely wonderful mushroom barley soup. We each had smoothies that were fantastic.

Thank Mordechai K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We stopped here a couple of times when passing through on the long route to Rutland. The Mood Dog is pretty funky and casual with great sandwiches and salads, and baked goods to make it perfect. They also have a suite of nifty stuff to shop among from clothes to foods to souvenirs. You'll like it.

Thank JMLVermont
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Loved the vibe and the food at this place. They offered a menu with great selection at lunch. My sandwich was great with local cheeses and very fresh ingredients. My friend's salad looked amazing. There was also selection of local produce and some lovely soaps and seasonal decorative items for sale as well.

Thank lizren67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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: +1 802-875-4966

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