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The Dorset Inn Restaurant

8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-5500
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

In years past we've had lunch at the Dorset Inn on several occasions, and on one Thanksgiving afternoon, a memorable feast. Tonight it was just a relaxing dinner during our annual end-of-summer sojourn in Vermont, and it was really enjoyable. The dining room was busy...More

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Owner at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant. You enjoyed some of the summer menu favorites. Seems like we couldn't make enough of that delicious fried chicken! We will be thrilled to share your kind words about Amy's service with...More

Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with the excellent food quality at the oldest Inn in Vermont. Everything was fresh and well prepared- by far the best meal we had in Vermont.

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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Just had our second meal there. Our first was dinner two years ago when we vacationed in Vermont. The bar is dark and cozy, a real step back in time. Dinner was fantastic as was their wine list. We are visiting again this year and...More

Thank Heather H
Dorsetinnkeeper, Owner at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

So glad you enjoyed dinner in our cozy New England tavern. It is the favorite for locals & regulars! Our culinary team is exceptional, so every meal in each dining room from breakfast to lunch is outstanding. Perhaps you'll come for lunch and enjoy the...More

Reviewed July 26, 2014

Located on the lovely village green, you may choose to be seated either in the Tavern or in the more formal Dining Room. In either case, the food is delicious and ranges from a hamburger to a finely prepared fish dish, to a grilled steak,...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed this past week for three nights at the Inn @Manchester. Based on their recommendations and previous experiences at the restaurant, we decided to take the short 10 minute drive up to Dorsett for dinner at the Dorset Inn. The Dorset Inn is Vermont's...More

Thank Barry G
Reviewed July 18, 2014

We decided to have a special dinner and chose The Dorset Inn. Really all that we hoped for, super food friendly and efficient service and a selection do beverages that is truly incredible, great wine list ,a selection of single malt scotch that I challenge...More

Thank Charlie R
Reviewed July 9, 2014

It's a solid standby that delivers good food in a fairly stifling environment. The value is good if not outstanding though (like most of the places up here) the real action seems to take place in the tavern where the locals hang. Good mussels, interesting...More

Thank rangersfans
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a great dinner at the Dorset Inn. The dining room is filled with antiques and fresh flowers, really lovely. The menu has something for everyone, ranging from seafood to fried chicken to a few more casual choices like lobster roll and black bean...More

Thank Bookistan5
Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were there in the fall and the first thing we noticed was the wonderful scent from a pumpkin candle. We even bought one. The atmosphere is very warm and cosy. The food was delicious and the prices fairly reasonable. I would definitely recommend this...More

Thank sincereNewYorker
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

As part of my package a complimentary breakfast was provided at the Dorset inn which was a short walk away from the barrows house inn. The food was delicious and appeared lovingly prepared. Like my granny was in the kitchen. Homemade sausage patties topped off...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-867-5500
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The Dorset Inn...always a treat! All of us here love food and enjoy sharing that with you. The warm and welcoming ambiance of the historic red dining room and cozy New England tavern allows guests to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the friendly hospitality. As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, we support as many local farms and businesses as possible. Our cuisine is an uncomplicated, bistro-style that demonstrates classic culinary techniques and traditions with regional influences and reflects the freshest ingredients available. To showcase Vermont's four unique seasons, the menu changes frequently.
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