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5183 Main St, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255-9772
+1 802-362-0611
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a cold and rainy night the Tavern was a nice warm refuge and all of our dishes were of a high standard. The staff were very freindly. a nice evening out

Thank AfterDark
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Thank you (or as you say in Australia, 'Ta') for including Ye Olde Tavern in your Vermont experience. "Great food & great service in a lovely venue" is our standard. I am pleased to see that we accomplished that. We hope to see you again the next time you visit 'The States'. Cheers! Michael More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu. Variety of choices. Food delish. Old time tavern set up with little rooms, nooks and crannies. Candle lit and cozy.

Thank Ellen F
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Ellen, Thank you for sharing your experience at our historic inn. We hope to welcome you back to Ye Olde Tavern in the future. Cheers! Michael More 

Saratoga Springs NY
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here while staying at the Taconic Inn in Manchester. It is one of the truly historic structures in the area in which dining is available. They have taken pains to maintain the historic old motif. There are a number of small dining rooms which are reminiscent of the 19th-century inn experience. The food was... More 

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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

I turned on my computer this morning an up popped your review. What a nice way to ring in 2017! Thank you... Our Ye Olde Tavern Family works hard each and everyday to deliver freshly prepared dishes and friendly service in our c.1790 Inn. We appreciate your agreeing. Until your next visit, Happy New Year! Michael More 

Rockford, Illinois
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here after hearing about its great reviews. We love the old school charm of Manchester. Upon entering the place resembles a 19th century home converted to dining, separated rooms and dining areas. There are many old pictures and artifacts on the walls, all adding to the 19th century charm of the place. The lighting was... More 

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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

From the food to the atmosphere, we want to provide nothing but the best, so I'm glad you found your time with us enjoyable. Having said that, we feel our pricing is some of the most competitive in Southern Vermont for everything that's included meal. All of our meal comes with, our famous cranberry fritters, with maple butter, salad, freshly... More 

White Plains, New York
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felt like we had gone back in time. This restaurant is in a quaint 200 year old home with a wonderful roaring fire. Started with the appetizer of buffalo sausage which was fantastic. Entrees were Fisherman's Platter and Pot Roast, both of which were delicious. Dessert was the apple cranberry crisp which was very tasty and fresh. The service was... More 

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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

I'm happy you had a chance dine with us. I greatly appreciate all your compliments, and I would love nothing more than to have you come back and visit us again when you're next in town. Happy Holidays! Michael More 

Manchester, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in the neighborhood and one of our favorite places for a nice meal with friends is Ye Olde Tavern--the atmosphere is historic,cozy & warm, the service attentive and food you can always count on being traditional, fresh and delicious. This year we tried it for a group of 10 family and friends for Christmas Eve--we couldn't have been... More 

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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you chose Ye Olde Tavern as the restaurant in which you would celebrate Christmas Eve with close friends and plan on making our tavern a holiday tradition. We strive to provide a historic, warm and cozy atmosphere, with attentive service and traditional fare for all of our guests., so it's wonderful to know that you had a... More 

Manchester Center, Vermont, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. Gracious host. Excellent meal and wine choices. Value for your dollar. My daughter and I had a wonderful meal to celebrate my retirement.

Thank Cathy H
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Cathy, Thank you for celebrating such a momentous occasion at our historic inn. We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening and look forward to your return in the near future. Happy Holidays! Michael More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tavern has multiple dining rooms that are cozy, historic and have a great ambiance. The beef in the beef tip appetizer with blue cheese crumbles was tender and sat on a bed of fresh greens. The drinks were flavorful and full of booze. Unfortunately, our entree was OK at best. I had the Fisherman's choice stew. While the seafood... More 

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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback and dining with us. I am thrilled you loved the ambiance, service, appetizers, drinks and desserts, but concerned regarding your comments about the entrees. Our goal is not only to meet, but exceed our guests expectations and we work diligently each day as you can evidence in the very positive stream of reviews on... More 

Lyons, New York
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband took advantage of the early bird special (before 6:00) ordering the pot roast dinner for $19. It included bread, salad, medium portion of dinner and dessert. Good deal and he loved it! I had the salmon dinner (off regular menu) including bread, salad, my DELICIOUS salmon with rice and carrots n Brussels sprouts. I haven't stopped thinking of... More 

Thank Donna M
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Donna, Thank you for taking time to share a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your evening at Ye Olde Tavern. Please be sure to come back and see us the next time you're in Vermont. Happy Holidays! Michael More 

Burlington, Vermont, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We wanted a warm cozy atmosphere with character and ambiance and of course good food and drink. After visiting several other restaurants and leaving disappointed we found Ye Old Tavern on Main Street. Everything we wanted was within this 220 year old building. Not one but two fireplaces and several intimate dining rooms create an environment that invites relaxation and... More 

Thank Liz F
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Liz, Nothing makes me happier than reading that you and your husband could have a marvelous dining experience from start to finish. I would love nothing more than to have the two of you come back and visit us again when you're next in town. Happy Holidays! Michael More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $34
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5183 Main St, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255-9772
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-0611
Ye Olde Tavern is open daily... Cocktails start at 4:30pm and Dinner is from 5:00pm with last seating at 9:00pm. Reservations are always suggested. Our Tavern is handicapped accessible and attire is casual neat. Ye Olde Tavern has private rooms for meetings and special events, such as Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Cocktails. We can serve up to 90 people in the entire circa 1790 Colonial Inn.The State of Vermont has recognized our circa 1790 Colonial Inn as a 'Green Restaurants'. Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast Magazine have recognized our Wine List as one of the best in the country. Minna & Michael Brandt- Proprietors Cassandra Bender- General Manager Cliff Cooper- Executive Chef Reservations are suggested.

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